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Windows 7: Virus in Comp!!

12 Aug 2010   #31
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1Bowtie View Post
I think the problem is the McAfee free trial is still there even though the trial ran out. Sometimes those free trials are hard to remove, espesically McAfee. Try unistalling through add/remove prog's in control panel prog's / featurers, then go to Windows Explorer and make sure the folders are gone from prog files, disk cleanup, then see what happens and let us know
To add to what 1Bowtie suggested, the best way to remove any anti-malware program is to use the manufacturer's removal tool > McAfee > Info > Tool

The uninstaller is pretty good. I have not seen any problems with it.
Good point guys, i just wanted her to go at it the proper way, either add/remove prog's or the manufacturer's uninstall prior to useing any third party Revo uninstaller


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12 Aug 2010   #32
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If there appears to something nasty & you have issues removing it or even getting something installed to attempt it, one other alternative:

Norton Power Eraser
Spyware Removal - Virus Removal | Norton Support

As A Last resort if all else fails.

Please note:

"Because the Norton Power Eraser uses aggressive methods to detect these threats, there is a risk that it can select some legitimate programs for removal. You should use this tool very carefully, and only after you have exhausted other options."
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12 Aug 2010   #33
Borg 386

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

I just suggested Revo as it does a through job of cleaning out the leftover files.

Also, Revo launches the programs uninstaller 1st, allows that to run, then it goes looking for leftover parts.

But yeah, it might be better for her to use the tool if she doesn't feel comfy with Revo.

Hopefully she'll be able to run the Symantec online scan & fix whatever is wrong.
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12 Aug 2010   #34
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I would have suggested Revo had I not known about and worked with the McAfee tool. Anti malware programs are extremely invasive and Windows removal does not get all of the pieces of these programs. The removal tools from the vendors are quite good.
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12 Aug 2010   #35
DirtRider

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I use Absolute Uninstaller - Uninstall your unwanted applications easily and completely but I have installed Revo and will give it a go
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12 Aug 2010   #36
Borg 386

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

Revo is good at finding the leftover registry keys, as well as files left on the HD.

But you do have to read the directions carefully.

The nice thing about Revo also is that if it can't delete a certain leftover file, as you see sometimes ("The following files could not be removed"), it'll mark them for deletion at the next start up.

I've been amazed at what most programs will leave behind in your system.

(The excuse for that from most of companies is they want to leave the information there in case you decide to "reinstall the software")

Based on my past experience with McAfee CarlTR6, I don't really trust anything from them. It was freakin incredible what that one upgrade to the security center did to my PC. How bad do you have to mess up software that a sys restore of even 2 days back won't fix the problem & leaves the AV damaged to the point that only 2/3 of the screen was showing when I tried to launch it?

ALSO - Thanx much for the link Wishmaster, a nice scanner. Quick and efficient.
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12 Aug 2010   #37
DirtRider

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Funny when I used McAfee some time back I was very happy but then I found it started to fall behind so I changed
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12 Aug 2010   #38
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I have never liked McAfee and I have used it.

@Borg: Anti-malware programs entangle so deeply into your system that only the manufacturer really knows how to get it all out. And if you don't get it out, sometimes the bits and pieces can still create problems.
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12 Aug 2010   #39
DirtRider

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by priyanka26 View Post
I'm running Windows 7. Though the computer runs just fine, without issuing any errors, i am sure i have a virus on it, for the following reasons
So have you managed to sort this out then
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13 Aug 2010   #40
Borg 386

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

@ CarlTR6, Like I said, I wouldn't trust McAfee with anything. I've run a scan through my registry and files and found nothing related to McAfee...so far.

One interesting thing I have found since I started using Revo uninstaller - it's usually the open source software that does a complete removal of everything (files, reg keys, etc.), whereas anything corporate tends to leave reg keys and whatnot in the system. At least the open source programs I've seen

@ DirtRider, maybe it was good at one point, but it's sure a mess now.

I left a note on her page DirtRider asking if she fixed it or not
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