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Windows 7: What's the Best Anti-virus?

22 Dec 2014   #1031
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LarryA View Post
Tried one AV well known had a number of malware intrusions and 2 virus. Never had a virus issue. The AV could not find the virus or malware. The AV does not have a Firewall using the Windows 7 exclusively. The AV stopped working.

Very care full what e mails I open and web sights venture to very limited that is why I was asking.

If you are on MSN as an example or SevenForums the computer could get infected with malware or virus from the net? Thought you had to open an e mail, do a down load or go to a web sight that has virus or malware?

Thank You my knowledge on virus and malware is very limited since it has never been an issue until recently.

I don't think you can get malware by just visiting or posting on the SevenForums or MSN.

The actual malware site tries to get you to click the box and sometimes it won't close or fake recording comes on and says you are infected. The only way to close the browser sometimes is use the task manager. Sometime you still can't close it with the task manager, you have to do a hard boot. I still can't figure how they are able to keep browsers open like Firefox, I.E., SeaMonkey and maybe even Google chrome.


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22 Dec 2014   #1032
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Ha the booby-trap dialog boxes yea click anything and it activates everything is a run option
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23 Dec 2014   #1033
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes Night Hawk I personally have not been held uo by what they call ransomware and I think there id =s some governmental program put out down here that guards against it though how effective it is I don't know, Plus as I mentioned the thing can be changed slightly in it's program language for want of a better term and and you sound like me just really cautious with anything that comes through and is why I have my Kaspersky set on high in all the settings - takes a bit longer if you are worried about losing a bit of light speed data transfer LOL!! but effective.

Now I suppose it is understandable - if that is the right term again - for crims to put this crap out it is the individuals who do it for fun and because their lives are short on excitement.
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23 Dec 2014   #1034
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Well for scamwares the first stunt is to take over the taskmanager when on the pc platform so you are not able to end the task and hard booting won't work either depending on how advanced the malware is. The main executable will buried somewhere in the host admin account's sub folders and launch automatically at start up time. It also multitasks far enough to download the bogey you see onscreen which is usually found in a temp folder once you can get control over it and end the hidden file's process.

Now here was the tricky part I went over with the tech support for the av program used with the tech person arguing I "had to" use their new special removal tool when I already had taken care of it! The first step was locating which file it was and where it was hidden and simply moved it to another temp location while still in the normal boot. Once done a reboot into Safe Mode to manually nuke it there was easy as pie since it was no longer active! The last step was rebooting one more time normally and then being able to run the full system sweep scan with the av program which then was able to locate the gui files and say Good Bye!

On the smart phone mentioned I told someone to wait while I looked it up as far as finding removal instructions for the FaceBook scam that was going around a year ago. Once I found the instructions needed I later find out the friend's son with the smart phone couldn't wait and smashed it! That solved the problem alright! And when informing the teen that I had found the info needed "Well I couldn't use the phone so I smashed it with a hammer!" Whatever makes your day! (walks aways whistling a bit from the confused kid)
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23 Dec 2014   #1035
LarryA

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 BIT
 
 

Ok Gentleman maybe I need to do a new post and ask for some help? Hate to mention any AV brands I feel like the issues was my fault not the A.V. Moved the temp files to a platter drive off the SSD and Page files. Was not getting cleaned by Temp File Old Timer.

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit. Nod32 & Malawarebytes.

The system got infected doing down loads for Flight Simulator X Pay Ware from reputable sights when I was doing the down loads turned off Nod32 so it would not corrupt the down loads.

At some point all of a sudden to shut down the computer had to do a hard shut down and boot. neither Nod32 or MWB found any issues. But NOD32 all of a sudden had to reactivate the AV. Could not activate. I could purchase a second time. Uninstalled Nod32 and down loaded Norton Internet Security Trial version ran the up dates. Then NIS found a couple of virus CPU.Gen and a couple others. The system was still infected I think?

Then yesterday down loaded Hitman Pro, CCleaner, MWB, Adware removal and one other one cant remember the name got the name from this sight. Ran 4 addware removal tools found a number of adware issues and tracking cookies.

Wondering if I should do a fresh installation of the OS thru elevated command prompt? Was a lot deleted and reg edit files cleaned?
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23 Dec 2014   #1036
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

If in doubt, perform a fresh install.

I recommend a DISKPART CLEAN at the Languages Screen (accessed by pressing Ctrl+F10)
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23 Dec 2014   #1037
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LarryA View Post
Ok Gentleman maybe I need to do a new post and ask for some help? Hate to mention any AV brands I feel like the issues was my fault not the A.V. Moved the temp files to a platter drive off the SSD and Page files. Was not getting cleaned by Temp File Old Timer.

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit. Nod32 & Malawarebytes.

The system got infected doing down loads for Flight Simulator X Pay Ware from reputable sights when I was doing the down loads turned off Nod32 so it would not corrupt the down loads.

At some point all of a sudden to shut down the computer had to do a hard shut down and boot. neither Nod32 or MWB found any issues. But NOD32 all of a sudden had to reactivate the AV. Could not activate. I could purchase a second time. Uninstalled Nod32 and down loaded Norton Internet Security Trial version ran the up dates. Then NIS found a couple of virus CPU.Gen and a couple others. The system was still infected I think?

Then yesterday down loaded Hitman Pro, CCleaner, MWB, Adware removal and one other one cant remember the name got the name from this sight. Ran 4 addware removal tools found a number of adware issues and tracking cookies.

Wondering if I should do a fresh installation of the OS thru elevated command prompt? Was a lot deleted and reg edit files cleaned?
Personally do as Golden says mate but if you want a couple more to run try these
SUPERAntiSpyware | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware! - seems to target adware especially and AdwCleaner Download < download from bleepingcomputer
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23 Dec 2014   #1038
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

He could also try the VIPRE Internet Security 2015 free trial version. Once the 30day trial is activated you get the full version for the trial period which can find a score of things just by browsing folders on the drive. If the problem isn't solved right away by using all these then a Nuke will guaranty nothing is left!

That may be a consideration if the drive is loaded with other errors even without any further bugs found. When May comes along to update the subscription here I'll going with the life time license. The track record for this one bypasses all those freebie downloads without any doubt for finding and removing as well as filtering any questionable sites before you get nailed with something.
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23 Dec 2014   #1039
LarryA

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 BIT
 
 

All very good recommendations thank you, Icit2 thank you for the links those are the ones I found on SevenForums and ran a number of times and re boots.

Night Hawk thank you for the link will read up on the A.V. VIS you posted.

Golden correct and a solid recommendation. Try a repair at this point not found of two many broken threads. May decide to do fresh installation of the O.S. if the repair does not work. F/10 wipe the HD clean. Should probably clean the other 5 H.D. as well. Have one other hard drive is removed for storage and back up. I hope it not infected?

I just found what may be another virus or tracking cookie? .Bat file after running a search not sure log in for what?
Path C:\Users\Name\AppData\Location\Local\LMIR0001.tmp_r.bat
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23 Dec 2014   #1040
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

You'd be surprised on how many third party security suites are more closely comparable to Viruses
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