Windows 10: Got a ton of viruses

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    Windows 10 Technical Preview
       15 Oct 2015 #1

    Got a ton of viruses


    I installed the Win 10 Home Single Language from the downloaded iso. Was getting wierd error messages so updated Malwarebytes and ran a scan. It came up with about 15 trojans and worms which it got rid of. I thought this version of windows was supposed to have better security? I did disable UAC and Windows Defender because I got tired of all the popup messages.
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  2.    16 Oct 2015 #2

    So that's the outcome for disabling your AV.
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  3.    16 Oct 2015 #3

    jacatone said: View Post
    I did disable UAC and Windows Defender because I got tired of all the popup messages.
    And the moral of the story is.....
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  4.    16 Oct 2015 #4

    jacatone said: View Post
    I installed the Win 10 Home Single Language from the downloaded iso. Was getting wierd error messages so updated Malwarebytes and ran a scan. It came up with about 15 trojans and worms which it got rid of. I thought this version of windows was supposed to have better security? I did disable UAC and Windows Defender because I got tired of all the popup messages.
    Note to self: Don't do that again.
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  5.    16 Oct 2015 #5

    Even formerly legitimate software outlets are now serving up malware. They get paid to offer software salted with malware, popups, etc. Cnet, etc. Even "freeware" authors are doing this. They get extra money for embedding the crapware in their programs. You have to beware, don't install things by default. Read every message carefully as you install even pre-virus scanned software. Don't be a goldfish in a shark tank.

    Using both Windows Defender and the paid version of Malwarebytes will block a lot of this, but you still have to beware.
    Last edited by Antilope; 16 Oct 2015 at 08:30.
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  6.    16 Oct 2015 #6
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  7.    16 Oct 2015 #7

    pparks1 said: View Post
    I sure hope Ninite unchecks those crapware install boxes in Imgburn when installing. If not, you are in for a surprise. You will end up with unwanted popups, toolbars, OpenCandy, your search engine will try to change to Conduit, it will try to change your homepage, etc. etc. etc.
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    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 64 Pro, Win 10 64 Education Edition
       16 Oct 2015 #8

    Best to avoid hosting sites like CNet & others. They have a habit of inserting PUP's into their programs via installers. I've posted this before, but have a look here to see how these unwanted programs try (& often do) find their way into your system.

    Heres What Happens When You Install the Top 10 Download.com Apps

    If you see a program you want on a site, try to find the home page of the company/author that issues the program. Note that this not always protects you from installing unwanted junk, but it reduces the risk of doing so, when compared with d/l ing from a host site.
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  9.    16 Oct 2015 #9

    Antilope said: View Post
    I sure hope Ninite unchecks those crapware install boxes in Imgburn when installing. If not, you are in for a surprise. You will end up with unwanted popups, toolbars, OpenCandy, your search engine will try to change to Conduit, it will try to change your homepage, etc. etc. etc.
    I use this to automatically un-check hidden junk-ware :
    Unchecky - Keeps your checkboxes clear
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    W10Prox64
       16 Oct 2015 #10

    COMPUTIAC said: View Post
    I use this to automatically un-check hidden junk-ware :
    Unchecky - Keeps your checkboxes clear
    love that program.
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