Sometimes you may run into a really slow computer which have decent hardware, 90% of time it is caused by some malware installed on that machine. I present you today the best spyware removal tools available for free. All you need to do is to run them in safe-mode.
ComboFix really helps to remove any kind of malware, spyware or some viruses. One thing you should keep in mind, is that you really need to run it in safe-mode in order to make it effective.
*tip* : to run your computer in safe-mode, you need to reboot it and press F8 at boot.
Download link : http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/combofix/
Official guide : http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix
RogueKiller is like ComboFix, but it does allow you to fix problem per category. It won’t fix them automatically like ComboFix does. Although, RogueKiller is a pretty efficient malware removal tool.
Features of Rogue Killer :
- Processes scanner
- Registry scanner
- Hosts file scanner (hosts redirection hijack)
- DNS Hijack
- Drivers Scan
- Files Scan
- MBR Scan
- Shortcutts Scan
Download link (direct) : http://www.sur-la-toile.com/RogueKiller/RogueKiller.exe
My suggestions :
- Run ComboFix in safe-mode.
- Re-run ComboFix in normal mode.
- Run RogueKiller in safe-mode
- Run RogueKiller in normal mode.
This is maybe long process but you make sure you are completely cleaned up of any kind of malware, rootkits, infections, hosts/shortcuts hijacks or spywares. If you still have any problems after that you can ask me here, I will be glad to help you.