New malware, spyware, root kits and all the new bad stuff

By zlitocook ·
I am one of people who run/help a small group of people in a large company. The company has many external sites with people like me that support them.
I try to inform them about how to protect their computers at work and at home.
I used the old stand by's like SpyBotsearch and destroy, window washer, CCleaner and a firewall zone alarm.
But now I need programs like malware bytes and spyware blaster.
What do you use to keep your computers clean of malware

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All of the above for routine checking

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to New malware, spyware, roo ...

Then if I hit an infection it depends on that Infection.

You may like to try Advanced System Care as a general purpose tool it seems to work quite well so far but I'm only in th early stages of testing and even then it is for domestic users so that doesn't get high Priority.

That Companies Smart Defrager seems to work quite well also. :0


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Not much different to what you already have

by Jacky Howe In reply to New malware, spyware, roo ...

Since I discovered that it is always a big hassle to install MalwareBytes after the infection I have started suggesting to Clients and anyone else that I talk to, and that is to get them to install it as soon as they can and periodically Update it and scan regularly.
SpyBot is a long time favourite because it can be manipulated relatively easily. Example: It can be installed on a PC and Updated and then the Install Folder can be copied to CD or USB to be used in an infected PC. I normally have it installed and Updated as well.
CCleaner is the best Utility that I have found for cleaning up the Registry. It is not perfect but it leaves the others far behind.
I am also using Avast Antivirus that seems to do it's job. It also scans E-Mail.
I have a modified Batch File that will delete all Temp files on startup and I normally set it up on Client PC's. This can be achieved by automating the disk cleanup process. For more information, read the Microsoft Knowledge Basic article, How to Automate the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows XP:
I have managed to get by using these Utilites. If I am tackling an unknown Virus I normally use HiJackThis to find out and research what the Virus is and then plan my attack. I have used Sophos command Line Scanner along with SpyBot a few times. It really depends on what the Virus is to the methods used to clean it. ComboFix, SmitFraudFix and RootKit Revealer have also been used. But now that I am aware of MalwareBytes I can recommend it as it is really good value.

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