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What's the best way to ensure that my PC is running clean?

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#1 KevinCARES


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 04:11 PM

HP 2000 Notebook PC

Intel Pentium CPU 8960 @ 2.20GHz

Installed memory (RAM): 4GB (3.85 usable)


Service Pack 1

Windows 7 Home Premium


Currently Installed Software for Malware, Adware, etc.




Microsoft Security Essentials


Sandboxie (not sure if this helps or not)


Lately I have been visting several GPT websites (sites that have you complete third-party offers and surveys for money) and it struck me that my computer may still be open to several registry changes and what have you. I do several downloads and ad-clicks on these websites while using Sandboxie, so the changes are never permanently there; or so I think. Can anyone tell me what steps to take to ensure that there is nothing lingering on my PC or that there is nothing wrong with it? I'm talking about program files to look for, software that may be used, etc. I just finished a quick scan with MBAM that said my PC is safe but it's better to be safe than sorry.


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#2 noknojon


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:31 PM

Hello and Welcome -

This detailed item is one of the better ones to read Answers to common security questions - Best Practices
Also you need to remove one of those Antivirus programs (Avast or Microsoft Security Essentials) as you should only ever run one active Antivirus programs at any time, or they will conflict with each other, and miss some infections.


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