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Windows 7: Almost 85 PUP Malwares not Detected by Avast Free Antivirus 2015....

07 Dec 2014   #1
fahadhum

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Almost 85 PUP Malwares not Detected by Avast Free Antivirus 2015....

I am using "Avast Antivirus Free 2015".When i ran the Full System Scan,the Antivirus didn't found a single Virus or Malware.

I had seen somewhere on youtube that,having "Malwarebytes Anti Malware" works great along with your regular Free/Complete Antivirus Software for complete protection.So,i installed "Malwarebytes Anti Malware".After scanning,it detected almost 85 PUP Malwares,which i quarantined with the help of "Malwarebytes Anti Malware".I would like to mention that the "Scan for potentially unwanted programs (PUPs)" is check Marked in my Avast,which you can see from the attached Picture # 2 (Below) of Avast General Settings.

Now,does this means that my Free Avast Antirus 2015 isn't effective OR PUP Malwares are no big deal?




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Almost 85 PUP Malwares not Detected by Avast Free Antivirus 2015....-pup-malwares.png   Almost 85 PUP Malwares not Detected by Avast Free Antivirus 2015....-avast-free-antivirus-2015-general-settings.png  
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07 Dec 2014   #2
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Avast is one of the best free Anti-virus programs out there. You need a few different tools to get everything off of your PC. Avast doesn't typically scan for PUPS by default, typically I believe you have to place a checkmark in the box you show for Avast.

Avast is going to be really good at blocking viruses above all else. You will want to continue to scan with Avast and Malwarebytes as well as programs like Superantispyware, Adwcleaner and/or Junkware removal tool. Now as a warning, running all of these, even if up to date, does not ensure a clean system.. There are a lot of places to look and clean on an infected computer.
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07 Dec 2014   #3
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Many anti-virus products are bad at detecting PUPs. PUP isn't really malware.

Here's Malwarebytes definition of PUP: Malwarebytes | PUP Reconsideration Information & Request Form
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08 Dec 2014   #4
fahadhum

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gator View Post
Avast is one of the best free Anti-virus programs out there. You need a few different tools to get everything off of your PC. Avast doesn't typically scan for PUPS by default, typically I believe you have to place a checkmark in the box you show for Avast.

Avast is going to be really good at blocking viruses above all else. You will want to continue to scan with Avast and Malwarebytes as well as programs like Superantispyware, Adwcleaner and/or Junkware removal tool. Now as a warning, running all of these, even if up to date, does not ensure a clean system.. There are a lot of places to look and clean on an infected computer.

Avast is indeed the best.I had been using it's Full Version prior to this Free Version.I had a BSOD Crash which was not letting me do anything.So,after a repair from a local Computer shop,my Full Anti Virus had got corrupted after system restore somehow OR may be due to some other reason that made it corrupted (I am unsure).

But anyway,in regards to "Malwarebytes Anti Malware".It's san result has given me 85 Malware Files.The types of Malware , it found are :Files,Folders,Registry Values,Registry Keys.

Now,all of these 85 Malware Types are in the quarantined list of "Malwarebytes Anti Malware".I was wondering,if it is safe to Delete these from the Quarantine section or not?
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08 Dec 2014   #5
fahadhum

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tookeri View Post
Many anti-virus products are bad at detecting PUPs. PUP isn't really malware.

Here's Malwarebytes definition of PUP: Malwarebytes | PUP Reconsideration Information & Request Form
That was very informative,Mr.Tookeri.I have one more question regarding,"Malwarebytes Anti Malware" i.e , It's san result has given me 85 Malware Files.The types of Malware , it found are :Files,Folders,Registry Values,Registry Keys.

Now,all of these 85 Malware Types are in the quarantined list of "Malwarebytes Anti Malware".I was wondering,if it is safe to Delete these from the Quarantine section or not?
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08 Dec 2014   #6
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fahadhum View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gator View Post
Avast is one of the best free Anti-virus programs out there. You need a few different tools to get everything off of your PC. Avast doesn't typically scan for PUPS by default, typically I believe you have to place a checkmark in the box you show for Avast.

Avast is going to be really good at blocking viruses above all else. You will want to continue to scan with Avast and Malwarebytes as well as programs like Superantispyware, Adwcleaner and/or Junkware removal tool. Now as a warning, running all of these, even if up to date, does not ensure a clean system.. There are a lot of places to look and clean on an infected computer.

Avast is indeed the best.I had been using it's Full Version prior to this Free Version.I had a BSOD Crash which was not letting me do anything.So,after a repair from a local Computer shop,my Full Anti Virus had got corrupted after system restore somehow OR may be due to some other reason that made it corrupted (I am unsure).

