Windows 10: Lappy Loaded with Malware-Type Stuff

Discus and support Lappy Loaded with Malware-Type Stuff in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Looks like I've gotten into something Gramma's Lye Soap won't take off. There are a number of "security" type apps on the Lappy that I don't... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Wynona, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. Wynona Win User

    Lappy Loaded with Malware-Type Stuff


    Looks like I've gotten into something Gramma's Lye Soap won't take off.

    There are a number of "security" type apps on the Lappy that I don't recognize and have never heard anyone at TF mention. *Sad

    What would be a good site to get info on them? It's been awhile since I got hold of anything like this.

    PC Accellerate seems to be able to find problems, but then wants you to pay to get rid of 'em. *Sad So, it's outta here!

    Search.searchwti.com seems to be a browser hijacker. Yup, gone!

    And the list goes on with PUPs, Malware, Adware, etc.

    I'm thinking seriously of just doing a clean install, since she's only up to 15063, has no personal files on the Lappy, and uses it mostly for entertainment. Which is why I'm considering a clean install . . .

    The computer is slower than molasses in January right now. Oh, well, no wonder! PCaccelerate tells me there are 175 issues slowing down the computer . . . And, of course, they'll take 'em off for a $100 fee, according to my friend.

    Whatcha think, guys and gals?

    :)
     
    Wynona, Nov 4, 2017
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  2. Windows Home apparently will force updates to happen.

    I have seen updates .. Been on a computer since Window's XP to Vista,to Window's 7 and now Window's 8.1 .. I hate the 8.1's tile junk .. I still do most security updates for it .. But I've caught some with viruses in them..By the way the Window's 8.1 version
    is Home. The New Microsoft Internet Exploder,Lol ... My virus Software won't let it load cause of viruses.. I have Symantec Endpoint Protection.. It refuses to let it load for that reason.. I have an Acer Lappy and some of the updates has forced me to take
    the Lappy back to factory Spec's because of them... 5 times to be exact.. So.... That's why I asked the question to Microsoft..
     
    William T.Edwards II, Nov 4, 2017
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  3. homeguy23 Win User
    lumia 800 wont boot after fitted new battery

    has anyone got a fix for dload driver problem, ive had a new battery fitted in my phone, now it just vibrates and doesnt switch on, i plugged it into my lappy to see whats happening via usb and it tries to load dload driver but wont, ive read that
    if dload drivers loads my phone might boot up, help please
     
    homeguy23, Nov 4, 2017
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  4. f14tomcat Win User

    Lappy Loaded with Malware-Type Stuff

    The case as you described, Wynona, with little on the lappy, a clean install to blow all that away is certainly a whole lot safer and quicker than trying to find all the pieces, if you could. My vote, clean install! *Smile
     
    f14tomcat, Nov 4, 2017
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  5. Edwin New Member
    I'm with @f14tomcat

    Strip 'er down to bare metal!
     
    Edwin, Nov 4, 2017
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  6. Wynona Win User
    Thanks, TC. Thankfully, I warned her that a clean install might be in order.

    Whoops! ByteFence is telling me I have 15 risks on my computer! They only want$15.95 to activate it. Oh, yeah, I'm gonna trip all over myself until I get it activated!

    The only drawback to the clean install is that I can learn a lot about security, but I think in this case I may need to pass.
     
    Wynona, Nov 4, 2017
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  7. Wynona Win User
    Thanks, Edwin. I may just do that.
     
    Wynona, Nov 4, 2017
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  8. Bree New Member

    Lappy Loaded with Malware-Type Stuff

    To satisfy your curiosity, you might want to scan with AdwCleaner before doing the clean install.

    Not to repair it, I hasten to add, just to see if it holds the world record for the most Malware collected *Smile
     
    Bree, Nov 4, 2017
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  9. Edwin New Member
    ... and insist on an Image Backup and Repair Disk! *Wink
     
    Edwin, Nov 4, 2017
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  10. Wynona Win User
    *ROFLMAO2*ROFLMAO2*ROFLMAO2

    Oh, I'm sure it doesn't, but it will give the title holder a run for his/her money!

    Next question: Any way I can keep her from clicking on every promising CrapApp out there? *Banghead

    It's really a shame that these kinds of people take advantage of the less computer savvy among us.
     
    Wynona, Nov 4, 2017
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  11. Cliff S New Member
    Cliff S, Nov 4, 2017
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  12. Next time, setup a safe DNS, preferably a family DNS (Norton/OpenDNS), it will block some of those webpages.
    Use some extensions to block tracking/malware webpages as well, apply filters like malware domains/spyware.

    You can allow only software with a valid certificate to prevent grandma from installing some of the junk.
    Code: reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v "ValidateAdminCodeSignatures" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f[/quote]
     
    TairikuOkami, Nov 4, 2017
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  13. Wynona Win User

    Lappy Loaded with Malware-Type Stuff

    Wynona, Nov 4, 2017
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  14. Wynona Win User
    [/quote] Thanks, Tairiku. I'll do that, then document it for her.
     
    Wynona, Nov 4, 2017
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  15. Cliff S New Member
    *Huh*Sad*cry
     
    Cliff S, Nov 4, 2017
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