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I Need a Good Anti-Virus Now

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by vfem, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    I apparently got a virus and its infected my anti-virus software. I need a free anti-virus I can download and set up now. This virus is attacking my AVG so I haven't been able to update or use it. Its constantly under attack and I can't fix it. Its through out all those files now.

    Help would be great! [​IMG]
     
  2. piecemaker

    piecemaker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been looking at anti-virus sites most have a free 30 trail download. Have used Webroot in the past
     
  3. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Try Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. I found it very useful.
     
  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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  6. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Quote:I use this one too. So far it's been the best and easiest to use. As far as I can tell it keeps it self updated, and I don't know of any other AV's that will do that if you are using the free version. The Malwarebytes' was recommended by a computer repair tech.
     
  7. islpet

    islpet Out Of The Brooder

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    Avast is what I use and it updates every day.
     
  8. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Well, for now I've been using individual programs I've found... most of them only find and repair, or delete the problem it was created for. Turns out I got a lot of problems! LOL

    Worst off, I'm a computer girl by trade. What got me in trouble was one virus was a rerouting virus which doesn't allow you to do browser searches. So I was unable to find direct links to anti-virus software. So what I needed here were actual links to the pages to click on, I can't search them out myself.

    I've managed to remove several root kits so far, and physically removed one virus... but I still need some kind of protection to be aware for me until I can figure out how and where it got it. I'm trying to reset the DNS for my internet connection and try to stop it from returning.

    Its cold, I'm tired... but I tredge on at 2:45 in the morning! ARGH!

    Thanks guys... more direct links to the download pages would be GREAT!
     
  9. tigerrrrrrrlilly

    tigerrrrrrrlilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here try this one from microsoft. It's free and it removed a particularly nasty one from my computer that was blocking everything from working, then kept re-installing itself when I finally got past that problem. It even kept me from re-starting the computer and it still ran in safe-mode!

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security_essentials/Default.aspx
     
  10. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Ok I downloaded and am running the MSE now. I also ran a couple others that are like 'kill' boxes for certain ones that keep me from using ANY anti-virus. So far, so good... I'm just dead tired at almost 4am.

    Luckily, we have gotten around and got rid of the root kit that was doing the redirect, so I'm free to search the web for the information I needed. I had to do some manual removals.

    All I can say, is thank goodness for that $10k education in internet technology I got but never used. Some of what I learned actually came back to me tonight!!! LMAO

    Thank you all! [​IMG]
     

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