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Top 5 Paid Anti-Malware Applications: Beginning of 2012

Question: Top 5 Paid Anti-Malware Applications: Beginning of 2012

1. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Professional
Malwarebytes tops the list once again with the professional edition of their flagship product. Unlike the free edition, the professional edition offers all the great things included in the free edition plus more. It offers real-time protection against malware and malicious websites known to the Malwarebytes database as well as automatic updating and scanning. When a executable file accesses memory, it is scanned by Malwarebytes. If malware is detected, execution is suspended and the user is alerted. The web blocking feature scans both inbound and outbound connections for known malicious IP addresses. If one is detected, Malwarebytes automatically terminates the connection and alerts the user with a simple bubble in the task bar. Incremental updates keeps Malwarebytes up-to-date quicker, allowing it to detect more malicious software. These great features are complimented by its great price. This is one of the main reasons Malwarebytes tops the list. The user pays a one time fee and recieves updates for life. This is a great compliment to any antivirus, even if you are using a free one. The only down side is that Malwarebytes can be little heavy on system resources and is not designed to run by itself.

2. Emsisoft Anti-Malware
Emsisoft's paid anti-malware product is a fantastic option for someone looking for comprehensive protection without having to buy a full internet security suite. It features both a signature based anti-malware engine as well a behavior blocker. The signature engine is powered by Ikarus, a antivirus company known for their high detection rate. Behavior blocking is operated by Mamutu, a comprehensive zero-day solution that can block even the most advanced malware. The program is a snap to navigate and use. Even behavior alerts are easy to read and understand, making the decision of what to do with the malicious file easy. The down side to this application is that is does not provide network intrusion prevention, like most anti-malware solutions.

3. Panda Global Protection 2012
Panda's top of the line product sure lives up to its title. This solution can provide comprehensive protection without bogging down your system and hogging your resources. Signature based detection is extremely impressive. Powered by Panda's collective intelligence and cloud based scanning, it can protect a user from malicious intrusions quicker than most internet security suites. The user interface is appealing to the eye and a breeze to navigate. Memory usage is impressive for an internet security package since the program uses cloud based technology. The down side to the product is that zero day protection could use a little improvement.

4. Kaspersky Internet Security 2012
Kaspersky's latest release of their internet security package puts them in the running once again. It is a vast improvement over the 2011 version. With Kaspersky's anti-malware engine the program provides all the protection that one would want or need. It includes a firewall, parental controls, and a HIPS engine. Used properly, Kaspersky can crush almost any malware that tries to intrude on your system. It can also protect your family and kids from inappropriate websites. The one down side to this solution is memory usage can a bit high.

5. VirusBuster Internet Security 2012
For the first time, VirusBuster makes the list. In the latest review, VirusBuster performed well above Malware Geek expectations. It's HIPS engine was responsive and was able to stop malware from intruding on the system. When the program did have a signature, it blocked the malware before it could damage. Not necssarily a viable option for an experienced user, it works extremely well for those who need solid protection without paying an enormous price. The one down side to this application is that is does need work on signature based malware detection and can be a bit hard to set up when first using the program.

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I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Is it worth it? I have the free version, but would love that real-time protection. Is it better than Windows Defender for Windows 7??

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Answer:Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Paid Version

I recommend taking advantage of the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Protection Module which uses advanced heuristic scanning technology to monitor your system and provide real-time protection to prevent the installation of most new malware. This technology monitors every process and stops malicious processes before they can infect your computer. Enabling the Protection Module feature requires reqistration and purchase of a license key that includes free lifetime upgrades and support. After activation, Malwarebytes can be set to update itself and schedule scans automatically on a daily basis. The Protection Module is not intrusive as it utilizes few system resources and should not conflict with other scanners or anti-virus programs.

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I have been a fan of Kaspersky for like 5 years now, have their products installed on 4 different devices currently and they have never failed me to date. But, even traditional AV' s cannot detect everything with their behavior-based technology, I was looking for 2 freeware programs to complement my KIS[Kaspersky internet security] on my windows 10 pc. After a lot of poking and snooping around the IOT's , I finally came upon a nice malware remover tool known as SuperAntiSpyware :- https://www.superantispyware.com/ and Zonealarm's free firewall solution :- https://www.zonealarm.com/software/free-firewall/ .I just wanted to know whether using these applications with my traditional AV would bog down my system resources considerably or not, as I currently have 8 gigs of ram, will it be a problem? . I hope I do not sound paranoid, but traditional AV's with their signature-based detection were long touted to be dead against 0 day exploits and what not, I guess practicing safe browsing and tightening your security with multiple applications and browser extensions such as ublock origin,disconnect,noscript,etc is the only way to go
 

Answer:Companion anti-malware+firewall to complement paid AV

Windows 10 can have issues with updates/upgrades when a third-party antivirus app is installed, so I stick with its built-in Windows Defender Antivirus app.

I also use Malwarebytes AdwCleaner and SUPERAntiSpyware (both free) every 7 - 14 days to scan for and remove any threats they may find.

I've never used Kaspersky, so I can't comment on it.

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Windows Defender along with Vista's UAC do a great job and keeping your computer protected from Spyware. However should you feel the need or if your computer does get infested by spyware which Defender may or may not be able to remove, you may feel the need for an additional 3rd Party Anti-Spy !
WinVistaClub, a Microsoft Featured Community, in association with Emsi Software GmbH is currently offering the PAID Version Of A-Squared Anti Malware absolutely FREE ! If you wish to know the details, click HERE.

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I got in touch with a buddy of mine who is a comp tech with a large corporation and explained to him what my computer was doing and all and he told me I needed to get onto another computer and dl rkill and malwarebytes and use a thumb to run on the infected computer (this one I am writing from). While I was searching for them, I found your walkthrough and followed it and was able to get my computer back. After I got it back, Malwarebytes found 7 items and removed them, I ran it again after reboot, and it found 2 more... I was unable to get automatic updates to turn back on. So I went to windows update and tried to update manually... it errored out on me. So I contacted microsoft and they emailed me back with a list of solutions listed below. I did the first one and was able to turn auto update back on and go to windows update and update the computer. But I still have issues... some sites will not open, and I downloaded Security Essentials and it errors out when I try to update its definitions. I emailed the tech at microsoft back about it, but I am not sure if they will help in this or not because all the tech suppost they provide is for windows update issues... so if you have any tweaks or whatever to help me get my complete computer back, I would be most grateful. Thanks.Here is the fixes the MS Tech sent me. the AU.INF fixed my Auto Update and Windows Update issues.This error can be caused by one of the following factors:



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Answer:XP ANTI-MALWARE 2012

System manufacturer and model?I guess that I have to wonder...how you can assert that the system is no longer infected.I would suggest posting in the Am I Infected forum...once cleared there, I would do either a repair install of XP (my preference) or try running the sfc /scannow command.That approach eliminates malware first, then Windows as possible culprits.Louis

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i followed the instructions completely and everything works fine now. but when i ran the virus scan at the end of the guide it didn't find the viruses. any help?

Answer:Win 7 anti malware 2012 virus

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I am working in Safe mode & I ran the Malwarebytes anti malware as the prep suggested. It did find problems & removed them. When I go to regular mode it does not allow me to run exe files, asks what program I want to use to open exe files. I am assuming there is a root key problem not that was changed with the malware I had. I have gone back to the safe mode. I would like to know how to fix this new continuing problem. I will attach all logs for what I have done so far.

As I am operating in Safe mode I cannot see the whole screen, sometimes there are buttons on the screen that I cannot see. I ran the GMER but I do not see the ARK file I am supposed to attach. I hope I have provided enough information. Thanks for your help!!! Have a Merry Christmas.

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by Administrator at 21:17:30 on 2011-12-22
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1919.1489 [GMT -7:00]
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Answer:Malware XP Anti Spyware 2012

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Since we've been getting so many question about free anti-malware applications, I though I'd start one thread to find them.

Anti-Virus

AVG Free Edition (free anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-rootkit)

avast! 4 Home Edition
Online Anti-Virus Sites

Panda ActiveScan

Trend Micro HouseCall
Firewall

ZoneAlarm

Kerio Personal Firewall
Anti-Spyware/Other

Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE Personal

Spybot - Search & Destroy

SpywareBlaster

Five Things to Do to Protect Yourself

http://techguylabs.com/radio/ShowNotes/Show319#toc3

1. Donít open email attachments; even if itís from someone you know. If you do get something from someone you know, make sure that they really sent it to you.

2. Donít click links in email. That link could lead you to a phishing site, or the link may lead you to install malicious software. Copy and paste links instead. You can avoid this if you disable HTML email. Use plain text email.

3. Donít download files from places you arenít absolutely sure are safe. Stick with the well known sites.

4. Update regularly! There are problems with software that occur. If thereís a patch out, you better apply it. Even MySpace can infect you. There was once a banner ad that had malicious code that took advantage of an Internet Explorer flaw that Microsoft had already patched. However, over a million people still got infected.

5. It is absolutely necessary to have a firewall. The best firewall is a hardware firewall: your router. It keeps your sy... Read more

Answer:Look Here First: Anti-Malware Applications

Already have in the most appropriate place

http://forums.techguy.org/security/110854-security-help-tools.html
 

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At the end of last year, our information-analytical center conducted a test firewalls to protect against internal attacks . However, for the sake of completeness, we believe that it is necessary to conduct some additional tests to a comprehensive understanding of the possibilities of different firewalls. One of the key here, in our view, is a unit testing, IDS / IPS (Intrusion Detection System, Intrusion Prevention System - System Intrusion Detection and Prevention) to be protected from external attacks on vulnerable applications.

