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Windows 7: Further instruction for cleaning up computer

08 Jun 2014   #1
aritra2116

Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
 
 
Further instruction for cleaning up computer

Hi there fellow SF folks. I'm just done cleaning up my Dad's computer of Adware and Crapware and all of that stuff. I used the following tools:

- AdwCleaner
- JRT
- RogueKiller
- MBAM
- Revo Uninstaller
- CCleaner


I guess this should be clean now but I wanted to know if there is anything further to do. Any advice?


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08 Jun 2014   #2
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

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08 Jun 2014   #3
aritra2116

Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
 
 

Thanks Derek. Done and restarted. Anything else?
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09 Jun 2014   #4
dlc41

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Hitman Pro is a good program too.
Same with SuperAntispyware.

When cleaning a computer the 4 main I use are HitmanPro, MalwareBytes, ComboFix and SuperAnitspyware.
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09 Jun 2014   #5
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

I wouldn't recommend ComboFix, can render your computer as a football unless used in trained hands.
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09 Jun 2014   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I also don't recommend using ComboFix unless under the direction of a expert.
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09 Jun 2014   #7
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aritra2116 View Post
Thanks Derek. Done and restarted. Anything else?
You're welcome. I'm sure other's have suggestions but how is it running?

For the combofix mention I think this sticky thread will enlighten,

Do not use Combofix on your own!!
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09 Jun 2014   #8
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Also... Uninstall SuperAntispyware when your finished running it. It leaves a service running all the time for some reason.
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09 Jun 2014   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
As far as I know most security suites.... have services that stay running,
mabm is no different,
This is how the utility/s stays updated as far as I know ?
Cheers.

Also I believe sas free version self updates
Unlike mabm free ?
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09 Jun 2014   #10
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

SAS updates when you run it. I still see no need for a service running when IT isn't.
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