My computer is protected by Norton Antivirus, Ewido, Adaware SE, Spybot, and A-Squared. I use various online scans to clean my computer fully. Mostly, I use TrendMicro housecall.
A-Squared has a feature called "HiJackFree" which analysizes programs on your computer to see if they're infected by anything. It makes a big list on every program scanned and, beside it, puts a colour rating. The programs that are 'good'--meaning they provide a service and do not have any attached maladies--are given a little green smiley face beside them. The 'bad' programs--spyware, etc--are red devil faces. In between there's yellow-- either unneccessary programs or good programs that have a lot of bad programs attached to them.
I've been to the Malware help forum, and the person who helped my did a fine job. Most of the red files are gone and he gave me a clean bill of health.
However, there are still a lot of yellow programs when I do the check again--so I, apparently, have a lot of malware attached to otherwise good programs (my NeroFilterCheck, for instance). When I press the 'view details' button beside each listed program, it shows me what exactly is wrong with my yellow programs. It lists some pretty heavy stuff--multitudes of trojans, some worms, etc. But when I use AdAware SE, Spyware, Norton Antivirus, and when I do online scans with Kaspersky, Symantec or Trend Micro, I usually don't get anything bad listed at all. (Though, today, I scanned with TrendMicro--the first time I scanned it told me I had upwards of nine problems, the second time said zero, the 3rd time one, etc--on the first scan it also listed two problems that needed to be resolved manually, but the Housecall window closed when I tried to take them off).
I have a big list of all the 'problem' programs HiJackFree lists, and a list of the bad stuff the TrendMicro scan said I had. I try to 'search' for the problems, and get no results.
What I need to know is:
1. Is my computer's security as back as HiJackFree says it is?
2. If so, is there anyway I could get this stuff off without harming my 'good' programs?
Please, someone, help me! I've been pulling my hair out by the root for a week and a half trying to clean my computer up.
Thanks for considering my query.