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Posted 10 July 2017 - 12:28 PM
Posted 10 July 2017 - 12:59 PM
List of PUP/Adware/Toolbars/Browser Hijacking Scan Tools::
Posted 10 July 2017 - 02:14 PM
I need something like maleware bytes differant programs to run I recently got a virus and windows explorer crashed once not normal and my google has a strange new user interface
You might also take a look at Brian Krebs' 3 Basic Rules for Online Security and Tools for a Safer PC -
Posted 12 July 2017 - 11:09 PM
1st off, it would help if you'd post some pictures of your problem. Just use Snipping Tool to take some snips of what's going on.
But you wanted some AV's & tips, so I'll just suggest you some of them:
(Free ones first)
Malwarebytes (Like you mentioned; https://www.malwarebytes.com/) Use the free trial of the full version to successfully clean your computer, then just keep it on after but make sure you get a true AV for MB to work alongside with.
Avira (https://www.avira.com/) You can get this for free. It was rated as the best free AV of 2017.
Adwcleaner (https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/) This has caught some programs my main AV failed to detect, at least failed to detect in Real Time or Quick Scans.
(Now time for the paid ones, although most usually have a free but less secure version. I'll put the top rated ones first.)
Bitdefender (https://www.bitdefender.com/) This has been a high rated one along Kaspersky for a while, mostly if you get the full thing.
Kaspersky (https://usa.kaspersky.com/) My favorite & the main one I use. Definitely get the whole thing, it'll make your life much easier. The government actually uses this one, but since they still are caught up in the Russian thing & it's Moscow based, they've limited the government use of it cause conspiracy theories. Just ignore that sh*t, Kaspersky honestly is one of the best programs I've ever used.
Mcafee (https://www.mcafee.com/us/index.html) Actually my Android came with it, so even though it annoyed me that they forced me to have it on my phone, the fact that Google would trust it should have you trust it too. Plus it's gotten good ratings.
Norton (https://us.norton.com/antivirus) I know my grandma uses it, but I haven't got much hands-on use with it. It's rated well and seems like a respectable AV, plus I use their site-rating list a lot.
Hitman Pro (https://www.hitmanpro.com/en-us/hmp.aspx) A classier and more honoured version of Malwarebytes or Adwcleaner, Hitman Pro has always been a good backup AV. I've only done a trial since I'm fine with my current combination of Kaspersky, Malwarebytes, & an occasional scan w/ Adwcleaner, but it's definitely a great backup AV.
Now here are some programs to help you monitor your computer and just to keep you safe in general w/ your web browsing.
Google Chrome (https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html) I think you have it, but if you don't get it. It's just safer, especially combined with the following add-ons.
Adblock Plus (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adblock-plus/cfhdojbkjhnklbpkdaibdccddilifddb?hl=en-US) Ads suck, plus they can contain malware. So this is just an easy extension to have in general.
Ghostery (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ghostery/mlomiejdfkolichcflejclcbmpeaniij?hl=en-US) Prevents your data from being collected, so you can feel like a ghost with this. It's a game changer. kinda.
Web of Trust (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/wot-web-of-trust-website/bhmmomiinigofkjcapegjjndpbikblnp?hl=en-US) Get site ratings and reviews immediately in-browser to help prevent yourself from stumbling upon infected sites.
System Explorer (http://systemexplorer.net/) Task manager is not enough to monitor your system. This program will give you real time monitoring of your computer in your taskbar consistently, plus will also scan programs currently running if you want.
Now, here are some security tips to monitor your computer for yourself.
Go to chrome (or whatever browser you have) and clear all your browsing history (especially cookies) and also go to the Extensions page (The options dots in the top righthand corner - > more tools - > extensions) and check if you have any unusual extensions (which you probably will).
Also go to Control Panel - > Programs - > Programs & Features & look for any unusual programs in there. Especially consider stuff that says "Toolbar" behind it or anything. Remember to Google the unusual programs so you don't uninstall anything necessary!!!
Occasionally check your drives on your computer (C: drive folder) and go through Program Files folder, Program Files x86 folder, and Program data (if you don't see this one, go to the view bar and check "Hidden Items") and just kinda wander through the whole drive folder. If you see anything unusual to you, Google it, then if it's dangerous (be especially careful though because a lot of essential items are in the C: folder), delete it.
Just remember to be smart online always. Anything can happen to your computer at any moment. Also, don't download from sites like Cnet & Downloads[dot]com or any site like it. Before you download a program, first Google it and the site it's on to see if it's legit.
P.S. Pay for an AV, especially one of the one's I listed. Then if you really want to, pay for Malwarebytes too. But if you don't want to, just occasionally scan w/ MB. And remember that if you think you have a virus, and even if you have antiviruse(s), just download a free version from the official site of one of the ones I listed. Malware can literally turn off your antivirus no matter how good it is. It just happened to me a couple weeks ago. Somehow I managed to pick up the infamous ChinAd.
That's just my extra 2 cents tho.
Edited by KERTech, 12 July 2017 - 11:15 PM.
Posted 13 July 2017 - 08:53 PM
The list Quietman7 posted is quite comprehensive, and, if tthat array of tools does not solve it, most are better served with the proverbial 'nuke and pave' (delete partitions, format/reinstall).
Do not trust your shortcuts, launch the *true* Chrome from cmd line if necessary, and see if you can even get to google without a mutated/altered user-interface; possible it's just a shortcut/taskbar shortcut hijack...
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