Uninstall AVG Recommendation For New Anti-Virus
Posted 21 March 2011 - 02:11 PM
Posted 21 March 2011 - 07:38 PM
In addition to essexboy's educated advice:
You can turn on Automatic Updates so that your computer downloads the latest service pack automatically or you can download the service pack manually online.
Read more here: How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack
The following page in the link below will say that this installation package is intended for IT professionals and developers. However, you can safely download this file.
Download link: Windows XP SP3
PS: I use Avast as well. Love it!
Posted 21 March 2011 - 07:38 PM
The AVG say 2011 will that be okay to use for AVG 8.5?
Posted 21 March 2011 - 07:40 PM
Posted 21 March 2011 - 07:57 PM
Meaning after you install SP3 or during the download? Could you please give a little more detail.
Without SP3 you will no longer receive important updates that can leave your system vulnerable. I'm sure there has to be a way around your issue. There's a fix for everything.
Posted 21 March 2011 - 08:03 PM
I downloaded Avast and I must say the quick scan is extremely slow.
Also do I have to register the free version of Avast I downloaded?
Posted 21 March 2011 - 09:27 PM
Many people had this issue. I'd like to wait for essexboy's response on this before I guide you further.
As for Malwarebytes and SpywareBlaster:
Yes, you can run them both along side Avast.
SpywareBlaster does not run in "real time". It is a killbit program for Microsoft Windows designed to block the installation of ActiveX malware. It uses a list of "bad" ActiveX programs, to decide what to block. It tells your browser what ActiveX programs are not allowed to run, what cookies are not allowed to be downloaded, and adds restrictions to known malicious sites, when you visit them. SpywareBlaster targets the prevention of and does not have the capabilities to scan for malicious software.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a "run on demand" program that is a responsive malware remover. Please note that the real-time protection is restricted to the paid version.
To give you an idea, here is how I have my machines set up:
SpywareBlaster for the prevention of.
Avast as my AV.
MBAM that I run maybe once or twice a month.
SASW that I run maybe once or twice a month.
WOT (Web of Trust) to prevent me from accessing bad sites that contain malicious content.
Posted 21 March 2011 - 11:11 PM
Posted 22 March 2011 - 07:31 AM
Where's msbug and what did you do with him/her? Are you one and the same person?
Please verify before further instructions are presented.
EDIT: @ bug2,
Win32.HotBar and Win32.Zwangi are both undesirables that can alter your system and are capable of recording your personal information and downloading other malware without your permission.
My suggestion would be to follow the instructions HERE.
I see you did post HERE. Good move! Please have the Removal team help guide you with SP3....very important!
Posted 22 March 2011 - 08:08 AM
Posted 22 March 2011 - 08:17 AM
If I may add, just because your scans are clean does not mean that there are residuals lurking in the back ground. Please follow through with the advice given in the removal forum and ask them to help you with getting SP3 installed. You may want to add a link to this thread here if you wish to fill the experts in on recent activity. Since you've already posted there, wait for a reply before doing so. They are quite busy so please be patient!
Posted 22 March 2011 - 12:28 PM
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 11:34 PM