I have a PC that is constantly filling up with adware/spyware/malware and no matter how much I do to clean it out, it always returns in force and fairly quickly.
This PC is used by my wife primarily for blogging, social media, e-mail and news. As a blogger, she does visit a lot of sites in the blogging world that I suspect are culprits.
Here's what typically happens. While she's on the PC doing routine online stuff, it slows down tremendously; gmail accounts load very slowly, video play pauses/disrupts/freezes, web pages load slowly and such. As a computer user, she's pretty hard on the PC in that she will open multiple browser tabs (upwards of 10-15 at a time) and leave them open all day/all night/ 24/7. I personally don't think that's a good idea, but those are her habits.
When the PC slows down and she complains about it, I'll use the following programs in this order 1) SuperAntiSpyware, 2)Malwarebytes, 3)Avast antivirus scan, and sometimes I'll run an additional scan through Kaspersky Online Scanner.
Typically after running SuperAntispyware, the program will find anywhere from 600 to 1500 threats. When the scan finishes, I delete all the threats. Occassionally, Malwarebytes will find something and I delete those as well. Up to this point, running Avast antivirus scan and Kaspersky online scan has not shown any viruses.
So, as an example, I ran all these programs yesterday afternoon. SuperAntiSpyware found hundreds. Cleaned it all out and the PC was running fast and smooth. Here we are 24 hours later, ran the scan again and AGAIN found hundreds of threats.
I don't understand why all of this stuff keeps coming back. Not sure if it's just her browsing habits, or something affecting the PC that I just can't get rid of using the programs I've mentioned.
We both have the exact same PC and mine rarely, if ever, has a problem with this stuff. Is there something more I should be doing to check for a virus or malware that's deeply rooted in her PC?
Edited by Webslinger64, 29 February 2016 - 09:49 PM.