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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-09-2017, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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Malware ???

What/who do you suggest for free malware/virus scan/removal program?
The old lady seems to have her laptop infected by not keeping her antivirus updated.

What do people get out of infecting others???
I just don't get it!

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You could download Microsoft Security Essentials as a starting point. Free from Microsoft and does a fair job at removing most viruses.
Also, Malwarebytes has a free tool, use it in conjunction with MSE.
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I prefer Malware as a first scan, as it happens, I just now one minute ago finished working on Lopeha's wife's computer and scanned hers.

it had some Microsoft Security junk on it telling her it is infected and that she has to fill out a form giving them her passwords, and credit card info.

Turns out it came in thru the Edge Browser, and it refused to allow her to exit the browser or close the window.

he called me instead, we both have TeamViewer and I cleared out the junk and banned it.

When you have problems like that just use Windows-D to minimize the entire screen and get rid of all of those prompts.

That allowed me to start Task Manager which got rid of Edge.

then MalwareBytes ran a scan and pronounced her PC 100% safe, Zero Defects.

so, you Edge browser users, it is a piece of crap, I highly advise to not use it.

she plays some MSN games and for some reason, the games won't run on anything except Edge..... I need to work on that and see if that is really true.
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If she enjoys games may I suggest pogo.com, you can sign up for a free membership or a paid one and get to play all the new games and get better items for your mini.
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Spybot Search& Destroy is a nice scanner, and it has an "Immunize" feature for your browser. Free, too.

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Spybot Search& Destroy is a nice scanner, and it has an "Immunize" feature for your browser. Free, too.

I used to use that, and have now forgotten why I removed it....
several years ago, it was giving false claims.

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