Solved I am using Kapersky but Malware is all over my computer

December 14, 2013 at 11:22:32
Specs: Windows 7
Do I really have to spend more money Kaspersky says theirs will fix it but doesn't


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#1
December 14, 2013 at 11:57:48
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No, and it's not Kaspersky either, for the most part the software is piggy backed with software you have consented to installing. Download and run malwarebytes and let it help you clean out the malware, it is probably not picked up as a virus.

Install it, uncheck the free "real time" trial and let it update and then run a full scan, let it remove everything it finds(right click on an empty check box and select check all): here's the link. Download on the right at the top.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_m...


To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!

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#2
December 14, 2013 at 12:00:02
You may also want to run a browser clean up utility such as Avasts.

http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Brow...

To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!


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#3
December 14, 2013 at 13:57:01
Also... although more for the future... but to consider now - when downloading any utilities to help you at this stage...

Most downloads will offer a choice - automatic (the first option) and custom (invariably the second... The default "automatic" option "will" invariably instal stuff you can do with out - no matter how much the source may try to convince you otherwise...

Choose the custom option. Watch very carefully for pre-ticked/checked boxes that 'automatically" will allow assorted items to go in - during the installation of the actual utility itself. Uncheck anything other than the actual utility itself; especially so-called useful browser add-ins, search tools, and other assorted "junk".

Some of these can be real pests to get rid of; and avoiding them at the outset will make life a lot easier overall!.

If you go to sophos.com and look for their freebie (for home use) utility - it will clear out an assortment of virus, and other pests. It will live happily alongside whatever else you may installed to that end. It can be updated each time you use it.

I stopped using Kaspersky quite a while back - after it became somewhat bloated overall; and started to slow and hog the system resources...

AVG has had some serious issues with some windows installations in the past; and I know of some (Windows '98 and ME) it crashed completely - requiring a partial or total rebuild... After that I went to the freebie version of Kaspersky...; until it bloated... Fair to say though that currently AVG seems to be OK; and like sophos they sem to offer a freebie version too.

Another site to go to for an on-line and free scan is Trend Housecall. I used to run it once in a while when I was mostly on Windows systems (now mostly on Mac OS).

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/uk/

It will install a small package and then run a full (free on0line scan) when you click on the download/run etc. It is a safe freebie to use... It does not sit in the background monitoring etc.; only works/runs when you do it on-line.

Sophos freebie wil monitor all the time - once installed etc.

Ad-Aware is another freebie to find and use...

http://www.lavasoft.com/

Be careful to use that site; as there are more than a few similar utils out there (names almost identical to this one) and they do not do what Ad-Aware does; and some maybe more pest themselves too...

On my Win-7 and XP systems I have M$ Security Essential package (free..) and now run Sophos alongside it. Thus far... all OK...


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