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#1 Alston518

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 07:35 PM

I do a lot of aidework cleaning out people's computers. People pay me to speed up their computers and get then running like they are new again. When I do this, I usually check for malware, scan for viruses, delete unneeded programs, and delete unnecessary files. I use programs like malware bytes, hitman pro, and avast antivirus. My question is, are there any downloads out there that have all the tools needed for a computer clean up. Also is this
A good way to go about doing this? What tips do you guys have? Thanks

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 09:57 PM

We just had a similar discussion in this topic so you may want to read through that.

As I noted in Post #7, what clean up tools needed would depend what type of malware infection you are dealing with and the severity of damage. There is no universal cure all and it may take a variety of security tools to do the job.

See the List of Free Scan & Disinfection Tools which can be used to supplement your anti-virus and anti-spyware in these topics:
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Posted 05 June 2015 - 01:50 PM

To add something to the previous response.

 

I believe you are refering to a more general cleanup, in which case I could also suggest using bootable antivirus software. They are very good, and usually more effectives. 

 

I do not know if its allowed, but here's a link to another website that has a list of the most used ones.

 

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/system-security/tp/free-bootable-antivirus-software.htm

 

Once you figure out or test which ones you like, you can use a software like YUMI to make an USB bootable device with the ones you selected, here's a link for Yumi

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/

 

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 01:55 PM

Bootable antivirus software are the same as LiveCD/Rescue CD utilities...a list of which is provided in the last link in my previous reply.
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Posted 05 June 2015 - 02:12 PM

I believe you are refering to a more general cleanup, in which case I could also suggest using bootable antivirus software. They are very good, and usually more effectives.

Just FYI...sometimes using live rescue CDs is not the best option to clean up malware.

Edited by Alexstrasza, 05 June 2015 - 02:12 PM.


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Posted 05 June 2015 - 02:15 PM

Just FYI...sometimes using live rescue CDs is not the best option to clean up malware.

i agree. They are primary for machines with boot issues.
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Posted 05 June 2015 - 07:40 PM

I do a lot of aidework cleaning out people's computers. People pay me to speed up their computers and get then running like they are new again. When I do this, I usually check for malware, scan for viruses, delete unneeded programs, and delete unnecessary files. I use programs like malware bytes, hitman pro, and avast antivirus. My question is, are there any downloads out there that have all the tools needed for a computer clean up. Also is this
A good way to go about doing this? What tips do you guys have? Thanks

Just a quick question as to we also put up these as "general repair" programs ...

Tweaking.com - Windows Repair 3.0 Change Log. Standard version, or Portable versions.
 

Although I have been told by Malware Teachers here to use these, they seem to have gone "out of fashion" more recently ...

 

Is this a partial reply to the question (mainly portable) or is it covered in the quietman7 lists (as I did not fully read them this time)

 

Thank You -

EDIT was to add the original question as asked -


Edited by noknojon, 05 June 2015 - 07:43 PM.


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Posted 05 June 2015 - 07:49 PM

Tweaking.com - Windows Repair and similar tools are not covered in my list as Alston518 was primarily asking about checking/scanning for malware and unnecessary programs/files.

However, such tools are useful for fixing various issues caused by malware infection after its removal.
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Posted 06 June 2015 - 04:57 AM

thanks for the information on this cleanup kiy.. cheers guys. my system really needs it :)



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Posted 06 June 2015 - 05:43 AM

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