Your Questions About Malware Removal Mac

Posted by softwareguru on July 19, 2014

Chris asks…

Does anybody know about rootkit virus?

How do you get rid of it and where did it come from?

softwareguru answers:

A rootkit is Malware which consists of a program (or combination of several programs) designed to take fundamental control (in Unix terms “root” access, in Windows terms, “Administrator” or “Admin” access) of a computer system, without authorization by the system’s owners and legitimate managers. Access to the hardware (e.g., the reset switch) is rarely required as a rootkit is intended to seize control of the operating system running on the hardware. Typically, rootkits act to obscure their presence on the system through subversion or evasion of standard operating system security mechanisms. Often, they are Trojans as well, thus fooling users into believing they are safe to run on their systems. Techniques used to accomplish this can include concealing running processes from monitoring programs, or hiding files or system data from the operating system.[1]

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Robert asks…

is there any type of error clean i can download that is completely free?

my computer seems to have errors and like it goes really slow and i need it quickly!!

softwareguru answers:

OS Reinstallation vs. Virus Removal

If you follow all the following steps it should get rid of your problem and prevent future problems. All programs listed are free.
Update your Full Time (Active) antivirus and run a full scan.

If you do not have active virus protection, install only one. All are excellent.

AVG Antivirus 7.5 Free Edition
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Free antivirus – avast! 4 Home Edition
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Update your Full Time (Active) spyware protection and run a full scan. If you do not have active spyware protection, install:

Windows Defender (Included with Vista)
Install the following four programs and run weekly or at least monthly. You need all four. They are not a substitute for full time spyware and virus protection. They will greatly increase your protection. Install and run now.

Ad-Aware SE Personal (update + full scan)
Windows 2000 (Pro and Server), Windows Server 2003, Windows XP (Home and Pro), Windows Vista (32-bit)

Spybot Search & Destroy (update + immunize + scan)
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Do not enable Tea Timer and SDHelper
After installation: update + scan + immunize

SpywareBlaster 3.51: Update then open and click “enable all protection”.
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP NOT FOR VISTA

SUPERAntiSpyware free version: (update + scan)
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Do not install optional toolbar.
Removes tracking cookies, unneeded files, history
In options.
Set to run when computer starts.
Place cookies you want to keep in save list
Install either one not both:

McAfee Site Advisor: Internet Explorer and Firefox
IE: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista (XP recommended)
Firefox: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista, Linux and Mac OS X
McAfee SiteAdvisor helps protect you from all kinds of Web-based security threats including spyware, adware, spam, viruses, browser exploits, and online scams.

XP SP2, XP ProX64 SP1, Win 2000 SP4, NOT FOR VISTA
TrendProtect is a FREE browser plug-in that helps you avoid Web pages with unwanted content and hidden threats.
Note if a scan detects a problem but is unable to remove, start the computer in safe mode with the internet line disconnected and run a full scan.

In severe cases your system restore files will also be infected. In these cases you will need to turn off system restore to prevent malware hiding in the system restore files and reinfecting the computer during removal or during a future system restore. Turning off system restore deletes the system restore files.

Right click on “my computer”> Properties > System Restore Tab > Check box turn of system restore

After the malware is removed turn on system restore.
Run this time:

CWShredder: run

Shoot The Messenger

VX2 tool for Ad-Aware and run tool (Install and run)
Windows 2000 (Pro and Server), Windows Server 2003, Windows XP (Home and Pro), Windows Vista (32-bit)

Special Removal Tools
Run only if indicated

Roguefix.bat Windows XP only

SmitFraudFix only works with Windows XP or 2000

Vundo Fix
Windows all
VirtumundoBegone (if VundoFix does not work)
VirtumundoBeGone has not been tested on Vista platforms
Run this time and monthly:

Microsoft Update:
Run in “Custom Mode”. Install everything, reboot and repeat until nothing is left to install.

Microsoft OneCare Live Safety Scan, run “full service scan”
Updates windows, virus and spyware scan, disk cleanup, disk fragmentation (if needed), backs up registry and then cleans registry, and checks for open firewall ports
Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 2003, or Windows 2000
Safety Scan for Windows Vista

Malicious Software Removal Tool (run “full scan”)
Vista, XP, Win 2000, and Server 2003
Rootkit Removers
Pick any 2 install and run one each month.

AVG Anti-Rootkit
MS Windows 2000 (32-Bit) or MS Windows XP (32-Bit)

F-Secure BlackLight
Windows 2000, XP (32 and 64-bit), 2003 Server (32 and 64-bit) and Vista (32-bit only)

Panda Anti-Rootkit
Windows 2000/XP

Sophos Anti-Rootkit
Win NT 4.0 (SP 6a with IE 4.0), Win 2000 , XP, Server 2003
Online Free Scanners:
Run Trend Micro, Kaspersky, and Panda Scan now.
Run a different one each month.

BitDefender Online Scanner

CA eTrust® PestScan
ewido anti-spyware
eTrust Antivirus Web Scanner
F-Secure Online Virus Scanner
Windows 2000, Windows XP
Kaspersky – Free Online Virus Scan
McAfee – Free Scan
Panda Software – ActiveScan
Symantec (norton) – Security Check
Microsoft Windows 98/ME or NT 4.0 Workstation/2000 Pro/XP
Trend Micro™ HouseCall
98SE/NT4.0,SP6a/2000,SP2/XP SP1+/2003 and Windows MCE 2005
Linux Distributions that supports libc6,Solaris 2.6 and above
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