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surf & keep; Malware? Virus? How do I get rid of it?

(7 Posts)
KatyMac Sun 20-Apr-14 16:34:38

AVG (paid for) doesn't recognise it & I can't uninstall it?


somewheresomehow Sun 20-Apr-14 18:03:59

this might help, and try running your anti virus in 'safe mode'

KatyMac Sun 20-Apr-14 21:10:48

Thanks that has helped - I was wary of goggling in case I downloaded something worse!!

somewheresomehow Mon 21-Apr-14 13:47:58

yes you have to be careful, some links can take you to more trouble

KatyMac Mon 21-Apr-14 22:30:19

Yes - at least on here I'm (unlikely) to be maliciously directed somewhere


borisgudanov Sun 29-Jun-14 02:50:38

Bloody Windoze.

DW clicked on a link this morning which looked perfectly innocent and it ran some installer in the background. I spent the whole evening removing various malware from the PC.

All my own boxes use Linux for this reason...

cozietoesie Mon 30-Jun-14 13:57:49

Malwarebytes and Emsisoft will identify and remove (if wished) malware that your own security software may not have caught including PUPs. Both have free versions although they have to be updated and (complete) scans run by hand - so probably a good idea to set aside some time once a week to do it while you're otherwise occupied.

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