On Mon, 10 Nov 2008 23:10:06 -0800, software counterfeiting? wrote:
> hi! good day!!
> when i was start to you use IE7, everytime i open or restart my PC, there is
> always a question about the IE7 i used. it said that my copy of IE7 did not
> pass genuine Windows valdation.
> What shoul i do??!!??
There aren't any 'good' on-line scanners out there! On-line scanners are
the most unsafe and next to useless. Because by the time you've started
your infected Windows and connected to the
Internet via this infected code base, and start to look for scanning sites
through infected DNS, you are almost certain to have the malware
perfectly positioned to overrule your attempts to clean it.
What happens if active malware is found? Don't expect that the on-line
scanner will do anything about it. Most of them are just just marketing
tools for selling you their products. Quite often, malware removal on the
NT based OS (Win 2K and XP) is far from easy. Sometimes a (good) resident
AV can deal with it in Safe Mode.
Other reasons to stay away from on'line scanners are:
1. You have to use IE on very low security setting - ActiveX is required.
2. Many users will lower security in the Internet Zone to use the service
and then forget to set the Internet Zone back to highest possible security
- which is the only way that IE should be set.
3.Scanning sould be performed while off-line.
David H. Lipman's Multi-AV and some 'other' stand-alone AV tools are
*impressively better and safer*, because you don't have to be on-line to
use them (they have no dependencies on using a web browser to perform their
function), and they also can be used in Safe Mode.
Download David's MULTI_AV.EXE directly:
Other quality Standalone Malware Scanners are:
Dr.Web CureIt!® Utility - FREE
Malwarebytes© Corporation - Anti-Malware
Kaspersky® AVPTool, Dr.Web CureIt!® have no update feature (so they don't
turn into full blown scanners), thus they need to be re-downloaded every
time there's an update.
Re: K/AVPTool; Uninstall after use. To uninstall/move this program "enable
self-defense' must be unchecked!
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