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Tabeer


Joined: 04 Dec 2015
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Hi All

Why malware like ask tool bar, istartsurf and other things like these install in my laptop while I am not willing to install these kind of things. any suggestions. Crying or Very sad
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GuitarBob


Joined: 09 Jul 2006
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Some malware is automatically installed (especially adware/toolbars, etc.) when you download a file. Other malware (dangerous stuff like ransomware) can be installed (via an exploit in a program on your computer--especially Flash) when you visit a web site. Since ClamWin does not scan in real time as files are put on your computer, I suggest you use a real-time antivirus alongside ClamWin. Some good free AVs are Windows Defender, Panda Free, Forticlient, and Avira Free. Malwarebytes Free is a good malware cleaner after you get a virus infection--it is especially good at finding adware and potentially unwanted programs. Do not download a file unless you really need it, and download only from the developer's web site.

Thanks for using ClamWin

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Tabeer


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Thanks GuitarBob. It help me a lot. I hope next time these kind of malwares will no appear in my laptop.
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GuitarBob


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Be sure to keep Windows patched each month to minimize exploits. Thanks for using ClamWin.

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Tabeer


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Actually I have stop window updates now a days because when window updates were on, strange type of viruses installed in my laptop. Now i have just update those softwares which i need the most.
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GuitarBob


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I doubt if any viruses get into the Windows updates. Sometimes the updates can cause problems, however. They can not test them on all computer configurations. After an update a few years ago I was unable to download anything from the web with Internet Explorer for a month until they fixed it in a later update.

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Tabeer


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Sometimes I also hurt that kind of problem but it is a little short time like 2 to 3 days then I un install and install software and fortunately it works for me.
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