Your Questions About Virus Removal

Posted by softwareguru on September 5, 2014

Betty asks…

Best free spyware/virus removal?

Hey everyone, i’m looking for the best, FREE, spyware/virus removal that has the ability to detect and eliminate Trojans. Any1 know of a good one?

softwareguru answers:

Anti-virus: Either Avira or Avast (I have Avira).

Anti-Spyware: Either SuperAntiSpyware or Spyware Terminator (I have both).

You could have multiple anti-spyware programs installed on your computer; I do, but you should have only one anti-virus program.

They are all free, too!

Sandra asks…

Question about virus removal?

Today I found sysguard.exe on my computer’s startup processes list. I made sure to uncheck the box so it won’t start up when the computer starts. Ran my anti-virus and it says everything is clean.

Sysguard is still on the list, but when I do a search of the computer, I can’t find it. It says it’s not there. Is there a way to get it off that list? (The msconfig > startup list.) If it’s still showing on the list, is it really gone?

softwareguru answers:

You can’t find if when you search for it because it is a virus. Follow these steps for removal of most viruses, spware, etc. Most likely this will help you.

To get rid of most viruses, worms, adware, etc.
Step 1.
Download Avast! Home Edition as this is THE best free antivirus protection out there. Only drawback is you have to register within 60 days for free and every year after. But hey! You get it forever!
Anyways you also have to manual scan, but it isn’t a resourse hog and it scans everything your computer writes and reads as well as internet sites and emails. I love it. As well they update it about every day!

It found several viruses after I deleted Norton 360 and has found several since.
Download here: http://www.download.com/Avast-Home-Edition/3000-2239_4-10019223.html?part=dl-AvastHome&subj=dl&tag=button&cdlPid=11004783

Register here:
http://www.avast.com/eng/home-registration.php#register-form

Step 2.
As well try downloading malwarebytes anti-malware, updating, and scanning.
MBAM redirects you here for download. (MBAM) Go here to download: http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?part=dl-10804572&subj=dl&tag=button

Step 3.
Proceed by downloading “SuperAntiSpyware Free” from the link below (As the title suggests, this is also free), follow any
instructions required to install it, update the virus definitions, then run a full scan, also clean any infections found
after the scan has completed.
Http://www.superantispyware.com/

Step 4.
You may also consider to be sure that all Malware has been removed from your system download “Kaspersky’s Virus Removal Tool” (Free) from the link
below and run a full scan, this will already be updated to the day you download and install it, after the scan clean any
infections found. Download here
http://devbuilds.kaspersky-labs.com/devbuilds/AVPTool/

Step 5.
Consider doing a scan of your computer with MBAM and superantispyware every 2-4 weeks with a maximum of a system scan every month. (I recommend 2-3 weeks.)

P.S. Make sure to unistall all other antivirus products before installing avast and never have more than one installed at a time.
Hope this helps and enjoy a better computer!

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