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Spyware is software that aims to gather information about a person or organization without their knowledge and that may send such information to another entity without the consumer's consent, or that asserts control over a computer without the consumer's knowledge; it has also come to include programs that engage in various kinds of electronic fraud. Anti-spyware is software that removes or blocks that software; some common vendors include Malwarebytes, McAfee, Spybot-Search and Destroy, Ad-Aware and BitDefender.

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Please provide me with the URL address to download Symantec Antivirus for a Server 2016 Active Directory domain controller.
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One of my co-workers informed me that a family member received an error message on their Home MAC Laptop “Error #0x80072ee7"  A good description of the problem is on this web site:  https://www.2-spyware.com/remove-error-0x80072ee7-virus.html

My co-worker actually called the number and someone was able to remote into his home laptop.  Afterwards he called me and asked me for my thoughts.  I told him it was a scam and not to trust that person or call that number again.  My co-worker informed me that even though the fake spam tech was on his wife's laptop for 3 minutes that same guy did not connect to his work MAC laptop (that is at home).

I want to scan every device that this co-worker has before he connects to our corporate network.  I researched an anti-virus that can be used for MAC/Apple Laptops and found:  https://www.clamxav.com/  

Then I would suggest that the co-worker use that anti-virus program for every other Apple device at his home.   For Windows computers I like to use Hitman pro; but, there are a lot of other programs as well.

I wanted to ask the Experts, if I should do anything else besides scan the co-worker Apple devices (Home and Work Devices)?  I am also thinking about having a little safe computing presentation for top executives of the company.  Even if their time is extremely important.

So my questions is:

What should I do to make sure that the co-worker's devices are virus free before he connects with them to the corporate network?  SO…
Hi guys,

I see the PCMatic commercials, along with ALL of my clients.. I am a computer consultant that goes into homes & small businesses...

I do NOT deal with servers, just home computers.

How can these guys say they are 100% solution to protect against all threats?  100% against ransomeware too...

Is this a good solution?  
If yes, why?         If not, why not?

Should I recommend to clients?

I know I have read they blacklist everything, so nothing gets through...

If they are sooo good as they say, why wouldn’t everyone be using??  

Thanks again, :-)
Sometimes legitimate websites such as for hotels or companies get flagged by my Malwarebytes Pro as scam websites (the websites get blocked):

"Malwarebytes blocked a suspected bad URL or an unwanted program."

In these cases, as I need to visit for example a hotel's website to make a booking, would it be safe to use a Chromebook instead? Or use another solution to visit this website?
in TrendMicro's  .dat file, I could issue  
  find/I "malware_name"  AVfile.dat
& it will list if a specific malware is found in it.

McAfee releases csv file (from its portal) the rulesets for various
vulnerabilities which I could search by CVE number.

I wanted to do the same with McAfee AV but from its  amcore.dat
is simply all binaries & won't return anything.  
Is there any method to check what malware/viruses it protects against
in the DAT?

A colleague told me McAfee don't permit its DAT file to be searched
& don't publish full list of malwares (not the new signatures updated)
for each DAT released, true?

Link below mention there's a way but when I login to McAfee portal,
don't see that option anywhere or I navigate wrongly:


Above link says:
 Try: http://www.mcafee.com/us/mcafee-labs/threat-intelligence.aspx
Select checkbox for 'Malware Name' and enter DNSChanger for the search.
I am wondering if there is a good way to scan for hijacking code on a Windows 7 machine.  the browsers are behaving funny, and something definitely is taking over the browsers.  Symantec SEP does pick up a "web attack" when Internet Explorer is opended up, but a full scan does not reveal anything.  Is there a better scanner out there?  Should I not even waste time scanning and rebuild the machine?  what's the consensus out there?

I could not download Combofix even though I have Windows 7 Home Premium (tried, but I was prompted to download Plumbytes Anti-Malware instead). I had the scan on whole night (took a long time), then the list included 27 threats (among them a hijacker, but which still was labelled as only a 50 % threat) which Plumbytes said can be removed only after I have purchased it.

Is this bogus, should I ignore these threats and delete Plumbytes?
Very strange, this morning when I turned on the computer I got a message that Malwarebytes (I have Pro version) has been turned off. When I turned it on, the option "Protection against malicious code" was switched off, and I can not switch it on! All other options are selectable and can be switched on, but not this option.

Last time I was in Manila I had similar problems with strange things happening. Then when I left the problems disappeared. And most often here in Manila I get warnings when connecting to the hotel wifi about insecure network or dangerous connection.

All kinds of small problems since 2 days when suddenly I got this problem with the message "Waiting for proxy tunnel" in Google Chrome and "TLS handshake" in Mozilla Firefox:


Other problems: Can not use Google API any longer for connection to Google Translate API for my CAT tool. Can not switch input language any longer. Can not run Windows Update any longer:


Other problems (continued):

Takes ages to save a text document or other document ("Not responding").
"Google has authentication problems" when logged in to Gmail.

