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Old 02-21-2017, 10:46 AM   #1
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Has anyone used this and can tell me if its worthwhile? I may have something Malwarebytes and free Avast are not getting.

Thanks, I hope everyone is doing well. My neuropathy symptoms are back but are not too bad.


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Old 02-21-2017, 11:23 AM   #2
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We use Malwarebytes the professional with a small fee. We got
a virus days into this new computer... sneaked in with Adobe download. Our free version didn't catch it but the professional one did. So now we only use the pay for version here.

Another good one is Trend micro House Call. We have used it in the past, but haven't needed it recently.

We switched our Avast to AVG free version and it catches much more than Avast did.
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Old 02-21-2017, 11:45 AM   #3
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If you might be getting things while browsing online, maybe add protection onto your browser instead of the whole system.. stop /block it before it gets in..

most browsers have add-ons/extensions.. to choose from-

Firefox add ons- Privacy & Security :: Add-ons for Firefox

Chrome- 4 Best Google Chrome Extensions

Or top free anti virus - Google Search
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Old 02-21-2017, 02:16 PM   #4
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There is no difference in the pro version and free version of malwarebytes other than the pro works in the background trying to make sure you keep protected. The scans are both the same.

There is also no such thing as a perfect antivirus.

I have working on computers for 20 years and just about seen it all.
You didn't mention what operating system you are running or what browser you use?

Check your browser here
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outdated programs like adobe can be a problem

There are several cleaners you can use but I warn you that you can get in trouble when running these unless you know what you are doing and sometimes when you know what you are doing you get in trouble. Ask me

There are many malware help sites on the internet that can help you and I highly suggest you post there instead of here. google bleeping computers and smartest computing and you will see malware forums to post to.
To become an expert in removing malware it takes lots of know how and patience. Again ask me how I know Cheers
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The paid version of Malwarebytes works well for me.

There are a couple of other applications that you could consider.

Adblock Pro (freeware, available as an extension for most browsers) blocks ads, including irritating pop-ups.

The free version of CCleaner (CCleaner - The world's most popular PC cleaner & optimization tool - Piriform) does a good job of removing temporary/cached files. It is also good for deleting unwanted programs.

I run CCleaner every couple of weeks - it usually gets rid of 1-2 GB of temporary/cached files.

Note that it will remove passwords stored in those files so make sure that you know all of your passwords before running it.

Most trusted password-sensitive sites (like NT) allow you to select "Remember Me" or similar which means that logging on after running CCleaner is easy.
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A mix of various tools -

Free Antivirus Protection - Download Antivirus Software - Trend Micro USA
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Windows 10 comes with antivirus already. Windows Defender. I see computers all the time with antivirus they pay for when Windows Defender comes loaded in the operating system.

Use only one antivirus. Just do a search in the search bar for Windows Defender and you will see it. You will have to remove what other antivirus you have already in order for it to work. It is basic but they really all are.

Why pay for something that you already have for free when using Windows 10.

Use the Firefox browser and there is an add-on built in for adds called uBlock. Firefox is a much safer browser. I only make suggestions because I do this everyday. Take it or leave it
TFC Cleaner from old timer is a cleaner I also use. Googe it, safe web site to download is bleeping computers. It will clean the temp files. I also use ccleaner and have for years but TFC will rid you of things that might be left over after cleaning a computer where ccleaner will not do that. There is a difference in temp files and temporary internet files Cheers.

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Has anyone used this and can tell me if its worthwhile? I may have something Malwarebytes and free Avast are not getting.

Thanks, I hope everyone is doing well. My neuropathy symptoms are back but are not too bad.


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Any luck cleaning up the problem?
I did use superantispyware back when I had windows..
The last 4 ys back when I had win XP I did decide to buy a security suite (Zone Alarm at the time) it worked well, only had notices 3 times when I blocked/caught something..
The Best Antivirus Protection of 217 | PCMag.com

And are you pretty sure it is malware vs a hard ware or software problem..
Sometimes it is hard to tell.. but if you run multiple brand scans (one at a time) and they come up clean , it might be hardware or software..
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Zygopetalum, this is just a guess but did your computer problems start shortly after you downloaded some new software?

If so, you might have got a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). PUPs are bundled with software created by unethical people. PUPs are not malware but they can include spyware, adware and browser hijackers.

If you think that this applies to you then Malwarebytes can usually get rid of them.
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This is so timely. I just had an issue with Malware this morning and the information is most useful to me.
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