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Kill Malware

Postby HelpJas » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:32 am

Hey groove,

i have one more qst.
Which free software do you suggest for malwares??
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Re: Kill Malware

Postby Steve » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:31 am

Well, MalWare is called many different things (Virus, Trojans, Adware, Spyware etc....).

A good combination I always recommend is any of the following Anti-Virus firms:

FSecure
Trend-Micro
McAfee
Symantec

Followed up with SpyBot Search and Destroy

To steal a Quote from Shreck - Security is like an onion, it's all about LAYERED Security.

So, grab SpyBot, a good AV program and make sure your Operating System is ALWAYS 100% Updated with the latest Security patches and other vendor related security patches.

That last part is VERY important. At the last Security Bake-Off between a VISTA PC and an APPLE PC, (yes, apple was hacked first) the VISTA box was hacked due to an issue with the Adobe Software installed on it.

So that's a good reminder to PATCH not only your operating system, but all software on you PC as well (Adobe Flash, etc...).

Sorry for the LONG response. Hope that helps!
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Re: Kill Malware

Postby HelpJas » Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:49 am

That was a great response :D . I appreciate it.
It is always good to know more than what you have really asked.

My questions were short because i'm not much familiar with it. But you responded in the right way.
Cheers!!!
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Re: Kill Malware

Postby Steve » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:10 pm

HelpJas wrote:That was a great response :D . I appreciate it.
It is always good to know more than what you have really asked.

My questions were short because i'm not much familiar with it. But you responded in the right way.
Cheers!!!


Your VERY welcome. Glad to be of help!
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Re: Kill Malware

Postby Austin » Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:30 pm

If you're computer was infected before installing protection there's a small chance the scanners won't remove everything.
It may be a little overkill but if you want to be 100% sure you're clean the I'd suggest a system reformat. (I suspect mrgroove will write a how-to for that soon). Then installing protection right off the bat.

It's all about preventing he infection, once you're PC gets sick it is never the same again unless you reformat.
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Re: Kill Malware

Postby Steve » Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:56 pm

Honestly, I agree. Once a box has become compromised, you really cannot trust it again without a full OS reload....

Sorry..
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Re: Kill Malware

Postby HelpJas » Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:17 am

Ok.. till now everything seems to be perfect.
Once it strats bothering me, i will go for a reformat.. :)
thanks guys..
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Re: Kill Malware

Postby yev » Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:11 am

kaspersky is the best in mine opinion
nod32 not bad either
sandbox everything you download
even if virustotal shows 0
and youll be aight
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Re: Kill Malware

Postby shockersh » Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:29 pm

yev wrote:kaspersky is the best in mine opinion
nod32 not bad either
sandbox everything you download
even if virustotal shows 0
and youll be aight


Agreed! Kaspersky is nice.
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Re: Kill Malware

Postby HelpJas » Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:13 pm

Have you guys tried Combofix...?
It's really good in removing Malwares.
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Re: Kill Malware

Postby alexmvp » Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:58 am

ComboFix? Never heard of it. I assume it's free? Do you guys use it at the university to clean machines?
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Re: Kill Malware

Postby HelpJas » Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:43 pm

Yup, It is a free one. We use it upon personal choice not a University software.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofi ... e-combofix
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Re: Kill Malware

Postby Steve » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:04 am

HelpJas wrote:Yup, It is a free one. We use it upon personal choice not a University software.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofi ... e-combofix


Awesome Tip HelpJas!
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Re: Kill Malware

Postby falma » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:16 am

I wanna recommend you something diffrent; there is another antivirus that occupies less space in your computer. I use kaspersky and it works very well. It detects all the trojans and it's easier to use. You can take it from this place I found kaspersky vers 7 Good day!
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Re: Kill Malware

Postby shockersh » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:34 pm

Kapersky is pretty good. I've had good luck with it.
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Re: Kill Malware

Postby Carl » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:38 am

Steve wrote:Well, MalWare is called many different things (Virus, Trojans, Adware, Spyware etc....).
...........last part is VERY important. At the last Security Bake-Off between a VISTA PC and an APPLE PC, (yes, apple was hacked first) the VISTA box was hacked due to an issue with the Adobe Software installed on it.

So that's a good reminder to PATCH not only your operating system, but all software on you PC as well (Adobe Flash, etc...).

Sorry for the LONG response. Hope that helps!
Hi Mr. Groove
I have picked up some malware and the guy who cleaned it says i got it through Adobe. He suggested i try a different PDF reader and uninstall Adobe Acrobat reader. I use the Revo to uninstall and installed Flipping PDF reader. It is great and uses very little resource in comparison to Adobe.http://webstunning.com/pdf-reader/download/
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Re: Kill Malware

Postby robertosburn » Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:27 am

Best Malware Removal Software

1. Ad-Aware- Ad-Aware has also been around for a very long time and is one of the best antivirus programs out there. When installing the program, make sure to uncheck the two boxes for SecureSearch as that is not really worth it.The best thing about Ad-Aware is that it supports real-time protection in the free version!

2. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware -One of the best tools for repairing malware infections is Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The free version includes anti-malware, anti-spyware and anti-rootkit protection.

3. Virus Vanish- It will scan for malicious emails. It protecting you from internet threats.
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