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Help Me Keep My New PC Happy, Healthy and Safe From Harm

I've very recently (ie yesterday) got myself a brand new desktop PC! I would really like your advice on the best ways to keep it running at its best, protected from the nasty things that lurk on the internet (virii, malware, spyware etc) and set up to get the most out of our blossoming relationship... The machine runs on Windows 8. [more inside]
posted by Philby on Jun 25, 2014 - 10 answers

Deleting search data

How do I delete the shopping and search data from my Apple MacBook? [more inside]
posted by birdwatcher on Dec 14, 2011 - 8 answers

How to get rid of phishing software?

Is someone scamming me? [Mac spyware filter] [more inside]
posted by fritillary on Sep 13, 2011 - 15 answers

How to get rid of malware on an external drive?

What's the best way to target malware/spyware when it's on an external drive? [more inside]
posted by lemniskate on May 4, 2011 - 3 answers

Yahoo Toolbar Redirect: Is it the router?

Do Cisco/Linksys routers sometimes redirect you to a Yahoo Toolbar download page when you try to go to Google, and if so how do they get away with it? [more inside]
posted by miyabo on Mar 25, 2011 - 10 answers

What is "" on a Windows computer?

What is "" on a Windows computer? [more inside]
posted by KokuRyu on Nov 30, 2010 - 5 answers

NoScript failed me and left: what do I do now?

How paranoid should I be about my Windows XP Pro machine after hitting a dodgy site with Firefox 3.6, scanning with Microsoft Security Essentials, updating NoScript, scanning with MSE again, and finally using Windows to restore to yesterday's restore point, about 18 hours before hitting that site? Firefox is now missing NoScript completely, but it's been installed for weeks and surely should have been here yesterday morning. Has there been a known issue with NoScript, or am I just a special (and dim) snowflake? [more inside]
posted by The True Wheel on Nov 26, 2010 - 14 answers

Firefox homepage/keyword hijacked. How do I rescue?

My firefox homepage and keyword.URL have been hijacked by "eSnips". It's incredibly persistent and resists all attempts to change. How do I kick its ass? [more inside]
posted by Senza Volto on Nov 11, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me kill this autoexecuting at start script!

Is there a way to trace down where a script is attempting to start from on Windows XP? I had a bit of a drive-by download happen, and I mostly removed the infestation with some antispyware tools. However I manually deleted one file before getting the tools to do their work, and so some remnant of the startup process is trying to start this 36525.js script [more inside]
posted by symbioid on Oct 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Infected! win32/fakespypro

How do I manually remove win32/fakespypro (showed up from a link someone sent) from my Vista system? I googled,with no luck from any reliable sources. I have four antivirus pgms installed, they keep removing it but it comes back. I now have DOS issues, no internet, cannot execute most pgms.. I managed to get regedit up but cannot find the keywords to fix it. Oddly enough, my restore disk became full at the same time. Where are the entries in the registry?
posted by ~Sushma~ on Apr 25, 2010 - 15 answers

Malware pretending to be User Account Control aieee

My computer (XP SP2) is infected with malware that pretends to be User Account Control. Help! [more inside]
posted by Praxis on Apr 14, 2010 - 32 answers

How to withhold virus infections (of the computer variety) from the ones you love?

Suggestions for cleaning a virus-infected Windows machine appearing in a non-administrator account without resort to (1) the administrator account or (2) a nuke and re-install? [more inside]
posted by Napoleonic Terrier on Jul 30, 2009 - 9 answers

Botched Spyware install prevents removal by spyware tools

Zejesago! Everytime I open a new program, I get an error window that reads "app.exe - Bad Image" with a dialog text of "The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\system32\zejesago.dll" is not a valid window image. [more inside]
posted by sleslie on May 4, 2009 - 4 answers

Digital Immunodeficiency Disorder?

My laptop's been infected by something that is interfering with all the usual solutions. Please help! [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Jan 25, 2009 - 30 answers

Which anti-spyware and anti-virus programs are best at detecting and removing spyware and viruses respectively and why?

Which anti-spyware and anti-virus programs are best at detecting and removing spyware and viruses respectively and why? [more inside]
posted by Fluffy654 on Oct 7, 2008 - 12 answers

Fix Winfixer?

My wife's computer (running XP Pro SP2) has fallen victim to a piece of malware called "WinFixer 2005". None of the spyware or virus tools I've tried (Norton, MS AntiSpyware, AdAware) have even been able to find it, let alone remove it. Has anyone managed to get rid of this thing?
posted by timeistight on Sep 16, 2005 - 9 answers

What software should I bring to attack unknown malware?

I'm going to be visiting my in-laws this weekend, in part to treat their ailing computer, which sounds to be suffering from a myriad of malware. I want to make sure I have the complete set of tools I need. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by monju_bosatsu on Aug 20, 2004 - 9 answers

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