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#1 cyber_sydney_hunter

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 01:32 AM

hey all,

wot da best antivirus or anti-trojan software for my situation? i got ad-aware and spybot in my comp but the sometimes when i check theres da virus detected and sometimes not..so how should i fix this?

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 09:56 AM

What program is alerting you to the infection?
Did it provide a specific file name associated with this malware threat(s) and if so, where is it located (full file path) at on your system?

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
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  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.
  • Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. MBAM may make changes to your registry as part of its disinfection routine. If you're using other security programs that detect registry changes, they may alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please permit the program to allow the changes.
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Posted 12 September 2008 - 01:17 AM

Does MBAM or malware software safe?? because my says that its nt a gud software and that's y i got a viruses so whad ya think? i just have spybot n ad-aware n norton. second question is will my ext HDD get infected by virus since i do back up after i got viruses??

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 08:18 AM

IMO, MBAM is more effective than both Spybot and Ad-aware combined and yes, it is safe. Yes, external drives can become infected depending on the type of infection and what you have backed up on them.
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Posted 13 September 2008 - 11:00 AM

Quietman,

cyber_sydney_hunter has posted a new topic

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/169041/the-best-antivirusanti-trojanantispyware/

and included info not mentioned in this topic.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 13 September 2008 - 11:02 AM.


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Posted 13 September 2008 - 02:50 PM

Thank you Queen-Evie.

I have closed the other thread to avoid confusion. cyber_sydney_hunter can continue here.
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Posted 13 September 2008 - 08:44 PM

so antimalwarebytes is effective to remove malware only?? then whats da best antivirus at moment, bitdefender or avg? but so far after i downloaded BitDefender trial version its fine and i think it removes everything and i also downloaded a-squared anti malware to scan virus,trojan,spyware or others so Do u think i will be safe from trojan, virus or others at moment because i had installed this software in my computer??
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Posted 13 September 2008 - 11:03 PM

Did you perform a scan with MBAM yet.

then whats da best antivirus at moment,

BitDefender is fine.

Choosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference, features offered, the amount of resources utilized, how it may affect system performance and what will work best for your system. A particular anti-virus that works well for one person may not work as well for another. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your use. Another factor to consider is whether you want to use a paid for product or free alternative.

No single product is 100% foolproof and can detect and remove all threats at any given time. The security community is in a constant state of change as new infections appear. Each vendor has its own definition of what constitutes malware and scanning your computer using different criteria will yield different results. The fact that each program has its own definition files means that some malware may be picked up by one that could be missed by another. Further, subsequent scanning after updates of a particular security product has been released may result in detection of items which had previously gone undetected by prior scans. Thus, a multi-layered defense using several anti-spyware products (including an effective firewall) to supplement your anti-virus combined with common sense and safe surfing habits provides the most complete protection.
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Posted 14 September 2008 - 07:22 AM

Thus, a multi-layered defense using several anti-spyware products (including an effective firewall) to supplement your anti-virus combined with common sense and safe surfing habits provides the most complete protection.


Firstly, Yes i have performed scan with MBAM already, so wot else antispyware that i needed to be downloaded?? coz im using 30 trial one for bitdefender, so is bitdefender able to remove all my threats so after this trial expire in 29 days left, my laptop will be clean?? or i still have to buy the real antivirus or anti-trojan one.

Secondly, everytime i open my laptop on my screen will always popped up something about registry deny- resident and it keeps popping up till i end task what does it mean?? or should i "allow" about registry.?? :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 07:45 AM

Please post the results of your MBAM scan for review.

To retrieve the MBAM scan log information, launch MBAB.
Click the Logs Tab at the top.
mbam-log-7-18-2008(09-52-04).txt should show in the list. <- your dates will be different from this exampe
Click on the log name to highlight it.
Go to the bottom and click on Open.
The log should automatically open in notepad as a text file.
Go to Edit and choose Select all.
Go back to Edit and choose Copy or right-click on the highlighted text and choose copy from there.
Come back to this thread, click Add Reply, then right-click and choose Paste.

Free Antivirus programs: (choose and install only one)
avast! 4 Home Edition (comes with built-in anti-rootkit and anti-spyware protection)
Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus (provides some rootkit detection and removal))
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.0
RISING Antivirus Free Edition

will always popped up something about registry deny- resident and it keeps popping up till i end task what does it mean?

Are you using Spybot S&D? What other security programs are you using?
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Posted 14 September 2008 - 08:02 PM

i also downloaded a-squared anti malware as well, but it always crash with my MBAM when i do scanning together why does it happen?? then i give you what MBAM scanned(im scanning now), i got a bitdefender now but can i install more antivirus software such as AVG, Avast or sumthing else??
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Posted 15 September 2008 - 08:06 AM

i also downloaded a-squared anti malware as well, but it always crash with my MBAM when i do scanning together why does it happen??

Perform only one scan at a time.

i got a bitdefender now but can i install more antivirus software such as AVG, Avast or sumthing else?

Using more than one anti-virus program is not advisable. The primary concern with using more than one anti-virus program is due to conflicts that can arise when they are running in real-time mode simultaneously. However, even when one of them is disabled for use as a stand-alone scanner, it can affect the other. Anti-virus software components insert themselves into the operating systems core and using more than one can cause instability, crash your computer, slow performance and waste system resources. When actively running in the background while connected to the Internet, they both may try to update their definition databases at the same time. As the programs compete for resources required to download the necessary files this often can result in sluggish system performance or unresponsive behavior.

Each anti-virus will often interpret the activity of the other as a virus and there is a greater chance of them alerting you to a "False Positive". If one finds a virus and then the other also finds the same virus, both programs will be competing over exclusive rights on dealing with that virus. Each anti-virus will attempt to remove the offending file and quarantine it. If one finds and quarantines the file before the other one does, then you encounter the problem of both wanting to scan each other's zipped or archived files and each reporting the other's quarantined contents. This can lead to a repetitive cycle of endless alerts that continually warn you that a virus has been found when that is not the case.

Anti-virus scanners use virus definitions to check for viruses and these can include a fragment of the virus code which may be recognized by other anti-virus programs as the virus itself. Because of this, most anti-virus programs encrypt their definitions so that they do not trigger a false alarm when scanned by other security programs. However, some anti-virus vendors do not encrypt their definitions and will trigger false alarms if used while another resident anti-virus program is active. To avoid these problems, use only one anti-virus solution.

Steps to replace an existing anti-virus
Download the replacement anti-virus you want to use.
Disconnect from the Internet.
Uninstall the old anti-virus.
Install the replacement.
Connect to the Internet and update the definition files.
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