Windows 10: How to get rid of Vosteran & other undesirables?
Agreed. I have always thought that Chrome gets infected more easily than others. And although is a good browser I also think it has gone down the hill slightly nowadays.
Not sure about chrome these days --seems to have gone downhill whereas FIREFOX has improved by leaps and bounds (and by disabling scripts either globally or selectively) you've got reasonable built in protection against hi-jacking etc).
I always browse from a VM so any problems I just junk that VM and start a new one.
For people who don't want to or can't set up VM's - then I always say clean backup and restore is the best protection if you get infected - takes as little as 5 mins on fast hardware with SSD -- even on more standard hardware a restore can often be done within 30 mins.
Virus removal by software usually isn't entirely satisfactory and if you include your analysis time ususally takes LONGER than a clean restore.
Even if the malware removal software reports OK you can't really be sure if you run the program from an infected machine - the infection if reasonably intelligent can deal with "removal" programs and can "neutralize" them - so if you MUST use removal software don't run it on an infected machine --run it on a CLEAN machine which can scan the infected machine remotely - say over a network / LAN although the idea of attaching an infected machine to a network isn't great.
Thanks. I will say Chrome seems much faster than either Edge or Firefox, but, speed isn't everything. Apparently Chrome doesn't mind hijackers embedding into their browser. Even Malwarebytes & Windows Defender can't detect them.
Can't have that!