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My process for removing infections

  1. #11


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Countryside View Post
    After it gets through, I install and run SuperAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes...full scans.
    That is the problem, if there is a tough malware, you will not be able to install or start it.
    I prefer portable versions like Emsisoft Emergency Kit, Dr.Web CureIt! or Hitman Pro.

    REVOuninstaller Free does not support 64-bit, try Wise Uninstaller.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by acer54 View Post
    Always worked for me and computers I've sorted for friends or family.
    I'm not saying it doesn't often work. So far defender plus malwarebytes and adwcleaner have worked for me. Only consider that you can't assume it if keys are stored elsewhere and even replacing your disk will not work.
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  3. #13



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by acer54 View Post
    Always worked for me and computers I've sorted for friends or family.
    I'm not saying it doesn't often work. So far defender plus malwarebytes and adwcleaner have worked for me. Only consider that you can't assume it if keys are stored elsewhere and even replacing your disk will not work.
    I have to agree... what if you have an ssd and the controller gets infected? I suspect what your trying to say (correct me if I'm wrong) is there is malware out there that can attack ANY electronic part of the computer today?
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  4. #14


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    I suspect what your trying to say (correct me if I'm wrong) is there is malware out there that can attack ANY electronic part of the computer today?
    No. I gave 2 specific links to where an EFI EPROM can theoretically be infected. The point being even if you remove your drive and put in a new one your problem still exists. I've no idea if power supplies, screens or keyboards have firmware that can be updated with similar malicious intent... Probably not if you want to be realistic but I've never researched it.
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  5. #15


    Five utilities for securely erasing and formatting old hard drives.

    Five hard disk cleaning and erasing tools - TechRepublic
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