Freeware Files: Five Apps for Advanced Virus/Malware Elimination!

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alexamica

I have been told that if I have File Extensions for my files I have to have a great antivirus program and a good registry cleaner if I want to keep my computer safe and also the things that I have on it .

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nightkiller

Terabyte Software's Image for Windows/DOS/Linux. It's reasonably priced, works well and has tools that go a long way in maintaining PC health, especially Hard Drives.

http://www.terabyteunlimited.com 

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mikeart03a

Just a good ole clean system image with all my apps installed and configged kept on an external HD with norton ghost is all I need. Mapped all my document/media folders to my home sever with a raid1 array for redundancy, scheduled backup of all game saves every week.

Just dump the image back on, run updates, sync game saves and away I go.

- mike_art03a
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nekollx

 except for you know all your non application files being erased

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justchad

now we need a how to recover from all the fracked up system files/settings and registry changes that the viruses/malware caused-Chad

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nekollx

 Comando regigistry cleaner...

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justchad

 I scan with malwarebytes, SAS, Gdata, and Panda in that order. And it's rare that I ever get a "no viruses found" from any of them. and I don't count cookies as viruses just in case anyone was wondering. And then I put the hard drive back into the original system and run em all again to clear out all the leftovers from the registry. the scanning takes for ever but it pays off in the end!

-Chad-Chad

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strykyr

I downloaded both rootrepeal and combofix.  One isn't x64 compatible and the other says incompatible OS.  Using 7 Home Premium x64.  Couldn't find anywhere on the respective sites to download different versions of them.  Tried running both with xp sp3 compatiblilty mode and ran both as admin.  No luck.

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TheMurph

That stinks.  However, RootRepeal *does* say that it's only x86 compatible when you go to download it...  :\

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strykyr

LOL....i guess I should have read it....Reading is fundamental.

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nekollx

I've found the best method is to pull the HDD, drop it in a enclosure then run Super anti Spyware and Malware Bites from a second computer on the external drive. Works like a charm 

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Keith E. Whisman

do basically the same thing but with a bootable USB Key loaded with a linux distro designed as a PC rescue system loaded with repair and recovery utilities or even something like Bart PE but for USB Key. I like USB key because it's so much easier to keep a USB key up to date.

You have to make a new CD or DVD in order to stay up to date using an optical drive. USB key is the way to go.

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Keith E. Whisman

I like Symantec Norton Internet Sucurity 2010. I've been using it since NIS 2009 when Symanten decided to make an AV suite that is actually easy on your system resources.

NIS hasn't let me down and you can get a lot of use from the 30day trial if you know what I mean.

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gendoikari1

I prefer ClamWin as my AV, cause its open source (so no nagging to upgrade to the paid version).

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Nyarlathotep

I recently helped a friend with the same infection. I rebooted into safe mode (the task manager is blocked if your not in safe mode), opened the task manager, killed all processes I didn't recognize, then installed SUPERAntiaSpyware and Avira AV free and scanned with both. The malware redirected any browser attempts to their malicious website so you will need antispyware software on a usb key or disc.

 

 

"Sheesh, It's just one man's opinion..."   -Me

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CentiZen

Just get a mac. You won't have to worry about anything like that, mac's don't get viruses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Normally when I get a virus (which has been like twice in my life) I just reformat. I can't trust a computer that's had a virus on it, cleaned or otherwise. 

 

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Keith E. Whisman

LOL.... I almost told you to go F*** OFF. Good thing I scrolled down. LOL..

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LaptopSWAT

LOL for a sec i was gonna say they got something worse  "Steve Jobs"

 

wish had combofix other day  at work were i started.. main pc hasnt have anti virus sense 05 :|  noobs..   "But i installed one??"   

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Jasker

So what fixed it?

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dtholzer

Thanks to you, i was able to fix my ol' dead computer, finally got a laptop again. A million cheers!!!

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