Monday, January 10, 2011

Software Disabled

The topic of my last post involved being hit with malware when a certain website was visited.

One of my readers, Mike, over at Golch Central's Rambling Stuff, was kind enough to suggest a piece of software to help fight it.

The software is a free program and it is titled Malwarebytes.

It is quite a valuable program, and I have had it installed on all our computers since the first time we were hit with malware over a year ago.

I update and run it every couple of weeks, and have not had any attacks since that first time.

The one that hit us last week is a tough one though.

It quickly disables that program, the internet security program, the fire wall, and all the browsers installed on the computer.

It takes over the Windows security program also, and many other programs become locked up and unusable.

When I tried to install a clean version of the malware program from a flash drive, giving it a different name so it wasn't recognized by the malware, it quickly infected that too.

The only thing that saved us - the malware begins to work as soon as the computer has completely booted up.

We we able to get the malware program running before the malware actually started running on the computer.

It worked this time, just hope we don't have to go through this again.

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