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Is This a Good Anti-Malware and Anti-Virus Protection Program?

Q: Is This a Good Anti-Malware and Anti-Virus Protection Program?

Hi and new to the forum . I currently have Norton Security, MBAM Pro, CCLeaner Professional, adwcleaner, and I did have Hitman Pro, for a while several years ago when my computer was hacked.
 
I have had Norton for several years, but I am thinking of switching to Emsisoft and use my Windows 7 Firewall. I use MBAM for live monitoring along with the Norton Security..The adwcleare software I use periodically, or if there is an issue the other programs don't handle. For example when out bound traffic was blocked by MBAM, but it was continously happening, the adwcleaner software found and eliminated the culprit. It was very useful also when my computer was hacked.  I also have the active monitoring turned off on CCleaner.
 
Would also adding Binisoft or Tinnywall add more security to the Windows 7 Firewall, or would it be better to just use the Windows Firewall by itself? I don't really want anything too complicated on the Firewall settings, but just maybe make a few teaks, possibly.  One other thing, would it be good to add WinPatrol Pro?
 
Sorry for a lot of questions, and thanks for any responses as I value your opinions.

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Preferred Solution: Is This a Good Anti-Malware and Anti-Virus Protection Program?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

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You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Hi and new to the forum . I currently have Norton Security, MBAM Pro, CCLeaner Professional, adwcleaner, and I did have Hitman Pro, for a while several years ago when my computer was hacked.
 
I have had Norton for several years, but I am thinking of switching to Emsisoft and use my Windows 7 Firewall. I use MBAM for live monitoring along with the Norton Security..The adwcleare software I use periodically, or if there is an issue the other programs don't handle. For example when out bound traffic was blocked by MBAM, but it was continously happening, the adwcleaner software found and eliminated the culprit. It was very useful also when my computer was hacked.  I also have the active monitoring turned off on CCleaner.
 
Would also adding Binisoft or Tinnywall add more security to the Windows 7 Firewall, or would it be better to just use the Windows Firewall by itself? I don't really want anything too complicated on the Firewall settings, but just maybe make a few teaks, possibly.  One other thing, would it be good to add WinPatrol Pro?
 
Sorry for a lot of questions, and thanks for any responses as I value your opinions.

A:Is This a Good Anti-Malware and Anti-Virus Protection Program?

Although Norton (Symantec) is as good as any other well known anti-virus program, it it requires numerous services and running processes that consume a lot of system resources and often results in complaints of high CPU usage. Anti-virus software components insert themselves deep into the operating systems core where they install kernel mode drivers that load at boot-up and create files/folders/registry entries in various locations. Further, there have been numerous complaints about lack of sufficient support from the vendor.I have read from other users that Norton has made improvements in newer versions of their software so they are not as resource heavy as past versions...while others still say differently. Those issues plus the cost factor are the primary reason many folks look for a free alternative. IMO, Norton (Symantec) is better utilized in an Enterprise system environment protecting many client computers. With that said, there are a lot of folks who prefer using Norton (especially if it came preinstalled) and there is nothing wrong with staying with a product you are satisfied with.Switching to Emsisoft and using Windows 7 Firewall is a wise choice.5 Reasons Why the Windows Firewall is one of the Best FirewallsWindows Firewall: Your System’s Best DefenseEmsisoft Anti-Malware is an effective alternative to consider. Despite it's name, Emsisoft Anti-Malware is an antii-virus program...Emsisoft FAQs: Why is it called "Anti-Malware" and not "Antivirus"?. See my com... Read more

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Old Man here trying to stay alive...on my computer that is. Noticed Windows Install Running at Start Up and More times than before. Think i might got a bug. Had Trouble Before Using Various Anti Programs. Anything Recommended with or without Running Microsoft Security Essencials? I also had a Update Error Code: 80070663 that i could not fix while trying to use Windows Explorer. Could Not find the opa12.dat to be Changed to opa12old.dat

A:What Anti Virus/Malware Program to Run while using MSE Vista for Max Protection

Welcome rickself.. Lets get some info first.Was there more info after the error numbers that you can give us?Were you trying to install todays updates?  MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size. Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.>>> ADW CleanerPlease download  AdwCleaner  by Xplode onto your desktop.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click on Search.A logfile will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[R1].txt as well. 

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As many of you know(quite a few don't) what EICAR is, this is a open poll to see what programs pick it up and what programs fail the basic tests.

I am conducting this poll because A-Squared failed to see this on a scan, but MSE picked it up before it could be downloaded.
So after you take the poll, Post what you used to test it with and results.

WIKI: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EICAR_test_file
(links to test file) EICAR: http://www.eicar.org/anti_virus_test_file.htm

A:Test your anti-malware/anti-virus protection with EICAR

Microsoft Security Essentials caught and cleaned it as soom as I clicked on "save". Never had a chance.

