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Old January 4th, 2009, 08:33 PM   #1
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Default Awesome malware / hijacker removal program.

Every once in a while I will get something from an mp3, or activex, and I'll get popups.. Well I have always used hijackthis to remove the bad things and never had a problem.

Well I caught something really bad on my computer from a free tv streamer program I shouldn't have downloaded. The thing multiplied and I had 58 bad things on my computer. Needless to say hijackthis didn't help my issue. I tried adaware, spybot, mcafee, and nothing would clean it out..

Then I stumbled unto this:
http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes...tml#userreview

Malwarebytes is free to use, but they have a different version that does protection.. Anyways, ran the program and presto, every single thing is gone. It couldn't get one of the bad things, so it automatically rebooted 4 times and each time failed, and on the 5th it snagged it. Perfectly clean!

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Old January 4th, 2009, 08:37 PM   #2
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ComboFix is a great one as well
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Old January 4th, 2009, 08:59 PM   #3
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I've been using and recommending Malwarebytes to people for awhile now. I have used it on probably 30 or so machines with 100% success rate. It will find many things that spybot and other spyware programs miss.

It's good stuff.
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Old January 4th, 2009, 10:26 PM   #4
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i have had a few bugs for a few months now, and couldnt get rid of them, have tried everything, just downloaded this, and ran it, found 15 problems, and deleted them. sweet program!!!
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Old January 4th, 2009, 10:43 PM   #5
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best practice is to never trust an OS after it's been compromised.

Get it back to steady-state, save off any files, then reinstall. always.
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Old January 4th, 2009, 10:49 PM   #6
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Ive been runnin Avast for years (since my comp got fubard w junk) and havent had a blip. Has solved everyone elses issues that I know have installed it
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Old January 4th, 2009, 10:54 PM   #7
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Malwarebytes is good. I like to run a scan on downloaded items like torrents before opening them.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 08:31 AM   #8
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Ran it last night. Took over an hour for a full scan, and did pick up one thing that the others didn't, so thanks!
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Old January 5th, 2009, 09:34 AM   #9
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I've tried to use after hearing other recommendations but my old desktop has so many issues it freezes up before malware can even start scanning.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 09:45 AM   #10
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Symantics, tries to block it on my PC.
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I've tried to use after hearing other recommendations but my old desktop has so many issues it freezes up before malware can even start scanning.
Boot into safe mode and run it.

I run a portable version of Malwarebytes. This way I can use it on other computers easily.

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Old January 5th, 2009, 10:12 AM   #12
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best practice is to never trust an OS after it's been compromised.

Get it back to steady-state, save off any files, then reinstall. always.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 01:01 PM   #13
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2 hours, 47 minutes. 138 items.
Guess the old McAfee wasn't doing that well.
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2 hours, 47 minutes. 138 items.
Guess the old McAfee wasn't doing that well.
That doesn't mean anything about McAfee. Virus softwares rarely do anything for adware or spyware. It means you are a bad internet user.

The time means you have either a big full hard drive, a slow hard drive, or a really slow computer.
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Noted, and profile changed to reflect it.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 02:04 PM   #17
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WTF??? i just installed this and i now cant even turn on my laptop!!

it started the scan and about 2 mins in i got the blue screen of death.
restarted and it didnt even finish starting up and same thing.
tried to do a safe mode, wont even do that.
thanks for the awesome program.
excuse me while i go fix my shit
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Old January 5th, 2009, 02:07 PM   #18
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WTF??? i just installed this and i now cant even turn on my laptop!!

it started the scan and about 2 mins in i got the blue screen of death.
restarted and it didnt even finish starting up and same thing.
tried to do a safe mode, wont even do that.
thanks for the awesome program.
excuse me while i go fix my shit
That pretty much means your system was probably so jacked up, you're better off being locked out of it.
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That pretty much means your system was probably so jacked up, you're better off being locked out of it.
i had no issues before.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 02:14 PM   #20
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ok, i got i back up. and seems to be running ok for now
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