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Posttilly on Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:42 pm

Just a quick question:
My shiny new PC had an issue with malware (probably from Adfly)
I removed it, I think, with Malwarebytes and adwcleaner. I am now running a trial version of Malwarebytes. It wont let me access adfly at all. Why oh why do creators run their creations through Adfly! dontgetit
I am thinking of buying malwarebytes, but do I really need it? And is this a good one or is something similar a better idea?
I've bought lots of rubbish in the past, and didn't really need it, so that's why I'm asking!
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Postdarksyngr on Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:50 pm

I swear by Malwarebytes. I bought it and works amazing for me. It catches the vast majority of the bad stuff. I also have AVG to cover anything MalwareBytes misses, but about to switch it out since they are beginning to act like the adware they are supposed to protect me against.

If you like, when I find my replacement I'll share who here. My roommate is going to help me with that (he's very tech literate) later today.
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Posttilly on Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:54 pm

Thank you Melisa, that is good to know :girlie5:
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PostAvalanche on Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:37 pm

I recommend JRT (Junkware Removal Tool), also by Malwarebytes. Better close all other programs, but it's fast and thorough.
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Posttilly on Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:13 pm

Thank you Martina :girlie5:
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PostSamantha61 on Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:34 pm

I may learn something from all this lol..keep the information coming lol

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PostGinnie on Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:54 pm

I use Webroot Spysweeper every day and Malwarebytes (free) every so often. Our pc guy swears by Malwarebytes, but I've used Webroot and am very comfortable with it.

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Postdarksyngr on Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:03 pm

Spoke to my roommate. He advises Avira (LINK) and suggests purchase when you (I) can. It cost 51.00 for 1 year. He says when tested Avira succeeded in catching everything 99% of the time. Reason he suggests purchase is without it the program will not scan the website for malicious content. He says free will still catch it and quarantine but it will only scan your PC without purchase.  He also says even free it is still the best out there.

In Addition: When I was trying to look into it I could not access the website. Turns out some protection software will see it as a conflict of interest and block you from accessing the site, so if you want to look at the site you may have to turn off your current protection software. Lol, I learned this because I could access the site on my laptop and phone (no AVG-only MalwareBytes). On my PC once I turned off AVG I could access it.
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Postszanne7000 on Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:53 am

Oh, yes, Lisa - you do need antivirus and antimalware software!!!

I use ESET for my antivirus. It is a paid version (about $37 per year for two licenses).

I also bought and paid for Malwarebytes Premium when you could purchase the app without a subscription. A license for home use runs about $40 per year these days.

Regardless of what applications you are using, you should be using both types - antivirus and antimalware.

I also use Adblocker as a Chrome add-in extension. Sometimes, I need to turn it off in order to access sights that will block you from seeing their site if using it; however, that is when it is really important to protect yourself from viruses and malware.

This is true regardless of what you are doing on the internet - whether it is searching for and downloading custom content, checking your email, reading news, looking for pictures -- basically anything you do on the internet.

It is also important to keep your Operating System current with updates, as well as your browser and your security applications.

Doing all of these things protect your system, and your personal identification information, from harm. is important to do all of them, though - not just some of them.

Obviously, the final piece of your security is to not put everything about you and/or your family out on the internet.

The internet can be a wonderful place to explore; but, just as you would protect yourself as you go about your daily life, you need to be aware and wary of those that would hurt you.

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PostRanapeach on Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:53 am

Thanks for asking this question Tilly, it's something I have often wondered about myself, and thanks to everyone for the great information. Who knows, maybe changing which product I use will clear up my download abilities.

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