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I am planning on purchasing one eventually but just in the mean time to keep things safe any recommendations?
 
I've just cleaned up my computer of random "free anti-virus software" that was downloaded over a period of time, and my computer is finally free and I wanna keep it that way! hehe
 
Any help is much appreciated.
 
 
Thank you,
Justin

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There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best anti-virus. Every vendor's virus lab and program scanning engine is different. Each has has its own strengths and weaknesses and they often use a mix of technologies to detect and remove malware. In many cases choosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference and what works best on a particular system. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your needs. Please read:Choosing an Anti-Virus ProgramHere are links to some recent BC discussion topics with opinions from other members:Best anti-virus software for windows 8? 2015Looking for recommended anti-virus softwaresWhat is the best antivirus protection?What's the best premium security suite in the market currently?Recommend a good free antivirus programWhich antivirus and malware programs should I use together?Antivirus Solution?Here are links to polls about this very subject:Poll: Best Antivirus and FirewallPoll: Best Anti-Spyware/Anti-Malware/On-Demand Scanner

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I have Windows Defender right now, I don't know if it's good or not though. I did a Panda activescan online and it came with 40 different spyware infected files and one virus I think, but when I ran a full scan on Windows defender it found nothing. Basically I want to get rid of defender and find a good anti-virus and anti-spyware program that's free. It can be an online scan but preferrably works from the computer.

Any takers?
 

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I have an asus eee netbook and I need to purchase an anti virus program ... I'm not too familiar with very good programs.

My experiences is to always get free ad aware and spybot and just take it from there when I notice I am having a problem. Then identify a real virus and take the steps to just get rid of that specifc virus. But right now I have a new netbook and am deciding to just stop it before it even begins. I'm trying to do some research but obviously all of the websites just claim theirs is the best and have other websites giving them praise.

I am also curious, do these programs stop all the trackers and dumb stuff that I usually need ad aware and spybot to catch and remove on my comp?

I would also prefer the program to run and not take up too much computer usage considering the netbook only has a 1.6 cpu.

Thank you in advance for any input

A:Looking to purchase a good anti virus/malware program

I would never pay for an antivirus package as there are good free ones available.Check out this topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.htmlJust remember that no protection software is 100% effective and a lot depends on how you use your computer.

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Are there any free, updated and/or recent Anti-Virus & Anti-Malware combos that could offer better protection than windows defender for windows 10?

A:Good Free Windows 10 Anti-Virus & Anti-Malware Combos

If you don't want to pay then I would recommend avast! Free Antivirus or Bitdefender Anti-virus Free Edition if you prefer not to use Windows 8/10 Defender.For more suggestions such as Sophos, Panda,and Avira see Choosing an Anti-Virus Program.Also see Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools.

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Hi
 
I just bought my first ever smartphone (yes, I've been living under a rock) - the iphone 5s. I'm after recommendations for good software to protect it, free if possible.
 
I've looked in the itunes store and the options for anti-virus seem limited. The Mcafee app gets bad reviews and the others I've never heard of, and/or have no reviews. any suggestions would be great.
 
On the anti-malware front, i can't seem to find anything in itunes store when i try to search. I like the Malwarebytes anti-Malware program for my laptop, but unless I'm mistaken the only mobile app they have is for Androids, not iphones. Again, any recommendations would be much appreciated.
 
This novice appreciates your time and ideas...

A:Good anti-virus and anti-malware software for iphone 5s

The reason they have more anti-virus apps for Android is because the Android platform is more vulnerable to malware. On Android, you are able to download and install a variety of things from unknown sources.
 
For the iPhone, however, anti-virus isn't really needed unless you have jailbroken your device.
 
Hope this helped.

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Hi
 
I just bought my first ever smartphone (yes, I've been living under a rock) - the iphone 5s. I'm after recommendations for good software to protect it, free if possible.
 
I've looked in the itunes store and the options for anti-virus seem limited. The Mcafee app gets bad reviews and the others I've never heard of, and/or have no reviews. any suggestions would be great.
 
On the anti-malware front, i can't seem to find anything in itunes store when i try to search. I like the Malwarebytes anti-Malware program for my laptop, but unless I'm mistaken the only mobile app they have is for Androids, not iphones. Again, any recommendations would be much appreciated.
 
This novice appreciates your time and ideas...

A:Good anti-virus and anti-malware software for iphone 5s

The reason they have more anti-virus apps for Android is because the Android platform is more vulnerable to malware. On Android, you are able to download and install a variety of things from unknown sources.
 
For the iPhone, however, anti-virus isn't really needed unless you have jailbroken your device.
 
Hope this helped.

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A:What is a good Free Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware software?

Hello Rawkfist, and welcome to Vista Forums.

If you like, Avast is a good free option.

AVAST 2014 | Download Free Antivirus Software for Virus Protection

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Is it okay to run malwarebytes anti malware trial version, real time protection alongside an existing anti virus ?

