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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:37 am 
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can anyone vouch for this program???
i need to clean something and was told it might be the cure.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/index.php

thanks for your input.

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Yep in some cases it is the proper cure for nasties. This is unless you have something like smithfraud or vundo, in those cases I'd go with the dedicated cleaners for them (vundofix and smtihfraudfix) as these are updated for the latest incarnations...

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actually, i just had the thing that comes up saying to install something like "anti-virus 2009" to fix your computer (which i cancelled). once i saw that i freaked and almost did a complete reformat... but instead i opted to go for the clean and de-spyware which seemed to do the trick. mawarebytes didn't do anything but catch some really minor stuff, and i don't think i actually had anything dangerous... killing restore points and cleaning out temp folders was enough to keep that windows-looking threat out.

but i've been told that the malwarebytes program would clean the after-effects of actually saying yes to that "anti-virus 2009" thing.

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malwarebytes anti-malware is very good. You can get a free version at Major Geeks .com. Does a good job of clearing nasties out of the registry.

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