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Best tools to use when removing malware?
« on: March 28, 2015, 06:22:33 AM »
What are some good tools other than avast  ;D that is good to run on a infected machine to remove malware? I'm wanting to learn about tools there is to use to remove stuff like that..

Btw anybody that knows how to use OTL please tell me how can i learn to use it.. Thanks.
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Re: Best tools to use when removing malware?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2015, 09:05:35 AM »
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Re: Best tools to use when removing malware?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2015, 12:16:16 PM »
OTL has now gone to bed as OldMan has retired and is no longer supporting it

FRST has now take over as tool of choice although ZOEK is hovering around

Personally I like to see what there is before running automated tools :)

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Re: Best tools to use when removing malware?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2015, 02:19:16 PM »
Hi Coolmario88,

Yes finding out what malware you are confronted with or whether you are to go after a false positive is always a first priority. With cold reconnaissance website analysis I do this all the time all of the time and in the long run the practice brings an awful lot of insight and where qualified removal experts like essexboy concerned, I guess they have gained so much experience that they can almost make a fair guess what is out there. Just like American Indian scouts knew when they found common plantain (Plantago Major) somewhere westerners must have been around, because they spread that ill weed with the soles of their shoes, like the old Roman soldiers with the soles of their sandals spread that common plantain over Europe. We as children used the fresh juice of the plant to cure blisters we got from stinging-nettle.

Whenever you want to learn malware cleansing ask essexboy if you can get an online training under his supervision. He is a teacher at G2G, one of the best online institutes to learn the art of malware cleansing. He might enroill you when he thinks you would qualify to be trained.

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Re: Best tools to use when removing malware?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2015, 02:28:22 PM »
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Personally I like to see what there is before running automated tools :)

Very wise, if you use automated tools you soon lose the knowledge gained by manually checking.
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Re: Best tools to use when removing malware?
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2015, 02:32:05 PM »
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Personally I like to see what there is before running automated tools :)

Very wise, if you use automated tools you soon lose the knowledge gained by manually checking.
An automated tool should only be used when essexboy is on vacation or otherwise not available. :)
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Re: Best tools to use when removing malware?
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2015, 02:54:53 PM »
Hi bob3160,

In that case the victim should come here also and ask one of the other qualified removal experts, we are so fortunate we have a whole bunch of them hanging out here on the forums.  ;D
Never use automated cleansing tools out on your own, you may ruin part of your valuable OS in the case of a false positive or whenever the registry get compromised you could be even in a worse predicament than you were before. ::)

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Re: Best tools to use when removing malware?
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2015, 03:11:58 PM »
Although tools can be very helpful, it all starts with the knowledge that the user has.

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Re: Best tools to use when removing malware?
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2015, 03:25:56 PM »
Hi bob3160,

In that case the victim should come here also and ask one of the other qualified removal experts, we are so fortunate we have a whole bunch of them hanging out here on the forums.  ;D
Never use automated cleansing tools out on your own, you may ruin part of your valuable OS in the case of a false positive or whenever the registry get compromised you could be even in a worse predicament than you were before. ::)

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Re: Best tools to use when removing malware?
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2015, 04:06:39 PM »
Hi bob3160,

I understood what you meant and how it was meant. I ironically replied in earnest  ;D
We often miss out the tone and intonation when posting.
Well even emoticons won't always help to get across exactly what we mean,
sometimes a picture may help...

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Re: Best tools to use when removing malware?
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2015, 04:18:59 AM »
Thank you all for the well informed replies!

I'm wanting to learn because i am the one in my family with the computer smarts..

Thanks again for replying  ;D
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Re: Best tools to use when removing malware?
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2015, 06:47:09 AM »
Guys kinda off-topic question here but..

I went to loveroms, and coolroms yesterday and well canceled the loveroms installer helper tool it put icon on desktop for if i wanted to return to it.. and coolroms i went through with.. One put adware on my machine.. I ran SAS, MBAM, TDDSkiller, Mbar, MBAM, Avast, Adw cleaner, hitman pro.. They are all now saying clean.. Should my Pc be reliable and safe? Avast detected the loverom files from the location in the screenshot attached.. Should removing these files be safe or would be best to rename to .backup until i find out if it was windows or some other app files?
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Re: Best tools to use when removing malware?
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2015, 06:51:13 AM »
If you need a check, start a new topic in V&W and post your logs there: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?action=post;board=4.0
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Re: Best tools to use when removing malware?
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2015, 06:54:44 AM »
If you need a check, start a new topic in V&W and post your logs there: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?action=post;board=4.0
if i see unknown activity i will then..

do you think i should take the programs word for it? one of the adware was an in browser ad display thing that only showed ads in search engines like google called Digital more.. nothing on the web about it that i can see.. but i got it 100% gone i think..
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Re: Best tools to use when removing malware?
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2015, 07:02:46 AM »
do you think i should take the programs word for it?
Without your diagnostic logs we could only guess. ;)
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