Etc. etc. (new issues coming up all the time).
Message saying essentials support ended
Earlier today I got rid of the search.yahoo.com redirect. I ran avast smartscan and malwarebytes, and I've rebooted. It's only on Google Chrome, and there are no extra extensions installed. Any ideas? Thanks.

Threat Trends for MSPs to Watch
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Despite its humble beginnings, phishing has come a long way since those first crudely constructed emails. Today, phishing sites can appear and disappear in the length of a coffee break, and it takes more than a little know-how to keep your clients secure.

I had this question after viewing anti virus software protecting against ransom ware.

Is this for a single computer or network of them?  

The best and cheapest protection is a solid regular backup of your system. Windows 10 has built in backup utilities.

I am looking for a product I can put on 4 personal computers windows 10,8,7 so I can defend my new and old computers
Not for business use
Please provide me with the URL address to download the Mac Symantec antivirus evaluation product.
Hello, we manage x 3 client OS's, Windows 7/8 and Windows 10, Windows defender is turned off in our build/SOE,
Anti Virus management is done using the Symantec EndPoint Protection client installed on machines, can we enable/turn on windows defender whilst another AV product co exist? Can the 2 products run together? The business wants us to download updates for defender yet it's turned off? Trying to understand why we would need to do this?
What is a good anti virus software

Something that may combat ransomware
on windows 10
I have a customer with a SBS 2003 and the server became infected with the .amnesia infection.  Unfortunately it also attacked many of the servers executable file such as Seagate Backup Exec.  I ran a thorough scan on all workstations.  I installed Microsoft Essentials and Spyhunter on a workstation.  I copied the data folder from the server to a new folder called server on the workstation.  I was told that Spyhunter 4 would detect and remove/repair the infection.  I ran a full scan and it does not seem to see the infected files that are obviously infected because they all have the extension .amnesia.  Does anyone have a recommendation for the repair and removal of this infection in the data files?
I need a download of a earlier version of Microsoft office is it safe to download from https://goo.gl
Get to work and find out one of the staff let a fake tech support person who rung them up, onto their PC to fix a non existant problem.

Apparently this person was on the PC for about 5 minutes.

I've searched for new files & folders created around the time, run a few anti malware apps found nothing. Looked for any new user accounts on the PC, nothing.

Gone through Add/Remove Programs, nothing.

Is there anything else I should look for, anything I've overlooked?
I need a download of a earlier version of Microsoft office is it safe to download from web.archive.org?
"check short URL" is not working for me.
Can I get a recommendation of a site I can check my shortened links.
Can someone tell me about this link?
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I have two Windows 10 Lenovo laptops that are both infected with malware, spyware, adware, and viruses.

I have removed these hard drives and have connected them as secondary hard drives to another Windows 10 desktop.

Currently I'm scanning the infected drives with Malwarebytes, Symantec Antivirus, and Windows Defender.

What other scans or repairs can I run on these infected hard drives to hopefully remove all malware, spyware, and viruses?

For example what other utilities or programs can be run and what Windows utilities or tools such as SFC and DISM can be used?
Two Windows 10 laptops have been infected with some type of malware or viruses that cause adds to appear and that have also disabled Malwarebytes and Symantec antivirus. Additionally system restore can no longer be accessed.

Malwarebytes and Symantec antivirus are both unable to launch and the error "The requested resource is in use" appears (see the screenshot).

While trying to access system restore the error message "The requested resource is in use. (0x800700AA)" appears. Additionally the Symantec Antivirus and Malwarebytes services are all stopped and are unable to be started.

I am able to boot into Safe Mode but when I try to boot into the Windows 10 Recover Environment I am unable to do so.

What can I do to remove this malware so these computers will be able to be used without having to reload the operating systems?

Malwarebytes errorSystem Restore errorStopped Windows services
Are there any free options?
My spouse had installed web watcher in my PC. I want to uninstall it. How do I do it
Is MS Windows AV defender bundled free with Win 10?  Any specific
version of Win10 that it comes free?

Win AV defender was touted as blocking the execution of Java, VB
scripts etc: does McAfee or Trendmicro do this as well?  How does
Win AV defender compares in terms of ransomware protection
against other major AV vendors' ?

Can Win AV defender coexist say with McAfee AV & McAfee HIPS agent?

Do we need a separate EPO (just like McAfee) to update Win AV defender
signatures on users' PCs/laptops or WSUS will do?   A few hundred PCs/
laptops in our corporate don't have Internet access
The Chubb contact person I liaise with told me all their customers are recommended
not to install AV on Chubb's custom Windows CCTV recording server as it will cause
severe perf issue & will conflict with some sort of built-in security feature.

Anyone know what is this feature?  is it apps whitelisting, AV or ??   The person I
liaise appears uncertain


Spyware is software that aims to gather information about a person or organization without their knowledge and that may send such information to another entity without the consumer's consent, or that asserts control over a computer without the consumer's knowledge; it has also come to include programs that engage in various kinds of electronic fraud. Anti-spyware is software that removes or blocks that software; some common vendors include Malwarebytes, McAfee, Spybot-Search and Destroy, Ad-Aware and BitDefender.