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Antispyware XP

richardcotton Avatar
6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
Hi

Just found that i have this malware on my PC and have found some instructions on Malwarebytes on how to remove it

I was wondering if anyone could confirm how this would have got onto my PC?

Would it be the Windows Firewall that let it through or the anti-virus software? Never had anything like this happen to the PC before and only thing different now is that i recently came off Kaspersky antivirus to use a free one, using Avira Antivir now

If it is the Avira that let this through makes me think may be worth paying for a program

Also, out of interest, does anyone use the Mawarebytes Anit-Malware software? It claims would have stopped it and is relatively cheap to buy a licence (even though for some reason they charge VAT at 19% for some reason which made me think that might be a dodgy site!)

Thanks for any help - not too PC litereate myself so will google any jargon!!
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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1 Like #1
Hi

I use it.
You dont need to buy a licence for home use. Use the free version.
1 Like #2
Malware is very good. TBH theres NO antivirus software out there that will 110% block everything. I always say to my clients just be a bit savy about what you accept onto your pc. Most of the new malware that is around can easily be removed by a simple system restore, thats what ive found in my last 5 cases anyway. But saying that Malwarebytes is worth the reg just for the realtime scanner. I also use spybot search and destroy, which is free with a realtime scanner but i only use it for removal not for realtime.

My setup is Symantec Av (uses very little system resources for realtime protection), malwarebytes and spybot as backup.
1 Like #3
Have you tried using AVG or Avast?
#4
Thanks for that Squelds, very useful to know

And Genuiine, havent tried these but will have a proper look when get back from work, thanks
#5
people put there trust in free sample products with limited protection and are disappointed when they get let down by them?

they're free for a reason...
#6
slackrat77
people put there trust in free sample products with limited protection and are disappointed when they get let down by them?

they're free for a reason...


But not all companies want our money.. and their free samples do still help us.. (depending who we are and what we use them for) they just want to help us in everyday life.. :)
#7
genuiine
But not all companies want our money.. and their free samples do still help us.. (depending who we are and what we use them for) they just want to help us in everyday life.. :)


HAHAHAHHAHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHA, you honestly believe that?
not all companies want money?
thats ridiculous. how do they pay their employees then? what revenue pays for R&D into new products?
they do not just want to help you cos they like you.
they want you to spend money and be a regular customer.
Greggs give you free samples of pasty, and put enough together and you'll have a full size one, but they do it in the hope you like it and BUY a pasty.
companies like AVG, Avira Avast and the like are NOT non profit organisations.
if they were, the premium product would be free and the free basic one wouldnt exist, or you'd be allowed to make a donation to get the product.

saying that the free ones arre a basic start that may be helpful to a beginner or very light internet user.
no tech worth their salt would reccomend you using one, unless they're just touting for repeat business.

if they really didnt want your money they wouldnt do a premium product that offers more updates, and has more features.
the reason they have the free product is to raise awareness of the full version.
they offer limited BASIC protection, but you could have full protection if you PAID.

the only company i can see offering an internet security without any agenda is Microsoft, cos you're using it to help recitfy the vulnerability of the OS they created and you paid for.
1 Like #8
Avira Antivir , good choice ,better than some of the other freebies : AVG for instance .

But , back to your PC problem . I'm having to deal with this malware problem once a fortnight , very common at the moment .Firstly , you need SuperAntiSpyware , I dont think you'll be able to do anything with your PC in Windows as there will be so many pop ups etc , so ,you need to start in SAFEMODE .
Most of this malware I've had to get rid of for folk recently , starts off with a .exe file . Mostly it is a number .......something like 1026623.exe in a folder called 1026623 , the folder is hidden , so you''ll have to unhide folders from the folder menu . The nastys were hiding in the APPLICATION DATA folder in the profile , if using Windows XP .
So, have SuperAntiSpyware on a disk or pendrive ready , start up in SAFEMODE , install Super.... and run it .
You could check in APPLICATION DATA to see if such a folder/file exists , if it does DELETE it .
If you dont get rid of the .exe file .....................remember , each time you start Windows the malware starts up again and the process begins again .
You'll get SuperAntiSpyware from majorgeeksdotcom , get a mate to download it for you right now .
1 Like #9
essentially this is a program and requires installing by the user who is tricked into ok'ing the install by a webpage popup that looks like the windows security center,
due to the rapidly evolving nature of this threat and its non virus like behaviour it is extremely difficult to detect in realtime and most of the products out there will fail to pick it up before hand, paid or free.

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