Even so, both AV applications install kernel level drivers and will detect these of eachother. Since asquared detects basically only false positives, I'd recommend to remove that and keep Avast.
The others are only activated when I want a scan - in case I want reassurance or a 2nd opinion.
Avast found nothing because there is nothing to find, asquared only detects all bootkit components, plus cookies (which are always low risk).
See below for a few extra steps, including resetting your System Restore.
Hiding Hidden Files
Please set your system to hide all hidden 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, uncheck Show hidden files and folders.
- Check: Hide file extensions for known file types
- Check the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
- Click Yes to confirm.
Now you should Set a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since System Restore is a protected directory, your tools can not access it to delete these bad files which sometimes can reinfect your system. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.
The easiest and safest way to do this is:
- Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
- Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
- Then go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
- Click "OK".
- Click the "More Options" Tab.
- Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.