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What does your favourite cleansing tool kit consist of?

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#1 RobinHoodSnr


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 06:02 AM

I will start this thread. Would be quite interesting i think :)


1) Antivirus ---> Avira (Excellent when using a lot of Flashdrives and as an overall scanner/detector. False Positives very minimal...)

2) Malware/Spyware/etc removal tool ---> Combofix (THE best) combined with SuperAntiSpyware + ESET Rogue Applications Remover

3) Rootkits --> Tdskiller

4) Auto Start Program Detector (used for detecting Automaticly Startup Programs) Sysinternal's "Autoruns"

5) THE best (only in MY eyes folks) Permissions Detector of files AND registry ---> Sysinternal's "AccessEnum"

Edited by RobinHoodSnr, 30 October 2013 - 06:09 AM.

...We all know something...but we will NEVER know everything :grinner:


Cryptlocker "Process" remover...will NOT delete Cryptolocker, only the processes...( a "safety precaution" I took for those who still want to "try" paying the ransom to get their files back. DON'T FORGET TO MONITOR YOUR TIME LEFT BEFORE PAYMENT! )


("KillCrypt" will automaticly open %appdatadir%...just guide this to Cryptolocker-Virus and double-click on it. Remember...if you "restart" your system, the processes will be back...use this only for emergencies if you want to create a quick document. While this processes is killed, your docs wont get infected, but WILL be encrypted (unusable) when you restart the PC/Laptop OR clicking on the Virus again!!!)

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 06:50 AM

Primary Tools:

Norton 360


Windows Disk Cleanup

Auslogics Disk Defrag


Secondary Tools:


Junkware Removal Tool



Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

ESET Online Scanner


Windows Repair (All in one)




Temp File Cleaner



Edited by Nephilim1955, 30 October 2013 - 07:29 AM.

#3 quietman7


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 08:40 AM

@ RobinHoodSnr

Bleeping Computer is a family oriented site where we offer assistance to those who know very little about computing. As such, our forum discussion board is primarily targeted more for the novice user as they comprise most of our membership. We provide help based on that premise since it is impossible for us to know the extent of a member's background, knowledge level and experience until we get to know them.

As such, we recommend that people should not be using ComboFix without being advised to do so by a trained expert (see here) who is assisting them deal with a malware problem. When issues arise due to complex malware infections, possible false detections, problems running ComboFix (i.e. stalling, hanging, crashing) or with other security tools causing conflicts, experts are usually aware of them and can advise what should or should not be done while providing individual assistance. When false detections are identified, experts have access to the developer and can report them so he can investigate, confirm and make corrections.

With your experience, I'm sure you could figure out what to do. But novice users attempting to use ComboFix on their own do not have such information and are at risk when running the tool in an unsupervised environment.

With the exception of Avira (I use ESET), most of the tools you noted are in my tool kit along with:
* Emsisoft Anti-Malware
* Hitman Pro - HitmanPro.Kickstart
* Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool
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