Would they conflict?
I have MBAM free version but there is an option to use the trial pro version which is real time protection. I am just wondernig if real time protection would oonflict with my microsoft security essentials anti virus ?

thanks

A:Will running malwarebytes anti malware trial version ( real time protection ) conflict if running alongside an existing anti virus

They will work good together. What you do not want is more than one anti-virus program running.

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Hi all!
 
We all agree that having real-time running anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-exploit/ransomware as well as backup- and disk imaging software are essential components in a comprehensive security setup, including Windows Firewall.
 
Also, it is equally important to use add-ons like i.e. Web Of Trust, µBlock Origin and Ghostery in the web browser(s) for additional security.
 
However, now I wonder: Would an Anti-Executable Tool provide an extra layer of anti-malware protection (in addition to UAC and SmartScreen)?
 
Thank you very much in advance!
 
Regards,
midimusicman79

A:Would an Anti-Executable Tool provide an extra layer of anti-malware protection?

Are you referring to something like Faronics Anti-Executable which uses application "Whitelisting"...blocking files based on hash value, digital signatures and publishers?

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My hubby just came home with a new laptop with Winnows 8. I know it has Defender on it, but are there good/better free anti virus/anti spyware programs to use?

Sure would appreciate suggestions!

Thanks!

A:Good free anti spyware and virus protection?

I like and use Microsoft Security Essentials. And its Free :)

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Installation of Ewido Security Suite began about 9:00 PM, April 13th, 2005I made two screenshots and posted to a thread requesting opinions about AV products.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/Ant...ce-t15687.html#9:16:30 I set the updating into motion, as the first launch informed me I had NO definitions "onboard"."Attackers do not mind if you have the lastest definitions are not.  To be protected against this threat most efficiently, you are highly recommended to run the online update at least once a week"

as stated in this screen, which is the security suite console initial window<--click to view9:25:00 I was rebooted ready to scan.all functions & configurations are presently available<--click to view It took me several more minutes to decide what I wanted to do with the full functioning menu.Which ended up being very little for the moment other than scan using the database of over 100,000 definitions.9:30:00 scan began.each file being scanned is rapidly displayed at the bottom to the screen<--click to viewAs I expected, the scan boosts the CPU use to 100%.That's OK, I can minimize the GUI window (which is pleasant to view, and clean. You can watch progress, too.)I can also conduct other "chores", such as capture screenshots and use wordpad while I wait with liitle sluggishness).this shows the task manager details while scan is running<--click to viewChecking the processes tab in the task manager utility r... Read more

A:Ewido program for anti-virus protection

Looks like it found your bitdefender quarantined files. Suprises bitdefender quarantines the files that way though.

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Hi Im new here this is my first post also my first problem

Well everything was going great no virus getting detected

I use ESET nod32, malwarebytes and SpyBot

Now my problem is that all of my protection applications wont Update

Also I can't access any protection site like Microsoft.com, Eset.com, the website of malwarebytes and Spybot
and last is that sometime (happens sometimes) computer auto shutsdown
with a timer of 60 seconds before shutdown (please save all works...)

all other applications and websites works great except for those I mentioned

HOPE u could help me if possible ASAP because I'm using my CPU for business purposes and advance thanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:32:38 PM, on 2/4/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\windows\system32\services.exe
C:\windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\windows\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\windows\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\... Read more

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Have bad infection...need best free Anti-virus, Anti-spyware, and Anti-malware software please....

THANX

Running Windows XP
 

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Hi Im new here this is my first post also my first problem

Well everything was going great no virus getting detected

I use ESET nod32, malwarebytes and SpyBot

Now my problem is that all of my protection applications wont Update

Also I can't access any protection site like Microsoft.com, Eset.com, the website of malwarebytes and Spybot
and last is that sometime (happens sometimes) computer auto shutsdown
with a timer of 60 seconds before shutdown (please save all works...)

all other applications and websites works great except for those I mentioned

HOPE u could help me if possible ASAP because I'm using my CPU for business purposes and advance thanks

sorry forgot my HJT Log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:32:38 PM, on 2/4/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\windows\system32\services.exe
C:\windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\windows\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\windows\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\I... Read more

A:Anti-Virus Anti-Malware and Anti-spyware not updating

Hi, welcome to TSF!

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.

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I'm always trying to keep up with the latest and greatest anti-spyware and anti-malware programs. I use Avast as my anti-virus program and for my main anti-spyware/anti-malware programs I use:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Spybot - Search & Destroy
SpywareBlaster
SUPERAntiSpyware

I also sometimes use:

Ad-Aware
a-squared
RogueRemover

Are there any other good programs I should know about? I figure the more the better!

Thanks!

A:Are there any good new anti-spyware/anti-malware programs?

