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Is my pc infected?

ghantaukay

Broken In
I have Kaspersky antivirus (fully updated) on my pc with Windows Firewall.Of late I find that my google searchbox has vanished and I did a hijack this scan and am not able to diagnose the problem. Can anyone help me with this problem? I just want to know if my pc is infected and if so how should I go about getting it back on track. Dave
 
Most probably..no. This might be because of incompatibility issues. Did you install anything just before this problem came out??
 

gameranand

Living to Play
And the update size, oh god the update size, on a 512kbps conn. it takes forever, avast on the other hand updates even when running utorrent.

Exactly. Very small updates, same thing with Avira also. Hardly some MB size. :)
 

ShankJ

Been There, Done That!!
I actually haven't used any Norton products because of the price. :p

And the update size, oh god the update size, on a 512kbps conn. it takes forever, avast on the other hand updates even when running utorrent.

Norton Power Eraser is an online virus remover and is only 2-3 Mb in size.. Free and very effective.. But it would remove all the patches and cracks as well so be careful when you press "OK" on the remove permanently message..
 

gameranand

Living to Play
Norton Power Eraser is an online virus remover and is only 2-3 Mb in size.. Free and very effective.. But it would remove all the patches and cracks as well so be careful when you press "OK" on the remove permanently message..

Like I said I don't use any Norton Products. Had a bad experience in past and I don't want to. The alternatives are more than enough for me. :)
 

ShankJ

Been There, Done That!!
Like I said I don't use any Norton Products. Had a bad experience in past and I don't want to. The alternatives are more than enough for me. :)

Okay, thought you dint use them because of the size of the updates and tendency to slow down system start-up..
 

anirbandd

Conversation Architect
probably incompatibilty.. install the thing again..

and KIS is fine. one of the best out there. very small RAM footprint and small updates, max3 MB.
 

gameranand

Living to Play
Okay, thought you dint use them because of the size of the updates and tendency to slow down system start-up..

You see, I have used a hell lot of security softwares and finally got my comfort zone. I won't change it unless I really need to or some miraculous feature is available on some other software free. :)
 

ShankJ

Been There, Done That!!
You see, I have used a hell lot of security softwares and finally got my comfort zone. I won't change it unless I really need to or some miraculous feature is available on some other software free. :)

Which one are you using at the moment?? I'm currently stuck at Norton Internet Security 2012+Microsoft Security Essential..
 

gameranand

Living to Play
Which one are you using at the moment?? I'm currently stuck at Norton Internet Security 2012+Microsoft Security Essential..

Currently Avira AV+Comodo Firewall+MLBT.
Though I also liked Avast AV+Comodo Firewall+MLBT.

Both the combos are real good. With Avast you won't get those annoying messages to upgrade which are there with Avira. I am also thinking about switching to Avast. :)
 

tkin

Back to school!!
Currently Avira AV+Comodo Firewall+MLBT.
Though I also liked Avast AV+Comodo Firewall+MLBT.

Both the combos are real good. With Avast you won't get those annoying messages to upgrade which are there with Avira. I am also thinking about switching to Avast. :)
Try it once, avast is fire and forget, its been so long since I had last saw the main window, let alone nags.
 

quicky008

Technomancer
How about AVG antivirus 2013 free edition?How does it fare in malware detection and removal as compared to other popular security suites like Avast/avira etc?

I had been using avast 7 for the last couple of months but was compelled to switch to avg recently as the former caused my pc to hang whenever it performed any program update and so I became really frustrated with it-has anyone else experienced the same issue with avast av free edition?
 
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