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    What are your top 10 computer Clean Up/Virus Removal programs at the moment?

    If you could only take 10 programs with you to to clean up a few computers you know are out of date and are overflowing with Junkware and Adware with the possibility of Malware?

    They don't have to be free but all of mine are and marked accordingly. I found that these 10 can pull just about any computer out of a shit storm.


    1. CCleaner (Free)
    2. ComboFix (Free)
    3. Junk Ware Removal Tool - JRT (Free)
    4. Malwarebytes (Free)
    5. rkill (Free)
    6. Kaspersky TDSKiller tool (Free)
    7. Microsoft Security Essentials (Free)
    8. Super Anti Spyware (Free)
    9. Garies Utilities (Free)
    10. ADWCleaner (Free)

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    For work?

    DBAN
    SCCM

    For outside work?

    Avast
    Adaware
    Spybot S&D

    And if those fail

    DBAN
    Windows Install Media

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    Nothing.

    I'm so good I can remove viruses by hand

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    Good posting @Yeo695 However, I don't think all your 'free' are actually free for use in Education etc. Certainly MalwareBytes needs paying for if used in a school, I have a feeling that CC Cleaner falls into the same category as I believe so does MS Security Essentials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradlys View Post
    Nothing.

    I'm so good I can remove viruses by hand
    It's possible but to time consuming and to much risk for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speckytecky View Post
    Good posting @Yeo695 However, I don't think all your 'free' are actually free for use in Education etc. Certainly MalwareBytes needs paying for if used in a school, I have a feeling that CC Cleaner falls into the same category as I believe so does MS Security Essentials.
    @speckytecky of course there are paid versions except for a few like (as far as I know) Rkill, TDS, CF, JRT and MSE but the free versions that I listed still get the job done just without the bells and whistles. I actually use Malwarebytes free for removing viruses on client machines but at home I use the pro version. They both detect and remove viruses/malware but the only difference is the pro version automatically and actively removes malware and monitors incoming and outgoing data.
    Last edited by Yeo695; 14th March 2014 at 04:27 PM.

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    I think what he means is the free versions are not allowed to be used in a commercial enviroment. They are free for home users only.

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    The use of either Malwarebytes Free or PRO in any business, government, educational or non-profit environment is against Malwarebytes policy. Special licensing is available for these entities.

    https://helpdesk.malwarebytes.org/en...luding-Governm

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    Outside school
    1. Malwarebytes (free)
    2. Emisoft Emergency Kit (free)
    3. Microsoft Safety Scanner (free)

    Full scans with those 3 in that order get most things.

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    Good find, but I originally intended for home/family/friends use not so much school. Mostly why I put it in general.

    Quote Originally Posted by visioN View Post
    The use of either Malwarebytes Free or PRO in any business, government, educational or non-profit environment is against Malwarebytes policy. Special licensing is available for these entities.

    https://helpdesk.malwarebytes.org/en...luding-Governm

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    Thanks @visioN

    That's not only what I mean - I thought it's what I said!

    Quote Originally Posted by visioN View Post
    The use of either Malwarebytes Free or PRO in any business, government, educational or non-profit environment is against Malwarebytes policy. Special licensing is available for these entities.

    https://helpdesk.malwarebytes.org/en...luding-Governm

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    AT home


    1. MBAM (Free)
    2. HitmanPro (Free)
    3. AdwCleaner (Free)

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    Backup crucial data and re image ??

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    1. Linux
    2. OSX and iOS
    3. For Windows - Avast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seawolf View Post
    1. Linux
    2. OSX and iOS
    3. For Windows - Avast!
    Last edited by Jwzg; 15th March 2014 at 01:49 AM.

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