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#1 puppyday

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 01:26 PM

Hi! I've recently discovered in one of my McAfee scans that I have 2 Trojans lurking around. I have attached a picture of my recent scan of my computer from McAfee. How do I remove the Trojans? Thanks!

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 02:08 PM

Are you saying, McAfee won't let you to remove them?

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 03:25 PM

I don't see an option to remove the Trojan on McAfee, and the message that they gave me after the scan was "Your computer is secure. (no action required)" which confuses me.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 05:19 PM

Apparently, McAfee put those files into its quarantine folder.
You can always run full scan and see, if McAfee will come up with anything.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 06:41 PM

Ahhh... Thanks! Uhm.. I was browsing your other forums on BC, and after looking at them, I noticed Avast and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware being I guess you can say "popular" which instantly caught my attention. Would it be safe to download both of them and use them both at once or no? And would it conflict with McAfee? After doing some research, I've noticed that McAfee is not gaining as much popularity and likeness compared to Avast and other antivirus programs.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 08:13 PM

I am just a member,not any type of adviser here so take my comments for what they are.
I have used McAfee on my previous desktop and on my new Dell. On my old computer it did stop the worst parts ( not all ) of a vundo infection.
I read a review that said the McAfee default firewall setting lets too much get by. On the old computer and the new one I set mine to monitored, just below stealth. Be sure to check the setting occasionally because after one update it had reset itself to the default setting.
I have the free version of Malwarebytes and have not had conflicts with McAfee. Recently during an update Malwarebytes offered a free trial of, I assume, the full version. I accepted the offer.It updated the database automatically everyday. After two weeks it seems the trial ended, (No notice given). Now I get an error notice once a day.( Error 2).
Based on the stored logs I am assuming it is attempting to check for updates but gets stopped because the trial license key is no longer valid.
I also have Dell datasafe online backup on the new computer.On the date that I started the free Malwarebytes full trial Dell datasafe stopped doing automatic back-ups. It has been working screwy ever since.
My intention is to get MBAM-Clean and remove Malwarebytes from the system to see if this corrects things.The free version of Malwarebytes played nice with Dell datasafe online from mid April until I started the free full version trial on June 1.
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Posted 19 June 2011 - 08:29 PM

@ puppyday
You can't run two AV programs. Either McAfee, or Avast.
As for Malwarebytes, definitely the best antimalware tool on the market, it won't cause any conflict with any existing AV program.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 12:32 AM

Thanks to both of you guys very much! :) Really appreciate it! :)

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 06:15 PM

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