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Post by nakatago » Thu, 15 May 2014 3:44 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:
ScoobyDoes wrote:Surprised you're not the one recommending wrapping the PC in a condom :P
condom? whats that? :P
Topical, self-deprecating and funny. You, sir, win an internet.
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Post by Brah » Sat, 17 May 2014 9:35 am

Strong Eagle wrote:Try MalwareBytes as a starting point. You can download for free and run it on your system. ... 7AodDH0AXg

Install it, run it, then uninstall it.
Do you do that because you get the free premium service upon install, or some other reason?

Am running it now for the first time, seems pretty good.

I have been using AVG for years, plus Ghostery and NoScript and Defender.

Not sure how good AVG Free is against some of the others listed here.

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Post by x9200 » Sat, 24 May 2014 10:19 am

xvguard wrote:There isn't 1 Anti virus that cleans your PC 100%,...
Anything that permanently removes MS Windows or alike can get this.

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Post by tommilee » Wed, 22 Oct 2014 2:29 pm

I use avast free for AV and Malwarebytes for AM. both are free and do the job. no need to spend money.

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Post by nanana » Fri, 24 Oct 2014 3:48 am

i am browsing this topic 'cos i have this window keeps poping up, asking me to renew my McAfee... do i know if that is genuine or not? what should i do?

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Post by Strong Eagle » Fri, 24 Oct 2014 4:14 am

nanana wrote:i am browsing this topic 'cos i have this window keeps poping up, asking me to renew my McAfee... do i know if that is genuine or not? what should i do?
It's probably genuine... but if you have it installed, you should find the icon in the status bar or hidden icons window... right click to open and check the status of your license.

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Post by Sporkin » Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:32 am

Get all your data out on a cloud drive(if its feasible) do a format and fresh install, and do your work on a VM that mounts the cloud drive.

Unless you're developer where it takes tons of time to set up the environment you work in, reinstalling apps shouldn't take too long.

Save that VM and make a copy of it. Do all your work on the VM if feasible, if not just restrict the VM to online activities. If anything wonks up your VM, just nuke it and make another copy.

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Post by nutnut » Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:44 am

Use Firefox or chrome and install Adblock plus and noscript add ons to avoid scripts running on your browser and any infected ads from infecting your system.

Noscript is a pain in the ass for a while, but, you will basically stop anything from running on your browser you don't want.

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