read my lips! I make NO claim. Just because you have not seen something, does not mean it does not exist. Have you ever seen Bigfoot or a Yeti? No, neither have I, it does not imply none existence. It means YOU have not come across it. I do not make 'claims' as you put it, I am stating actual FACT as EXPERIENCED by me. You are implying that I am lying, and I resent that, very much.you make these claims that norton is installing spyware on peoples machines
I dont care if you want PROOF, which I cannot now furnish because of the fact that I removed it and cannot remember what it was. I do not store snippets of information just in case, someone is going to ask me about it in 5-10 years time.
It happened, I cleansed it - end of ....................
Here, here, Elbmek. Looks like buz won't/can't take me up on my offer of checking for deep down 'Norton' in his families PC's, You know and I know what We found.
I take back what I said about getting rid of Norton I have just re-checked my registry, 'Find' (Search) "Symantec". This is what was found,
ConfigSymantec Installed Apps
PackageStateSymantecCorporation_V68kp9n051hdp Removed 8 of these strings.
All the above strings were in HKEY_Users_Software.
Needless to say, remember to "Find" (search) not only for 'Norton' but 'Symantec' as well. Now I feel happier for re-checking the registry.
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MalWareBytes gets my vote as I've personally seen it prevent or clean everything I've thrown at it. I just used it last night to clean up a mess my neighbor's son made of their PC as he was trying to download mods for his games. I then installed the "Pro" version and it prevented about a dozen web attacks...
MBAM is great but it is meant to act as a supplement to a good antivirus program. Just ask them, they'll verify that.
agree with Ex_Brit - I use it in conjuection with Microsoft Defender on Win 8.1; never had a hit since both running together
A quote from one of the lead developers of MalwareBytes (Bruce Harrison) :
As far as why MBAM is very good at dealing with this infection, that is simple. MBAM is designed to be very good at dealing with malware that the AVs seem to be having problems with. I do not spend my time making MBAM detect millions of infections that any decent AV already detects as MBAM is DESIGNED to work alongside antivirus software, not replace it. A huge chunk of the research that goes into MBAM revolves around what we see making it into HJT threads as the vast majority of these threads involve antivirus software that was in some way bypassed.
Lets settle this now and avoid any further misinformation. MBAM is now a very good backup to any antivirus software and will only get better in the future. MBAM will NEVER add antivirus abilities to its core app and is always advised to be used WITH antivirus software. We actually get this question a lot in the forums and I assure you that we always say :
"No, MBAM can't replace your existing antivirus software and is not designed to."
thanks for that Brit - very explanatory
Its been a while but this is how my laptop and pc stand right now.
AVG Internet Security 2014(with AVG Tune Up) superb AVG stopped me downloading a replacement program because it had been filled with ad bugs.
Malwarebytes Pro - nothing been in machine since. both licences cover two machines
I am asking a question, when leaving this thread, How do I find out about "WLAN IEE802.11 Not Exist?" loading, and found on bottom taskbar. My Wi-Fi works perfectly and there is nothing showing in Device Manager. I have searched for any help or info on this forum. Nowt, Nada, nothing. Anyone have any ideas.