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Windows 7: Delete Prefetch file after virus?

01 Jun 2013   #11
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Run malwarebytes and see what it says .

Quick Scan


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01 Jun 2013   #12
fenderbender

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I don't have Malwarebytes,but I've run Microsoft security essentials and AVG,which both said OK.
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01 Jun 2013   #13
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Download link for Malwarebytes below

download

When the installation is done uncheck Enable free trial of Malwarebytes (see image below )



Update the definitions and do a full scan
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01 Jun 2013   #14
fenderbender

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

The download link wouldn't work,I got 'an error occured',then my computer 'blue screened' on me-It's just not my day! I'll 'google' Malwarebytes an get it from there.
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01 Jun 2013   #15
fenderbender

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

OK,I just downloaded & scanned with Malwarebytes,no threats detected.
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01 Jun 2013   #16
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

I backup an image about every other day.
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01 Jun 2013   #17
fenderbender

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Hi,Gary,as I said,I don't know how or what to wipe from my hard drive without losing basic Windows functions.
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01 Jun 2013   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Make sure you only have ONE anti virus on your computer at one time. Disabling is not good enough. Remove all but one.
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01 Jun 2013   #19
fenderbender

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

OK,so is Malwarebytes OK to have on as well as AVG? They're sort of different systems,aren't they? And,any idea which is better,Microsoft security essentials,or AVG?
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01 Jun 2013   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

AVG is not on the most part is not spoken well of.
I use Microsoft Security Essentials as millions of others also do.
If you decide to remove AVG use their online tool to do so.
Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes Anti Malware work well together.
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