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Old 03-02-2012, 07:48 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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I suggest spybot search and destroy. I disable the teatimer when I install though because it slows things down tremendously if you let it run the teatimer automatically

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and/or superantivirus.

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I have used malwarebytes, but find that superantivirus catches more.

Both are free (they do ask for donations).

A single antivirus program just does not catch everything. It pays to run other scans manually from time to time.

I also suggest a registry cleaner like this one: Free Window Registry Repair Updte

Make sure you have it set up a restore point before you clean the registry though. It's fast and catches a lot of errors.
This is just plain wrong. It is also dangerous to leave this post without a disclaimer.

NEVER RUN TWO ANTI-VIRUS PROGRAMS.

The regulars on this forum generally recommend Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) most often for a good free anti-virus program.

For malware cleaning, Malwarebytes anti-malware free edition seems to be the most popular with SuperAntiSpyware close behind. Spybot is not recommended very often any longer, and Ad-Aware is almost unheard of.

Most users are cautioned against running registry cleaners unless there is a good reason to recommend one. When it is needed, CCleaner is recommended most often. When posters ask for a registry cleaner, regulars seems to reply most often with a question asking why you think you need one.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:04 AM
 
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This is just plain wrong. It is also dangerous to leave this post without a disclaimer.

NEVER RUN TWO ANTI-VIRUS PROGRAMS.

The regulars on this forum generally recommend Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) most often for a good free anti-virus program.

For malware cleaning, Malwarebytes anti-malware free edition seems to be the most popular with SuperAntiSpyware close behind. Spybot is not recommended very often any longer, and Ad-Aware is almost unheard of.

Most users are cautioned against running registry cleaners unless there is a good reason to recommend one. When it is needed, CCleaner is recommended most often. When posters ask for a registry cleaner, regulars seems to reply most often with a question asking why you think you need one.
Agree with this. Adaware is crap now. Spybod S&D use to be good but
its only average now. In fact MSE does its job real well and i hardly ever to use any type of anti spyware.

Last edited by skel1977; 03-02-2012 at 08:25 AM..
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:07 AM
 
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Never heard of CA security but from looking at the reviews its pretty poor. If you were using something like MSE you probably would never have gotten this bug in the first place.
This is thru my internet provider which is Insight, and is free. It really does a good job as well as insight providing me with excellent services.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:11 AM
 
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Originally Posted by nana053 View Post
I suggest spybot search and destroy. I disable the teatimer when I install though because it slows things down tremendously if you let it run the teatimer automatically

The home of Spybot-S&D!

and/or superantivirus.

SuperAntiSpyware - Download

I have used malwarebytes, but find that superantivirus catches more.

Both are free (they do ask for donations).

A single antivirus program just does not catch everything. It pays to run other scans manually from time to time.

I also suggest a registry cleaner like this one: Free Window Registry Repair Updte

Make sure you have it set up a restore point before you clean the registry though. It's fast and catches a lot of errors.
I've never heard of any of the spybot or windows repair. Insight really has a good program for catching stuff and I've never had a problem until I mentioned what happened. Maybe it was something on Facebook and that is where it occurred.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:25 AM
 
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Those words are just references to the dom of the page markup, it is possible you hit some weirdness with facebook where something happened with their html/css/script that messed things up and showed some stuff as literals instead of being displayed in the browser.

Still good to do your diligence for threats, but I don't think you need to completely freak out.
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