The fact is that at the moment personal firewall in the classic sense of the word no longer exists. For effective protection, it includes a module IDS / IPS. If it works effectively, it does not matter what the opening of a protocol or port, as external attack would still be detected and eliminated by this module.

The main objective of IDS / IPS - a reflection of network attacks. Under attack, the network is understood to attack a computer, performed remotely by an attacker or malicious code. Such attacks can be made from the Internet or local network to gain control of the target system, unauthorized access to data or the output of the system out of action for a certain period of time. Most external network attacks rely on vulnerabilities of operating systems, installed applications, protocols or their implementations.

The purpose of this test - to show the ability of IDS / IPS to withstand external attacks on vulnerabilities in the operating sy... Read more

Answer:IDS/IPS Test (June 2012) by Anti-Malware.ru

Russian lab telling than KIS is first ...OA the worse one...
 

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Hi there,

First things first, thanks to those who take the time to read and respond to these posts. For the past several hours, I've been poring over the Internet, reading up on the so-called "Vista Anti-Spyware 2012" malware, which my laptop is infected with. I've tried numerous fixes, including those described on this website, but the malware is killing every malware-removal application that I run. I've already tried to download various registry fixes, to run RKill, and then to install (using a renamed executable), but nothing is working. Strangely, I am still able to use my browser and to run most applications, though I have noticed that all of my web searches are being routed through "100ksearches.com." At any rate, I would welcome and appreciate any insight that you can provide (though please bear in mind that I cannot post HiJack This log files, since the malware is killing the application).

Regards,
Paul

Answer:Vista "Anti-Spyware 2012" Rogue Malware

Hello, I moved this to The Am I Infected forum for now. You did not post the required logs for that area.Please follow our Removal Guide here Vista Antivirus 2012 [/url] .After reading how the malware is misleading you ...You will move to the Automated Removal InstructionsAfter you completed that, post your scan log here,let me know how things are.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.

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Now that Windows Defender Offline has RTM'd and changes in nomenclature, I updated the popular "Understanding Microsoft Anti-Malware Software" to add additional Q&A's and reflect the changes since last year. Understanding Microsoft Anti-Malware Software 2012
Apologies for the link but it is much too long for posting here.

Answer:Understanding Microsoft Anti-Malware Software (2012)

Yes, I did read your post yesterday - and it sure is a must-read. Learned something new there ....

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Hello,A moderator on another board has already walked me through how to deal with the Vista Anti-Spyware rogue malware, but I just want to be sure that it has been entirely flushed out. Topic referenced is here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic411056.html ~ OB I used a combination of MBAM, SAS, and TDSSkiller, but, even after scanning with Avast and assorted other anti-virus programs and finding nothing, I just want to confirm that the machine is clean and safe to use. I was asked to post DDS and GMER log files here, and I would be very grateful if a moderator could review them and let me know one way or the other. Thanks again, and please let me know if you need any other info.***DDS***.DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSx86 Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26Run by Paul at 22:40:50 on 2011-07-26Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.2.1033.18.2037.955 [GMT -4:00].AV: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}SP: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcsC:\... Read more

Answer:"Vista Anti-Spyware 2012" Rogue Malware

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I would appreciate assistance in evaluating what I should do: Ad-Aware reports Win32TrojanHarnig in several files on my hard drive (emmon.exe, which is a file in the Pinnacle PCTV software directory, and several .exe files in the hidden C:\System Volume Information\_restore directory). On the other hand, Panda Internet Security 2010 does not identify any problems. I am afraid that I if I follow Ad-Aware and quarantine the files I may cause a possibly unnecessary malfunction of my PC. Any ideas? Thanks in advance...
 

Answer:Conflict in diagnosis between anti-malware applications

Ad-aware is notorious for giving false positive. You would be better off uninstalling it and installing both SAS and MBAM.....the other files, in system restore, can only be removed if you toggle system restore ( disable it ) and reboot. Then re-enable system restore.
 

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I realised this evening that I had been infected with a Google redirect virus. I have AVG and Malwarebytes reali time protection running on my machine but neither was detecting anything. So, I came to bleeping computer and was going through the steps to compile logs before posting a topic. When I got to the last stage of the gmer log the computer refused to save the file and started giving me errors on anything I attempted to open or run. I had to go to my son's computer to post this topic as I can't get online on my machine now. The computer is also not recognizing the USB port I attempted to use to reload malwarebytes on my machine. I am at a total loss as to what to do now. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Google Redirect won't let me run any anti-malware applications

I restarted my computer hoping that I wouldn't end up with it not booting and luckily it booted up. I was able to run the gmer application fully and save the log, so I will attach it as well as the logs from the dds application to this reply. It is allowing me to run malwarebytes now, but so far has still found nothing - the scan is not done yet though.

The scan finally finished and showed no infections found. My printer (which had stopped working earlier when the computer went completely psycho) is now functioning, but google is still being redirected. I am going to also attach the hijack this log that I just did, in case its of any help.

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Hi,I'm posting here in the right place now, hopefully.I followed all the advice on scans and backups etc.I tried to follow the Prep Guide and use the DDS tool but it would only show the screen prompts and not run.I have, therefore, run RSIT and attach the findings below.My problems include:* AVG8.5 won't update - either tells me can't connect to update server, or access is forbidden.I have to download the updates from the website manually.* Just noticed (today) that Ad-Aware won't update. I normally do it manually about once a week but the button on "definitions status" for "update" is now greyed out.* Regedit won't run.Just clears desktop icons for a couple of seconds and then returns everything to normal as if nothing had happened.* I did try to restore a registry using Regcure and nothing happened there either.* System Restore stopped working too, although did seem to work in Safe Mode last time tried.*On occasions, I seem to get some weird slowing down when I click after a Google search - occasionally being referred to wrong sites. and sometimes it just hangs and doesn't find any site.* Some of the Google-found links appear to have a thicker underscore on the name of the link.Sometimes, when you click on your first-choice link it seems to refer to other sites, trying to get you to load anti-virus stuff? *Occasionally the text input from keyboard is delayed also.This is the result of using RSIT:****************Logfile of random's system information tool... Read more

Answer:Malware? Can't run some applications or update anti-virus

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow t... Read more

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can some one plaese help me with this. im running windows 7., i guess if i have to i will reinstall windows but i hate to do that.
 

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Recently my computer has been infected with a substantial malware problem. I'm running windows 10 home on a laptop for school. It is a 64 bit system, but any other specs I can provide if needed. It has trashed my registry it seems, attached itself to the dnsapi.dll file rendering some installs and programs to not run at all or crash (including Malwarebytes, AVG, and school related programs), and also has blocked all of my internet access to most applications/web browsers except microsoft edge. I'm guessing its an older type of malware/virus since I'm able to use edge still, to access the internet. Any help to rid of this burden and save my computer would be more than appreciated haha.
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:04-10-2015
Ran by Tyler Prada (administrator) on TYLER (06-10-2015 19:58:10)
Running from C:\Users\Tyler Prada\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Tyler Prada (Available Profiles: Tyler Prada)
Platform: Windows 10 Home (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: IE)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
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Answer:Malware attack: Disabled internet, Anti-Virus, Installations, Applications

Hi & to Bleeping Computer Forums!My name is Jürgen and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems. Before we move on, please read the following points carefully: My native language isn't English. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Please read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.If you have illegal/cracked software, cracks, keygens, etc. on the system, please remove or uninstall them now!Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 5 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.If I don't reply within 24 hours please PM me!Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.Step 1Start FRST with Administrator privileges.Write the following text into the Search textbox:dnsap... Read more

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When running in Standard Boot mode, The computer is abnormally slow to respond, Google search results will be redirected about 30% of the time, and popup advertisements will regularly appear. Additionally, I get an error that Malware Bytes' Anti-Malware cannot be found when I double click the icon, and apparently the same has now happened to Lavasoft's Ad-Aware. Although Spybot Search and Destroy will try to load, the status bar freezes near the end and will not boot. Last night my computer's desktop backround changed to a black image with writing on it saying that my system was infected and that I should run anti malware software to correct the issue. I wish I had a verbatim statement to type here, but I cannot view my system in Regular Boot mode anymore. The system now will load to a black screen with a cursor in Regular Boot mode, so I must now boot to Safe Mode. Although I notice that the web browser is more responsive, I still get the popup notifications, and the spyware/malware removal programs will not load. The popup ads seem to be tailored to my browsing habits, with the current ad being from Nexplore (http://www.nexplore.com/search.html#pid=aon-pop1&query=download+com&source=113120). I would have attached a log from any of the suggested online virus scanners, but they seemed to hang at around 24,000 files and would not continue to finish the scan. I hope I have been as clear as possible, but am ready and willing to help anyone who is willing to h... Read more

Answer:Unknown Infection: Browser Redirects, Unable to run anti-malware applications

Hello,My name is Syler and I will be helping you to solve your Malware issues. If you have since resolved your issues I would appreciate if youwould let me no so I can close this topic, if you still need help please let me no what issues you are still having, in your next reply.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up.Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)Please download GMER from one of the following locations, and save it to your desktop:Main MirrorThis version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)Zip MirrorThis version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop.Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs, as this process may crash your computer.Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security program drivers will not conflict with gmer's driver.Double click on Gmer to run it.Allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.You may see a rootkit warning window, If you do, click No.Untick the following boxes on the right side of the Gmer sc... Read more

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I went to install the newest update for Ad-Aware anti-data miner cookie software.

It didn't like AVG 2012 already on my computer, said it was incompatible.

