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Unwanted Junk [Solved]


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John Bull

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This post is not requiring help, but is asking for information and explanation on how certain unwanted junk gets onto my computer. Pending your comments, I have no idea where they came from.

I am extremely vigilant and careful. My computer is clean and I carry out frequent scans with AVG 2014, Emsisoft AM, MBAM or SUPERantiSpyware. These scans always result in no output.

I am not into frivolous downloads, videos, games etc. and the only downloads I carry out are functional programs or a few images.

Recently, I discovered that MyPCBackup, Dealply and Wajam, plus two Chrome extensions had been installed onto my computer without me knowing anything about it.

I use Sandboxie for opening my browsers, so nothing gets onto my computer without my authorisation. My security package is Sandboxie, AVG 2014, PrivateFirewall, SpywareBlaster and StartupMonitor.

Question ? How did these junk items get past all this security plus my own vigilance undetected ?

I have now removed every single trace of these junkies from my computer, but if they got through my security net once, will they do it again ? What can I look for to prevent it ?

Many thanks

Edited by John Bull, 08 October 2013 - 05:53 AM.

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Have a look at this http://blog.avast.co...wnload-servers/
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

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