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    Removing malware help

    Post  izzi on Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:40 am

    Computer illiterate me trying to help a computer retard friend remove a 'security suite' malware program.

    Will the windows malicious software removal tool be of any use?

    Malwarebytes Anti Malware sounds useful but will the it be able to run? The malware on the computer seems to be blocking a lot of programs.

    It all gets a bit scary after that, things like having to manually delete files or renaming Malwarebytes upon downloading.
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    Re: Removing malware help

    Post  izzi on Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:58 am

    Awww, stop with the looking and not posting....even a virtual hug would help at this point Laughing
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    Re: Removing malware help

    Post  83T'na on Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:58 am

    izzi wrote:Computer illiterate me trying to help a computer retard friend remove a 'security suite' malware program.

    Will the windows malicious software removal tool be of any use?

    Malwarebytes Anti Malware sounds useful but will the it be able to run? The malware on the computer seems to be blocking a lot of programs.

    It all gets a bit scary after that, things like having to manually delete files or renaming Malwarebytes upon downloading.

    Surprised Do NOT delete anything until you have expert advice.

    A friend of mine cleaned off her whole hard drive following instructions from a free site and hubby had nightmares trying to recover her data and programs.

    Sorry, I can't help. I'm like your friend - totally off the scale as far as naive goes.


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    Re: Removing malware help

    Post  Psalter on Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:59 am

    I haven't used the windows pre-packaged shit. I have no idea if it works... give it a crack.

    I use AVAST as my one-stop computer protection tool. You could download the .exe file and put it on a flash-drive and then install it to your friend's computer that way.

    At the risk of asking a really stupid question; you have tried a system-restore right?

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    Re: Removing malware help

    Post  ydekm on Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:59 am

    Google "Advanced System Care" and download.
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    Re: Removing malware help

    Post  Psalter on Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:07 am

    My brother in law had malware on his computer that changed everything to porn.

    Was awesome, cut down a lot of wasted time.
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    Re: Removing malware help

    Post  izzi on Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:11 am

    Re the system-restore. I am doing all this over the phone so I am a bit unsure of whats happening. He says there are no restore points to restore to.

    I don't really know why I am bothering to wipe up the mess from this ( bad porn downloading joke)but I guess it's a good learning experience for me. I will google both your suggestions and have a read, thanks.
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    Re: Removing malware help

    Post  izzi on Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:12 am

    Haha Psalter, maybe I should leave it how it is and hope the porn gods do that for him too since that's where he got it from.

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    Re: Removing malware help

    Post  ydekm on Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:13 am

    ASC is the best free spyware/system maintenance tool I've found so far.

    I used to be an AVG/Spybot user.
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    Re: Removing malware help

    Post  Psalter on Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:17 am

    Fuck AVG, you may as well run norton for the resources it uses.

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    Re: Removing malware help

    Post  ydekm on Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:22 am

    Psalter wrote:Fuck AVG, you may as well run norton for the resources it uses.

    For sheezy.
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    Re: Removing malware help

    Post  ____ on Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:49 am

    I remember a neighbour once asking me if I could see what was wrong with their computer. I had a look, homepage had been changed to a porn site, and basically everything redirected to more porn. He said "What's wrong with it?" and I said "Dunno, looks fine to me".
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    Re: Removing malware help

    Post  Lynz on Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:00 pm

    Psalter wrote:My brother in law had malware on his computer that changed everything to porn.

    Was awesome, cut down a lot of wasted time.

    What was it called? Smile
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    Re: Removing malware help

    Post  dabiarch on Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:36 pm

    Thanks Rach........I used to have ASC on my comp.......but when I got windows 7 I forgot the name of it so I have just put it back on
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    Re: Removing malware help

    Post  Donkeycheese on Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:37 pm

    Lynz wrote:
    Psalter wrote:My brother in law had malware on his computer that changed everything to porn.

    Was awesome, cut down a lot of wasted time.

    What was it called? Smile

    I bet it was gay porn...

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