Spyware Terminator.-- Web Security Guard is included in the download but not required. After installation you will be prompted to Enable Web Security Guard Toolbar. This browser add-on (similar to Site Advisor) is enabled by default so be sure to uncheck the box if you do not want it installed. If you install WSG by mistake, it can easily be removed later via Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.-- If you already have an anti-virus application, there is no need to install the optional Clam AntiVirus integration. ClamAV does not have a real time scanning engine but you can integrate it into ST's Realtime Shield to include virus scanning support.However, you can overkill your system with resource heavy security programs that will drain your resources and slow down performance. Sometimes you just have to experiment to get the right combo for your particular system as there is no universal solution that works for everyone. mvps.org is no longer recommending Spybot S&D or Ad-Aware due to poor testing results. See here - (scroll down and read under Freeware Antispyware Products) Further, most people don't understand Spybot's TeaTimer or how to use it and that feature can cause more problems than it's worth.While not free, I recommend using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and taking advantage of the Protection Module which uses advanced heuristic scanning technology to monitor your system and provide real-time protection to prevent the installation of most new malware. This technology... Read more

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can anyone recommend a good anti virus program?
i use norton av 2002 and am fed up with it- it keeps missing things that online virus scanners find.

and yes of course it's fully updated
 

A:A good anti virus program?

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Any suggestions???
 

A:I need a good Anti-Virus Program

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I'm using AVG 7.5 free for now and would like to know if any other good anti virus programs that work with vista besides AVG?

A:Good Anti Virus Program For Vista

Depends if you want paid for software - I have installed Nod32 and Kaspersky on vista laptops without problems.

Never tried any of the free anti virus products.

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Hey guys it's been sometimes since I logged on here
werd....

So anyways some of you may know kerpersky anti virus
great program expect the fact I thought it was legit turns it I'm black listed

so I was wondering if anyone knows a great Anti Virus program that is identical to the "securedness" ( I think thats a word LOL ) of kerpersky that is free to download

I used to use AVG but they are apparently no longer free in Jan 2007
so I'm stuck my ISP provides with a free copy of F-secure but its a freeking memhog !!!

Let me know what ya think guys
thanks
and happy holidays
 

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Help, please! I can't afford a virus program and I badly need a recommendation for a FREE program

that will do the job, (without all the bells and whistles). I tried AVG and it was one of those "free for 30 days'

nightmares with many add ons and problems. Help appreciated. Using Win 8.1.

A:A Good, Free anti-virus program

Hello Don,

Windows comes with "Windows Defender" included that's pretty decent.

A great free 3rd party AV program would be Avast.

Latest version of Avast Antivirus

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Are there any good and legally free Anti-Virus programs? I've looked on google and it gave me a bunch of results, but I'm not sure which one to use. Any suggestions? Thanks!
 

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Total Anti Malware Protection is a rogue security software which will report that malware has been detected on your computer in an attempt to scare you into buying this malicious software.
In reality, none of the reported issues are real, and are only used to scare you into buying Total Anti Malware Protection and stealing your personal financial information.

As part of its self-defense mechanism, Total Anti Malware Protection has installed a rootkit on your computer,which will disable the Windows Task Manager and will block you from running any program that could lead to its removal.

Total Anti Malware Protection is a scam and you should ignore any alerts that this malicious software might generate.
Under no circumstance should you buy this rogue security software as this could lead to identity theft,and if you have, you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charge stating that the program is a scam and a computer virus.
Removal instructions for Total Anti Malware Protection virus​This is a self-help guide, use at your own risk.
If you experience problems completing this guide, or the problem persists after following the instructions below or would like to have one of our staff members guide you through the process, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.
STEP 1 : Start your computer in Safe Mode with Networking

Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.

Press and hold t... Read more

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A friend of mine suggested I use this anti virus/malware. Has anyone use it? Any good. Thoughts please.

emisoft Anti malware
 

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First of all i would like to apologize if this topic is in wrong category, or it should not even be asked on this site. And second of all, please be patience i'm a noob looking for answers So whats all about? Well i'm meeting new terms here and i have no idea what they mean and what they do. And as anyone else i wanna be safe in this era of cyber-crime. So basically i know whats a anti-virus and a anti-spyware and that they can run together. Also i heard that 2 anti-virus don't do good but 2 anti-spyware do. So what i'm asking is, what is a anti-malware? Can a anti-malware, anti-virus, and anti-spyware run together? Could you suggest some good+free of those 3? Sorry for my bad English and being such a noob

A:Anti-malware, Anti-virus, Anti-spyware

Florin, you might take interest in this thread, though it may be quite a bit of reading: What's the Best Anti-virus?

It is there that they discuss all kinds of different antiviruses and coupled security software. I personally only use Microsoft Security Essentials, but I have used it along with Malwarebytes for added security in the past.

