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#1 NunesGroup

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

Recently my father got his computer infected by a virus and took it into get cleaned up. The guy who did it added some programs on the computer to clean it up. We got it back today and I started it up no problem and then I noticed he added Advanced SystemCare Ultimate and IObit Malware Fighter v1.7 onto this computer. My father is running Win XP and it has 2 GB of RAM.

I have heard that running multiple AV programs causes more issues then fixes them. I just wanted to make sure the guy who fixed his computer didn't screw us up.

My father is not the most technological sound and tends to click random links and doesn't really pay attention so I want to make sure he is safe because I can't watch over his every computer mistake.

I have told him to not click random links but he continues to do so. Just trying to make sure the person who fixed this didn't make it worse.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:55 PM

Two things come to mind. Those are both iobit applications. Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 6 is not a free product so at some point you'll be asked to pay for it or he's used a crack to activate it. Can't be sure which scenario will arise. Lastly iobit products are not very well liked here due to past behavior of the company. The Malware fighter app is free but I have zero experience with it.

I personally think you would be better served removing the iobit apps and choosing different applications.

I'm sure you will get excellent suggestions from our members.

Thats my 2 cents.

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#3 NunesGroup

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:03 PM

Any recommendations for a computer user that can just be protected REALLY Well that won't slow computer down?

I was using ESET Nod32 AV for him and I liked it a lot

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:11 PM

That a great tool. Eset is My favorite Pay application,then Kaspersky. I f you have it use that.

Add an antimalware like Malwarebytes.

AV and 1 Antimalware is safe.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:29 AM

Hi NunesGroup -

Please take this as my personal view only, and based on my personal use only - This is not BleepingComputers view of IObit company -

The program / company seemed to hit the internet in a rush, but you must remember that it is from China, and only a while back, the ruling people did not allow a lot of access outsde the country for private users, so IObit was their only Suite choice, or the Rising Antivirus program.

Unlike some others, I have had experience with IObit programs, and found they caused several operating problems on my XP system.
The program / suite would clash with my installed Antivirus program, and it seemed to prompt me to run unwanted parts of the program

By the time I decided to remove this from my computer, the uninstaller would never fully remove the program (after several attempts), and I was still finding traces of it still installed 3 months after I had thought that it had been fully removed (even with their supplied uninstaller).

A program developer privately made a remover that did eventually clean out all of the remaining parts of the program, and I was surprised to see how much of the old installed IObit program still remained. I did a final check in the registry, and then I could not find no more of the old installation.

My final response is to stay well clear of this program, and only use well known, and established Antivirus and Antimalware programs
You should only install 1 decent Antivirus and back this up with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free and SuperantiSpyware Free or Pro versions

Thank You -
PS. I would tell your repair guy to stay well away from Advanced SystemCare Ultimate and IObit Malware Fighter v1.7 -




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