But anyway,in regards to "Malwarebytes Anti Malware".It's san result has given me 85 Malware Files.The types of Malware , it found are :Files,Folders,Registry Values,Registry Keys.

Now,all of these 85 Malware Types are in the quarantined list of "Malwarebytes Anti Malware".I was wondering,if it is safe to Delete these from the Quarantine section or not?
Yes it is completely fine to delete those files. I would probably do a full scan with several programs.

Here is a good guide you can follow. Its focused on Pricegong, which you have as a Pup (shows on the pictures you posted) but it works for a lot of the other pups that may have hijacked your PC and browsers.

How to remove PriceGong pop-up ads (Uninstall Guide)

In addition to what is recommended in the article, I would also run SuperAntiSpyware (clicking link will automatically download it)

As well as Junkware Removal Tool Download
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08 Dec 2014   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I believe Avast Used to be one of the best freebies
Now is just bloated
If you play allot with uTorrent's you pretty much get what you don't expect but should
Review Jacee’s instructions to run Adwcleaner here post #7,
Ignore the title of the thread,
http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/316404-instant-savings-app.html
Screen shot of the download button to use for Adwcleaner

Also see what these find,
http://www.superantispyware.com/?tag=SUPERANTISPYWARE
This one is the longest up to 4 hours, the others are only about 45 minutes,
http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx
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08 Dec 2014   #8
fahadhum

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gator View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fahadhum View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gator View Post
Avast is one of the best free Anti-virus programs out there. You need a few different tools to get everything off of your PC. Avast doesn't typically scan for PUPS by default, typically I believe you have to place a checkmark in the box you show for Avast.

Avast is going to be really good at blocking viruses above all else. You will want to continue to scan with Avast and Malwarebytes as well as programs like Superantispyware, Adwcleaner and/or Junkware removal tool. Now as a warning, running all of these, even if up to date, does not ensure a clean system.. There are a lot of places to look and clean on an infected computer.

Avast is indeed the best.I had been using it's Full Version prior to this Free Version.I had a BSOD Crash which was not letting me do anything.So,after a repair from a local Computer shop,my Full Anti Virus had got corrupted after system restore somehow OR may be due to some other reason that made it corrupted (I am unsure).

But anyway,in regards to "Malwarebytes Anti Malware".It's san result has given me 85 Malware Files.The types of Malware , it found are :Files,Folders,Registry Values,Registry Keys.

Now,all of these 85 Malware Types are in the quarantined list of "Malwarebytes Anti Malware".I was wondering,if it is safe to Delete these from the Quarantine section or not?
Yes it is completely fine to delete those files. I would probably do a full scan with several programs.

Here is a good guide you can follow. Its focused on Pricegong, which you have as a Pup (shows on the pictures you posted) but it works for a lot of the other pups that may have hijacked your PC and browsers.

How to remove PriceGong pop-up ads (Uninstall Guide)

In addition to what is recommended in the article, I would also run SuperAntiSpyware (clicking link will automatically download it)

As well as Junkware Removal Tool Download
Thank you.One question,i would like to install more prgrams along with my "Avast" & Malwarebytes anti malware".But wouldn't they conflict with each other?.Such as , let's say,i now install "Hitman Pro" so, now i will be having "Avast Free Antivirus 2015" + "Malwarebytes anti Malware" + "Hitman Pro"...
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08 Dec 2014   #9
fahadhum

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
I believe Avast Used to be one of the best freebies
Now is just bloated
If you play allot with uTorrent's you pretty much get what you don't expect but should
Review Jacee’s instructions to run Adwcleaner here post #7,
Ignore the title of the thread,
http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/316404-instant-savings-app.html
Screen shot of the download button to use for Adwcleaner

Also see what these find,
http://www.superantispyware.com/?tag=SUPERANTISPYWARE
This one is the longest up to 4 hours, the others are only about 45 minutes,
http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx
That was very helpful.However,i have a question to ask,which i have asked other people over here as well.That is, my "Malwarebytes Anti Malware" scan result has given me 85 Malware Files.The types of Malware , it found are :Files,Folders,Registry Values,Registry Keys.

Now,all of these 85 Malware Types are in the quarantined list of "Malwarebytes Anti Malware".I was wondering,if it is safe to Delete these from the Quarantine section or not??? Becasue, the scan result contains file types , such as "Registry Values & Registry Keys"..I just went through a tough phase of dealing with BSOD some days ago & i am worried not to bump in that scary thing again....
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08 Dec 2014   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Post all scan results for review,
Anything quarantined will eventually be removed I believe 30 days or so ?
Run adwcleaner...
Post scan results as .txt attachment or use the # symbol on the reply box and paste between the code brackets
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