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Please help me do a 100% complete virus scan on laptop and thumb drive.


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#1 SkyVongolaPrimo

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 12:22 AM

Before i transfer my data to a new pc, i need to do a complete 100% virus scan on my laptop to make sure after data transfer, my new pc is completely uninfected/safe. My transfer data is quite small, some important one,1gb.
I have done some antivirus scan myself but im not sure if its enough, so pls help me check if i missed some important scan.

On the laptop: In order.
- First, I did an "ESET online scan". Leave it one night to scan and found some threats. All threats deleted.
- Did a full scan with "bitdefender free edition"too. Found some threats and deleted.
- "Malwarebytes Anti Malware". Found threats and deleted.
- "Adwcleaner". Found threats and deleted.
- Last, "Rkill". No malware services found. No malware process to kill. No issues found in Registry.

My thumb drive.
- Scan with bitdefender. No threats found, 0 infected file.
- "Malwarebytes Anti Malware", Threats identified: 0

Is this SAFE enough to transfer my data? Or did i missed to scan something? If i did miss something, please help me out, give me more detail. I would like to make my pc more secure. Thanks. :)

Edit: Did a Zemana AntiMalware full scan for my laptop and thumb drive - No threats were found.
Sophos Virus Removal Tool, did a full laptop scan with thumb drive plugged in - No threats were found.
Junkware removel - 3 threats found and removed.

Edited by SkyVongolaPrimo, 09 July 2017 - 10:00 AM.


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#2 jwoods301

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 12:25 AM

I would add the following...

 

Download and run the portable version of Zemana Anti-Malware

https://www.zemana.com/en-US/Download

 

Download and run the Sophos Virus Removal Tool -

https://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/virus-removal-tool.aspx

 

Make sure you have AutoPlay turned off for all media and devices. This helps to ensure that something doesn't automatically execute from something like a USB flash drive, DVD, or CD.

 

 

Security is not about running scanners. It is building lines of defense in layers at different points (router security, network security, PC security, etc.)

 

It also includes doing frequent disk image backups, and daily backups of volatile (personal) data in case of a disaster (Ransomware, hard drive crash, etc.)

 

You might take a look at Brian Krebs' 3 Basic Rules for Online Security and Tools for a Safer PC -

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2011/05/krebss-3-basic-rules-for-online-safety/

https://krebsonsecurity.com/tools-for-a-safer-pc/


Edited by jwoods301, 09 July 2017 - 12:39 AM.


#3 SkyVongolaPrimo

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 12:41 AM

I already has Bitdefender antivirus, can i still install zemana and sophos? I saw on forum wrote "one can only install one antivirus on each pc/laptop or else antivirus will conflict and cause less security."?

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 12:42 AM

These are passive scanners.

 

The "rule" applies to real-time (always running and scanning) AV programs.



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Posted 09 July 2017 - 01:01 AM

Scanning with sophos now, it might take some times. By the way, how do i scan my thumbdrive with sophos? I right click my usb disk but didnt see "scan with sophos"

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 01:17 AM

No "Scan with..." option.

 

If your removable drive is attached to your system, it will be scanned as well.



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Posted 09 July 2017 - 02:41 AM

Hello, im wondering if its my laptop's problem because the soptos scan is extremely slow. 2 hours and the green bar is still so short, the green bar is like 1% out of 100%. But i did see Its scanning my files. Is this normal?

Edited by SkyVongolaPrimo, 09 July 2017 - 02:46 AM.


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 02:43 AM

No problem...it takes a while.



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Posted 09 July 2017 - 03:11 AM

While waiting, If anyone has anymore good scanner suggestion, dont hesitate to tell me, :)

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 08:35 AM

No problem...it takes a while.

Hello.
Sophos virus scan is done after 7 hours lol, i plugged in my usb all the time while scanning - No threats were found.
Zemana Anti-Malware 30 days trial. I did a full laptop scan and manually scan my usb with "scan with" option - Both no threats were found.

Whats next? To be honest, Im still kinda worry.

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 02:49 PM

I would say it's apparently clean.

 

However, there are lots of online scanners you can use...

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=online+virus+scans&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8



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Posted 10 July 2017 - 12:55 AM

I would say it's apparently clean.
 
However, there are lots of online scanners you can use...
 
https://www.google.com/search?q=online+virus+scans&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

I tried another scan for extra safety, RogueKiller - 32 threats found, Most of them are PUP?
For the past few days, all i did with that laptop is scanning virus, no surfing webs, no games. How come i still get infected?
Continue my scanning.

Edited by SkyVongolaPrimo, 10 July 2017 - 12:56 AM.


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Posted 10 July 2017 - 01:06 AM

PUP's are not "infections"...the acronym stands for Potentially Unwanted Program.

 

Every tool uses a different algorithm.

 

RogueKiller hasn't been updated for almost a year.



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Posted 10 July 2017 - 01:21 AM

So basiclly dont use an antimalware program that is not up to date because its not trustworthy?




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