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Old 7th December 2008, 02:41   #1
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i havn't seen any thread dedicated to above. i can see many members facing such issues and in the process reformatting to solve the issue. WHich is a painfull process.

Post here and will try to solve them earliest as possible.

Some of the tools i recommend are given below. Download them they are totally free and does great job if used properly. Google them.

1. AVG, from free.grisoft.com
a very good antivirus abd above all totally free.

2. Hijackthis. 'The' tool for cleaning up job.

3. Malwarebytes. very useful tool for removing rootkit, adware, spyware.

4. SDfix. this is a geek tool, but quite effective.

5. Combofix, this is also a geek tool but the creater has put some uselessly expiry thingy.

6. Spybot search and Destroy. a great spyware removal tool.


Will explain in comming days when ever I am free, how to use each of the above effectively.

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Old 7th December 2008, 03:26   #2
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Possibly OT but why suffer the virii headaches? Use other O/S's.
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I like kaspersky over any other anti virus right now.
Does its job pretty good .
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Possibly OT but why suffer the virii headaches? Use other O/S's.
The problem is getting softwares. I am doing project on 3D Max and its difficult to run these type of applications other than windows. Maya is available for Fedora, but not the best. The availability of development tools compel us to use Windows.
And its not that linux is virus free. It also gets affected and when it does, it is very difficult to solve the issue.

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I like kaspersky over any other anti virus right now.
Does its job pretty good .
Kaspersky was never a good experience for me. As soon as I uninstall it, I have virus. And I am talking about the free trial version that lead to this.

Presently Free AVG works for me well.
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I am using Quick Heal Anti Virus software right now. Its working well with Vista and it scannes not just the Drives, but also the rootkit and the memory. Above all its INDIAN. Surely it does not come free, but well the kind of important work and files we have on the comp, its good investing in one.
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Old 7th December 2008, 12:20   #6
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kaspersky is also good. But its a licensed one, unless you are downloading a patch key available everywhere on net.
Main problem with Kaspersky is that its engine crashes and prone to infection.

Quick Heal is a great software, its indian and very quick in scanning the now notorious USB drives too. Again! you need to buy it.

i am stressing on freeware here. and please do post problems only!!

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Possibly OT but why suffer the virii headaches? Use other O/S's.
I have been using a Mac for the last couple of years. Zero virus problem, touch wood. And obviously I don't have any anti-virus. I surf all possible virus infected sites in the world.

Once you get the taste of Apples it's difficult to go back to bananas.

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I had created a similar thread but specific to something called 'Windows 2009 anti-spyware' :-)
I used AVG freeware to get rid of it.

Link: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/gadget...re-2009-a.html (How to remove XP antispyware 2009)

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Default Re: Virus problems/spyware problems! post here!

Guys

My Chrome browser(on Windows 8) seems to be affected by a virus. Anything I click, opens up a new tab that carries, the url (http://cdn.cloudwm.com/), which I think is the virus. I think even my google results are being manipulated.

Any idea on how to get rid off it? It's become a real pain.
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Anything I click, opens up a new tab
Try to reset Chrome settings

https://support.google.com/chrome/an..._topic=3434353
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Run a program called hitman pro and another called spybot search and destroy.

These will identify the malware for you. Then we can discuss ahead.
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