Posts Tagged ‘ Virus ’

Discovery and removal of previously installed antivirus leftovers! including avast’s special tool

December 22, 2011

Here is an Article I wrote about discovery and removal of leftovers from previous anti-virus products, my “when all else fails” procedure Antivirus software is the most invasive application we will ever use on our systems. Specifically here, we are addressing the upgrade of avast! 4.8 to newer avast! Pro or Business Protection. However, this situation also occurs with other antivirus vendors (Symantec, Norton, and McAfee just to tag a few.) What has really occurred here, is that there are left over pieces of previous antivirus software, and they are conflicting with the current antivirus software. And the classic symptom is...

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“avast! license violation” being sent to Business’ using avast! Free

October 6, 2011

The avast! free for home use is in specific license violation if you use your computer for a home business. That is a commercial use. I have personally witnessed mass piracy of our free product in business. I have knowledge of computer vendors loading avast! free in corporate environments. I have had customers say to me “your free product is too good, you just lost a customer” It’s the same as walking into Walmart and stealing a DVD. It seems that because it is online, it is OK to steal. In the avast! 4 Free, the network shield was...

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How to use Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware to scan and remove malware from your computer

February 17, 2011
How to use Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware to scan and remove malware from your computer

Introduction: As you may have noticed, we use MalwareBytes’, or MBAM, in a lot of our removal guides. We do this for no reason other than the fact that the program simply works well and that we can count on it to remove what it says it can. It is updated constantly throughout the day and has excellent protection on all the new malware that comes out. With that said, we feel that MalwareBytes is an important tool to have as part of your computer’s security arsenal. One of the program’s nicest features is that it is free and easy to...

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