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Windows 7: Multiple cases of Malware with Norton AV

03 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional
Multiple cases of Malware with Norton AV

My aunt has a dell laptop that she's had for 4-5 years. She uses Norton Antivirus, and Malwarebytes, but recently, she has been experiencing multiple cases of malware popping up. She doesn't do much besides facebook, email, and MS Word, so she's not downloading or installing anything unusual.
There was a VAF Search Engine that appeared in her Chrome browser, we got rid of it by deleting the extension. There's been a plugin that appeared that made Ads everywhere, uninstalled that program.
The firewall is on.

What sorts of things can we do to prevent these types of things?
Thanks guys :)

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03 Jul 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

When you install software you want to make sure you click on custom and uncheck the unwanted toolbars or extensions .

Do you still have viruses or windows popping up ?
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04 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional

Ok i'll tell her to do that next time she installs / downloads something.
I think that some things appear on the computer without any download or install. Stuff like the ad plugins. :/
Thanks for the quick reply :)
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04 Jul 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit


Click here AdwCleaner

Click on Download Now button

Save to the Desktop

Right-click on AdwCleaner.exe and choose

Click on Delete and confirm the prompt.

Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.

Upload the log : The log file is at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt

To Remove AdwCleaner program from your PC

Right click on adwcleaner.exe choose Run as administrator to run the tool.

Click on Uninstall, then confirm with yes to remove this utility from your computer.
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04 Jul 2013   #5

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

Yep try
as well.

I would personally change the security suite if it keeps it up - never have been a fan of Norton, and if she is not able to pay for another there are plenty of other free ones:)

By the by the Malwarebytes is that a paid for as my own security does not like the paid for version.
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