posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 03:45 PM
reply to post by crazyewok
My latest faves are:
JRT (Junkware Removal Tool)
and finally (but cautiously!) Combofix
... all from the Bleeping Computer website.
The note of caution is because sometimes malware "infects" (modifies) system files. If the anti-malware cannot remove the messed up bit from the files
it will usually delete the files totally as a second-best option. In some cases, those system files are required to boot up, so removal of the messed
up file will lead to an unbootable system. This is where a bit of knowledge and an OS Install disk (and keys) come in handy. If you don't have the
exact install disk, the exact key for the disk and a bit of experience in recovering trashed PC's, then don't even attempt Combofix.
As a final assurance of all clear, scanning with MalwareBytes and SuperantiSpyware (free versions) is sometimes warranted (if you have the time, as
they take a while).
I tend to use all these products, in the order listed, and so far have had great success. No one product is a magic bullet.
Also, after cleaning a system I like to install an AV product if the user hasn't had one. The Microsoft Security Essentials is free, pretty good and
does not slow everything down too much. Another product (also free and pretty good) is the Panda Cloud Antivirus which is lighter on system resources
than most others.
edit on 2/3/2014 by chr0naut because: (no reason given)