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May 18, 2010
4:34 PM
karen
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@PCBasics – MalwareBytes gives you the choice of fast and complete scans. In your case, I would choose the complete scan. Also, if you have any removable media (USB keys, drives, etc), be sure to scan them as well.

May 18, 2010
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I would suggest PCBasics do a full format; it sounds like this computer is completely infested.

May 18, 2010
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Ashraf said:

I would suggest PCBasics do a full format; it sounds like this computer is completely infested.


 

actually i just did the scan and it turns out that only 3 files were infected…(cleaned them already)Smile….so do you think i have more??!!

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May 18, 2010
6:36 PM
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PCbasics said:

Ashraf said:

I would suggest PCBasics do a full format; it sounds like this computer is completely infested.


 

actually i just did the scan and it turns out that only 3 files were infected…(cleaned them already)Smile….so do you think i have more??!!


 

Run it again.  Full scan. I can not stress this enough:  Be on the safe side!

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May 18, 2010
6:43 PM
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On the brightside atleast PCBasics doesn’t have a bank account or credit card number the hackers can steal.

May 18, 2010
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 Safe Mode = SAFE!

May 19, 2010
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Ashraf said:

On the brightside atleast PCBasics doesn’t have a bank account or credit card number the hackers can steal.


 

I lost most of the software and that was it…..cause i now save everything to my external HD…..wait…..is it possible to get an infection in an external HD!!??….AHHH…that would be BAD!….and i dont think that MalwareBytes software scan external HDs do they??

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May 19, 2010
2:23 PM
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Yes you can get an infection on an external drive, so you need to scan it. Not sure if MalwareBytes can or not though.

May 19, 2010
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Just now i just got the Anvir software…does this also do the same as the MalwareBytes?….the anvir software looks very complicated though…Smile

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May 19, 2010
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 Yes it can. Select Perform full scan and choose all the drives you want to scan.

May 19, 2010
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AnVir Task Manger is not the samething as Malwarebytes. AnVir Task Manager is not anti-malware.

May 19, 2010
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Ashraf said:

AnVir Task Manger is not the samething as Malwarebytes. AnVir Task Manager is not anti-malware.


 

I wonder if he meant Avira. They are so close in spelling (but not in functionality), that the 2 have been confused Confused by many………….OK………I admit……..I did confuse them too, Embarassed when I 1st heard of the 2 being mentioned.

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May 20, 2010
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yourpalal said:

Ashraf said:

AnVir Task Manger is not the samething as Malwarebytes. AnVir Task Manager is not anti-malware.


 

I wonder if he meant Avira. They are so close in spelling (but not in functionality), that the 2 have been confused Confused by many………….OK………I admit……..I did confuse them too, Embarassed when I 1st heard of the 2 being mentioned.


 

No..i ment the task manager

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May 20, 2010
3:23 PM
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But Avira would be a good choice to run another scan.

But that PC seems so badly infected, I don’t think I would trust it until after a reformat. You’d never know what might still be lurking.

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