Looking for free antivirus /spyware/malware removal tools

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by gundja, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. gundja

    gundja MDL Junior Member

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    Hi guys , just wanted to know what the hottest products right now on the market for removal of virus/malware/spyware. Of course I am looking for free alternative. Currently I am having a hard time removing some nasty stuff in internet explorer. Every time I click on the url tab, a new tab opened and re directs me to another website

    thanks
     
  2. cowbawx

    cowbawx MDL Novice

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    I use Symantec Endpoint Protection. Along with Malwarebytes Antimalware and TDSKiller (utility) for rootkits. Works well.
     
  3. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Still scan with Spybot for stubborn stuff, but generally manual removal from safemode first

    Safe mode
    Reset IE to default from tools > internet options > advanced
    Clear all temp folders

    Delete any bad startup entries in:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    Check for and delete any suspicious entries in:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE


    Boot into normal mode and run scans with malwarebytes / Spybot / above suggestions ^^

    Install Avast free AV and schedule a boot time scan > reboot for scan (Scanning before Windows loads = ability to delete malware before it becomes a locked running process)
     
  4. gundja

    gundja MDL Junior Member

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    thanks will try it asap....wow spybot man .. i do not know if it's the same thing but i do remember using spybot in the golden age.
     
  5. Kim100

    Kim100 MDL Senior Member

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    Spybot is good but it seems to have problems with Windows 10.
     
  6. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami MDL Addicted

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  7. Ocygord

    Ocygord MDL Senior Member

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    As a manual on-demand scanner I would recommend Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

    For portable solutions, you can use:
    • AdwCleaner
    • RogueKiller
    • Junkware Removal Tool
    • Hijack This
    • OTL
    • RKill
    • TDSKiller
    • ComboFix
    Always get the above tools from bleepingcomputer.com.
     
  8. softfinds

    softfinds MDL Novice

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    In 2017, You use Internet explorer? Wow:D:D:D
     
  9. browneylad

    browneylad MDL Member

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    Adwcleaner as suggested above should take care of this particular browser tab/homepage hijacker problem. I blame warez sites, nasty stuffs packed within installers.
     
  10. UmbraEmsi

    UmbraEmsi Emsisoft Community Manager

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    Emsisoft Emergency Kit is quite popular too, free and portable.