I have an ACER laptop with Windows 7 OS. I use it to research business contacts for the electronics industry. I have to access many websites and download some PDF files. Last year I picked up some rootkits that took me beyond paranoia. I vowed at that time to ensure it would never happen again
. How naive!!
I read this forum avidly and took advice from Quiteman and Aura etc. I then downloaded and installed the following:
Microsoft Security Essentials
MAMB anti exploit free
ESET on demand scanner
Emisoft emergency kit
Kaspersky online scanner
Browser add ons
Yes my browser start up was slow but worth it for peace of mind.."But last week, you've guessed it" I picked up a trojan. SuperAnti spyware detected it and deleted it. MAMB support helped me eradicate the bits and pieces. I had hoped something would have picked it up before the scanners did, but apparently not.
What else could have helped? I wondered if MAMB anti exploit premium would have done the job, particularly if a PDF file was the culprit
I'm sorry about the diatribe but I am a little exasperated.