Your Questions About Malware Removal Tools Windows 7

Posted by softwareguru on August 4, 2014

Donna asks…

I need a good free anti-virus program that lets me analyze and remove without cost or limitations?

I have some sort of worm virus that has been programmed to erase my entire restoration file points. I would like to have it found and erased with a program without cost and without having to give away my email address or the like to be spammed.

softwareguru answers:

Try a online antivirus scanner and a online anti-adware/malware/spyware scanner in safe mode with network to clean up your computer BEFORE you download anything. This because the program you download can get infected.

Disable “System Restore” for Windows Me and XP, then restart your PC to clean your system restore points for viruses, spyware, adware etc.

Now restart in safe mode.
To get in safe mode Press “F8” upon bootup.
Select “Safe mode with Networking”.
Go to Start – Run – type iexplore Enter(ok).
Do a full system scan. If something is found, delete it, reboot and do the same again in safe mode with network.
When that scan does not find anything you reboot again in safe mode with network.
Go to Start – Run – type iexplore Enter(ok).
Do a full system scan. If something is found, delete it, reboot and do the same again in safe mode with network.

**NOTE: Do NOT do anything else with your computer when scanning. This because you can start virus/adware/spyware/malware manually.

When no one of these scanners are showing anything you can reboot back to normal mode.
Turn on “System Restore”.

Online virus, adware and spyware removal.
You need to get one antivirus program, one firewall and some spyware/adware/malware removers if you don’t have it.
I use Norton Internet Security (antivirus, spyware, firewall, add blocker, mail spamfilter, pop up blocker etc) Ad Aware, Spybot and more on my desktop running XP Home SP2 with Firefox and Yahoo Toolbar with pop up blocker.
On my laptop i have Ubuntu 7.04. No security needed in Linux, but i use antivirus and firewall. Firefox is standard.
I have no virus, spyware, adware, pop ups etc on my computers.
Mozilla Firefox and Opera are safer browsers to use then Internet Explorer.

Here are some free programs.
BitDefender Anti-Virus Free.
Avast Anti-Virus Free.
AVG Anti-Virus Free.
Avast Virus Cleaner – free virus removal tool.

Firewall Protection.
ZoneAlarm Firewall Free.
Easy-to-use firewall blocks hackers and other unknown threats.
* Systematically identifies hackers and blocks access attempts.
Automatically makes your computer invisible to anyone on the Internet.
Use ZoneAlarm if you normally use Windows Firewall.
Disable Windows Firewall after downloading ZoneAlarm if it’s not done automatically.

Ad-Aware 2007 Free.
Ad-Aware 2007 Free remains the most popular anti-spyware product for computer users around the world, with nearly one million downloads every week. Our free anti-spyware version provides you with advanced protection against spyware that secretly attaches and takes control of your computer, resulting in aggressive advertising pop-ups, sluggish computer activity, even identity theft through stolen bank details, passwords, and credit card account numbers. If you want real-time scanning capabilities, consider upgrading to Ad-Aware 2007 Plus for real-time protection against spyware, all the time.

SUPERAntiSpyware Free.

AVG Anti-spyware Free.

Spybot – Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications. Spyware silently tracks your surfing behaviour to create a marketing profile for you that is transmitted without your knowledge to the compilers and sold to advertising companies. If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you haven’t intentionally installed, if your browser crashes inexplicably, or if your home page has been “hijacked” (or changed without your knowledge), your computer is most probably infected with spyware. Even if you don’t see the symptoms, your computer may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging. Spybot-S&D is free, so there’s no harm giving it a try to see if something has invaded your computer.

AVG Anti-Rootkit Free.
AVG Anti-Rootkit is a powerful tool with state-of-the-art technology for detection and removal of rootkits. Rootkits are used to hide the presence of a malicious object like Trojans or keyloggers on your computer. If a threat uses rootkit technology to hide itself it is very hard to find the malware on your PC. AVG Anti-Rootkit gives you the power to find and delete the rootkit and to uncover the threat the rootkit is hiding.

CCleaner is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused files from your system – allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. But the best part is that it’s fast and contains NO spyware or adware.

ClearAllHistory – clears browser history, cache, cookies, clipboard and remove other computer activity tracks.

**NOTE: Only have one antivirus program and one firewall installed on your computer.
Anti-adware/malware/spyware are ok to have more of.

Also scan with online scanners sometimes.

Also run Windows Updata
and defragmet you harddisk(s).
How To Analyze and Defragment a Disk in Windows XP

Hope this is helpful.
Good luck.

Sandra asks…

So i ran a virus scan with Microsoft security essentials and im still getting pop-ups for adult sites?

So i ran a virus scan with Microsoft security essentials and im still getting pop-ups for adult sites whenever i use google chrome. how do i get rid of them.

softwareguru answers:

Standard malware removal instructions:

Note: If you are blocked from downloading files, you may have to download them on another computer and run them from a flash drive. If you cannot get online or update Malwarebytes, open Internet Explorer, go to Tools > Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings > uncheck everything except “Automatically detect settings”, and try again.

Go to , download and run rkill. After it completes, go to and download Malwarebytes, install, update, and run a full scan. Remove any items it finds. If prompted to reboot, do so. Note that if you reboot before running Malwarebytes, you will need to run rkill again.

Confirm that the infection is removed and your computer works. Then go into system protection (Start > Right click Computer > Properties > System Protection), select any hard drives with protection on, press Configure…, and turn off system protection. Then reenable it (deletes all restore points). This ensures the infection does not remain in your restore points.

If you cannot follow these steps because the infection is keeping you from loading Windows normally or running files, try following them again in Safe Mode w/ Networking. Reboot your computer, and continually tap F8 during the boot process. Select Safe Mode w/ Networking.

These instructions are tailored to Windows 7; if you use a different version of Windows, then they may differ slightly. Use common sense.

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