posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 05:48 PM
You can also download Malwarebytes
it's good at removing that type of stuff. Then there is also
Another great tool to have is
AVG Free Rescue CD
just download the ISO file and burn it to a disc, boot up the computer and it
will start the Rescue disc so you can check for viruses and malware before booting into windows. It's great because it will get rid of the viruses
that keep your system from scrubbing them while the system is in use.
Honestly if you can get rid of your viruses I would suggest formatting your hard drive and reinstalling Windows fresh. That's the only 100% way to be
sure if you have doubts about viruses and malware still being on your system.
Also like people mentioned before dump Internet Explorer. It's unsafe. It uses something called Active X that allows less than honest people to run
exploits and malware/viruses on your system through your browser. It's unsafe. That's why I dumped it back in the day and used Netscape before it
tanked. Get Firefox
it really is the safer browser to use.
The final thing I would recommend is using a Live Linux disc for checking your online bank account. Each time you use the Live disc it's a fresh
system, no need to worry about viruses or malware. It's a lot, lot safer. You have Ubuntu
which are both easy to use. Linux Mint
also has a live disc and it
is already preloaded with codexes, flash, etc. So that might be a better option.
edit on 19-1-2011 by TinFoilHatMan55 because: (no reason