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Old 05-01-2008, 06:25 PM   #1
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So a friend has a bunch of crap on his computer. Trojans, spyware and the like. What else should he be doing besides using a virus scanner and spybot s&d.

What is a good free virus scanner?

That was fairly broad, but I appreciate the help.
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Old 05-01-2008, 06:26 PM   #2
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Honestly....Save all the important files to an external (or a second hard drive) and reformat the computer. Its really the only way to get everything off.

You could use extra scanners and such but none are 100% chance of getting everything off.
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Old 05-01-2008, 06:34 PM   #3
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right but this guys an idiot lol
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Old 05-01-2008, 06:42 PM   #4
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CCleaner is your best bet if he doesn't want to reformat.
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Old 05-01-2008, 07:00 PM   #5
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what about for virus scanner?
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Old 05-01-2008, 07:07 PM   #6
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Avast! or AVG free edition. Remove the trojans in safe mode.
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lol thanks for the help, but should he use AVG or Avast!?
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Old 05-01-2008, 07:35 PM   #8
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Doesn't matter, they are both very good free programs that do the job flawlessly.
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lol thanks for the help, but should he use AVG or Avast!?
Depends on who you ask. I would say AVG, others would say Avast!. In the end it's all personal preference.
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I say NOD32.
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