This is a comment more than anything. As well as a question, perhaps. Which may turn into a suggestion, which I doubt. But I thought I would say something anyway, despite the heartburn this may cause others and I may receive.
I have looked around the site, performed several searches, but have not been able to find what makes a recommended solution a valid solution. I realize there are many experts here, and surely beyond my knowledge as I am still learning many things about security, malware, etc... Unfortunately, the internet is a creepy haven for criminally minded folks among all of the others who just want to explore and have fun. I fall into the latter category, but have been compromised (not the first time) through my home network to the point that so many files became corrupt, deleted, and infected, that I had to do a number of things despite my weeks of efforts to clean things up. I am kind of stubborn that way. And once I was able to delete everything personal and private, I was able to experiment without concern. However, I finally gave up and changed providers, operating systems, accounts, passwords, and so on.
What an ordeal! Anyway, I am paranoid now to say the least. After some time, I have come to trust some sites outside of very mainstream sites - such as bleepingcomputer.com. But there have been some recommended solutions of fixes - whether configuration changes or software installation solutions which have caused some concern or weariness. In no way, is this is a criticism. Just ignorance.
So... Can anyone here tell me what procedures of testing for malware are done to vet out poor anti-malware, cleaning, rootkit killers, and all other software provided and recommended are performed by Bleeping Computer? I know out of experience that nothing is for sure, but I do believe there is the possibility of piece of mind in some environments/websites, still. Again, this not a criticism, but a question about how things are vetted so that they can be ethically and with sound conscience, recommended here.
I am sorry if this is too long or has been already discussed or made available by the site. Please provide the proper chastising if it pertains.