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Whats the best virus scanner / removal?

I remeber there usted to be this program that seemed really intense it would start in safe mode boot into its own "mode" then into normal windows

i cant rememberer what it was
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Microsoft Security Essentials paired with Malwarebytes will remove virtually everything.

I think you might be talking about the Mini Xp mode in Hirens Boot Cd.
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Microsoft Security Essentials paired with Malwarebytes will remove virtually everything.

I think you might be talking about the Mini Xp mode in Hirens Boot Cd.
Thats what i normally do. Also use Hijack this and some other windows tools that allow you to manually go through hidden services ETC ETC

Hirens. It wasnt what i was talking about but it seems intresting
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There's no 'best' solution; some things are better at certain things, and nothing catches everything.

It sounds like you're talking about on demand antimalware programs. The most popular one right now is Malwarebytes Antimalware, which does a really nice job getting rid of most pieces of malware (other than rootkits). I would boot into safemode and run a quick scan, and then boot into regular mode and do a full scan. You might also try using SuperAntiSpyware.

Instead of HiJackThis, I would use OTL or DDS, which both do a much more thorough job. Their logs can be pretty intimidating though.
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I use kaspersky 2011, malwarebytes, and spybot on my computers and they have all been virus, malware, and spyware free for as long as I have used them.
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Malwarebytes + Avira or MSE will suit you well.
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