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  1. Just in response to reminder Email, as I used to come here quite often but have totally gone Linux. This is a cool site for solving Windows Malware problems, Tools, and advice. Any Linux info, Sub-Forums ?, had a quick look couldn't see anything related. You never forget your Windows tricks and Tips, may be fun to get involved here, even though I've seen the light and ditched Windows ? All the best everyone !
  2. With the maturing of Malware online I feel it important to keep all Anti-Malware cleanup tools updated. Personally, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is my essential first step in scanning an affrected System, thus should be included, and updated. It is a very tricky to give someone a "pack", as an expert Malware cleaner should be used to guide the infected user, often there are twists and turns that take an expert to adjust the method of cleaning, which a generic approach will inevitably fail. I agree Combofix should be discontinued, as it's time as a viable cleaner has passed. Unfortunately again I'd like to advise a trained expert be used to guide the victim through the "cleanup" process. The most up to date tool for malware removal is OTS I would suggest this standard procedure if unassisted: FIRST Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here or Here Here Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application. Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan. The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient. When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note) The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM. If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer,please do so immediately. THEN Download OTS to your Desktop and double-click on it to run it Make sure you close all other programs and don't use the PC while the scan runs. Select All Users Under additional scans select the following Reg - Disabled MS Config Items Reg - Drivers32 Reg - NetSvcs Reg - SafeBoot Minimal Reg - Shell Spawning Evnt - EventViewer Logs (Last 10 Errors) File - Lop Check File - Purity Scan Reg - NetSvcs Reg - Shell Spawning Evnt - EventViewer Logs (Last 10 Errors) File - Lop Check File - Purity Scan Now click the Run Scan button on the toolbar. Make sure not to use the PC while the program is running or it will freeze. When the scan is complete Notepad will open with the report file loaded in it. Generally it is advised a Trained Malware expert be consulted to interpret the results. In no way am I discouraging Anti-Malware Toolkit, the above measures will however give important info for use in a cleanup. 😄
  3. I have to add that the Sandbox feature is only available on the Pro version of Avast! 6. I've used Avast! Home (free) on and off for many years, it's a great "shield" is the way I like to think, the File Scanner, Web Shield, Email protection, etc. I do however love to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware for scanning my Computer. ( Can't believe it is free also ) I'm not a cheapskate however and do reciprocate buying pro versions of Anti Malware products, thing is although well intentioned Pro versions can get mighty complex, and unnecessarilly bloated. Up to your personal tastes.
  4. Hi there Malware fighters , Just looking through the Anti-Malware Toolkit, and the thread here suggesting which and what should be included in the package. I'm a bit concerned at the tools, well moreso as to the fact that a novice can download this bundle and have no training, or supervision with them. These are powerful tools built by experts to be used as far as I have seen at specialised Anti-Malware Forums which are dedicated to cleaning a 'Victims' infected computer. I'm new here and just looking around after getting the lovely Happy New Year Email and was a little confused that such tools as combofix, HijackThis, plus heaps more are being suggested as a recommended download. I must admit I borked at downloading the pack as I wasn't sure what it was, exactly . As far as I read it's a GUI operated conglomerate of complex diagnostic, active protection, and removal tools . An enormous undertaking ! As I said I didn't try it out so I have no real feedback, just a cautionary note for people unskilled in the Art of Malware cleaning. When I have a little more time I'll look into it further, but as a trainee at a Malware Removal University I thought a word of caution be given to any novice was the least I could do to anyone who isn't 100% sure what they are doing regarding cleansing an infected computer. Maybe I am off track, if so I am glad, but from the reading I have done just now this pack sounds like a time bomb . The specialised cleaning tools are to be used in specific situations in series with checks all along the way by generating logs, and creating batch files to clean deeper when it is determined necessary . As I said just browsing, curious, and concerned novices aren't destroying their Comps, Cheers, and a Happy New Year :P
  5. Just a hello to introduce myself as a new member . Found the Forum when looking for details on Dial-a-Fix . Looks like a lot more than that is going on , enjoyed my browsing so far , interesting Forum! Cheers ;)
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