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Windows 7: Windows 7 ....ooops !

01 Jul 2011   #11
gregrocker

 

The only exception which comes to mind is one Typhoid Harry who I suspect's a porn addict and careless about what he downloads. After quite a few major cleanups I am having him buy the Malwarebytes real time version.

You could do that if you don't trust yourself or want extra assurance, since the Malwarebytes scanner is what we'd have you use to clean anything up that hasn't already eaten your System beyond repair.

I also think we owe it to Malwarebytes to start promoting their paid realtime version which really is far and away the best, since some users want to pay for something. Malwarebytes has saved many systems here almost daily for years.

MSE/Avast and Malwarebyes free or paid. Or paid ESET/Nod32 and Malwarebytes paid if you really want to pay for the best yet least bloated.


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01 Jul 2011   #12
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I had Mcafee, free, from my ISP provider. When MSE became well known I switched and found 2 trojans. YOu do no always get what you pay for.
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01 Jul 2011   #13
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

And most of the paid ones get entries in all of your registry files that you will never get rid of. Been there done that-Thanks Norton.
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01 Jul 2011   #14
gregrocker

 

Mucafee is some of the worst crapware I've ever come across, damaging system files when trying to remove it's bloated infection.
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01 Jul 2011   #15
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I also think we owe it to Malwarebytes to start promoting their paid realtime version which really is far and away the best, since some users want to pay for something. It has saved the day here several times a week for years.
Good point. Actually, many should use the full version to their own benefit. Full time monitoring means they don't have to do anything but click 'remove'.
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01 Jul 2011   #16
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Mucafee is some of the worst crapware I've ever come across, damaging system files when trying to remove it's bloated infection.
That's why they made a special McAfee and Norton removal tool. But, even that won't completely remove them.
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01 Jul 2011   #17
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
And most of the paid ones get entries in all of your registry files that you will never get rid of. Been there done that-Thanks Norton.
Norton's blunder never dies, but somehow, neither do they. It's wrong.
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01 Jul 2011   #18
gregrocker

 

Mr. Norton needs his new Rolls. Billions for bloatware = profit margins for low margin PC rigs.

Solution: Clean reinstall the PC you bought with a clean copy of the OS you own which came with it. They are your property to do what you want with.

Here's how: Reinstalling Windows 7
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01 Jul 2011   #19
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

No argument here. But, He's received the last dollar he will get from me. Clean install is the only way I got rid of it.
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01 Jul 2011   #20
James Colbert

 
 

Gotta give it to him. His real genius is marketing. Anyone who can successfully market a product that is widely known as bloatware and problemware has something going for him. Too bad he uses his talent for evil...
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