Basically, you could have your system completely locked down with lots of extra security, but in some cases it becomes a hassle because of how much your computer becomes protected and overly secured. If you prefer a speedy computer over security, generally you use less security software, but if it is the other way around, you will want beefier security software which may slow things down slightly. That link I've provided will have most everything you will need.

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Sorry for all my threads recently, last one for the week.

So I'm getting closer to reinstalling windows on my computer, and I'm beginning to compile the installers for the programs I want to keep. Currently for my antivirus I use spybot search and destroy, only because thats what my dad put on when he got the pc, and I never got around to changing it. I have read online reviews and such on anti virus programs, but they often contradict, so..

What do you suggest I use for my antivirus?

I would like it to be fairly easy to use on xp, free or paid, and provide good coverage without doing what I know some have a tendancy to do (if possible): They stop you playing half the games and running half the programs you want to because it says its a trojan or virus even though its not.

Thanks

A:[SOLVED] Whats a good anti virus program?

Lots of Folks here use ESET NOD32 Or Avira

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A:What's a good free Anti-Virus program other than AVG or Avast?

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Hi, as you can see by my Topic title, I am ready to tear my hair out trying to get this computer back to normal so any help would be GREATLY appriciated. My computer seems to be infected with a rogue anti-virus called Protection System, and it causes fake Windows Security Alerts to pop up every so often with claims that my computer is infected. Most forums I go to tell me that people who have this Malware can't search for help on Google, this is true in my case to a certain degree. Before EVERY link on Google I clicked made a pop up coming up, leading to some AD website called windowsupdate.com or something like that, but now it doesnt do that, but some websites are blocked and I find ways around them. On top of that after a couple of hours or so depending on the time, a system shutdown will start to countdown. Now most times I can avert this by simply clicking cancel whenever the task manager pop ups start occuring telling me to End Now and stuff, but sometimes it goes through. Also sometimes i'll get a process called IEXPLORE.EXE which I know isn't the REAL iexplore.exe because 1 it's UPPER CASE and 2 I use Opera, and the IEXPLORE.EXE will play random audio clips of commercials and scenes and stuff like that and I have to end the processes from the Task Manager. Also I have weird processes like: wscsvc32.exe, g106p.exe, freddy41.exe etc etc. I downloaded Malwarebytes but I had to save it and run it from my external hard drive because if i save it on my normal hard drive it ... Read more

A:HELP!! PROTECTION SYSTEM ROGUE ANTI-VIRUS MALWARE MAKING ME INSANE!!!

Also here is my Malwarebytes LOG as well:Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.38Database version: 2297Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 26/26/2009 3:15:19 AMmbam-log-2009-06-26 (03-15-19).txtScan type: Quick ScanObjects scanned: 116506Time elapsed: 14 minute(s), 27 second(s)Memory Processes Infected: 3Memory Modules Infected: 0Registry Keys Infected: 11Registry Values Infected: 8Registry Data Items Infected: 0Folders Infected: 5Files Infected: 43Memory Processes Infected:C:\WINDOWS\freddy47.exe (Worm.KoobFace) -> Unloaded process successfully.C:\WINDOWS\system32\reader_s.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Unloaded process successfully.C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\reader_s.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Unloaded process successfully.Memory Modules Infected:(No malicious items detected)Registry Keys Infected:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{b2c7b2a1-00f3-42bd-f434-00aaba2c8952} (Trojan.Ertfor) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{b2c7b2a1-00f3-42bd-f434-00aaba2c8952} (Trojan.Ertfor) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{b2c7b2a1-00f3-42bd-f434-00aaba2c8952} (Trojan.Ertfor) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall&... Read more

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I decided to get rid of real-time antivirus. And I'm now running my computer without any real-time anti-virus/anti-malware program installed. However, I'd like to know as to which are the good free on-demand anti-virus/anti-malware scanners available. I do not want to know about any real-time scanners, I want to know about on-demand scanners.I already have a firewall and all I'm gonna need now is this - a good one. I hope you guys will help.

A:A good on-demand anti virus/malware scanner

Ok, although they may miss some newer ones ,stopping them before they get on is the easyer way.

Look here at On line scanners

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic366982.html

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Are there any good virus remover like Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware? My friend also use this and he got a virus that does not let him run Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware so he had to delete everything off his computer. I'm afraid something like this might happen to me so are there any alternatives to Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware?

A:Good virus remover like Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware?

Welcome
I use Microsoft Security Essentials
Malwarebytes
Win Patrol
The windows firewall
and the Eset online scanner, and am very comfortable.

If you want more this will make you safe
Sandboxie - Sandbox software for application isolation and secure Web browsing

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Hi Guys, I just got a new laptop and had a simple question. I am new to windows 8 and want to know if anyone has any good good Anti-Virus, Malware, & Spyware programs for windows 8 that are easy to use for novice/intermediate user (mostly novice on window 8)? Laptop came preloaded with Norton Internet Security but I was wondering if there was anything better for window 8?Edit: Moved topic from Windows 8 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Good Anti-Virus, Malware, & Spyware programs?

