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Offline WolfyTopic starter

Great, my grandmother's computer has a Virus...
« on: July 11, 2012, 09:17:52 PM »
She has MacAfree Antivirus. Currently got it in Safe mode running a full scan.

Anything else that I could try? I can try running Malware Bytes on it to see if that takes care of it...It's something called Windows Platinum Security or something like that.

Edit: So I found out that malware bytes can remove it, quite easily actually.

now I need to just know if malware Bytes and Macafree will work on the same computer without exploding. >_>
« Last Edit: July 11, 2012, 09:20:01 PM by Wolfy »

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Re: Great, my grandmother's computer has a Virus...
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2012, 09:30:12 PM »
MBAM hasn't given me any trouble running with my antivirus - if it does, then set up a schedule (even if it's just noting it on the kitchen calendar) to run MBAM once or twice a month.  Make sure Grandma updates her virus definitions frequently, too.

Offline WolfyTopic starter

Re: Great, my grandmother's computer has a Virus...
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2012, 09:31:44 PM »
Just looking around, it seems that McAfree and Malware Bytes don't exactly get along..<_<>_>

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Re: Great, my grandmother's computer has a Virus...
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2012, 09:35:21 PM »
Then leave one of them to load on startup, and run the other one manually once or twice a month.  Even once a week, if that makes it easier to remember.  (Like, if grandma goes to church/bridge-club/skydiving every Sunday, she can hit the full scan on the non-automatic one, and by the time she gets back, it'll just be finishing up.)

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Re: Great, my grandmother's computer has a Virus...
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2012, 10:54:05 PM »
Got it.

Good news is, I removed the virus, and Malware Bytes/McAfree seems to be working fine.

Other good news is, I also managed to remove about 119 pieces of various malware, including about 6 trojans. >_>

...Soooo....hurrrah!

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Re: Great, my grandmother's computer has a Virus...
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2012, 10:58:20 PM »
 :o  Teach your grandmother about safe surfing.  Please.  Do it now.   :o

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Re: Great, my grandmother's computer has a Virus...
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2012, 11:04:08 PM »
:o  Teach your grandmother about safe surfing.  Please.  Do it now.   :o

Oh you.

......@_@