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    Anitmalware Doctor Virus

    I need some help from the IT guys on here. I was looking at some ads on craigslist and one that was supposedly for some Xbox 360 stuff (don't have one currently but may get one to play NCAA football on) installed "antimalware doctor" on my computer and it keeps putting up fake warnings on my computer at all times to buy it because some other virus is supposedly on my computer.

    I have googled how to get rid of it but all the other sites keep saying i need to download another free malware removing software.

    At this point I have no clue which is the real deal with this crap. My Norton did not catch this nor does it appear it will with the two scans I have done.

    Any advice is appreciated.

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    Re: Anitmalware Doctor Virus

    the free version of malwarebytes is pretty good at removing stuff like that.
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    Re: Anitmalware Doctor Virus

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    the free version of malwarebytes is pretty good at removing stuff like that.
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    Thanks Janny

    That's the one all the other sites were saying to use but wasn't for sure.

    Once again CF comes through.



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    Re: Anitmalware Doctor Virus

    Quote Originally Posted by FarminCy View Post
    Thanks Janny

    That's the one all the other sites were saying to use but wasn't for sure.

    Once again CF comes through.

    You might want to download the program to a CD or flash drive, then run it with your computer disconnected from online. We've done that more than once.



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    Re: Anitmalware Doctor Virus

    Quote Originally Posted by FarminCy View Post
    I need some help from the IT guys on here. I was looking at some ads on craigslist and one that was supposedly for some Xbox 360 stuff (don't have one currently but may get one to play NCAA football on) installed "antimalware doctor" on my computer and it keeps putting up fake warnings on my computer at all times to buy it because some other virus is supposedly on my computer.

    I have googled how to get rid of it but all the other sites keep saying i need to download another free malware removing software.

    At this point I have no clue which is the real deal with this crap. My Norton did not catch this nor does it appear it will with the two scans I have done.

    Any advice is appreciated.

    Thanks
    1. Get rid of Norton. It is biggest piece of resource crap ever. Use some of the free tools that are are there Microsoft, SpyBot, AVG, Malware etc.
    2. Download Malwarebytes to a flashdrive
    3. Restart your pc into safemode, but hitting f8 until the pc starts beeping.
    4. Install Malwarebytes, run a full scan.
    5. Go drink beer and quit looking at the porn sites.



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    Re: Anitmalware Doctor Virus

    Malwarebytes doesn't always work for this

    Another fix

    Download Rkill to kill the program and run ComboFix


    Last edited by M3MEPLEASE; 08-09-2010 at 08:29 PM.

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    Re: Anitmalware Doctor Virus

    Quote Originally Posted by cjb1978 View Post
    1. Get rid of Norton. It is biggest piece of resource crap ever. Use some of the free tools that are are there Microsoft, SpyBot, AVG, Malware etc.
    Very rarely is it the problem of the virus protection. 95% of the time it comes down to user error. Norton has been excellent for me over the years, and I've got more than plenty RAM to run it.



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    Re: Anitmalware Doctor Virus

    Another thing to do is stop using Windows. There are alternatives. Ubuntu is free and really easy to use, and can be easily set up to install alongside of Windows on the same box. In other words, you choose whether to use Ubuntu or Windows when you boot the PC. Use Ubuntu for most web browsing, Windows for anything else you can't do with Ubuntu.



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    Re: Anitmalware Doctor Virus

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone42 View Post
    Another thing to do is stop using Windows. There are alternatives. Ubuntu is free and really easy to use, and can be easily set up to install alongside of Windows on the same box. In other words, you choose whether to use Ubuntu or Windows when you boot the PC. Use Ubuntu for most web browsing, Windows for anything else you can't do with Ubuntu.
    Read the original post and tell me he sounds computer literate enough to learn a new OS.



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    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Read the original post and tell me he sounds computer literate enough to learn a new OS.
    Gotta love how the solution from the Apple/Linux/Ubuntu crowd is always "get rid of Windows." I have the capability of learning a new OS, but I happen to LIKE Windows...



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    Re: Anitmalware Doctor Virus

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Gotta love how the solution from the Apple/Linux/Ubuntu crowd
    All 4 of them?



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    Re: Anitmalware Doctor Virus

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Very rarely is it the problem of the virus protection. 95% of the time it comes down to user error. Norton has been excellent for me over the years, and I've got more than plenty RAM to run it.
    Norton has worked well for me also.



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    Re: Anitmalware Doctor Virus

    Quote Originally Posted by M3MEPLEASE View Post
    Norton has worked well for me also.
    Norton used to be very resource-heavy and bloated. They've made a conscious effort to make it lighter and nimbler.

    I wouldn't pay for it, but just use free resources, however my ISP provides it for free, and I use it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by M3MEPLEASE View Post
    Norton has worked well for me also.
    I have never had problems with Norton either, other than it's expensive as hell. However, I will never let McAfee near one of my computers ever again...



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