Malwarebytes
 
SuperAntiSpyware
 
There are a number of free antivirus programs, I like Avast, others like AVG, and there's Microsoft Security Essentials.
 
I would suggest staying away from registry cleaners and other enhancement programs, they are overrated for what they actually will do and can actually be damaging when used improperly.  The usual tools like Disk Defragmenter, Disk Cleanup used on a regular basis will help keep the system running smooth.

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Please help. I am working on a network and need a corporate anti-virus program and anti-spyware programs? I know McAfee and Symantec offer something, but I know the personal editions I have had a less than nice experience. Any suggestions?

A:Need A Corporate Anti-virus Program And Anti-spyware Programs? Any Suggestions

Take a look at this Spysweeperhttp://www.webroot.com/enterprise/products/

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Good Morning, my first time on Tech Support haha.

About an hour ago, my laptop automatically ran an Anti-Virus Scanning program which said some of my files were corrupted, would I like to run a virus scan right now?

Obviously this is nonsense because EVERYTHING I tried to open, the "anti-virus" would reject it, saying it is infected.
Even my Firefox browser said, "Internet Explorer has shut down due to virus suspicion."

So, my internet did not work and none of my programs would run. I am on my friend's laptop and was able to get the DDS and other attached files:

DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by ZeN at 0:15:09.19 on Wed 01/05/2011
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6002.18005 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1790.956 [GMT -8:00]

AV: Norton Internet Security *Enabled/Outdated* {88C95A36-8C3B-2F2C-1B8B-30FCCFDC4855}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton Internet Security *Enabled/Outdated* {33A8BBD2-AA01-20A2-213B-0B8EB45B02E8}
FW: Norton Internet Security *Enabled* {B0F2DB13-C654-2E74-30D4-99C9310F0F2E}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
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A:Malware Anti-Virus Program

Hello, and Welcome to TSF.

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Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. Ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms diminish. Lack of symptoms does not always mean the job is complete.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by me or another helper at this forum.

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Download ComboFix from one of these locations:

Link 1
Link 2

* IMPORTANT !!! Place ComboFix.exe on your Desktop
Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications,... Read more

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Hello,

I have Vista and I need a free anti-virus / anti-spyware removal tool/program. What is the best free one out there? I used to have Norton but it used too much memory and I didn't want to pay for subscriptions and updates.

Thank you for your time,

Joey

ps: is the stuff that comes with Windows (eg: windows defender) sufficient to deal with viruses?
 

A:Free Anti-virus / anti-spyware Program?

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Hi,Repeated popups and warnings led to a Google search on the Subject above and finding this forum.I initially attempted a "Restore Point" rollback but that would not complete successfully.I then completed the following -- Uninstall "XP Anti-Virus"- Ran SmitfraudFix- Ran SDFix- Ran ComboFix- Installed and Ran HijackThis(Attempted a "Fix Checked" without success of "O2 - BHO: (no name) - {EE5A1465-1E73-4784-8F63-45983FDF0DB8} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\awtuvULB.dll")- Installed and Ran SUPERAntiSpyware(found 0 errors or problems in any category)HijackThis still displays "O2 - BHO: (no name) - {EE5A1465-1E73-4784-8F63-45983FDF0DB8} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\awtuvULB.dll" which concerns me so I am posting so the guru's can check out the logs....As a newby to the forum I appreciate any help/advice :^) Thanks.Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by administrator on 2008-04-18 16:18:31Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --96: 2008-04-18 23:18:37 UTC - RP324 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point95: 2008-04-18 22:49:23 UTC - RP323 - Installed SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition94: 2008-04-18 21:40:02 UTC - RP322 - Restore Operation93: 2008-04-18 21:27:20 UTC - RP321 - Restor... Read more

A:Removal Of Xp Anti-virus, Privacy Protector, Error Cleaner And Spyware&malware Protection

Hello there and welcome to Bleeping Computer's security forum.My name is David, I will be helping you with your log today.It is a good idea to print off these instructions. There is a possibility some of the instructions will need to be carried out where internet access is not available. It is important that you complete the instructions in the right order, and that you don't miss out any steps.Please set your system to show all files. Click Start, open My Computer, select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.Select the View Tab. Under the Hidden files and folders heading, select Show hidden files and folders.Uncheck: Hide file extensions for known file typesUncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.Click Yes to confirm.Start HijackThis, close all open windows leaving only HijackThis running. Place a check against each of the following if still present:O2 - BHO: (no name) - {EE5A1465-1E73-4784-8F63-45983FDF0DB8} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\awtuvULB.dllO20 - Winlogon Notify: awtuvULB - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\awtuvULB.dllO21 - SSODL: DriveSys - {7dc6ff88-ddc9-4b18-a143-ef3f8f110be0} - C:\WINDOWS\Resources\DriveSys.dll (file missing)O21 - SSODL: SysBoot - {fd5ffa08-e23f-467f-867a-8a5770344bc3} - C:\WINDOWS\Resources\SysBoot.dll (file missing)Click on Fix Checked when finished and exit HijackThis.Make sure your Internet Explorer is closed when you click Fix Checked!Open hijackthis, click 'conf... Read more

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Survey: What Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, Web-Protection, Fully-Featured Suite would you consider to be the best when assessing it from a price per "quality/quantity of features" perspective?

