Spyware\malware\viral software removal. Recommendation?

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  1. The Great Deceiver

    The Great Deceiver 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    It seems somehow I got the amvo.exe (Through a bad USB stick maybe?), but I unchecked it from start up and deleted it from the system32 folder. Now that my confidence in my uninfectibility has been broken, what software do you recommend to scan\remove?
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    The Great Deceiver 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    I'm downloading AVG, wtfslow server 9kb sec :o

    Will try stinger

    Another question... If I know all the processes running, is there a chance I still have spyware or malware that doesn't show in the processes list? Even if I remove them from start up\services\boot.ini\win.ini...etc?
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Well yeah, you could have a rootkit. If one of those gets on your computer,
    they can put put as many malware apps on your pc as the hard drive will hold.
    And a lot of them would be invisible to scans.

    I recommend Sophos rootkit scanner for this. You have to register, but you can put any information in there that you want. I put Steve Jobs from Apple in there.
    :mamoru:


    http://www.sophos.com/products/free-tools/sophos-anti-rootkit/download/
     
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    The Great Deceiver 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    I thought I was invincible :hs:
     
  7. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    It's usually the downloading that fuxors your pc.

    If you really want a good plan, the next time you do a fresh windows install,
    after you do all your updates and program installs, run an image of the drive onto a backup drive with something like Acronis True Image.
    There's a thread running right now on that, if you're interested.

    Once you have that running, you can do a full recovery in a matter of 5 minutes or so.
     
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    don't forget a tool like Ad-Aware that can help find adware and other junk on your system.
     
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    The Great Deceiver 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    5 minutes? Amazing. Will definitely check that out
     
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    fintheman I will ebay O/T!

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