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#21 budpuffer

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 08:18 PM

malaware is all my computer guy says i need,,,just keep it updated..free edition..bp

#22 t-pain

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 11:27 PM

these free antivirus scanners can be ran from your web browser, without installing anything.

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
http://www.f-secure..../online-scanner
http://www.eset.com/us/online-scanner
malwarebytes is also a great program.

the problem is that there is no collaboration for scanners, so each antivirus can find things that a different scanner will not.
i've seen viruses and worms take over chrome and firefox and IE. more attack the adobe pdf reader software and the adobe flash plugin. there are also a lot of java infections. so if you can, its best to disable all of the browser plugins until you need them.

i've repaired a lot of computers, and even i got infected once. it happens to everyone. mac and linux users are safer than windows users tho.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 11:35 PM

theres also other free downloadable scanners, but they often try to trick you into buying the non-free versions.

http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner
http://home.mcafee.c...free-virus-scan
http://www.microsoft...us/default.aspx

make sure you do not have two anti virus scanners running at the same time.
sometimes they get into a fight and slow your whole pc to a crawl.

#24 Ashenfall

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:07 AM

If you are using Internet Explorer (aka "the big blue E"), many times the malware/adware/spyware/trojan/virus/crap changed internal settings of the browser so that the "bad code" is run every time you surf the web. After you've run the above utilities to remove the infection, you may want to restore your browser to its original "default" state.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737

You may lose a couple of settings, like your home page, but it's pretty easy to set that back up.

#25 MrKind

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:36 PM

i have dumped AVG for Microsoft security essinals


Then your at a big risk of infection, Avast, or any Antivirus is better than none, malwarebytes is great for getting rid of those pesky problems, kapernsky tdss killer should also be ran, you never know , the problems he describes sounds just like explorer issues, and a fix could be applied , by going to advance settings and reset to defaults,, everything.

I run several programs to remove infections,, And I'm pretty sure I just read somewhere about MS sec eS , being not that good,, ALSO please turn off desktop gadgets from MS, they are not good for safety online, code can be injected thru them.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:45 PM

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