Is there a way to just install the data miner cookie removal part of Ad-Aware, or is there another data miner cookie remover I can install ?

I have ccleaner on my cmoputer.

Thanks.

Answer:Ad-aware update wants me to remove AVG 2012 paid

Any replacement suggestions ? My computer is slowing down as each day goes by. No viruses no trojans, so it has to be data miner cookies.

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The best paid anti virus of 2016 ??

Answer:Best paid anti virus

There is no best. However i would recommend either ESET or Kaspersky. You can get a free trial for both.

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Hi, i am looking for the best paid antivirus. I don't really care about the cost as i am willing to pay as much as i need to to protect my computer. I have been on AV-comparatives website and apparently Avira Antivir Premium is the best. Now i want results so please tell me what you think. THX.
 

Answer:Best Paid Anti-virus

why you want to pay when you have the best antivirus in the world and it's FREE---AVAST.for years I work with AVAST and never had a single problem.and it's have this unique feature-boot time scan.so it's up to you.
 

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And perhaps other security software.

I've been doing some research, and so far it seems TrustPort is the best anti-virus out there. I've tried the trial edition, and its really lightweight (even more then Eset) and according to AV comparatives it has the highest detection rate with a low number of false positives. Only problem is that the website doesn't specify how long the license is, but my pessimist side tells me that it's only for one year which makes this product somewhat pricey.

I'd also like to try a paid spyware removal but so far i haven't found anything i like. Spysweeper seems to be the most popular choice but it was too much of a system hog for me. Superantispyware seemed to work a lot better (despite the ridiculous name), but it tends to slow my computer a lot during boot up or shutdown.

As far as firewall is concerned, right now i'm using Kerio 2.1.5 for outbound, my router for inbound, and geswall for HIPS. This setup works perfectly (and its free too boot!), but you never know, perhaps there is a paid solution out there that works even better.

Any thoughts on all this?
 

Answer:I need recomendations for paid anti-virus

it's all a waste of money.

just use MBAM+hijackthis and microsoft security essentials.

(side note, i've never used AV, and ive never gotten a virus, but i'm just damned careful)
 

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After using free anti-spyware protection for years, finally have deceided to buy some good protection, is there 1 or 2 products above all else that would be the best choice?I was thinking of buying 'ESET Nod32 Antivirus System v3.0.642' as it seems quite popular, not sure what my second choice would be, maybe 'Kaspersky Anti-Virus'?  Thoughts anyone who already uses a sharware anti-spy?

Answer:Recommended Paid Anti-Spyware

Anti-spyware and anti-virus are 2 different beasts that do different things...Clarify what you have tried in the past and what you are looking for...

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I need to get a good anti-virus program for my new Windows 8 machine. I am currently using AVG free but I am willing to purchase something else if it's better.

Can anyone recommend a good anti-virus program for Windows 8?

Thanks!

Answer:Best (Paid) Anti-Virus Program?

What's wrong with the built-in Windows Defender (which is basically MSE)?

Paid anti-virus software tends to cause more problems than they help, as well as taking up gobs of resources. It's not really necessary to go overblown on security suite apps anyways.

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I am going to change from Norton to another anti -virus software.
Have gotten responses from forum members recommending AVG, avast.
Looked at avast and they offer a paid software package in addition to their free one.
The paid one has options similar to the norton internet security I already have.
 
Does anyone have an opinion on this? I am willing to pay for the software, I just don't want to get infected like I did with the Norton version. I'm thinking the paid version will help keep me out of trouble.
 
Any thoughts?

Answer:Advantages of paid anti-virus ?

kaspersky internet security 2013 and peace of mind......
its the best i had it paid and i didnt have any problems.
if you want to go free choose comodo firewall and avg
or comodo internet security its also free and it has many great feautures that others free dont.
check this out http://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/free-internet-security.php?track=1716&key5sk1=a849845bdec660cfc150fcf0baaa791776d01811&key5sk2=&key5sk3=1361919106000&key5sk24=1716&key5sk25=1361675124000&key5sk26=1716&key5sk27=1361919147000&key6sk1=comodo+internet+security+abilities&key6sk2=CH250136497&key6sk3=7&key6sk4=el-gr&key6sk5=GR&key6sk6=0&key6sk7=Google&key6sk8=116602&key6sk9=1366768&key6sk10=true&key6sk11=28e9a5855245579345470f2e21f11013c3f3257b&key6sk12=2034&key7sk1=212314&key1sk1=ors&key1sk2=Google&key1sk3=comodo+internet+security+abilities
its your desicion but if you are going to pay you cant go wrong with kaspersky

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my anti virus is due to run out in a week,am with kas 7 at the mo,do i buy another year of kaspersky or go for a free one like avg,do u have to have a seperate firewall prog with AVG? also ,do i have to use a removal tool for kaspersky or just delete from add/remove programmes ?

Answer:paid anti virus or free one?

There is absolutely no reason to pay for any AV program with the likes of Avast and AVG being available for free.Yes, you do need a separate firewall with both Avast and AVG.

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I did a google search and it seems there are now or soon will be at least 2 security suites for Windows 7:

1. Norton Internet Security Suite 2010

2. Kaspersky Security Suite 2010

According to the reviews, it seems that both do an OK job, but still in Beta until closer to Windows 7 shipping. Just wondering what others think may be best. I am looking for REAL good, not cheap or free.

There was a good write up on the Norton Security Suite 2009 in Maximum PC recently and they said they have made good progress and it now has a much smaller memory footprint and is a lot better than before. They think 2010 will be as good or better. Does anyone know if it has a "game" mode or such where it still protects but takes the least amount of memory? I think Kaspersky has this in the 2010 suite.

Thanks for any thoughts.
 

Answer:Best Anti Virus Suite for Windows 7 that is paid for?

Why do you need a suite?

If I had to pick, I would probably get Windows Live Onecare as it outperformed both Kaspersky and Norton in the last AV-Comparatives tests.
 

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I like using paid antivirus.I've used the free trial but I always uninstall them before its runs out so I dont have to pay.I've used one in particular.How much time should you leave it before you install it again ?

Answer:Paid anti virus:how often can you use them for a free trial?

Once a trial version has expired it cannot be used again. Reinstalling it will not work.
Purchase the software or use one of the many free products.

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i am planning to purchase an avast anti virus so please suggest me which is the best avast version? avast premier or avast anti virus or avast 7 etc......
regards all friends

Answer:which is the best avast anti virus paid version?

Hi quickslvr,

I have no experience with the paid version; however, I do have a great deal of experience with their free versions, and I can tell you that the free version provides adequate protection for most individuals. I have been using the free version since Avast 4 (or maybe even earlier) and I have never been infected. The beauty of Avast is you get the warnings "before" a website can infect your PC (it blocks the download and warns you to leave the website). Right now, I'm running on the newly released Avast 8.0.1482 and it is running without issue on both of my rigs. Now, if you are interested in their paid versions, I would strongly suggest you visit their forums and browse for problems because I really don't think they have worked all of the kinks out of them yet.

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Do I need any more anti virus software as I have a licenced copy of Malwarebytes?
 

Answer:Do I require Anti Virus as well as Paid for Mailwarebytes

Yes.

http://www.bitdefender.co.uk/solutions/free.html
 

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AV-Comparatives has released a detailed report comparing the differences between free and paid antivirus software.
https://www.av-comparatives.org/free-vs-paid-2017/
Hopefully this will settle all arguments.
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU M 620 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8047 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6370, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 423953 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1411
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

I have tried to delete AVG paid 4 times and yet it is still listed in my system in the program list what do I do?
 

Answer:Solved: It won't let me delete AVG Paid anti-virus

Try using the AVG Removal tool You must select the correct tool to match the version of AVG installed and the bit rate (32 or 64bit).
 

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I am using zemana antilogger from about an year and i love it.
I specialy like the intelliguard feature that blocks unknown files from execution

I recently came through a good review of spyshelter how it protects when all the big antivirus companies fail

Should i try spyshelter premium?
Is it better then zemana ?
 

Answer:Zemana Anti-Logger Paid vs Spyshelter Premium

It depends. Zemana is kinda a set and forget application. While Spyshelter is likely to make a lot popups similar to a HIPS.

If you like the 'quietness' of Zemana, then stay with it. If you don't mind having a lot popups and want to have a lot more control, then go with Spyshelter.

You can also get a trial of Spyshelter Premium and decide for yourself if it's something you like.

Have a good day.
 

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Hello,
I just don't know where to go with this question. If anyone can help I'd appreciate it.

This morning I tried to renew my Norton anti-virus 2006 online, to upgrade to 2008. I entered credit card info but when I clicked "submit" there was an error message that indicated the transaction didn't go through.

I had to leave for work so I let it go. But this evening my bank confirms the $39.99 charge did go through. Yet the Norton window on my desktop is all red and scary and says "at risk, you need to renew, etc." Yet it also says my computer is secure and it runs scans when I click on that. (???)

I am completely confused. I don't know whether I have renewed or not. I never got a confirmation email or a product number. I tried doing the live chat support but the chat windows wouldn't load. Then I registered and created an account to post a question in the Norton forums, but it won't let me post a question. The question button is not activated or something.

I really just want my money back so I can get a different product. Does anyone know how to get hold of an actual live human being at Norton?

If I downloaded the product from the internet already -- then that means they won't give me a refund, right?
 

Answer:Norton Anti-Virus Nightmare -- paid and can't get product

It doesn't matter. Contact Norton and explain your problem. Make sure you get the transaction number from your credit card. If they refuse to honor the purchase, dispute the charge.

