Antivirus Master removal using Malwarebytes

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My neighbors picked up Antivirus Master infection in last month or so.
I first did a Spyware Terminator scan with updated db: it didn't seem to
find anything.  So, I tried Malwarebytes , updated files, and ran. It found
over 100 items. Deleted the malware items, rebooted and  popups ceased. Only
strange thing was that my page with perl cgi script [guessing  cause]
crashes IE6. OK with other pages. Page ok with other pcs. Also, cannot
connect to yahoo servers on that pc. Puzzled. Why did ST not   see the
things that MBAM did?

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tommy



Re: Antivirus Master removal using Malwarebytes



On Fri, 8 Aug 2008 21:54:50 -0500, Tommy McClure wrote:

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Inferior application?
Suggest to remove ST and replace with something more substantial like:
SuperAntispyware - Free
http://www.superantispyware.com/superantispywarefreevspro.html

...and routinely practice Safe-Hex.
http://www.claymania.com/safe-hex.html
Hundreds Click on 'Click Here to Get Infected' Ad
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2132447,00.asp


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you have tried them both?
how am I supposed to test superantispyware?
wait till I find another infected pc?
ST did find things on that same pc the first time I used it.



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On Sat, 9 Aug 2008 09:05:04 -0500, Tommy McClure wrote:

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Meaning what?

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Nobody requested you to conduct testing.

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If you look for, you'll find one.

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You asked for advice, ignore it if you wish.

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Do you think Superantispyware would work better than AntiMalware Bytes?

Also, the pc is used by 6 to 8 different people , which are all pc novices
FYI. I will have to train in Safe Hex.



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On Sat, 9 Aug 2008 09:09:01 -0500, "Tommy McClure"
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No, it works better than SpywareTerminator.


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Then use both SuperAntiSpyware Free (SAS)
and Malwarebytes' AntiMalware (MBAM)
(and you can also scan with SpywareTerminator as third.)

A PC should have not more than one AV program online.
A PC should have not more than one firewall.

Your PC should be regularly scanned with several(!) anti-spyware/adware
programs, at least two but preferably more.


--
Fred W. (NL)

Re: Antivirus Master removal using Malwarebytes



On Sat, 9 Aug 2008 09:09:01 -0500, Tommy McClure wrote:

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I think that both applications have their place and are doing a wonderful
job; One may catch what another may miss.
 
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Irrelevant! An info I (and anybody else for that matter) don't require!

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How you manage your affairs is your busines! (But it looks like you get the
message).

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Kayman wrote:
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So glad you understood my questions. Thanks for your help.



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