*When you are clean you use
AdwareSe, Spybot, Panda.. and others... to prevent for future infections
This is half right kind of,
Ad-aware and spybot are good for removing certain infections, The reason we recommend using both of those is the compliment each other very nicely some infections that Ad-aware will find and Remove
Spybot wont and vise verse,
Both of these programs will identify some infections but not have the ability to remove them
The idea behind running a online virus scan is to look for any current viral on your system and remove them if not they identify them for us for removal,
We recommend using all the above on a weekly bases to keep your system clean after your machine has been cleaned in hopes that it stays that way there are other recommendations that a staff member will suggest to help prevent reinfection,
Keep in mind we cant
prevent users from going to certain web sites clicking on pop ups so fourth so they could be right back here again looking to have their system clean, Does that mean that we didn't do a good job of cleaning and hopefully helping the user to prevent reinfection ?
I don't think so.
HJT is a very valuable tool to us it identifies a lot of viral, worms. Trojans and redirects, adware spyware, but keep in mind there are some infections that HJT cant identify for us which require the use of even more tools, Also there are some infections that you cannot get rid of simply by using HJT they require special automated tools some of which the creators of these tools are very active on this forum and many others as well,
but, like i said , when i used all those programs, it didn't help at all?
I hope my response above helps to clarify this a bit for you, They do work but there are newer specific infections that will require different tools for removal, But all the tools you mentioned do an excellent job of removing many infections for us prior to dealing with a newer infection
The likes of Ad-aware ,Spy bot and Anti Virus are updating their defs weekly some even sooner but you have to keep in mind the creators of the newer infections what ever they are be it virus, worms, Trojans are coming out daily so we they do lag a bit so you have to take that into consideration as well