Courtney
 

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This program has updated and now one program I use will not work, happened this morning, got it working by windows restore back to yesterday. Get message cannot connect to server. As Avast wants to update which it has the program will not work again. This is not a commercial program from big company but a specialist one. Any ideas or suggestions on another anti virus program please. Has any one else had trouble with Avast causing programs not to open.
Thanks
Bill

Answer:Avast Paid Anti Virus latest version 8

No problem here

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Forum queries show how to just re register with the free version, but what happens if I let the paid version expire. Does it revert to free or does it stop.

I have no complaints with avast except the latest updates made it impossible (probably only hard for the tech savvy folks) to control which programs may and may not access the WWW. I really liked that ability. Also, these warnings that it is expiring are very annoying. They've irritated me.

What happens if I just let it expire? Will I have protection while I decide if I want to keep it or will I be out of luck.
I do want the ability to prevent some programs from accessing the internet.
 

Answer:Solved: What happens when paid avast anti virus expires?

I'd remove it completely with the Avast Uninstall Utility. Then install the free version of Avast.

Don't forget to enable your Windows Firewall.
 

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1. Does the paid version of Bitdefender AV remove programs without user discretion like the free version is well known to do?

2. How happy are you with the realtime protection of paid Bitdefender?

3. How happy are you with its proficiency in removing infections?

4. How much of a problem has it posed with false positive detections?

5. How much of an impact has it had on system performance? Does it go bezerk on CPU usage whenever you open your Downloads folder as Microsoft Security Essentials does?

6. How would you compare it to other anti-viruses you have had?

7. If you have had it, how would you describe your experience with the Bitdefender firewall?

8. How would you compare it to other firewalls you have had?
 

Answer:I'd like to query users of Bitdefender paid anti-virus

Hello there, when I used Bitdefender I can honestly say that I never had any problems at all, it worked great for me without any negative affects to my system. Of course I'm only speaking for me, others here may have other issues with the program, but I didn't have any.
 

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Which Paid anti-virus leave a small footprint? I'm just looking for light weight douse not pull the PC down.

Answer:Which Paid anti-virus leave a small footprint?

Repeatedly our very own quietman7 suggests ESET's NOD32 for the very reason you ask.http://www.eset.com/us/support/download/home/

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I upgraded from the free version of AVG in 2013 and again in 2014 as the free version no longer included a firewall. I am 3 months away from renewal for 2015,. I received a message from AVG about yet another upgrade, a better version for 2015, renew now. I thought I should ask the techies on Tom's guide first. Does anyone know if this will really be better? Also I am used to the graphics. The advert says it is "clearer" but I might not get on with that.I need all the help I can get as I still have Win XP, on an old HP Pavilion. I cannot upgrade to Win 8 on this old PC, for example. Therefore I think the anti-virus is important.I'd be grateful for any comments, please. I cannot afford new equipment (am retired). I do not use the PC for banking, music, games. Thanks. message edited by beetroot

Answer:Is it worth to upgrade AVG anti-virus package, paid version?

I have used the paid version of AVG for many years now, and i love it. They improved the GUI from the older versions from late 2013 and have made more and more improvements to it to date. From the many years i have used AVG what i can tell you is that my machine has become less and less infected over the years, it is not solely down to having AVG but it has helped considerably. To answer your question about will it actually be better, well i dont think it will be any worse than what you have right now, however being a beta version there may be bugs that will hinder your user experience, i personaly dont like beta version because they are still in the 'development' phase and will have many bugs. If i were you id wait until your current subsciption expires and then renew online, it only take a few minutes so you dont have to rush and renew now.

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1. Does the paid version of Bitdefender AV remove programs without user discretion like the free version is well known to do?

2. How happy are you with the realtime protection of paid Bitdefender?

3. How happy are you with its proficiency in removing infections?

4. How much of a problem has it posed with false positive detections?

5. How much of an impact has it had on system performance? Does it go bezerk on CPU usage whenever you open your Downloads folder as Microsoft Security Essentials does?

6. How would you compare it to other anti-viruses you have had?

7. If you have had it, how would you describe your experience with the Bitdefender firewall?

8. How would you compare it to other firewalls you have had?

9. How do you rate Bitdefender's support?
 

Answer:I'd like to pose questions to users of Bitdefender paid anti-virus

I wont answer the others because I dont want to stir the pot!
As for #9 >>it doesn't exist!
 

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There's a really decent assortment of free anti-virus software available on the Internet these days. Why are they free? It's a form of advertising, a way to "get in the door". Do something well, get positive reviews for it, then entice people to pay for additional features. Some free anti-virus is more obnoxious than others. Some will give you pop-up reports of the last scan results, tacking on offers to upgrade to a paid version. Others will just pop up offers at random, not in connection to any scanning activities.

OK, so if you're on a budget you've got free anti-virus installed. But if you don't need the added features offered in the paid versions, are you just as well protected for the installed functionality? The effectiveness of these programs relies on the breadth and frequency of comprehensive virus definitions, plus periodic updates to the engines for how they perform their scans. The software must know what to look for. If the free and paid versions get the same subscription updates, then they should be equally effective, right? Or... has anyone learned something to the contrary? If you can afford it, is it really best to buy your anti-virus software?

Answer:Does functionality of free anti-virus work just as well as paid versions?

The primary difference between the paid and the free is features. All have basic Anti Virus and automatic updates. The paid versions have other features such as firewalls, email protection, spam protection etc. If you scan with the free Malwarebytes and use a quality free anti virus, you have all the protection that you need. Bottom line, I do not think that any intelligent computer owner really needs the paid version if he or she uses common sense.
In some ways the paid versions are better, since they are not overloaded with features they may be faster
Free vs. Fee: Free and Paid Antivirus Programs Compared | PCWorld

From our Seven Forums
http://www.sevenforums.com/system-se...nti-virus.html

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Zemana Anti-Logger Free/Paid Updates Thread.

Similar and informative threads:
Zemana False Positive Report Thread
Beta Release - Zemana Anti-Malware 2.0 BETA

Spoiler: To Staff.
Can this thread please be stuck to the top of this sub-forum?

 

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Greetings,I've tried many and most I don't like so I am asking for some advice.Which are the best free or paid security suites? All advice is appreciated. Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Best free or paid anti virus or secutity suite

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Should I install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware beside Emsisoft Anti-Malware for extra protection? Will it slow down my computer?
 

Answer:Should I install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware beside Emsisoft Anti-Malware?

Emsisoft is more than enough by itself.
 

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Hello. I am working on a friends machine that seems to have a nasty infection. This machine is a dedicated server running Windows Server 2003 Web. Everything I am doing to it is via remote desktop which is making it a little more of a challenge. Web browsing on the server was incredibly slow when he asked me to take a look at it. I figured he was infected with something so I was going to try and install a few things on it and run a few scans, only to find that all of the sites that I found to use are blocked or disable by whatever is infecting the server. Any attempt to access an anti-virus or anti-malware website results in a message stating server cannot be found. Any other website can be accessed though.

There is an FTP server running on this machine, so I do have that availability to FTP to the server to get any file or program to it that I need to. Please just let me know what you need from me and I will get it up here as soon as I can. I am a fairly experienced user and can grasp things pretty easily. Thanks for your time, I greatly appreciate it.


Jamie

Answer:Malware Blocking all Anti-Malware/Anti Virus websites

If it doesn't block you from softpedia or download.com, the get the anti virus software from their sites instead. Hopefully it won't block them. When they are downloaded, rename the file names.

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Donna over at Calendar of Updates has posted a second test regarding the viability of free anti-malware and free anti-spyware programs - Malware Detections of Free Anti-Malware/Anti-Spyware

see Malware Detections of Free Anti-Malware/Anti-Spyware - Calendar Of Updates

For those who don't know, Donna also previously posted another test, Rogue Detections: Old, Not So Old and New Threats
see Rogue Detections (old, not so old, new threats) by malware scanners - Calendar Of Updates

Answer:Malware Detections of Free Anti-Malware/Anti-Spyware

Hi John

Looks like a fairly good test, unfortunately it's on an XP box. Do you know if they plan on running one on a Vista system, since the way that many malware works will affect it's viability on Vista systems?

Thanx for the link! Still lots of good info there for our members.

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Based on your opinions and reasoning which is the better product.
I will still be using both products regardless of the votes.
 

Answer:Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.x vs Zemana Anti-Malware 2.x (Premium only)

This is difficult. I use both as on-demand scanners. I've been using Malwarebytes for years and it's saved my butt on numerous occasions. For that simple fact alone, I'm going with Malwarebytes, but do not shy away from Zemana (in fairness to Zemana, it's a fairly new program). If anything I'd say Zemana AntiMalware feels a bit lighter, but that's really the only fault I can provide. I'll be interested to see what others think.
 

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I don't know the Difference b/w Anti-Malware & Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware.

Is ESET a Anti-Malware.

How the Users are able to Know that this antivirus can be used as Companion with any av (like CIS + EAM)
 

Answer:What is Difference b/w Anti-Malware & Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware

long time ago, in ancient ages, where computer were barely able to reach 333Mghz , they were a distinction between Virus, malwares and spywares.

Virus is a specific term that includes items that modify your files then replicate itself and jump to another computer.

Spywares were mostly items that silently collect datas and transmit them to someone; they include cookies, trojans, adwares, monitoring tools, etc...

