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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:53 PM
The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.
Andrew Brown (1938-1994)
A learning experience is one of those things that say, "You know that thing you just did? Don't do that." Douglas Adams (1952-2001)
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination circles the world." Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Posted 04 April 2013 - 04:03 AM
Thanks for the information. Combination of System Mechanic Software and Bit defender 2010 is a handy tool for the PC.
Posted 05 April 2013 - 05:46 PM
Posted 10 April 2013 - 01:48 PM
Well after being totally paranoid about the whole business , I settled for just Zone Alarm Pro security suit for Firewall and Virus protection. I have to say I am very happy with it BUT I run SpyBot occasionally, Ad-Aware ALL THE TIME, have SpyWareBlaster 3.3 running and Microsoft Beta and SP2 for XP.
EVERYTHING IS FULLY UP TO DATE.
The Bad news is that after months of trying to find the same answer I came to the conclusion NOTHING exists or probably ever will that does all things for all men!!!
APART From disconnecting from the Net and switching Off The Power!!
THE GOOD NEWS IS!!! I no longer know what a pop up or banner add or unwanted add is, unless I want to. Everything apart from ZA Pro was Free
HOW???? Just followed BC advice and followed Grinlers and other peoples advice.
I have to say that Microsoft Beta runs every morning at 1am, and these days its just normal to get a Zero result.
OH, what you suggest or seek would make the Manufacturer and designer Millionaires over night...... Go On give it a go and I will come in halves with you
Edited by Grinler, 10 April 2013 - 03:49 PM.
Posted 22 July 2013 - 09:48 AM
Could anyone care to explain the following:
Why Adwcleaner and JRT both clear the system log files without firstly warning the user that they are about to - from a Tech and administrators point of view thats malware practice in itself.
Why Adwcleaner and JRT both remove AVG secure search?
Appreciate any knowledgeable info, cheers.
Posted 22 July 2013 - 10:45 AM
Posted 14 September 2013 - 08:08 AM
I ended up with Anti virus pro on my computer - Google the problem from another computer and Bleeping Computer was top of the list.......give it a go I thought!! BRILLIANT!!! Easy to follow instructions (always a bonus for me!!) But one little teeny tiny complaint of sorts........instructions say Full Scan, the diagram says 188,776 files in 1 minute I thought that's bloody quick!! After more than 45 mins, my computer had got to only 127,468 files scanned, but then upon looking more closely diagram says Quick scan (which I didn't see first of all) - little bit mis-leading!! But won't complain too much about it - I've joined up & hope I can now fix other bits & pieces on the bl**ping computer!!! Cheers all xx
Posted 14 September 2013 - 08:21 AM
List of Anti-virus vendors that offer free LiveCD/Rescue CD utilities
List of Free Scan & Disinfection Tools which can be used to supplement your anti-virus and anti-malware or get a second opinion:
Many of these tools are stand-alone applications by themselves or contained within zipped files...meaning they require no installation so after extraction, they can be copied to and run from usb drives.
Emsisoft Emergency Kit and Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool are two of the more effective scanners recommended for use on a usb drive.
Note: AdwCleaner and JRT are specialized tools which will search for and remove many potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), adware, toolbars, browser hijackers, extensions, add-ons and other junkware as well as related registry entries (values, keys) and remnants. With most Adware/Junkware/PUPs it is strongly recommended to deal with it like a legitimate program and uninstall from Programs and Features (Add/Remove Programs) in the Control Panel or an alternative third party uninstaller like Revo. In many cases, using the uninstaller of the adware not only removes it more effectively, but it also restores many changed configuration settings. After uninstallation, then you can run specialized tools like AdwCleaner and JRT to fix any remaining entries they may find.
Not so Free malware scanning/removal programs:
Free Malware Removal Tools by Anti-virus vendors:
BTW...you can also supplement your anti-virus or get a second opinion by performing an Online Virus Scan. ESET is one of the more effective online scanners.
Posted 17 September 2013 - 01:00 AM
Thanks for the wonderful post and replies. They are really helpful and I would definitely try few and share with my friends.
Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:56 AM
Posted 20 December 2013 - 06:23 PM
The first post really opens us up to some great tools and resourceful information. In regard to multi engine scanning and some really good tools check out Metascan Online.They provide a public API to many antivirus packages that support Java. It is described at metascan-online.com/en/public-api
Totally revamped their UI. Looks absolutely gorgeous. I recommend checking this free tool out!
Posted 20 December 2013 - 06:52 PM
herdProtect Anti-Malware Scanner is a cloud-based portable scanner (beta version) so it doesn't require installation and should not interfere with an existing anti-virus.
herdProtect is a second line of defense malware scanning platform powered by 68 anti-malware engines in the cloud. Since no single anti-malware program is perfect 100% of the time, herdProtect utilizes a 'herd' of multiple engines to guarantee the widest coverage and the earliest possible detection. As a second line of defense anti-malware solution, herdProtect is designed to run with any existing anti-virus program already installed on a user's PC....A user can install this portable scanner on any Internet connected PC and scan their entire computer for known malware in under 60 seconds.About herdProtect Anti-Malware Cloud Scanner
Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:19 PM
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