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  1. #51


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Just for the heck of it try:

    Ad-Aware Free Antivirus and Antispyware by Lavasoft | Protection from Virus, Spyware & Malware | Top Internet Security for Windows

    I use the paid Pro version.
    The Free version is good too.

    If you already have antivirus on your computer, AdAware will install itself as a second line of defence so as not to cause conflicts with the antivirus already installed.

    What it does best is remove Adware like you are infected with.

    A full indepth scan takes around 5 hours.

    My computer is free of viruses & adware.

    Just try AdAware.
    It could solve your problem.

    If not,just uninstall it.

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  2. #52


    Thanks David. Had a google search and found a suggestion for a superkiller prog, so downloaded and install it, and as soon as I clicked on the icon to run it, it said your 14 days trial is over - un-install and bye bye. going to try yours now. Another way I have thought of is, in Iobit is an option to change Win 8 start up to standard menu, that way the folder should be visible, the process is reversible, so might try that later.
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  3. #53


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    Thanks David. Had a google search and found a suggestion for a superkiller prog, so downloaded and install it, and as soon as I clicked on the icon to run it, it said your 14 days trial is over - un-install and bye bye. going to try yours now. Another way I have thought of is, in Iobit is an option to change Win 8 start up to standard menu, that way the folder should be visible, the process is reversible, so might try that later.
    The free AdAware does not time out.
    It stays with you.
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  4. #54


    Running scan now, thanks. I think I need to review my protection options. Currently on Kaspersky Internet Suite 2013 for another 200 days. What do you think of running Microsoft Security Essentials and a paid program like adaware? Kasperksy let this damn thing in, and about to do another full KIS scan after adaware.
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  5. #55


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    Running scan now, thanks. I think I need to review my protection options. Currently on Kaspersky Internet Suite 2013 for another 200 days. What do you think of running Microsoft Security Essentials and a paid program like adaware? Kasperksy let this damn thing in, and about to do another full KIS scan after adaware.
    I use the Paid versions of Avast & AdAware.
    Like I said, AdAware shuts off anything it has that would conflict with Avast.
    It still roots out adware & spyware.

    I never used MSE so I cannot comment on it.
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  6. #56


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    they all let things in ,just read the list of the top 10 antivirus 's none are 100% ,so i suggest just stay with what you have and make sure they are always up to date ,just my opinion

    I use Microsoft Security essential ,malwarebytes, Spywareblaster ,and CCleaner ,to keep my system clean,having said that i don't use my computer for much more than going to forums like this one ,and downloading software ,MSE has let in a few things ,but i usually kill it before its does any damage .
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  7. #57


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    they all let things in ,just read the list of the top 10 antivirus 's none are 100% ,so i suggest just stay with what you have and make sure they are always up to date ,just my opinion
    Why is my computer virus free then ?

    Trying AdAware might solve his problem.

    What he "already has" has allowed the virus in...
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  8. #58


    it is also on a major go slow, getting near to throwing HDD in bin and installing a virgin one!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr had to reboot just now just to clear - here we go again .
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  9. #59


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    didn't mean for them not to try your suggestion ,just meant for them to keep Kaspersky because it as good as the rest .

    Why is my computer virus free then ?
    same reason as mine maybe ,I stop them before they get active ~

    if anyone one virus was 100% at everything it does ,there would only be one antivirus program ,and we all would own it .good luck ,have a nice day, not trying to pick a fight ,just sharing my opinion
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  10. #60


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    it is also on a major go slow, getting near to throwing HDD in bin and installing a virgin one!! .
    And that is how i fix[i repair computer as a partime job sort of ] the real nasty ones ,format and reinstall windows ,takes a lot less time and cost less for my customers .
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