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What is the most effective way of removing Malware?


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#16 +BudMan

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 20:56

"Some people just make that too difficult an option because they're missing application discs for things I can't get"

Its too bad the virus broke that then isn't it ;)


#17 Fulcrum

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 21:28

Ok, I can see all the obvious solutiosn have been posted, so howbout this one:

- Create a whitelist of addresses you actually need to visit (neowin.net), then if there is any missed malware, it ain't going NOWHERE!



#18 bigmehdi

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 21:37

Ideally you make a full back up (I'd use acronis true image) before being infected.

Once your pc infected (if this happen), you restore the back up.



#19 Jason Stillion

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 21:46

Generally speaking

 

Run a utility that you boot off of that can scan the system without it being loaded.

Then hit it with multiple products, some are better than other's with specific types of infections.

Scan for Root Kits - Karpasky tddk

 

Don't forget to do the browser reset option in Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome. 

And still check for any unusually add-ons installed in the browsers.

Double check the default home page / search engine.

 

The other root is complete nuke and reload everything. 

 

Tweaking.Com Windows Repair is a great utility to try and reset to windows defaults - hosts, networking components, windows update, and much more. http://www.tweaking....all_in_one.html

 

Just be very careful what options you choose, example reseting file permission's and removing hidden attribute from non-system files.

It shows up a lot of hidden by default folders, that are not system files. 



#20 AR556

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 22:32

"Some people just make that too difficult an option because they're missing application discs for things I can't get"

Its too bad the virus broke that then isn't it ;)

Tru dat brutha, tru dat :laugh: 



#21 Raa

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 22:38

Format the computer and reinstall the OS.

 

It's the most effective way of removing it - you didn't ask for the least destructive way. :p



#22 vcfan

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 22:40

you may want to use a VM next time chief, wink wink

#23 +BudMan

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 03:53

"- Create a whitelist of addresses you actually need to visit (neowin.net), then if there is any missed malware, it ain't going NOWHERE!"

What?? Lets say that worked - it didn't actually fix/clean anything.