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What is the BEST Virus Detector/Cleaner


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#1 kenshireen

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 06:49 PM

I have searched around and would appreciate some "opinions"... I have TOY5KNQ8OC plus some other viruses that stop me from getting to certain updated AV programs.
Is there not one program that will get rid of this horrible virus... I have MCafee and MAlware on my sytem right now... although the virus is not allowing me to get to the MBAM website to get the newest updates.. which I don't know would even get rid of the TOY..... I don't mind paying for a AV program so long as it is really effective

Thank you for your assistance

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 12:05 AM

Hello :thumbsup:

This topic has a troubleshooting section:
How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to scan and remove malware from your computer
Posted by Grinler on February 16, 2010

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...alware-tutorial
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We are likely to end up where we are headed.

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 09:14 AM

No single product is 100% foolproof and can prevent, 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. 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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