Your Questions About Virus Removal

Posted by softwareguru on September 11, 2014

George asks…

Virus removal help?

I got infected by NewFolder.exe virus/ trojan and unable to detect / delete/ sanitize the same using many anti-virus tools. Any suggestions on effective free tools & about the functionality of this replicating virus/ trojan. Thanks-

softwareguru answers:

Here’s some ideas to make Internet Security Suite for free. Free is always the best.

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1. For your Anti-Virus……(Always use only 1 A-V…You must NEVER use more than one anti-virus, Even an expired anti-virus can cause a major conflict…(did I mention that you MUST uninstall any old anti-virus products?)

For your anti-virus needs, I would suggest Avira AntiVir® PersonalEdition Classic. It has excellent heuristics, a virus detection rate that is better than many of “paid-for” anti-virus programs and is light on using your computer’s resources. And did I mention that it’s free!

Download here:
http://www.free-av.com/

Avoid an anti-virus called AVG (free version). It is wildly popular but has poor virus detection rates.

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2. For your Anti-Adware and Anti-Spyware needs……………SUPERAntiSpyware:
http://www.superantispyware.com/

3. For your Firewall……….(Always use only 1 software firewall)

A decent free firewall is Comodo Firewall Pro 3.0.21.329.

It is one of the few free firewalls that will work (and work well) on Vista as well as XP and 2000.

Http://www.comodo.com/

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4. And to help protect your computer from ever getting infected with malware in the first place………… (use them both)

SiteAdvisor warns you when visiting a potentionally malicious web-site:
http://www.siteadvisor.com/

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5. And always keep your Windows and all your installed software 100% updated and patched with all critical and security updates from the vendors THIS IS A MUST! In Internet Explorer just click Tools then Windows Updates.

Here is a little online (no download) security tool called The Secunia Software Inspector, that checks a computer for un-secure, un-updated and un-patched apps that may be installed on your computer.

The Secunia Software Inspector checks for possibly vulnerable programs like Adobe, Winamp, Java, Windows, Internet Explorer etc. And notifies if critical security updates are needed. !

Will work using IE, Opera or Firefox.

Use it once a month.

Pretty cool and free at:
http://secunia.com/software_inspector/

Richard asks…

Win 7 Anti-virus 2012 removal problem?

As of today, I started getting really annoying fake antivirus alerts from win 7 antivirus 2012. This program completely disables all my programs. Naturally, I went on google on another computer in search of a solution and I have found many guides to eliminate this virus but every guide requires me to go into safe mode. But even in safe mode this virus prevents me from doing anything. When I go in safe mode with networking and try to download the various solution programs to fix this problem, once again the fake antivirus is determined to keep me off the internet. So in short, is there anyone who knows what I can do to get rid of this annoyingly persistant virus?? Thanks!

softwareguru answers:

Http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-win-7-antispyware-2012

Manual removal instructions……………..

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