Your Questions About Malware Removal Mac Free

Posted by softwareguru on July 22, 2014

Richard asks…

virus protection?

i do not have in my computer a virus protection can some please tell me how to get one for free my windows security tells me to get one looking 4 free web sit that i could down load 1 thanks 4 the great answers in the past

softwareguru answers:

In addition to a firewall you must have full time (active) virus protection and full time (active) spyware protection.

All the following programs are free.
Full Time (Active) Virus Protection
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
Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Full Time (Active) spyware protection and run a full scan.
If you do not have active spyware protection, install:

Windows Defender (Included with Vista) XP SP2, 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 All

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:
Helps protect you from all kinds of Web-based security threats including spyware, adware, spam, viruses, browser exploits, and online scams.

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

XP SP2, XP ProX64 SP1, Win 2000 SP4, Vista
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 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
Kaspersky – Free Online Virus Scan
McAfee – Free Scan
Panda Software – ActiveScan
Symantec (norton) – Security Check
Trend Micro™ HouseCall

Jenny asks…

My computer is infected with a virus. Please help!?

I was downloading some important softwares in my laptop and I ended up with my computer infected with a malware or something. Every now and then, when I opens some folder, I gets a warning that my windows files had been corrupted and the warning asks me to download an anti-malware solution from the internet. If I click YES, it starts downloading Total Secure 2009, but again, the iexplorer gets stucked and it closes. I had tried scanning my computer with Quick Heal and avast. They found some trojans, but the problem is still there. Can anyone help me out?

softwareguru answers:

You have been infected by total secure

it’s a trojan
and it actually makes you computer worse off

99% of all internet problems can be attributed to the wrong set of Web browser and Email clients in coordination of the
AV/ Spyware / Firewall software.

Get the following, all are free for a safe surfing experience, with proven track records and do not take up
system resources like Norton or McAffee.
Install in SAFE mode with networking ( hit F-8 at boot time ), run them all in SAFE mode
with networking as you’ll need it for the updates all the programs below will need.
Turn off RESTORE and the RECYLE BIN temporarily as virii can regenerate / reinfect even if you delete
them with both services on. After all the scanning and cleaning after a 2nd reboot and one last
scan do you turn both of them back on.


AVG (free)




EMAIL use thunderbird. It has a good built in spam filter and learns when you teach it. Http://


Once you set it all up create 3 email accounts..

A hotmail or yahoo account for web “verification”, this account you will not care if it get spammed

a sub account ( from the master account )to your ISP that you use for logons, this is the one you use for personal
emails only to trusted people and banking, ebay and paypal. Never use the account for anything else than that,
you find spam is low to non existant if you follow this rule, and even if it does become spam laden, then you
can delete the account and create a new sub account and do all the email updates to ebay, paypal, banks and your

Finally your master account from your ISP, this one you NEVER use, it’s only kept for creating sub accounts since
changing the master account is a real pain.

And if you have a wireless router follow these tips,

1. Use WPA encryption (WPA-PSK) it’s less crackable then WEP.

2. Make a passphrase that is upper & lower case and has some numbers thrown in there as well, again harder to crack.
Some like mAkE1t5eCurE0rel53 and as long as possible.

3. Use MAC access control so only you or authorized PC’s can connect (even if you do have encryption turned on)

4. Turn off DHCP use static addresses.

5. Turn off SSID (and change it) unless your card really needs it (some do)

6. Change username/password of access unit front end

7. Ensure you have the usual firewall enabled on your PC.

8. Paranoia rules, turn WLAN off if your not using it 🙂

one last tip
control panel—administrator tools–services–messenger

right clik on it
stop the service
then disable it
save changes

as for total secure……

Read up ..


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