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General Chat Thread, What are your top 10 computer Clean Up/Virus Removal programs at the moment? in General; Originally Posted by seawolf 1. Linux 2. OSX and iOS 3. For Windows - Avast! 1) Linux live disc of ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by seawolf View Post
    1. Linux
    2. OSX and iOS
    3. For Windows - Avast!
    1) Linux live disc of some description?
    2) MS Dart bootable environment with an av plug in ?
    3) Attached externally to a computer with a decent and up to date av running regardless of os ie linux / mac os / windows etc

    4) Safe mode with networking to try and update the av / anti malware and remove the malware whether viruses or whatever

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Backup crucial data and re image ??
    At school, the data should be backed up anyway and a new image is my tool of choice too

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    1) Linux live disc of some description?
    2) MS Dart bootable environment with an av plug in ?
    3) Attached externally to a computer with a decent and up to date av running regardless of os ie linux / mac os / windows etc

    4) Safe mode with networking to try and update the av / anti malware and remove the malware whether viruses or whatever
    We so use an Ubuntu live disc for some of the really hard to ferret out stuff and then use ClamAV and some other tools to try to clean a system if it hasn't been backed up and is important (usually a teacher's laptop or home computer).

    But, I was more taking "the best offense is a a good defence" approach. The best solution to a malware problem is to never have one and Linux, iOS, and OSX in that order are the best defence on that front at the moment.

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    Immunet are good, we use them with our filecloud solution as they intergrate very well together! But we use Sophos around the school as it's cheap for us due to county.

    For personal use the only AV I ever use is MSE and shove ccleaner on to clean up registry and Temporary files every month

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    At work Sophos,

    At home and for personal customers,

    Avast
    CCleaner
    Defraggler
    Spybot S&D Version 1.6
    Malwarebytes
    SuperANTISpyware
    HiJackThis
    A-Sqaured Free
    ClamAV

    In failing that - LINUX!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjitservices View Post
    At work Sophos,

    At home and for personal customers,

    Avast
    CCleaner
    Defraggler
    Spybot S&D Version 1.6
    Malwarebytes
    SuperANTISpyware
    HiJackThis
    A-Sqaured Free
    ClamAV

    In failing that - LINUX!
    And Failing Linux , backing up the data , ensuring the data doesn't have any viruses / malware / trojans etc and then re image the danged thing !!

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    I use dr web cure IT and kaspersky removal (ISO) and sometimes Norman malware cleaner

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    Quote Originally Posted by seawolf View Post
    Linux, iOS and OS X in that order are the best defence on that front at the moment.
    Whichever OS you choose, it's always a good idea to keep it up-to-date.

    Ancient Linux servers: The blighted slum houses of the Internet « Ars Technica

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    I'm with Ripley

    caution: Strong language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Whichever OS you choose, it's always a good idea to keep it up-to-date.

    Ancient Linux servers: The blighted slum houses of the Internet « Ars Technica
    With 4.4% of the world share of the browser market methinks IE6 and all of the poorly maintained Windows XP boxes in the wild is the far bigger risk. Particularly with XP about to meet its zero-day doom all the while over 95% of the worlds ATMs and (and many banks) are still running XP.

    http://www.modern.ie/ie6countdown

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    Drive vaccine / Deep freeze .. kind of thing

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