Question by Chris Robinson: I have a trojan virus that wont go away!!!?
I have a trojan called runit on my computer that i “removed” using windows defender, but it still shows up on yahoo anti spy, as well as adware and about 8 “toolbars” as it says… how do i get rid of these? yahoo anti virus just “quarintenes” them and defender only got the trojan, or so it thought… any help please?!?!?!
Answer by Samuel Adams
Download and scan with Malwarebytes and/or SUPERAntiSpyware.
Malwarebytes and SUPERAntiSpyware are the best anti-spyware applications available (you can have more than one). Other free anti-spyware programs would be Spybot Search & Destroy, Adaware, AVG Anti-spyware (formally Ewido), A-squared, Spyware Terminator and SpywareBlaster.
If you do not have an updated anti-virus program always running, you need to get one. Install only one, but you can get AVG, Avast! or AntiVir for free.
Running virus removal programs in Safe Mode (tap F8 as the computer boots up and choose to boot to safe mode) can be more effective. The idea behind the Safe Mode is that the operating system would only load your essential programs and drivers to the memory and hence there is a “high” chance that the virus-infected file is on the drive but not loaded into memory.
I strongly recommend using Firefox as your primary Web browser, It is safer and beter than Internet Explorer. Get the add-on NoScript for Firefox to prevent click-jacking. The AdBlock Plus extension will allow you to surf virtually ad-free.
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