Posted 25 November 2014 - 01:53 PM
I first ran MBAM on an xp computer of mine, it had existing antivirus protection and norton antivirus (i don't remember which one, whichever was most up to date for that year) but MBAM still found things that had slipped through. It will detect things that most other antiviruses will (in my experience atleast) miss. I've also had the experience of helping a friend by using it on their computer, it found several hundred things. It's better know you know what infections the computer has, and malwarebytes ought to be abe to fix them all. I think your family member might benefit from running an adblocker (adblock plus in firefox browser for example), it means that less danegerous things will appear which can then be clicked on.
Back on this site, for a while anyway, been so busy the last year.
My systems:2 laptops, intel i3 processors, windows 8.1 installed on the hard-drive and linux mint 17.3 MATE installed to USB