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Windows 7: Malware quarantined - is my computer safe now?

13 Mar 2015   #1
texter

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Malware quarantined - is my computer safe now?

My computer suddenly ran slow, searched through the forum and downloaded Malwarebytes. Scan revealed 5 Trojans now quarantined. Computer now runs as before.

When my computer was running slow, it was opening windows by itself and downloaded and opened a pdf!

Is there anything else I should do now? Or is it safe to use?

Can I delete the quarantined files?

BTW, I run McAfee - should this have stopped the Trojans from attacking?


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13 Mar 2015   #2
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

There are some here who believe McAfee should itself be classified as a virus. You may wish to look into getting another AV.

What's the Best Anti-virus?

Since no program gets everything 100%, it would be best to follow up with other malware scanners such as AdwCleaner, TDSSKiller & Junkware Removal Tool.

Yes, you can delete the quarantined items. Be sure to make a restore point before running these just in case.

It would be a good idea to keep a careful eye on your system for the next several days. Malware doesn't like to be routed out & sometimes it's tough to get out all the way. It has a nasty habit of making a comeback sometimes.
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14 Mar 2015   #3
texter

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thanks!

I have used all 3 and have found 2 more items of concern.

FYI - I'm not sure the links for the 2nd and 3rd programs are legit - when the websites get directed to the same page for the same program - Junkware Removal Tool

I instead googled the programs and installed directly.
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14 Mar 2015   #4
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by texter View Post
FYI - I'm not sure the links for the 2nd and 3rd programs are legit - when the websites get directed to the same page for the same program - Junkware Removal Tool

I instead googled the programs and installed directly.
Bleepingcomputer just happens to host those files for d/l & it is a safe place to d/l malware removal tools as well as other files. This is one of the few sites that doesn't add unwanted extras. They also update the versions of the malware removal tools on a regular basis.

But yes, in most instances it's always better to go to the source page because d/l ing from a host site could get you some unwanted extras.

Hope everything is running good & you have it sorted.
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