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Wednesday, 5 October 2011

How to use Malwarebytes to remove malware and spyware on your system

Malwarebytes

End user guide

 
You able to down load Malwarebytes from here
 
Once you have downloaded Malwarebytes intall it and check for updates

Once installed follow the following steps to check for threats.



Step 1 – Double click on the Malwarebytes icon on the desktop


Step 2 – Click the update button



Step 3 – Click on the check for updates button 


Step 4 – Once the updates have finished click on the ok button



Step 5 – Sometimes malwarebytes will close after an update. Redo steps 1 to 3 then select Perform Quick scan and click the scan button




Step 6 – Once the scan has completed the following message will be displayed if you have any infections. Click the ok button to continue



Step 7 –  remove the listed malware by clicking on the remove    selected button



Step 8 – A report will be displayed in a text format. Click on the red cross in the top right corner. You will now be returned to the main page


You may need to run the scan more then once. if you do get any threats then it would be best to do a full scan off your system.

If this was useful or you have other issues that I may be able to help with then please leave a comment.

What is Spyware

What is Spyware?

Spyware is software that obtains information from a PC without the user’s knowledge. There are many different types of spyware operating on the Internet but you can generally group them into two categories: Domestic Spyware and Commercial Spyware.

 Domestic Spyware

This is where a company or user may install software to monitor the use of the system. What sites are being accessed, what programs are being used, etc. You may even have family members using spyware programs to monitor children activities like chat rooms.

Commercial Spyware

Commercial Spyware has been with us for awhile now and was first used to see what customers were looking at so that companies could market their business better. Like all good things there are always people out there to take advantage and to cause chaos and to even profit on innocent people.


There are different types of spyware from fake alerts to key loggers. Some make it known to you and other are hidden. All just as dangerous and could cost you money. If you do have spyware installed then they can be removed by using specialist software. It is recommended that you use more than one piece of spyware removal software as they all do different things.


Recommend software to help prevent and remove Spyware are

AVG
Malwarebytes
Spybot

Tuesday, 4 October 2011