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Is malware covered
« on: February 06, 2014, 07:40:35 AM »
Good day all,

Yesterday I had to remove MagniPic and a week  ago I had to remove from our home PC.  I'm running Avast (free) and thought that I would upgrade to one of the paid version to catch this malware (both looks like they work the same) before it "installed" itself rather than running a few malware removal tools and Avast Boot scan.

But I see that the Antivirus function includes malware and is included in the freeware version, thus how did Avast let this slip by twice or not clean it properly?  Why should I upgrade then? Will SafeZone, Sandbox, Firewall or Anti-spam prevent this?   ???

What can I do to prevent the other family members (standard windows users) to infect this PC?

Best regards,

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Re: Is malware covered
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2014, 07:47:17 AM » is some adware / browser hijacker classed as PUP. usually some crap that comes bundled with free programs you download
PUP = not virus / Possible Unwanted Program ..... avast PUP detection is default off all places exept for in boot scan

i recomend running a quick scan with Malwarebytes and let it remove all PUP it find
then cleaning your browsers with AdwCleaner

you can download Malwarebytes here  make sure it is updated, run quick scan, then make sure evrything detected is marked for removal and click remove selected button
download AdwCleaner here   run it and click clean button when scan is done

you may attach the logs here.....

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