Malwares is a most generalist term that includes all forms of malicious items such as viruses, worms , trojans horses, rootkits, spywares, etc...

at that time security softwares were design to protect only some of these categories, for example , i had to use Avast (very basic at that time , with an interface that looks like a music player ^^) alongside Spybot Search & Destroy and Adaware (both specialized against spywares)

now these terms are obsoletes since any antiviruses/malwares are similar by detecting and cleaning all of them.
 

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Hi Im new here this is my first post also my first problem

Well everything was going great no virus getting detected

I use ESET nod32, malwarebytes and SpyBot

Now my problem is that all of my protection applications wont Update

Also I can't access any protection site like Microsoft.com, Eset.com, the website of malwarebytes and Spybot
and last is that sometime (happens sometimes) computer auto shutsdown
with a timer of 60 seconds before shutdown (please save all works...)

all other applications and websites works great except for those I mentioned

HOPE u could help me if possible ASAP because I'm using my CPU for business purposes and advance thanks

sorry forgot my HJT Log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:32:38 PM, on 2/4/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\windows\system32\services.exe
C:\windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\windows\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\windows\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\I... Read more

Answer:Anti-Virus Anti-Malware and Anti-spyware not updating

Hi, welcome to TSF!

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.

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Have bad infection...need best free Anti-virus, Anti-spyware, and Anti-malware software please....

THANX

Running Windows XP
 

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Hi Im new here this is my first post also my first problem

Well everything was going great no virus getting detected

I use ESET nod32, malwarebytes and SpyBot

Now my problem is that all of my protection applications wont Update

Also I can't access any protection site like Microsoft.com, Eset.com, the website of malwarebytes and Spybot
and last is that sometime (happens sometimes) computer auto shutsdown
with a timer of 60 seconds before shutdown (please save all works...)

all other applications and websites works great except for those I mentioned

HOPE u could help me if possible ASAP because I'm using my CPU for business purposes and advance thanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:32:38 PM, on 2/4/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\windows\system32\services.exe
C:\windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\windows\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\windows\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
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I am in need of a Malware removal service that can solve difficult issues on demand.  What is your opinion of the BEST!

Answer:BEST Pro PAID Service for Malware Removal?

There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best anti-virus. Every vendor's virus lab and program scanning engine is different. Each has has its own strengths and weaknesses and they often use a mix of technologies to detect and remove malware. In many cases choosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference and what works best on a particular system. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your needs.Please read:Choosing an Anti-Virus ProgramSANS Institute Choosing Your Anti-virus SoftwareMy personal choice is ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus if choosing a paid for program as it leaves a small footprint...meaning it is not intrusive and does not utilize a lot of system resources. Emsisoft Anti-Malware is also a good choice if looking for a paid for program and so is Kaspersky Anti-virus.

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It seems pretty inexpensive.

Anyone been using it? Thoughts?

Answer:The paid version of malware bytes

Have heard the real time protection is pretty good. But can generate some pop-ups that may be confusing to some. It acts as a bit of a firewall too. It will show blocked intrusion attempts from known questionable IP`s, possibly whole Domains.This is going on second hand info from people I know who use the paid version.Hoping someone will chime in who use`s the full version.

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Hello and good morning to you all, I purchased a bran new toshiba laptop on sale from argos yesterday, which is here:http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5086689.htm
As i've already been a great fan of kaspersky for over 5 years, I knew that i would have to remove the Mccafee software that came with it, and so i used the mccafee removal tool, which seeemd to remove ALL traces of mcafee, then i isntalled the malware-bytes free edition, which i know is 100% compatible with kaspersky. I'm a Barclays customer so i get the internet security free for a year for up to 3 pcs or laptops. I thn installed the kapspersky 2012...then it highlighted that there is some incompatible software and that it will remove it but in the box it DID NOT SAY WHAT THE SOFTWARE IS!!! I then click on next and it goes to next screen and says: removing incompatible applications please wait.......
This is as far as I can go. I've used the dedicated kaspersky removal, tool and started again, same problem, and also the mccafee tool again, same problem, (about 6 times for EACH). Still no joy, and I noticed the laptop then freezes, and I have to switch it off from the power switch.
I've installed kaspersky on loadz of psc/laptops for friends and family, and I have kaspersky pure on my desktop pc, and ive NEVER come across this problem before. I have NO idea what the problem is, but I definately wanna get this sorted and install kaspersky as its a product I trust.
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Answer:Help!! Kaspersky 2012 wont install on my laptop: Keeps saying Removing incomptible applications

You could try this. Restore the laptop to factory settings, so that you have McCafee back then use this: Pc decrapifier. See if that does the trick.
I thought these days that you had to actually install the rubbish that comes with new PC's yourself, double clicking the exe file to enable installation. Obviously I am wrong. Being a builder do not have this problem with desktops and laptops I tend to completely wipe then fresh install Windows. Pain in the bum though getting a shiny new laptop and then have to go though this rubbish. Hope you get it sorted.

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I have a paid subscription to ESET NOD 32.  I don't understand why you have a separate program for malware too?  I do use Malwarebytes, and check with it every few days as well.  If the Chinese hackers, or other type of hacker uses malware on drive by internet browsing, and they also can get into government systems.  If they aren't protected fully, how can I expect to be?  Thoughts would be welcome.  I already pay for the av, and Carbonite.  Thoughts?Edit: Moved topic from Windows 8 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:why doesn't paid av programs take care of malware too?

Not all anti-virus companies have every computer infection in their definitions. Therefore its always good to get a second opinion with another security product. As anti-malware products are typically less resource intensive than a full-fledged AV program, it makes sense to utilize one of those along with an av product in order to cover all your bases.

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[topic=253487.html"]Malware byte's Anti Malware software, Malware byte's Anti Malware Not working[/topic]My google requests are being redirected to other sites. As a first step to correcting this, I started to run Malware byte's Anti Malware software. After I updated it, I started the scan when all of a sudden it stopped working. When I tried to reconnect, I got a message"Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item"I re-installed the software, updated it, and tried to run it again, and got the same message.Since then, SuperAntispyware, RootRepeal and now DDS will not work. They download okay, but then terminate during the scan, hence I don't have logs I can insert.I've backed up all my data onto an external hard drive.I'm at my wits end, but I'm happy with any assistance I can give you. Hopefully the topic link works.Here is my Win32kDiag.exe log. The next post will by my Rootrepeal drivers log.Log file is located at: C:Documents and SettingsPhilDesktopWin32kDiag.txtWARNING: Could not get backup privileges!Searching 'C:WINDOWS'...Found mount point : C:WINDOWSaddinsaddinsMount point destination : Device__max++>^Found mount point : C:WINDOWSassemblyNativeImages_v2.0.50727_32TempZAP247.tmpZAP247.tmpMount point destination : Device__max++>^Found mount point : C:WINDOWSassemblyNativeImages_v2.0.50727_32TempZAP453.tmpZAP453.tmpMount point destination : Device__... Read more

Answer:> Malware byte's Anti Malware software, Malware byte's Anti Malware Not working

Hello smartjock99,You got a Rootkit on this computer. We will need to take this cleanup in phases. You are not clean until I tell you so - even if it appears that everything is running fine!Let's begin....==========Step 1Please save this file to your desktop. Click on Start->Run, and copy-paste the following command (the bolded text) into the "Open" box, and click OK. When it's finished, there will be a log called Win32kDiag.txt on your desktop. Please open it with notepad and post the contents here. "%userprofile%\desktop\win32kdiag.exe" -f -r==========Step 2Please do this: Click on the Start button, then click on Run... In the empty "Open:" box provided, type cmd and press EnterThis will launch a Command Prompt window (looks like DOS). Copy the entire blue text below to the clipboard by highlighting all of it and pressing Ctrl+C (or after highlighting, right-click and select Copy).

copy C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386\eventlog.dll C:\ /y
In the Command Prompt window, paste the copied text by right-clicking and selecting Paste. Press Enter.When successfully, you should get this message within the Command Prompt: "1 file(s) copied"
NOTE[: If you didn't get this message, stop and tell me first. Executing The Avenger script (step #3) won't work if the file copy was not successful. Exit the Command Prompt window.==========Step 3 Warning to others reading this thread!: The Avenger i... Read more

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It is well known. It must not be running 2 anti-virus program at the same time.Question: I use Kasparsky Internet Security 2010 and it contains Anti-spyware and  Anti-Malware.Can i used with my Kasparsky Internet Security 2010 a separate  anti-spyware and Anti-Malware.programs such as ( Malwarebytes Anti-Malware   and SuperAntiSpyware )

Answer:anti-virus + Anti-spyware and Anti-Malware

One AV, one AS and one Firewall running resident.

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First of all i would like to apologize if this topic is in wrong category, or it should not even be asked on this site. And second of all, please be patience i'm a noob looking for answers So whats all about? Well i'm meeting new terms here and i have no idea what they mean and what they do. And as anyone else i wanna be safe in this era of cyber-crime. So basically i know whats a anti-virus and a anti-spyware and that they can run together. Also i heard that 2 anti-virus don't do good but 2 anti-spyware do. So what i'm asking is, what is a anti-malware? Can a anti-malware, anti-virus, and anti-spyware run together? Could you suggest some good+free of those 3? Sorry for my bad English and being such a noob

Answer:Anti-malware, Anti-virus, Anti-spyware

Florin, you might take interest in this thread, though it may be quite a bit of reading: What's the Best Anti-virus?

It is there that they discuss all kinds of different antiviruses and coupled security software. I personally only use Microsoft Security Essentials, but I have used it along with Malwarebytes for added security in the past.

