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#1 n2thewind


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Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:09 PM


I have been a motorcycle rider for 46 years and so the name 'n2the wind'. I'm mostly into vintage bikes and do a lot of on-line web-surfing for hard to find parts. The searches often take me to friendly foreign countries such as Australia, New Zealand, England, Germany, etc. It seems that during the visits to the many web-sites I am picking up some viruses and malware along the way. The Security Shield virus is a recurring problem and I recently have been getting fake Adobe Reader updates. Web-site redirects happen on a daily basis. My security is the McAfee security suite I got from my internet service provider. I recently also had Microsoft Security Essentials installed but uninstalled it so there would be no conflict between the two security applications.

The ISP tech folks helped me remove the Security Shield virus about a month ago but I just got another banner saying "Security Shield successfully installed". The continuous redirects and the fake adobe reader update have me really concerned. Can anyone assist in cleaning the vermin out of my computer and keeping them out?


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#2 rotor123


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Posted 17 August 2012 - 05:15 PM

This is one tool I use
Safe Browsing Tool | WOT (Web of Trust)

WOT is a community-based, free safe surfing tool for browsers that provides website ratings & reviews to help web users as they search, surf & shop online.

It isn't perfect but it helps.


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