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What do you run to remove malware pre Win2k?


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#1 uByte

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 11:12 AM

MalwareBytes will remove pretty much everything windows 2k or higher. What do you guys run pre windows 2000 (Windows 98 and ME)? I am pretty sure Spybot S&D and Adaware but what else.

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 11:17 AM

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 12:54 PM

SUPERAntiSpyware Free.
Dr.Web CureIt.
Spybot S&D
System Cleaner.
Norman Malware Cleaner.
AVG vcleaner.
ClamWin Portable <- useful if you do not have an anti-virus and cannot install one
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Posted 22 March 2009 - 05:09 PM

Thanks quietman7.

is anyone still using Spybot or adware anymore? Since I found Malware bytes I haven't found a reason to go back.


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Posted 23 March 2009 - 08:23 AM

Yes folks still use both. However, 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.

Here are a few more that can be used with Windows 98 and ME.
McAfee Avert Stinger Tool.
Prevx CSI Free Malware Scanner
Trial version of Trojan Hunter
Trial version of Trojan Remover
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 09:25 PM

I was under the impression that trojan hunter was malware. And if i am not also mistaken Trojan remover is also malware.

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 08:41 AM

Where did you get such an impression?

If they are malware, then our major software distributing sites (which hosts these programs) have been spreading them around for quite some time as both are available via CNET, Softpedia, Snapfiles, MajorGeeks, etc.
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