Please make sure before you delete a file from the quarantined list of spyware/viruses that this is not a system file. People usually fully remove their infected files from the pc without reading the filename and its purpose on the computer which may end up with the same problem you faced. you dont need to use all these programs to protect your computer from a virus because they will conflict with each other too. becarful before using a USB try scanning it before double clicking it. I'm using my PC for 3 years now and i didnt't face any threat so far and trust me i work as an IT in a school where PCs are filled with viruses and still i manage fix the pcs and clean from viruses without formatting.
In conclusion my advice to you is to install one antivirus. Always try to backup you files so you wont loose it incase the repair shop formatted your pc.
and malewarebytes that your using is more than enough to support your antivirus incase you needed more protection. if you felt your pc is infected and your facing difficulties always search online on how to clean this specific problem or virus.
After trying to battle the pc for weeks it finally stopped booting altogether - the start button on the tower would not even power on.I thought faulty HDD but after taking it to 2 repair places it seems it was trojans - both places said 23 in fact.
I want this to not happen again but i thought i had the pc safely set up.Maybe i am configured wrong or maybe too many?
Winpatrol: always running
Malwarebytes Anti-malware free: i always run this same day i run any other scanner - once weekly.
SUPERantispyware free:always running although i have it on delayed start until 10 minutes after booting.I scan weekly and so far few results have been listed to delete.
Avast! 4.8 home edition free: I scan weekly and has not picked anything up in 18 months.( repairman suggested i remove this he did not know it and to install avg which i used to like but at one point it caused too much trouble a year or 2 back.He also said himself he isnt happy as much with it at the moment but still suggested i do this.I have not.
Windows Defender: always running
Comodo Firewall free: although its always running the firewall never seems to have stopped any intrusions.The defender part does have stopped 6 intrusions although i do not understand what it stopped.The second repairman i allowed to fix the pc but he suggested i remove this firewall as i have broadband and the router has a firewall.I have not done this.
Secunia PSI: always running.
CCleaner: i use maybe twice a week.
Lavasoft Adaware Free:I uninstalled that today not that i used it anyways as when clicking to open after starting to loadup i then get a connection error which then it would simply disappear.Besides i have Avast.
Windows firewall is disabled.
I use firefox only and have WOT and Adblock Plus.
IE i do not use.
Windows installer cleanup and software informer i have noticed - both of which the repairman would have installed as it is dated last week when he still had it.
Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2 (build 6002)
2.10 gigahertz AMD Phenom 8450 Triple-Core
1000.20 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
577.78 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
I have automatic updates on and i always update any programs if needed.
I usually just allow the programs to install and remain default configurations.
Does anyone have any ideas if i have this setup wrong?