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Offline Secondmineboy

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Re: "Malware Protection Live" suspicious application
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2015, 08:09:09 PM »
Unfortunately not.........
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Re: "Malware Protection Live" suspicious application
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2015, 08:22:40 PM »
Go to Settings > General
Place a tick in "Scan for Potentially Unwanted Programmes (PUP's) "



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Re: "Malware Protection Live" suspicious application
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2015, 06:47:24 AM »
Oh nice! Thank you. Should I worry about turning this on with COMODO's firewall?

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Re: "Malware Protection Live" suspicious application
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2015, 12:05:19 PM »
Nope, that should be OK

Subject to no further problems   :)

I will remove my tools now and give some recommendations, but, I would like you to run for 24 hours or so and come back if you have any problems 

Now the best part of the day ----- Your log now appears clean  :thumbsup:

A good workman always cleans up after himself so..The following will implement some cleanup procedures as well as reset  System Restore points:

Remove tools

Download and run Delfix
Select the options as shown



: Keep Java Updated :

WARNING: Java is the #1 exploited program at this time. The Department of Homeland Security recommends that computer users disable Java
See this article

I would recommend that you completely uninstall Java unless you need it to run an important software.
In that instance I would recommend that you disable Java in your browsers until you need it for that software and then enable it. (See How to diasble Java in your web browser and How to unplug Java from the browser)

If you do need to keep Java then download JavaRa
Run the programme and select  Remove Java Runtime.  Uninstall all versions of Java present
Once done then run it again and select Update Java runtime > Download and install Latest version



Now that you are clean, to help protect your computer in the future I recommend that you get the following free programmes:

CryptoPrevent install this programme to lock down and prevent crypto ransome ware



Malwarebytes

Update and run weekly to keep your system clean

Unchecky

Click on the link above to be taken to Unchecky.com
click the very large Download button.
click Save
Click Open folder
Right click on the Unchecky_setup and choose to Run as Administrator
Once open click the Install button.
Then click on Finish
Unchecky is now installed and will help you keep unwanted check boxes unchecked, this is a fire and forget programme  ;)

It is critical to have both a firewall and anti virus to protect your system and to keep them updated.

To learn more about how to protect yourself while on the internet read this little guide  Best security practices Keep safe  :wave: