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Argh laptop has nasty virus/Trojans on it help.....

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LoveBeingADaddysGirl Wed 29-Dec-10 15:49:46

So what's the best thing to get please stop me from a factory setting reset.

usualsuspect Wed 29-Dec-10 15:51:48

download AVG and ad-aware

shongololo Wed 29-Dec-10 15:52:46

avg or Avast

spybot search and destroy

Both free, have kept my PCs clean for years

nannynick Wed 29-Dec-10 15:52:59

Malwarebytes: Anti Malware - Free version.

If you bank online, then your bank will often provide a free version of Anti-Virus.

HopeEternal Wed 29-Dec-10 15:54:29

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

I've found it will remove nasties that other (normally extremely good) Anti-virus programmes leave behind.

EzzieBoo Wed 29-Dec-10 15:56:02

Avast and Malwarebytes.

LoveBeingADaddysGirl Wed 29-Dec-10 15:59:56

Thanks guys, act came up with 600+ errors and was willingto do 100 for free. Have just downloaded spybot. There was another that wouldn't go through cause of an old mcafee still being around and cause I'm in safe start up i can't get rid of it.

LoveBeingADaddysGirl Wed 29-Dec-10 16:11:51


LittleMissHootsMon Wed 29-Dec-10 17:52:07

I just downloaded AVG on my HTC, they have an android app.

So both laptop and mobile protected!

Good luck OP!

bdtm78 Mon 09-Oct-17 23:44:50

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NevilleBennett Mon 09-Oct-17 23:47:08

Don't ever pay for someone to remotely access your pc. They could be trustworthy, but could more easily not be

Storminateapot Mon 09-Oct-17 23:48:08

I've always found housecall very good. A lot of the 'free' services will tell you they've found thousands of problems yet the very one that needs fixing always costs money. I've never paid for housecall as it's a one-off scan and fix rather than security monitor.

lindblum Mon 09-Oct-17 23:55:56

Avira is a good free antivirus.

Malwarebytes is an excellent free malware scanner and will take you through the removal steps without charge, I use it regularly.

Breadwithgarlicon Mon 09-Oct-17 23:57:53

Malware bytes

RustyBear Tue 10-Oct-17 00:00:36

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