9 Tools to Help You Recover from Malware

So I was at my parents’ house this weekend, and my dad asked a very simple question… “Could you take a look at my computer?  I can’t run CCleaner.”  I thought to myself… That’s great!  He has been running CCleaner regularly!  But when I sat down to take a look, things only got worse.  Windows Update wouldn’t start, CCleaner wouldn’t start, Microsoft Security Essentials wouldn’t start properly or update, and AVG Free wouldn’t install.  That is not good.  Here is a list of tools I used to scrub his machine, and boy did i need them all, and for different reasons.

  1. MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
  2. PortableApps
  3. SpyBot Search & Destroy
  4. SuperAntiSpyware
  5. CCleaner
  6. HijackThis
  7. AVG
  8. Microsoft Windows Defender
  9. Belarc Advisor

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