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Protect Against Viruses

Don't use Windows PCs. That may sound flippant, but that's the truth if you're really concerned about malware like viruses.
Evenmoreso than OS X, iOS is highly immune to malware, so the number of exploits has been very small.
Android is not immune, given its Windows-like file architecture, so researchers keep finding malware targeting it (mainly from fake and adware apps in the Google Play Store and, outside the West, from non-Google app stores). Yet it appears thatvery little malware actually is running in the Android wilds, so the true threat -- versus the potential threat -- is highly exaggerated in IT and vendor discussions.

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windows media player keeps coming on it wont let me do anything and it is ve ry fringuraitst frustringat


Sound like virus or malware. Start by getting rid of those web browser add-ons and toolbars. Don't forget to run a thorough virus scan with updated definitions.

Nov 10, 2012 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition English...

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How to get rid of


Sounds like you may have viruses and malware. Try malwarebytes anti-malware it's FREE and it's here:
http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=5756&file=15&evp=693ee0b20204960edfd909666f809b26
Make sure to select the non-pro version.....

Install and use TDSSKiller also (Also FREE):
http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=6895&file=1&evp=6ee854ea7c22f46734f10d4e193d17ce

You can try Superantispyware as well (Also FREE):
http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=5116&file=15&evp=4b877f10ddee47cecae8038a2f67054e

If you don't have a good anti-virus program already you can use Avira. It's FREE as well, just make sure to configure it to "Select All" Threat categories. Here it is:
http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=955&file=15&evp=b7cc93b8a46387032dd7756deb50bbbd

Jun 25, 2012 | HP Omni Computers & Internet

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having problams getting on line


Sounds like you have viruses and malware. Try malwarebytes anti-malware it's FREE and it's here:
http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=5756&file=15&evp=693ee0b20204960edfd909666f809b26
Make sure to select the non-pro version.

Install and use TDSSKiller also (Also FREE):
http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=6895&file=1&evp=6ee854ea7c22f46734f10d4e193d17ce

You can try Superantispyware as well (Also FREE):
http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=5116&file=15&evp=4b877f10ddee47cecae8038a2f67054e

If you don't have a good anti-virus program already you can use Avira. It's FREE as well, just make sure to configure it to "Select All" Threat categories. Here it is:
http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=955&file=15&evp=b7cc93b8a46387032dd7756deb50bbbd

Jun 14, 2012 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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my internet browser keeps refreshing ang making new windows, i run my wndows security but no malware nor spyware found. What should I do?


what do you mean "Windows Security" - what is the actual name/version of your security software.  It sounds to me like you may have a 'rogue' security software, which would explain why it doesn't pick anything up.  Many of the rouge software is designed to look exactly like Microsoft Security Centre to trick users into thinking there machines are clear.

You may also just be visiting sites that generate lots of pop ups, in which case you need to make sure you have a good pop up blocker and that its working.  Google toolbar has a pop up blocker in it (although I don't really like google toolbar for other reasons) and can be downloaded from google

A good, free version of good anti-malware software (MBAM) can be found here - highly recommend downloading this and doing a full scan.  You should not use any other program when running the scan as this can compromise the results.  The scan can take a long time I'm afraid, but once complete you can remove anything it finds, reboot your machine and if you want to be sure, then run it again.

Note the anti-malware above is not a substitute for anti-virus software.  I recommend having a good anti-virus software such as mcaffe, symantec etc and running MBAM periodically.

hope this helps

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Many Thanks Don.

Sep 06, 2011 | Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pro V3515 Laptop AC...

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My computer is loaded with adware and spyware. Is there a free program to eliminate it? Thank you


Hello there:
Yes there are several free programs out there
go to malwarebytes antimalware and download it
this is a adware and malware removal tool and it is totally free
microsoft live has a free removal tool also
avg is a nother one that will take care of malware and adware plus any viruses it may encounter ok
hope all ofthis helps
best regards michael


Jul 08, 2010 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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