malware prevention

  abracad 12:18 04 May 11
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My computer recently became affected with a fake virus alert software phishing for credit card details and blocking everything else I tried to do. After some searching on another computer I was fortunately able to clear it by downloading Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware on another computer and running it on the infected one. However, I am concerned that this attack got through despite my computer running up to date McAfee AV software. As the McAfee subscription is soon due for renewal I would appreciate any advice as to whether to renew McAfee or if another AV software may be more effective.

  compumac 12:27 04 May 11

My sister in law had exactly this same problem. McAfee did not see it or stop it. Obtain Emsisoft Antimalware and install, this will prevent future occurences.

  compumac 12:27 04 May 11

My sister in law had exactly this same problem. McAfee did not see it or stop it. Obtain Emsisoft Antimalware and install, this will prevent future occurences.

  wee eddie 12:30 04 May 11

Part of the problem is that nothing can stop you, if you decide to download something yourself.

The reason this Scam works is that it persuades you to Download and Install the Malware File, thereby overriding your Anti Virus Software.

  birdface 14:28 04 May 11

My thinking is any free anti-virus program and a pay for anti-malware program. You can pick up Emisoft for £16 or even Malwarebytes pro version both use full time protection and will usually stop the nastie's from downloading on to your computer.

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