Basically, you could have your system completely locked down with lots of extra security, but in some cases it becomes a hassle because of how much your computer becomes protected and overly secured. If you prefer a speedy computer over security, generally you use less security software, but if it is the other way around, you will want beefier security software which may slow things down slightly. That link I've provided will have most everything you will need.

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One of the posts said it is a bad HD but this is 2 months old and worked fine and works fine when I load UBUNTU, ZORIN, and even a Microsoft 8.1 ISO but not the 75.00 4 disc recovery and Install discs I paid HP that should of been included in the original purchase. I put disc one in and it goes to 30 percent then I get REDUCERCopy File FailsFrom E:\Preload\BASE5.SWMto  C:\RM|IMAGE|BASE5.SWM Again I can CD load UBUNTU ZORIN or Microsoft 8.1 ISO from Microsoft site BUT I loose all the things I paid HP for such as my Finger Print Reader. I feel like I got FLEECED twice but HP.    Help PLease

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Question: Anti Virus 2012

I downloaded and ran the programs to remove the virus, all went well.
After finishing I rebooted, now all of my desktop icons when I click to run them they ask for a program to run them. I can right click and run as, but that is irritating.

How can I fix this

Answer:Anti Virus 2012

Hello, moved to the Am I Infected forum.Need to know the Operating System.

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hi, I followed the instructions in read and run me first. I had to run the portable version of superspyware and after it found everything and deleted/quarantined it now all of my executables will not run. Scary. Please help.

Just to clarify it acts just like when a file type is not associated with anything.
 

Answer:xp anti spy ware 2012

Welcome to Major Geeks!





Collecemall said:





hi, I followed the instructions in read and run me first.Click to expand...

You need to attach the logs we requested.


Try the below.

Download the below file to your Desktop. Once saved on your Desktop, Right click on it and select Install

EXEfix

Then see if you can run EXE files.
 

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Anyone looking for a BRAND NEW challenge??

Hi, I'm Bethy. I'm new but I know just enough about this stuff to probably be dangerous... I literally took my brand new Alienware desktop out of the box four days ago. I have no idea how, but in the process of installing antivirus software I managed to find a first run virus- Virustotal first identified it on March 7th at 8pm.
Have been working with the Mbam team since Sat. to try to remove it but despite writing code scripts for me, we still haven't fixed it. The nasty files appear to be:
C:\WINDOWS\wine.exe
and
C:\Program Files(x86)\standing\minor.exe

Basically, it starts a proxy server that doesn't show up in the regedit and loops back despite all attempts to remove it. I've got 6 FRST logs from various attempts Mbam'ers have tried and innumerable scans with various programs but at this point we know it's a completely new creature and we know mbam, Avira, Hitman Pro, Kaspersky TDSS, MBAR, and Zemana do NOT remove it and only Zemana even detects the proxy server- however deleting and repairing does nothing - it just re-installs within 10 seconds. The net result of this is that I only have internet access for approximately 20-30 seconds at a time and that ALL of my USB ports, optical drive etc- anything to transfer files (EG like to download Respawn and factory reset-if that would even work) is not an option... for some reason, about every 10th attempt I CAN get it to recognize a thumb dr... Read more

Answer:Paid Help, Please?? Brand New Virus/malware- Mbam Team Struggling-need Help

Note: While we appreciate that you very likely posted at multiple forums in order to ensure a response, in the future please do not cross-post. Resources that help perform malware removal are very precious and very limited, and cross-posting only serves to tie up the time of multiple helpers who could be using that time to help someone else who also has problems.

In the future - choose one forum and stick with that one until they've resolved your problem.Click to expand...


 

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can anyone please enlighten me as to how effective is smadav compared with other anti-viruses like free versions such as: MSE, AVIRA, AVAST, etc...

hoping to hear from anyone soon.

best regards and God Bless.

Answer:smadav 2012 vs other anti-viuses

what is SMADAV 2012? Antivirus?

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I got a Win7 Anti Virus 2012 on my computer and it says to install the anti virus software now. It is confirmed that this IS the virus....I did not purchase this but I did do their scan even though I also ran my Avast anti virus scan and it said there was no compromised files. However, I cant get on Internet Explorer when I try to open it the Win7 opens us and says there are 29 threats have been found and that I need to purchase this program. I dont know if I actually have the virus or not....I am guessing I do since I cant open the internet....My question is what antispyware program should I use to uninstall this....there is nothing listed for Win 7 2012....Thanks PselkeyEdit: Moved topic from Win 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:Win7 Anti Virus 2012

Take a look here: Remove Win 7 Antispyware 2012 and Vista Antivirus 2012 name changing rogue (Uninstall Guide) This rogue malware goes by a dozen plus names including the one you have.

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I have the vista antivirus 2012 virus and it is DRIVING ME INSANE. I figured out how to input a fake registration key so it would stop doing pop ups and let me have internet back, but it still redirects all of my pages and full on stops any programs I have or downloaded in attempts to delete it. It KNOWS and I am going CRAZY.I got rid of it a month ago when I brought it into the computer guys, but I don't have another 100$ to do it again!Please help, I am kind of computer challenged :(I used to have Microsoft Security Essentials until this thing destroyed it

Answer:Vista anti virus 2012

I have tried doing this post:Now, download iExplore.exe, which is a renamed copy of RKill:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...[If the file does not download, paste the following, >without the brackets<, in the address bar of your browser:[http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/anti-virus/rkill]Save the file to the Desktop, and double-click on it.Ignore any messages, and allow the file to run until the command window closes.Without a reboot, download Malwarebytes? Anti-Malware (black button with green and white icon) Save to the Desktop:http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebyt...Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.Run Malwarfebytes? AntiMalware and update the program.Once updated, select Perform Full Scan and click the scan button.When the scan finishes, click OK in the message box, and you will see the results of the scan.Click the Remove Selected button to get rid of the malware.When Malwarebytes finishes, you may be prompted to reboot. If so, reboot.Please post the >Malwarebytes log< in your reply so we can see where we are at, and plan any additional removal strategy.~~~~Retired - Doin' Dis, Dat, and slapping malware.But get stuck on malwayre bytes or whatever since it won't finish a scan. 3 seconds in it closes

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I just got a virus called vista anti-virus 2012. I tried to use the spyware asylum link but the virus isn't allowing me to download the software so that I can post a log. Anyone know what I can do to get rid of it?

Answer:vista anti-virus 2012

Reinstall Windows? :P

Can't you download it on another system and just put it on a USB flash drive?

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Ok, I know that this is a fake anti virus program but how do you remove it? I have started my computer in safe mode and ran four security/malware removers (MS security essentials, Malwarebytes, Ad-Aware, Spy Bot search and destroy) then i cleaned the computer and restarted normally. only one problem, it was still there... how do i remove this virus?
Firefox AND IE9 prompt me to get this antivirus program and if you click ANYWHERE it is an automatic YES button and it installs in the backround while you are browsing the web!!!
Any help would be greatly appriciated.

Answer:Vista Anti Virus 2012???

Hello FORDSVTPARTS and welcome to the forums

As much as I would love to help you remove this infection, I am currently doing a malware removal course and I am not allowed to assist with malware removal during my studying.

Just to help speed things up, I would recommend that you post all of the logs of the things you've scanned your computer with (AV software, malwarebytes and any online scanners, such as the ESET Online Scanner). This will help others understand your problem better and will hopefully allow us to clean you up faster

I would also suggest that you clear out your temp files:

Download TFC (By OldTimer), to your desktop.Save any open documents, then close any active programs/windowsRight click on the file, and select Run As AdministratorWhen it opens, click Start to being the processA reboot is required upon completion of this, if this is not done by TFC then do so manually

I'm sorry I cannot be of further assistance to you, but rules are rules Have you tried any removal tools?

Tom

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The 2012 version of AVG free anti-virus is now available for download direct from AVG or via update if you already use the 2011 version.

Answer:AVG Anti-virus Free 2012.

Maybe buy it.
http://store.v3.co.uk/p24696-avganti-virus2012_1-pc

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Believe I've been infected with the new 2012 XP Ait Virus worm. Rebooted and ran Rkill at startup to stop the malware.
DDS log below and Attach Txt file is attached.
I've tried twice to run the GMER scan - both times the scan took over 13 hours, (yes, I said 13 hours)...and both times my pc froze upon completion, (even the mouse and keyboard). I made sure the IAT/EAT was unchecked, as well as SHOW ALL and all other drives except for C. (Actually, the C drive was the only one listed.)
What next ?

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_23
Run by Michael Scott at 19:53:37 on 2012-01-14
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.548 [GMT -5:00]
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
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Answer:Infected with 2012 XP Anti Virus

Hello and Welcome to the forums!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.You can download Combofix from one of these links.Link 1Link 2Link 31. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the runn... Read more

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Earlier this week I became infected with XP Anti-Virus 2012. I believed I was successful in removing it, but I was still getting redirects. I checked Task Manager and noticed a process ping.exe, which I have never seen before. I ran Malwarebytes and I no longer notice it running, but now I am unable to update Microsoft Security Essentials and the machine still seems to be running sluggishly. I just want to be sure I am no longer infected. Any help would be appreciated.

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_29
Run by Jose at 0:44:23 on 2011-12-14
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1406.556 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* post:251735799
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* post:251735788
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
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Answer:I became infected with XP Anti-Virus 2012

Hello and Welcome to the forums!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.You can download Combofix from one of these links.Link 1Link 2Link 31. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the runn... Read more

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I had the System Fix virus and believe I have cleared that up using the tools posted on Bleeping Computer- ?Thank You?; except there is a file in my Program files called System Fix with an Uninstall program in there and a desktop shortcut that says System Fix. I don?t know how to get rid of it. I don?t want to click onto Uninstall in case it just will load the virus again. But?.

