The first thing that you should do is to get rid of any malware
on your PC. You should download and install Malwarebytes, it is a very powerful free anti-malware
program that does just what it says it does, remove malware
and it does it exceptionally well. You can download Malwarebytes
After you have installed Malwarebytes
update it by selecting the update tab and then check for updates, after you have updated Malwarebytes
then select the scanner tab and then run a Full
scan for the first scan.
You should run a quick scan with Malwarebytes
whenever you are done using the internet, update it first then run a quick scan, The free edition of Malwarebytes
does not auto-update or auto-scan you have to do it manually, but that is really trivial compared to how well this program works. If any malware shows up running a quick scan, then run a full scan after the quick scan completes, that way you purge it out of your PC completely.
Also, if your security program, anti-spyware/anti-virus, program is not protecting your system very well then you should download and install AVG-Free Edition, this is another very good program that does what it is supposed to do, remove spy-ware
, viruses, and worms. You can download AVG-Free
You can set when AVG will check for updates, and when to do a system scan in tools, advanced settings, schedules. Usually you would want to set it up to run when the PC is not being used (usually in the middle of the night).
Also, you should not have more than one anti-virus/anti-spy-ware
program installed on your PC or it may cause a conflict and use up resources unnecessarily
, If your security is not protecting your PC remove it from your PC by going into add or remove programs in the control panel.
Also, you should know that malware
and spyware/viruses are not the same, AVG does not remove malware
, and Malwarebytes
does not remove spy-ware
, viruses, or worms.
You can also help protect your PC from connecting to known rogue
web sites by downloading and installing SpywareBlaster
, it does not scan for anything and it does not remove anything, it only prevents you internet browser from connecting to known rogue web sites. You can download it from here;
Make sure that you update and enable all security in SpywareBlaster
. Check for updates
about once a month, and be sure that you enable the new updates.