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Offline Victor08

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Programs I use to clean computers of malware.
« on: Sun May 04, 2014 - 13:46:04 »
I help other people clean out their computers, mostly friends and referrals.
These are the 4 main programs that I use:

Avast
Superantispyware
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
And Spybot (I prefer ver. 1.62)

Here are the links:

http://www.avast.com/en-us/index

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_anti_malware/

http://filehippo.com/download_spybot_search_destroy/5168/

Use at your own risk.
I haven’t had any issues with any of these programs, but always backup anything important just in case.

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Re: Programs I use to clean computers of malware.
« Reply #1 on: Sun May 04, 2014 - 15:46:01 »
Thank you for the tips....

I do run Avast for my virus protection.

I also have spybot and do run that, along with C cleaner.

I had Malwarebyte but my free trial expired and have not
paid for a license.... ( I have 3 computers)

And also Hitman Pro

The other I am not familiar with, but have run a lot of programs from
time to time.

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Re: Programs I use to clean computers of malware.
« Reply #2 on: Sun May 04, 2014 - 16:26:42 »
I had Malwarebyte but my free trial expired and have not
paid for a license.... ( I have 3 computers)

Rella, I believe you can end the trial and go back to free version. here’s how;

http://techdows.com/2014/03/revert-to-malwarebytes-free-from-trial.html

One caveat here for the user is: if he download and installs free version, then actually Trial will install unless he observe and unchecks ‘Enable free trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium’ during installation.

Downgrading or reverting to Malwarebytes Free from Trial

If you’ve noticed you’ve installed the trial and want to get back to free one without uninstalling, here is how that can be simply done.

•   Open Malwarebytes, and on the Dashboard, click on ‘End Free Trial’ link which, then will be instantly converted to the free version.



By the way I also run AML Free Registry Cleaner 4.25 every once in a while.
Not really sure it does much, but it hasn’t hurt anything so far. ::smile::

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/aml_free_registry_cleaner.html

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Re: Programs I use to clean computers of malware.
« Reply #3 on: Sun May 04, 2014 - 18:36:31 »
Thank you very much for the useful info.

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Re: Programs I use to clean computers of malware.
« Reply #4 on: Sat May 17, 2014 - 12:37:01 »
Thanks, Victor.  I use Norton 360, have for years.  I'll try one of those as well.

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Re: Programs I use to clean computers of malware.
« Reply #5 on: Sat May 17, 2014 - 18:18:05 »
Thanks, Victor.  I use Norton 360, have for years.  I'll try one of those as well.
You're welcome, BondServant.

I used Norton for a while since it was free with Comcast, but it kept on wanting to scan too often, even when I told it not to.

Avast has a browser cleaner, software updater, and boot time scan, and it is very user friendly, so unless I find something better, it stays on all my computers.
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Re: Programs I use to clean computers of malware.
« Reply #6 on: Thu May 29, 2014 - 21:33:18 »
I generally use MSE and MalwareBytes or SuperAntiSpyware (free versions) once every few months.


Revo uninstaller to thoroughly remove programs, remnant folders and all registry entries. Revo also has a browser cleaner, and MS Office cleaner.


Admittedly, I don't clean as much as I did at one time. I do spend quite a bit of time on my Mac Pro doing video editing and on my Linux Mint laptops, no AVs on either of those platforms  ::smile::

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Re: Programs I use to clean computers of malware.
« Reply #7 on: Tue Aug 05, 2014 - 23:07:08 »
I use Avast as well.
 I added Piriform CCleaner as an optimizer. Very user friendly and they have a free version that I'm glad to call friend.  ::noworries::

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Re: Programs I use to clean computers of malware.
« Reply #8 on: Thu Aug 13, 2015 - 15:27:04 »
This list of tools is great. I too you Avast, Malwarebytes, and Spybot for the basic virus scanning.

I am an IT Professional that works with thousands of client computers and I think I have seen it all: Just to give a little credence to my agreement with tools to use for Virus protection.

 

     
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