(Consider that the user will be using it for a Windows 10 laptop and desktop, & a Windows 7 desktop -- more Win 7 and 10 systems if possible!)

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Hello,

I have a problem that is far beyond my limited skills. One of our people has a laptop that has either malware or a virus infecting it. Two symptoms are present: first, when using firefox web pages get redirected to advertising or to unrelated google searches; second, the machine seems more sluggish than usual.

I have tried to download anti-spyware software (e.g. Spy Sweeper, CounterSpy, MalwareBytes, Superantispyware, PC Doctor) and nothing works. In some cases such as Counterspy and PC Doctor, the executable will run but the program will not update (and thus, not allow for a scan). In other cases such as MalwareBytes, the executable simply will not run.

I have run a Trend Micro anti-virus scan. It seems to detect something but it crashes before the scan can complete. The same thing happens with Panda Activescan. Last night, I ran Panda Activescan for over 8 hours. When I woke up, the scan had frozen at the 52% point and had found 1 infected file, which it didn't appear to clean up.

Anyway, I'd really appreciate any help.
Best regards,
Jordan

A:HELP! -- Anti-spyware / Anti-virus doesn't work; malware crippling our machine

Uninstall all of the programs but Super Antispyware, Trend Micro and MalwareBytes AntiMalware.Find the MBAM.exe and rename it BAMM.com by right clicking on the file and choosing rename.Download the manual updates for MBAM from the link below. Double click on it to install. http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam/database/mbam-rules.exeINSTRUCTIONS FOR USING MBAM:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...t&p=1100727

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Running Windows XP, Home Edition, Version 2002, Service Pack 3, MSI Motherboard, 512MB Ram, Pentium 4 - 2.4GHz CPU.I used to have Spybot, but after some point whenever I tried to run it the computer would reset. Now, I've gotten a few messages from Windows Defender that there is a trojan on the computer. I can run a quick scan and remove what shows up, but when I try to run a full scan, the computer resets. I try to scan the computer with McAfee anti-virus, I can run a quick scan no problems, but when I try to run a full scan, the computer resets. I know there is at least 1 trojan/virus, but any program I try to run to get rid of the problem makes the computer reset. The latest software I installed is a-squared, and I can do a quick scan and find/fix a few problems, but when I do a full scan (in safe mode as administrator) a message pops up saying that the computer is going to shut down, NT AUTHORITY/SYSTEM.Please help before I tear out what's left of my hair.Pasted and attached.DDS.txt============DDS (Ver_09-01-07.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by Administrator at 22:34:33.51 on Fri 01/16/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.511.175 [GMT -5:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINXP\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINXP\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:�... Read more

A:Multiple Trojans, PC resets when full-scan anti-virus or anti-malware is run

Hello AdamLinn13Welcome to Bleeping Computer. =====================Please re-open Hijackthis and click on "Do a system scan only"Then place a check mark next to these entries below:R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missingO2 - BHO: CMVideoPlugin - {08DEA348-F510-45FD-A6EC-CF3BE0917C5E} - C:\WINXP\system32\CMVideo.dllO2 - BHO: (no name) - {1CB20BF0-BBAE-40A7-93F4-6435FF3D0411} - C:\PROGRA~1\Crawler\Toolbar\ctbr.dllO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Framework Windows] frmwrk32.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Rrokuwip] rundll32.exe "C:\WINXP\Gxizahopira.dll",eO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Ngewok] rundll32.exe "C:\WINXP\exufijocifalut.dll",eO18 - Protocol: tbr - {4D25FB7A-8902-4291-960E-9ADA051CFBBF} - C:\PROGRA~1\Crawler\Toolbar\ctbr.dllNow click on Fix Checked and then close Hijackthis.====================================================Download ComboFix from one of these locations:Link 1Link 2Link 3* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your DesktopDisable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools

Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.