Once I had the System Fix virus to stop taking over my laptop with false security messages, I was searched Google for reviews for better virus protection software and when I clicked into one, I believe I infected my laptop with the XP Anti-Virus 2012 when I clicked onto the hyperlink for a software review.

I have tried the virus fix recommendations on Bleeping Computer for XP Anti-Virus 2012 but I haven't been able to fix it or some part of it is still there. I can?t get online on the laptop so I will check in from my desktop computer for any responses.

Can you please help?

[email protected]

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Hi,

I have a windows vista home basic with vista anti-virus 2012. I have tried using the removal guide here--FixNCR.reg will download but is being blocked. It's also blocked if transferred from a flash drive. Rkill has the same problem (the renamed version "iExplore") and MBAM started to run and was blocked and now won't run at all.

Thank you so much,
nsweeney

Answer:Vista Anti-Virus 2012

Hi nsweeney, to BleepingComputer! Sorry for the delay. Let's try rebooting into Safe Mode.This can be done tapping the F8 key as soon as you start your computerYou will be brought to a menu with several options. Press the down arrow key on your keyboard until Safe Mode with Networking is selected. Press Enter. Please see here for additional details. Once in Safe Mode with Networking, download Rkill (renamed iExplore.exe)Run Rkill (renamed iExplore.exe).Please be patient while the Rkill looks for various malware programs and ends them. When it has finished, the black window will automatically close and you can continue with the next step. If it appears like Rkill did not stop the malware from running, please try running RKill again until the malware is no longer running. If you continue having problems running RKill, you can download the other renamed versions of RKill from the rkill download page. All of the files are renamed copies of RKill, which you can try instead. Please note that the download page will open in a new browser window or tab.Do not reboot your computer after running RKill as the malware programs will start again! As this infection is known to be bundled with the TDSS rootkit infection, you should also run a program that can be used to scan for this infection. Please follow the steps in the following guide:How to remove Google Redirects or the TDSS, TDL3, or Alureon rootkit using TDSSKillerIf after running TDSSKiller, you are still unable to u... Read more

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Hey everyone, I am currently looking for an Internet security suite that best suits the following criteria in order of preference:

1- a very high detection rate
2- real time protection or whatever preventing malware from infecting my system is called.
3- user friendly
4- light on system resources.

I've been trying out NIS 2009 for a while and it's rather pretty nice with a decent detection rate. NIS 2009, KIS 2010 and ESET are the obvious choices from what I have gathered.

Please chip in. Thank you.

Answer:Best Internet Security Suite - Paid or Non Paid

I am biased I suppose, having used Comodo products to safeguard my PC for years now without any major faults found but you won't get better than the latest version of Comodo CIS and it is free. Here are a couple of reviews of it and there has just been an update to the version reviewd which in my view is even better than said version. Good luck.http://www.matousec.com/projects/proactive...roducts-ratingshttp://malwareresearchgroup.com/?p=1115

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I removed the malware with MalwareBytes. I have lost my Windows Defender and Firewall.

I get the following message: Specified service does not exist as an installed service. error 0x80070424

Did I remove the problem entirely and how can I repair my Window 7.

Thank you

Answer:Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012 - Removed with MalwareBytes

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the post and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Please note that I am not a member of the Malware Removal Team and will not be assisting you in removing the infection. I'm simply helping you to post the information they need in order to assist you.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.Orange Blossom

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My desktop uses Windows XP service pack 3 and it was hit with the Windows Recovery Virus back in March of this year. I looked up removal guides and ended up downloading and using Malware to delete the virus or so I think. It was no longer blasting my screen with fake alerts but all of my programs and files were hidden and no matter how many times I did the steps to unhide my files nothing changed.

Earlier today I was blasted with pop ups from XP Anti Spyware 2012 and it was doing basically the same thing as Windows Recovery. I did not download, register, or buy into it, I knew it was a virus right away. I am currently running my computer in safe mode because the virus and the residual effects from the first virus prevent me from using any of the virus removal programs like Malware.

I did read the guideline posts like I was instructed to but because I am handicapped by the first virus I am unsure just where I should start. I would greatly appreciate any help!
 

Answer:Got hit with Windows Recovery and now Anti Spyware 2012

Hi! Welcome to Major Geeks!

Can you please go into more detail on what happens when you try programs like SUPERAntiSpyware, MalwareBytes, ComboFix?

Do the programs not launch at all after you attempt to open it?
Do you get some type of error message after you attempt to open it?

Are you still having issues with seeing your Desktop Icons, Start Menu, Program Files, etc?
Is this why you can't run any programs?
 

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Have used Norton 2012 anti virus this past year and had problems with it. Needed to be re installed various times and did not stop the BSOD. Am willing to pay for anti virus software, just don't know what would be better than norton. Also, reviews of 2013 norton anti virus have not been encouraging. Any advise ???

Answer:replacing norton anti virus 2012

Theere is no need to pay for an AV program...there are reliable alternatives.

Three that come to mind...Avast Free, Avira Free, Microsoft Security Essentials.

You can find more information in the forum I am moving your topic to, AV, Firewall, etc.

Louis

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Hi, I seem to be hit pretty hard with the win7 2012 virus. After it first appeared, I followed the steps of the following guide:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-win-7-antispyware-2012

However, I've had to repeat this procedure for the last three days, with the same exact results. Every day at around 4:30, a pop-up for an Adobe Flash Player update appears, which I cannot close out of (it will just reappear again). Afterwards, win7 starts running and disables my other anti-virus programs. Malware Bytes will clean my machine after I run the scan in safe-mode, but I have to repeat the process every day, so something must still be there.

Here is my DDS log, (64-bit system)

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by Greg at 17:17:54 on 2011-12-19
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4095.1865 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\... Read more

Answer:Win7 anti-virus 2012 infection

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My PC got infected with XP 2012 antivirus security.This website guided me thru how to remove it.I followed the instructions,run FixNCR, Rkill, then run MBAM. MBAM will run for few minutes and while scanning shows that 4 objects were found and suddenly reboot the PC. I simply cannot get past initial few minutes to complete the MBAM scan. Can someone help? Please?JaiEdit: Moved topic from AntiVirus, Firewall and Privacy Products and Protection Methods to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:XP 2012 Anti virus security alert

Download SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home Users:http://www.superantispyware.com/Double-click SUPERAntiSpyware.exe and use the default settings for installation.An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download and unzip them from here: http://www.superantispyware.com/definitions.html.)Close SUPERAntiSpyware.Restart computer in Safe Mode.To enter Safe Mode, restart computer, and keep tapping F8 key, until menu appears; pick Safe Mode; you'll see "Safe Mode" in all four corners of your screenOpen SUPERAntiSpyware.Under "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences button.Click the Scanning Control tab.Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
Close browsers before scanning.Terminate memory threats before quarantining.Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen.Back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan.Click "Next" to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary... Read more

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i have read multiple forums to no result in removing this pesky virus. Can someone please look at my last combo fix log and see if the virus is still there. i have tried malwarebytes combofix and still cant get tdsskiller to even load and have changed the name numerous times. please help.

also now i have no internet connection now
 combofix log 2.txt   17.83KB
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i am running XP on a x200 ThinkPad

Answer:unable to remove xp anti virus 2012

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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I got some malware on my computer the other day, and I've been trying to fix it ever since. At the moment, it's calling itself Vista Anti-Spyware 2012, and it used to progress to the point where it would close all of my programs and I was no longer able to run anything. I followed some instructions from this website which told me to download RKill, Malwarebytes anti-malware and Hijackthis. I was instructed to run Rkill so that the malware was no longer running, run MBAM to scan the computer, and then scan with hijackthis and delete what necessary; however, I don't know what is and isn't vital to my computer, so I couldn't act. Since then, I've had to repeat the process because my computer restarts on its own and runs Startup Repair numerous times. I've been told to click Anaylze This and show it to someone to help me figure out what to keep and what not to keep, but after clicking Analyze This, I don't know where to get the log to show people. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

--Edit: As of this point, I am completely unable to access my computer at all. When I use System Restore, it fails, and the only other option is to Start Windows Normally, but when I get to the Microsoft loading screen (just before the pretty sound and the login screen), the screen flashes blue with some white text at the top for about 2 seconds at most, and then reboots the computer. There is no "safe mode" option anywhere. Help would... Read more

Answer:Vista Anti-Spyware 2012 (HijackThis log help?)

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My computer is infected. Started with win anti virus 2012, then after getting that "removed" I received blue screens saying %hs couldnt be found to run the program. I still do sometimes, but I run a restore and my computer works. Now I have PING.EXE running and taking up all my resources, along with redirects from all browsers (although chrome does it the least). Below is my DDS.txt and attached is my Attach.txt

Thank you!

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514
Run by Computer at 20:07:14 on 2011-12-02
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6092.2979 [GMT -8:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: COMODO Defense+ *Enabled/Updated* {DC3D0F8D-B138-AAAA-0339-560EB3387C28}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: COMODO Firewall *Enabled* {5F676F4C-DD6D-A47C-12D6-C449366C71EE}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\atiesr... Read more

Answer:Started with Win Anti 2012, now PING.exe and redirects

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.You can download Combofix from one of these links.Link 1Link 2Link 3 1. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the r... Read more

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I need some help here please, I have tried Malwarebytes, pc tools internet security, spybot, online eset online scanner and a few others. I can get to the router just no internet access. I can only access here through Safe mode networking. Im sure its just a registry fix. Any help on this please?

