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What to purchase

by littlep24 / December 3, 2012 10:48 AM PST

I have been using ccleaner and hitman pro but my time as run out and I haven't registered with them. However, I am now having problems with getting kicked out of my email. My understanding is that this may be do to my system being compromised by malware. So, now I guess I should be purchasing something to clear the malware or can I download another program that is free. Would zonealarm work? I am using windows mail. I tried to follow the advice of downloading rkill but am not sure how to do some of the things in the directions like renaming the installer

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Same idea.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2012 10:55 AM PST
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Registry Errors
by littlep24 / December 3, 2012 11:08 AM PST
In reply to: Same idea.

How do I read registry errors? Would norton antivirus do the best job for my problem?

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You don't. More follows.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2012 11:12 AM PST
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There are a bunch of apps out there willing to tell you what errors you have in the registry. But consider the following.

Take a brand new install of Windows and run one of these registry checkers and it reports more than a hundred errors.

-> How can that be?

When it comes to an antivirus you are the best person for the job. You decide to install this or that, open some attachment or not and where to go on the internet. There is no better protection than what the user can provide.

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Dont Know Where to Go Myself
by littlep24 / December 3, 2012 11:55 AM PST

Thanks for your answer on the registry errors. I am a little confused by your idea that there is no better protection than what the user can provide; that is why I am on this site to get feedback from the pros.I am scared that I am going to make more problems for my computer using so many downloads.

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When things are not working well, I offer Grif's advice.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2012 2:02 PM PST

The reason there are so many tools is that not one tool finds or corrects it all.

Here's what I have on my PC. A short list.

1. Avast (the free one)
2. The stock firewall.
3. I don't use IE but Chrome and SeaMonkey (most will use FireFox.)
4. I added Web Of Trust and AdBlock Plus to my browsers.

That's it. And in one year my scans have found harmless cookies.

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by littlep24 / December 3, 2012 9:11 PM PST

Will the programs listed above clean my computer or are they just of registry clear?

I downladed malawre byes and somer programs, how do i uninstall them?

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I can't understand your first question.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 4, 2012 12:36 AM PST
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"Will the programs listed above clean my computer or are they just of registry clear?"

That looks like two questions.

1. "clean my computer".

---> MAYBE!!! There are far too many pests and viruses to expect any tools to clean them all.

2. "registry clear"

Not one of the items I've listed so far report or scan the registry for "errors." That's something you find in those other apps. Yes, these will scan the registry for trojan and other pests but your posts make me thing you've fallen for some registry cleaner scam.

As to uninstalling I use the control panel in Windows and if need be the old Delete button on my keyboard.

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