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Old 06-22-2012, 04:04 PM
 
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I find that not clicking on every stupid thing on the Internet stops 99% of it.
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:34 PM
 
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For the most part, trojans are attacked by anti-virus software. However, your My Web Search was installed sometime because somebody (you or previous user) left the checkbox checked that said to install this "freebie" along with something you wanted, such as Adobe Reader, java or Flash. I don't know what all My Web Search might have done after it got installed. I prefer to use MSE for anti-virus software.
The desktop has Microsoft Security Essentials and still got the trojans. Right now I'm looking for something to secure the Mac OS X.
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:37 PM
 
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The desktop has Microsoft Security Essentials and still got the trojans. Right now I'm looking for something to secure the Mac OS X.
Antivirus software is somewhat useless at best, you're only protected agains malware that's at least a few days old, and it's being updated so often that there isn't an AV app available that's going to do you much good. If you don't modify your clicking habits you doomed to reinfection.

Almost all of the PC's I get in my shop that are infected were, at the time, running an up to date AV app.

If you want something for your Mac, Sophos has a free AV app.
Sophos Free AntiVirus for Mac - Remove Mac Viruses and Trojans
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