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Run by bofsu2 at 17:01:13 on 2012-01-18
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2814.1680 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: PC Tools Internet Security Anti-Virus *Disabled/Updated* {2F668A56-D5E0-2DF1-A0AE-CB1284F42AB2}
AV: BitDefender Antivirus *Disabled/Outdated* {982ADE23-275B-0766-37C5-DE01A484098E}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: PC Tools Internet Security Anti-Spyware *Disabled/Updated* {94076BB2-F3DA-227F-9A1E-F060FF73600F}
SP: BitDefender Antispyware *Disabled/Outdated* {234B3FC7-0161-08E8-0D75-E573DF034333}
FW: BitDefender Firewall *Disabled* {A0115F06-6D34-063E-1C9A-77345A574EF5}
FW: PC Tools Internet Security Firewall *Disabled* {175D0B73-9F8F-2CA9-8BF1-62277A276DC9}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
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Answer:Win7 anti virus 2012 no internet

Also

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\currentcontrolset\Services\AFD]
"BootFlags"=dword:00000001
"DisplayName"="@%systemroot%\\system32\\drivers\\afd.sys,-1000"
"Group"="PNP_TDI"
"ImagePath"=hex(2):5c,53,79,73,74,65,6d,52,6f,6f,74,5c,73,79,73,74,65,6d,33,32,\
5c,64,72,69,76,65,72,73,5c,61,66,64,2e,73,79,73,00
"Description"="@%systemroot%\\system32\\drivers\\afd.sys,-1000"
"ErrorControl"=dword:00000001
"Start"=dword:00000001
"Type"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\currentcontrolset\Services\AFD\Parameters]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\currentcontrolset\Services\AFD\Enum]
"0"="Root\\LEGACY_AFD\\0000"
"Count"=dword:00000001
"NextInstance"=dword:00000001

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514
Run by Doug Optiplex 980 at 9:35:46 on 2011-12-20
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8182.5781 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: AVG Anti-Virus 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG2012\avgrsa.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgfws.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
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Answer:Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012 - Removed with MalwareBytes

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Recently acquired a laptop with infections that seem to mimick the Windows 2012 Fake Anti Virus infections that I've seen. Defogger has already been used to turn off the CD Emulation and I scanned with SAS Super Anti Spyware to see what I could find. Internet connection (wired and wireless) was unable to connect until after the first SAS scan. Upon the first scan SAS located Malware.Trace and a SVC Host.Fake file. They were quarantined and then I had access to the Internet temporarily. I used Defraggler to try and get some sense of order on the system but it appeared to load what I thought was originally a worm back into the system as the hard drive re-acquired about 20Gb of used space just from Defragging. The Norton Anti-Virus has been allegedly expired so I turned on the Windows Firewall. Below is the first DDS file as well as the attachment located on the Attachments list.
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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Todd at 17:32:22 on 2012-03-19
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2813.1531 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Norton 360 *Disabled/Outdated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton 360 *Disabled/Outdated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
FW: Norton 360 *Disabled* {5BE4D041-DB6F-1935-0AD8-24F3E73C9FC4}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windo... Read more

Answer:Windows 2012 Fake Anti-Virus?

Hello and Welcome to Bleeping Computer!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of us1.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!doing so will only at best cause you unneeded worry as it finds our backups and may even list our toolsand at worst can cause conficts with our tools and lead to unforseen things to happen2.Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.besides the time it takes me to open the reports it makes it harder to find something if I need to go back to do more research and putting them in code boxes just makes them so hard to read3. After each step give me a little feedback It does not need to be long but just something so I know how things are going it can be something likeI am still getting redirected The computer is running as it shouldDon't put things like - it is the same as before or still the same this just makes me go back and look for you last feedback as to how things are4. read every post completely before doing anythingPay special attention to the Notes** I have put inThese are things I have found that happen allot and can be taken care of easily just by reading the Notes**Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Ba... Read more

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Hello, I have used AVG for Years now with no problems ever, I have recently seen about their new AVG Free 2012 so I thought I'd update to it! I uninstalled the old versions as suggested, AVG 7, 8 etc rebooted, went to http://free.avg.com/us-en/download.... amoung various other places, downloaded the small 3.69mb file, also downloaded the 142mb file and tried to run it with the installer, everytime I run the start up file, it starts, extracts the temp files, then acks like its going to start installing and then just sits there! I have tried so many things now Im about ready to just give up!! I finally went and installed Avast Free of which I had NO problem installing, its ok and I used to use Avast, but I would still like to install the New AVG Free 2012 and really know Why it wont install, I am the adminstrator, have the rights, ran scans for malware,spyware, etc rebooted after trying to install and nothing works, I have no idea why it wont install, Im using the correct 32bit for my computer, there just seems like there is something stopping the install program. I have used and installed AVG Free for years before and installed it again and again on several computers with no problems, Can anyone shed some light on this for me Im about at my wits end!Thanks in advance!! bskeef

Answer:Cannot Install AVG Free Anti Virus 2012

I would now see if it is an AVG problem, by removing it completly ( nothing to be left ) & then trying another AV.AVG 2012 (incl. Previous Versions) Uninstall / Re-Install Instructionshttp://forums.avg.com/ww-en/avg-for...Download AVG Remover 2012 (32-bit)http://download.avg.com/filedir/uti...Download AVG Remover 2012 (64-bit)http://download.avg.com/filedir/uti...Microsoft Security Essentials ( MSE )http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...http://www.techsupportalert.com/9be...http://www.techsupportalert.com/bes...http://lifehacker.com/5401453/stop-...http://lifehacker.com/5433229/micro...http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc...http://www.cnet.com.au/microsoft-se...http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...System requirementshttp://www.microsoft.com/en-us/secu...Can Microsoft Security Essentials ( MSE ) protect me from online banking and shopping.http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...If you choose to use Security Essentials, please follow the steps in this thread first, especially the part about removing all existing realtime antimalware:http://social.answers.microsoft.com...

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I have seen a download specifically designed to eliminate this virus. The question is, how can I do so when my browser is held hostage by it??

Answer:How to Remove Vista Anti Virus 2012

unfortunatly, they recommend downloading a copy to a flash drive and then installing in safe mode if possible. if that is an option.here is an option to try if that doesnt work. hit cntr alt del, and then click on processes. the one that you are looking for is a three letter application for example ppn.exe. if you see something with three letters kill the process.(there are a couple of manditory ones that should be running, however it will probably be wierd looking) then try going online and downloading malwarebytes at malwarebytes.org.your other possible option, although it might be tricky is to manually try to remove it.this might be possible let me know if the first failsmike

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Quick question, is there any problem with running two anti spyware applications, say Defender and ewido, at the same time?

Answer:Anti Spyware applications

No problem at all, on this laptop I am running ewido, Defender, Asquared, Adaware and spyware blaster.

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1. Which free antivirus performed above and beyond the call of duty?and price?
The fact that free antivirus software can provide good protection against viruses and malware hasn't been a surprise for many years now. But which one is the best now? We test seven free antivirus programs, to determine which is the best for this year.

According to a study by software firm OPSWAT, free software takes up 50% of the global antivirus market for Windows PC users. Not surprising when you consider that?aside from the money spent on the electric bill and internet connection?free antivirus software costs nothing.

You Get What You Pay For
The drawback of most free antivirus software packages is that their functionality is limited. A lot of them are effectively advertisements for more capable paid versions, which provide additional features like identity theft protection and even parental controls. Another limitation is that compared to retail security suites, many free antivirus programs do not receive updates as frequently. They are also only licensed for personal or home use.Click to expand...

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My PC has been infected with a virus/malware that pops up an official-looking window for "Win 7 Anti-spyware 2012" program every couple of minutes. I have Trend Micro Titanium anti-virus software, but a full scan of my system turned up no possible treats.

I spoke with one of the IT guys where I work (we had the same virus a few weeks ago and they fixed in 2 minutes) and he suggested I run Combofix, Super Anti-spyware and CCleaner. So I was just creating a topic to post my Combofix log in once I run it.

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I get this windows xp security virus once a month it seems....always able to use rkill and fixncr.reg, run malwarebytes and be done with it. Now, I cannot run any anti spyware program. I can get them to start, but they just close themselves out about 20 seconds after running.

I am running windows xp professional.

I have tried running, malwarebytes, super anti-spyware, and macafee. All do the same thing.

I guess combo fix is in order??

thank you in advance!

Answer:redirect virus and xp anti spyware 2012 infection

Welcome aboard Start here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-win-7-antispyware-2012

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Greetings!

This is one of the most vicious attacks I have heard of ever. I am trying to help someone over the phone with this infection.

She cannot get to her AntiVirus to scan, she cannot use Malwarebytes, she cannot run a HJT log. She cannot do a system restore. She cannot download any tools. Every time she attempts anything helpful, the virus blocks her.

We identified the process and stopped it (both safe and regular modes), but as soon as she attempts a fix or download in either mode, she is again blocked. We even attempted to do a system restore via command prompt.

Question: Is there any trick I'm missing that might allow her to reach a point to at least get this thing manageable so we can work on it?

She is running MSVista, other than that, I have no specifics.

Thanks in advance,

Max
 

Answer:Vista Security-Anti Virus 2012 - Question

I was just reading about a Microsoft stand alone scanner that can be burned to a CD and run at boot on an infected machine. It called "the Sweeper" and it's free. Does anyone have any experience with this tool? From what I read, it might possibly be helpful in a case where the infection is blocking any other method.

Thoughts?
Thanks,
Max
 

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