Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
avast! free antivirus; Spyware Blaster free.
Also for non-real time protection but for a 2nd opinion, sometimes do a scan with MBAM or Super AntiSpyware.
And after learning about it thru this site, currently doing a free online ESET scan, which the one other time I used it found junk that none of the other programs did.
I saw an article stating that most problems involving keyloggers, trojans, scareware, etc., could be prevented by my running my computer as someone without Administrative privileges - that this would prevent most programs from being able to take control, even if I unknowingly clicked on a downloader for a trojan/keylogger.
Does that sound accurate?
I am in the USA and interested in some non-USA sports, so use free streaming sites a lot which sometimes contain various types of malware.
I try to be careful, but occasionally, as tonight, I have to do a System Restore when scareware gets a program into my computer.
The article had some reader comments where they had problems making the changes the article suggested, and then had problems changing back to how it was previously, so I'm reluctant to try this without guidance in case of problems.
What do you suggest, and if you agree with the article, can someone here guide me thru the process please.
As mentioned, I'm afraid of doing it and then having problems and not being able to get it back to how it was originally if necessary, so guidance would be appreciated.
Edited by Blixx, 07 October 2012 - 04:36 AM.