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ACKS
17-11-2014, 07:10 PM
Hey there, was hoping someone could give me some advice on protecting my computer. I was surfing the web and must have caught a nasty virus because because the next day there was a few new programs that were on my computer that i don't recall installing and was unable to surf the web. I then system restored my computer to fix the problem. Any advice on helping me avoid this problem happening again would be much appreciated.

Noob sighing in:D

Ofthesea
17-11-2014, 07:20 PM
Malwarebytes

CliveM
17-11-2014, 08:13 PM
Install a decent antivirus program NOD32 is reccomended

gary67
17-11-2014, 08:26 PM
Never keep clicking yes
Yes always read what your accepting

Speedy Gonzales
17-11-2014, 08:43 PM
Be careful installing free programs. Some are free for a reason. If you dont do a custom install they'll install adware

You can also use adwcleaner. (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/) Run it click on scan, wait for it to finish then click on clean. Wait for that to finish then reboot

And AVOID sites like filehippo.com, cnet.com, and download.com. All 3 can give you malware. If you download anything from them

bevy121
17-11-2014, 10:02 PM
Use Nod32's online scanner to find and remove the cr@p

http://www.eset.com/us/online-scanner/