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Anti-Spyware

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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Are You Ready for GDPR?
Are You Ready for GDPR?

With the GDPR deadline set for May 25, 2018, many organizations are ill-prepared due to uncertainty about the criteria for compliance. According to a recent WatchGuard survey, a staggering 37% of respondents don't even know if their organization needs to comply with GDPR. Do you?

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.

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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
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Please provide me with the URL address to download the Mac Symantec antivirus evaluation product.
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What is a good anti virus software

Something that may combat ransomware
on windows 10
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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?
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I need a download of a earlier version of Microsoft office is it safe to download from https://goo.gl
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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?
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I need a download of a earlier version of Microsoft office is it safe to download from web.archive.org?
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"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?
http://ow.ly/sc5930dP4vs
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2017 Webroot Threat Report
2017 Webroot Threat Report

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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?
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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
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Are there any free options?
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My spouse had installed web watcher in my PC. I want to uninstall it. How do I do it
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Q1:
Is MS Windows AV defender bundled free with Win 10?  Any specific
version of Win10 that it comes free?

Q2:
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' ?

Q3:
Can Win AV defender coexist say with McAfee AV & McAfee HIPS agent?

Q4:
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
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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
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I had superantispyware installed and tried to update the version with its popup and kept getting an error. So I uninstalled it and was ready to reinstall the latest free edition, when I decided to check its latest reviews, which were middling. I have (on a WIN7PRo/64 machine) already installed Nod32 and Malwarebytes Premium. Do I need an antispyware program in addition to these two, and should I return to SuperAntiSpyware, assuming I can get the new version to install.
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Hi,

Any good free anti virus software that i can download and install on my window 10 laptop?
any good reliable dependable ones for free. please advise
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Hi experts
I am planning to purchase malwarebytes on my company I purchase license for all pcs and servers
My question is
Some servers running windows server 2003
1- can i use malwarebytes on these servers
2- any advice to protect these old server from ransomeware
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looking for any good, free pc virus, malware, trojan removal apps. i already use AdvancedSytem Care, CCleaner, MalwareBytes and AVG Antivirus. is there anything else i should be using?

thank you
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I've seen one site (but lost track of it) that gives statistics of modes of infections & 
I recall it shows

a) emails (as #1 ie more than 60%) be it via malicious attachments or links embedded in emails
b) visiting/clicking malicious sites
c) infected USB / thumb drives
d) other means

I need to do presentations; can someone give me a few sites/links that give such
statistics / breakdowns  including those that covers endpoint/PC security
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I was told that Malware bytes works with Norton and wouldn't be a redundant package to install on my pc.
I'm looking for second, third and fourth opinions.
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I do have anti-virus protection only MacBook, but I need to trace it down and see what version I have installed.

Also, can I protect against this latest random ware attack?

Thanks.
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Hi
Has anyone got any real world experience of migrating from sophos to bitdefender (or the other way?)?
Evaluating BD currently and looks very good.  Relay option looks good for machines that can be pushed out to clients etc.  Unsure of the ins and outs until its deploying fully etc..
Obviously cheaper and has ransom-ware integrated.
Any pointers/recommendations on it?
Thanks
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A customer with an Acer Chromebook has problems where extra Google Chrome tabs intermittently open when Google Chrome is launched.

The laptop also exhibits sluggish behavior and takes a while while loading programs and applications.

What kind of antivirus or other programs or utilities can be used to scan and fix these issues?

Or what are some other repairs that can be done to fix this issue?
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Anti-Spyware

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.