Posted 25 November 2010 - 11:38 AM
Recently big troubles, Toshiba laptop with McAfee totally infected with “Security Essentials 2011” and “HDD Control” respectfully. I used bleepingcomputer’s guidelines to remove both Trojans, with some effort. Safe Mode, RKill then Malwarebytes for “Security Essentials 2011”, which was a very determined infection. Safe Mode then Malwarebytes for “HDD Control”
These were my first viruses ever! My computers are well protected, I thought. I am very cautious, I thought. Very disappointed with McAfee, it’s going!
After a bit of research I believe that an older version of Java was used to carry the infections. I removed the older versions, installed the latest Java & updates.
I have also researched freebee antivirus programs which get good reviews.
Comments/ suggestions please, regarding my Java conclusion and a good free antivirus program.