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Old 27-06-2009, 07:28   #361
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try outpost http://www.filehippo.com/download_outpost_firewall/
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Old 27-06-2009, 19:46   #362
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thanks, mostly - I was doing my own reading up, and came to that conclusion too !

Never used it before, and might switch from Kerio myself (on XP) as it looks v.good - painless install, easy setup, scans for common apps, "learning mode".
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Could anybody give me soe help please.

Had Avira installed at it popped up the other day saying it had found a trojan so told it to delete it but it just kept popping back up, left it doing a full scan overnight and the next morning it had increased to about 30 problems!!!

Installed avast and got that to do a scan before booting windows as the vius was obviously stopping this working in Vista. That crashed after about 8 hours! Then when I booted into windows it told me vista was not a genuine copy!

Next reboot after that windows would not boot at all. Got the kaspersky rescue disk but that said the database was corrupt. Used the Bit defender and Avira rescue disks and they didn't find anything but did manage to get it to boot into windows.

Used Ad-Aware and that did find some Mal-ware so got that deleted but now cannot search using any search engine, nothing happens when you click search except a blank screen.

Tried to download and run the malware bytes software but it won't install, maybe something the virus is doing.

Think I am just going to have to do a fresh install but any suggestions in the meantime?
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:59   #364
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eek, thudspud - doesn't sound good ! A few thoughts till someone else comes along -

* backup all your data to external HD straight away !
* is your vista a genuine copy ? (If not, AV & malware scanners may detect any os hacks that have been applied, & delete/quarantine them).
* did you uninstall avira before installing avast ? having 2 AV's will cause problems.
* did you try malwarebytes last ? What error ? If a virus is stopping the installation, you are obviously still infected - reinstalling the os may not (probably won't ?) get rid of the infection.
* have you looked at your startup ? WINPATROL is good - remove anything that is not needed - this may help bootup. However, if it's a clever virus it's unlikely you'll actually stop it this way.

Good luck.
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Old 08-08-2009, 11:45   #365
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eek, thudspud - doesn't sound good ! A few thoughts till someone else comes along -

* backup all your data to external HD straight away !
* is your vista a genuine copy ? (If not, AV & malware scanners may detect any os hacks that have been applied, & delete/quarantine them).
* did you uninstall avira before installing avast ? having 2 AV's will cause problems.
* did you try malwarebytes last ? What error ? If a virus is stopping the installation, you are obviously still infected - reinstalling the os may not (probably won't ?) get rid of the infection.
* have you looked at your startup ? WINPATROL is good - remove anything that is not needed - this may help bootup. However, if it's a clever virus it's unlikely you'll actually stop it this way.

Good luck.
Thanks for the reply

Backup already done, I backup to an external HD every week so only had a few extra things to copy across.

Vista is Genuine. came with the new machine.

I didn't uninstall Avira, just disabled it, would that be enough to stop the problems?

Malware bytes was the last thing I tried, when you try to install it nothing happens at all, doesn't even try to install. I have tried a few other programs I had around and none of them will install, some do nothing, others say the program has encountered an error and has to close.

I was going to reinstall to a brand new HD as I need a bigger one anyway so that should sort everything.

Will have a look into the startup with Winpatrol later.

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Old 17-09-2009, 16:49   #366
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Rapport - app for extra online banking protection

app for extra online banking protection - as recommended by Natwest & others, for use in conjunction with AV & firewall. I've not tried it yet - downloading now.

Rapport protects you against the following threats:
Keylogging
Malicious Browser Add-ons
Malicious Programs
Screen Shooting
Session Hijacking
Phishing
Pharming or DNS Spoofing


Download from : http://www.trusteer.com/download-rapport-0 - or - http://consumers.trusteer.com/instal...bv=3.5.0908.11
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Old 15-11-2009, 14:14   #367
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I've been using Kaspersky 2010 on my new PC sand it renders the PC vertually unusable, so Ive just uninstalled it and the PC is now very fast like when I bought it 3 weeks ago, any alternatives please.

The PC is running Windows 7, thanks peeps.
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Old 22-12-2009, 12:36   #368
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got a virus or spyware that when i use search in google it opens another tab which eventually leads me to a page that tells me my pc has been infected , no kidding , well i cannot navigate away from this page and the popup tells me i must scan my pc and then continues to download an executable file , which i dont , but have been using malware bytes program spybot and super anti spyware all find numerous things which i proceed to delete but it keeps on happening not all the time , just mostly when i use google , but sometimes it just opens a page by itself , anyone know what this is and how to get rid of it .
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Old 22-12-2009, 12:47   #369
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No idea what it is, probably one of the many variants of fake AV programs. Try the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) from Microsoft.

I'd recommend booting into safe mode to run the tool. Press F8 as your computer starts up to select safe mode. Before you do this ensure you've got the latest definitions for your antivirus/antispyware programs then run those once MSRT has finished.
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Cheers will give that a go see how i get on .
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Old 22-12-2009, 14:45   #371
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^ are you using IE ? Maybe try Firefox or Chrome.
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i use firefox , tried the malicous software removal tool ,and did not find anything keep running malware bytes keeps finding things which i then remove but when running it again it keeps on finding it , and it is still doing it especially when doing a search in google .
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Old 23-12-2009, 12:00   #373
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avast 5.0 makes my parents computer run very slow when loading the desktop. 4.8 was fine and looked on the avast forum and people are having the same problems
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why not tryAvira or MSE ?
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Avast 5.0 caused my W7 machine to BSOD.

I've backed it out to 4.8, fine again.
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My KIS 2010 subscription is imminently coming to an end on the laptop.
I have just been got Macafee for 3 machines via O2.
It is still bloaty and rubbish?
Options I am considering are:
-(possibly macafee but not too keen from past experience)
-Avira AV and PC Tools FW
-Norton Internet Security 2010

What [other] options would you advise please?
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My KIS 2010 subscription is imminently coming to an end on the laptop.
I have just been got Macafee for 3 machines via O2.
It is still bloaty and rubbish?
Options I am considering are:
-(possibly macafee but not too keen from past experience)
-Avira AV and PC Tools FW
-Norton Internet Security 2010

What [other] options would you advise please?
Microsoft Security Essentials.
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I've been using Avira (the free version) for a year or so now, and I've been really happy with it. It's now saying there's a major update (version 10). Anyone used the newer version yet? Any opinions?

I'm asking because I'm hoping it's not become bloated (as AVG did when I abandoned it).

Might give MSE a whirl in the meantime.
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