How do I get rid of malware/adware?
I have these REALLY annoying pieces of malware/adware on my computer that I can't get rid of. Two of them are Happy2Save and Price Companion. These ones are not listed in my Google Chrome extensions. The other one is YTuBlocukerAPpe which is listed as an extension that was "Installed by enterprise policy" and I can't remove it from the extensions because of this. I have tried scanning and fixing my computer using programs such as Microsoft Security Essentials, Cloud System Booster, ADW Cleaner, Malwarebytes, and Hitman Pro. Still none of these programs got rid of the malware/adware. I have also searched through the files on my computer and I couldn't find anything. There are no programs for me to uninstall in the control panel either. PLEASE HELP!
I forgot to add that i also used Spybot Search and Destroy. I will try the other programs and see what happens.
- Jed DLv 56 years agoBest Answer
Just to give my confirmation, I agree with both Chris AND Alan in that everything Chris suggested is good but I would also, as Alan suggested, add Super Anti-Spyware. Remember to run ONLY one scan at a time. Otherwise they will conflict with each other.
Be sure to read before you click download so that you are sure you're getting the right program and as you install be sure to ONLY install the original program and NO add-ons.
- ChrisLv 46 years ago
I have a certain combination of programs that works really well.
First get SPYBOT SEARCH AND DESTROY and make sure you do NOT install or enable Tea-Timer, it's a pain in the ***. Update and scan your computer, it should get a few programs.
Next get MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE and do a Full scan. This will do a thorough search and will get everything Spoybot didn't get.
Next, get Ad-Aware Antivirus. Do not upgrade or even do the trial, just proceed to do a full scan.
At this point you might be wondering why you need to use three programs. First of all, they each find different adware. But second of all, they each take a lot of time. Spybot is the fastest scanner, and that's why I use it almost weekly. Malware Anti-Malware is a bit better, but takes about an hour or two. Ad-Aware Antivirus is probably the best and takes the longest (five to seven hours, so set it up before you leave the house).
Finally, get AVG Antivirus to act as your antivirus program. It's free and it works okay.
This combination works really well for me, my computer works really fast ever since I started using it.
Please give me a best answer if you liked this response :P
- PrometheusLv 76 years ago
Malwarebytes It is free.
Junk Ware Removal tool.
Spy Bot Search and Destroy also
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- DaisyLv 45 years ago
Your computer has been installed tooooo many unwanted adware programs or PUPs. If you can't uninstall them from control panel, you can ask for help in this forum
- 6 years ago
You could try and use an Anti Malware program, but if at all possible try to reinstall Windows would be the safest option and delete the partition with the Malware.
- Anonymous6 years ago
Malwarebytes cut the job for me.
- AlanLv 76 years ago
SUPERAntiSpyware + Malwarebytes.