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« on: October 24, 2009, 02:10:05 PM »

dose anybody know how to get rid of malware I think that is how you spell it
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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2009, 02:16:46 PM »

Your anti virus program should remove it. I use McAfee.
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2009, 02:26:26 PM »

 I got rid of all my malware by using Linux.  Haven't had any since.

If you insist on using windows though,  I would save my money and not pay McAfee or Norton , instead , try Avast Antivirus. It is free download for home users and for a free registration, you can download a legit registration # that is good for two years of updates and upgrades.

In every Win machine I have used Avast on, it works as well if not better than the paid services out there.

While I personally do not have Win installed on my home computers, I do work with it still at the school I am IT admin for.  Can't totally eliminate it so have to make sure to stay up on it.

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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2009, 03:24:26 PM »

I got rid of all my malware by using Linux.  Haven't had any since.

If you insist on using windows though,  I would save my money and not pay McAfee or Norton , instead , try Avast Antivirus. It is free download for home users and for a free registration, you can download a legit registration # that is good for two years of updates and upgrades.

In every Win machine I have used Avast on, it works as well if not better than the paid services out there.

While I personally do not have Win installed on my home computers, I do work with it still at the school I am IT admin for.  Can't totally eliminate it so have to make sure to stay up on it.

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Linux would be a way to go. The free version of Avast will work to an extent but it doesn't come with a firewall. Can I ask what you used and suggest for a free firewall?
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2009, 03:33:50 PM »

I use either zone alarm or pc tools firewall plus.

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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2009, 03:44:37 PM »

will my firewall from windows xp work
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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2009, 04:08:26 PM »

the default Windows firewall is known round the globe as one of the worst ever made.  Not just bashing here.   I always disable it and use one of my own choosing.

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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2009, 03:21:33 PM »

Thank you Bigbear grin

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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2009, 04:53:03 PM »

I like to run multiple defenses.

These are FREE but Norton or McCaffee are both BETTER though cost more than many can afford.

AVG Ant-Virus Free Version available here =  http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage

Ad-Aware                         available here = http://www.lavasoft.com/single/trialpay.php  (click "continue to download Ad-Aware Free" NOT the not for free version "Ad-Aware Plus"

Spybot Search & Destroy    available here = http://download.cnet.com/Spybot-Search-amp-Destroy/3000-8022_4-10122137.html?tag=mncol

Windows Pop-Up Blocker     available on your system

Mozilla Firefox web browser  available here = http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/

    with the Firefox addon pop-up locker
                                      available here = https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/

Zone Alarms firewall           available here = http://download.cnet.com/ZoneAlarm/3000-10435_4-10039884.html

 


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« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2009, 08:07:05 AM »

NOD32 works well for me.

FYI, Norton is a virus within itself,  ask anyone who has tried to remove it evil
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« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2009, 11:28:51 AM »

I use Malwarebytes, its free and works good for me. I agree with Robo about Notron. I use to use it and did not like it at all. I also found it will try to keep other antivirus and malware programs from running on the same computer.
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« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2009, 02:23:23 PM »

Been there and done that with norton hate it angry
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« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2009, 09:58:19 PM »

Norton is a buggar with all its pop-up warnings and hoops it makes you jump through.  I hate it also and will never use it again.  But when installed and configured correctly it does a great job of protecting a computer. 
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« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2009, 12:05:38 AM »

I agree with previous posters re Norton, it's a great product for tech support people as there is a lot of work in removing broken Nortons!

A reputable free one off anti virus and malware scanner is here:
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

I haven't used Malwarebytes but have heard good reports.
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« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2009, 09:57:43 AM »

I installed linux on an old comp, but I have no idea how to use it - Ive been able to load windows programs with WINE; but I'm a long ways off from being comfortable with it. (If I could get online with the linux computer, I'd save the windows unit for school.)
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« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2009, 10:34:19 AM »

What version of Linux is it you have that doesn't offer a browser or a connection manager?

I'd be glad to help you out there.

BTW, this really should be a new thread for your post,

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« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2009, 11:38:50 AM »

I have Arklinux, I was considering trying several versions to see how they go, mint looks interesting and ubuntu (sp?) is supposed to be a good starter; I wouldn't be shy about adding them all. It's an old laptop- which I connected directly to the ethernet hub. I didn't get a protocol's helper (I wouldn't be sure how to run it anyway) and the K(something) browser didnt surf. if you want to recommend a more user friendly version, I'll take the suggestion.
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« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2009, 12:45:38 PM »

So that we don't hijack this thread from it's original topic, I will start a new one for the continued discussion.

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« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2009, 04:41:05 AM »

A good trustworthy site to get shareware programs such as anti spyware and other utilites is called majorgeeks.com

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« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2009, 07:00:59 AM »

NOD32 works well for me.

FYI, Norton is a virus within itself,  ask anyone who has tried to remove it evil

To remove norton completely, you have to download a special removal tool from norton.
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