As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine be... Read more

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Good morning everyone,
Frequent visitor, first time poster of this forum. I want to thank anyone in advance for committing any amount of time to my problem. I'm hoping someone has some experience with this issue. Allow me to explain:

Yesterday, I woke-up my computer and opened up my browser (I use Google Chrome). As soon as I clicked to open the browser, I noticed a Windows Explorer Pop-up. I have attached a picture of what this box looks like, but to describe it for those who are not able to open the attachment: The windows header said "Mod Info" and the Content said "BC LOADED" the only available options for me to click were "OK" or the "Close" button at the top right. Without clicking anything the box then disappeared and Google Chrome opened as usual. This behavior was unexpected, I've never seen this before. Worrying I had some kind of Spyware or Malware, I decided to try running my AV program. I use Avast Free.

I went to look for the process in the hidden icons list on my taskbar, where it usually resides. I didn't see it there, which was concerning. I tried running the program from the start menu, but after clicking it, nothing opened. This was also a red flag that something must be wrong. So I decided to try and run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. This program would also not open when prompted.

I decided to scan google for my symptoms to look for recommended fixes. Several tech support forums suggested to those who presented simil... Read more

A:Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware Programs Blocked Even in Safe Mode

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Good morning everyone,
Frequent visitor, first time poster of this forum. I want to thank anyone in advance for committing any amount of time to my problem. I'm hoping someone has some experience with this issue. Allow me to explain:

Yesterday, I woke-up my computer and opened up my browser (I use Google Chrome). As soon as I clicked to open the browser, I noticed a Windows Explorer Pop-up. I have attached a picture of what this box looks like, but to describe it for those who are not able to open the attachment: The windows header said "Mod Info" and the Content said "BC LOADED" the only available options for me to click were "OK" or the "Close" button at the top right. Without clicking anything the box then disappeared and Google Chrome opened as usual. This behavior was unexpected, I've never seen this before. Worrying I had some kind of Spyware or Malware, I decided to try running my AV program. I use Avast Free.

I went to look for the process in the hidden icons list on my taskbar, where it usually resides. I didn't see it there, which was concerning. I tried running the program from the start menu, but after clicking it, nothing opened. This was also a red flag that something must be wrong. So I decided to try and run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. This program would also not open when prompted.

I decided to scan google for my symptoms to look for recommended fixes. Several tech support forums suggested to those who presented simil... Read more

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My subscription for Macafee ran out and I never got around to downloading AVG or some other antivirus freeware on my netbook. I experienced some obvious signs of a virus/malware not long after (I would do a google search on Chrome and would get redirected to some very odd sites when I clicked on something safe-looking). So I attempted to download AVG and others with no luck. I then restored my system to an earlier date hoping this would be good enough to remove whatever virus/malware was affecting it. No such luck as I am still unable to download said freeware (although now I am able to surf the net with no issues). So, I happened across your lovely website and am crossing my fingers that you may be able to save the day!

Thanks so much for your time!

Here is the following info you request with each new post...
From Hijackthis:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:51:14 AM, on 11/9/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe... Read more

A:I cannot download anti-virus or anti-malware programs...(logs included)

I solved it.

Used ninite.com in safe mode to download AVG and Spybot. Rebooted. Ran both of them. Still couldn't download Malwarebytes. Ran online scanner from Microsoft. Rebooted. Was able to install Malwarebytes. Ran it. System is clean now.
 

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Hello. My Laptop has Windows XP SP3. I have both Windows Defender and Spy Sweeper for anti spyware and Norton Anti Virus. The problems started a few days ago when a weekly scan of the antivirus reported the following. 1/14/2010 20:06 23ecd795-1c985b76 ?????? Compressed file Quarantined admin C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\21\ Still contains 3 infected items Quarantine Clean virus from file Quarantine infected file Scheduled scan The file was quarantined successfully. 1/14/2010 20:06 myf/y/TrewsdF.class Downloader File; Compressed file Quarantined admin C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\21\23ecd795-1c985b76 Infected Quarantine Clean virus from file Quarantine infected file Scheduled scan The file was quarantined successfully. 1/14/2010 20:06 myf/y/LoaderX.class Downloader File; Compressed file Quarantined admin C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\21\23ecd795-1c985b76 Infected Quarantine Clean virus from file Quarantine infected file Scheduled scan The file was quarantined successfully. 1/14/2010 20:06 myf/y/AppletX.class Downloader File; Compressed file Quarantined admin C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\21&... Read more

A:Web Browsers Intermittently Hijacked. Malware undetectable by Incumbent Anti Spyware and Anti Virus

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.??If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine.??Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links.??Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool.??No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follo... Read more

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ok, i've got like an anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-spyware, and a hijack this. Should i like remove some of these programs? Cause i need the laptop to speed up. any suggestions?? thanks.
 

A:Anti-virus, antispyware,anti-malware, hijack this! should i remove some of them?

There is excellent support here on TechSpot for major infestations.
In the meantime, if you need free software, I would download Avira Antivir, SuperAntiSpyware, MalwareBytes, and the free Microsoft Security Essentials. Run full scans with each. If they find evil infestations, remove them, then reboot and rerun the scans one more time.
 

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