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  1.    15 Feb 2016 #11
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    England
    Posts : 14,465
    Windows 10 Professional x64

    For some infections I run RKill and Malwarebytes (Do read about both to understand there functions)

    RKill Download

    Malwarebytes | Antivirus, Anti-Spyware, & Anti-Malware Software

    RKill is free and Malwarebytes comes in free and retail
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  2.    15 Feb 2016 #12
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 12,965
    Windows 10 Pro

    When my laptop is infected I usually run Adwcleaner, Malwarebytes, Bitdefender (my AV), Eset Online Scanner & Kaspersky TTDSKiller.

    Links:
    1. Malwarebytes,
    2. Adwcleaner,
    3. Kaspersky TTDSKiller,
    4. ESET Online Scanner,
    5. SuperAntiSpyware (there are some who use this one which is why I added it)
    Last edited by axe0; 15 Feb 2016 at 08:33.
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  3.    15 Feb 2016 #13
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 149
    Windows 10 Pro x64
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  4.    15 Feb 2016 #14
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 12,982
    W10Prox64

    I have to agree with MM's advice: every infection needs to be identified so it can be properly dealt with.
    Restoring system images is also one way to deal with some infections.
    I might also add that some infections even create a hidden partition on your HDD, so restoring the OS partition will not get rid of it.

    Just something to think about.
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  5.    15 Feb 2016 #15
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    In a house with a crazy cat trying to kill me
    Posts : 17,385
    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 64 Pro, Win 10 64 Education Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by bruinator View Post
    I did image mine but curious why u need many?
    It's good to keep at least some images in reserve in case you inadvertently make one that contains a virus. I keep at least 7 prior images in reserve, storing them on a external HDD that is not connected to the PC at all times. When I make one, I delete the oldest one & this way if I should make one that's compromised, I can go back to the image before that.

    How often you make them is up to you, myself, I make a system image every 2 weeks. This way should I end up with a compromised image, I won't need to go back so far that I'll have to do a lot of catching up on things that were added/updated during that time.
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  6.    15 Feb 2016 #16
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by simrick View Post
    I have to agree with MM's advice: every infection needs to be identified so it can be properly dealt with.
    Restoring system images is also one way to deal with some infections.
    I might also add that some infections even create a hidden partition on your HDD, so restoring the OS partition will not get rid of it.

    Just something to think about.
    There are no "hidden" partitions. If there is a partition on my system, I can find it.
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