353 Threats (Search.Conduit)-Spies

Discussion in 'Security' started by Eastlakerob206, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. Eastlakerob206


    Feb 16, 2013
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    I had an ASUS with Win-7 which was plagued with viruses and I couldn't figure out what was going on. It had gotten so slow, so I but a new HP with Windows-8 which was slower than my last computer out the box. My computer came with a Norton trial. Yesterday, it was mysteriously disabled along with Windows Defender. So I downloaded Advanced System Care which was also mysteriously disabled. I went into safe mode and downloaded Spy Hunter 4 which I thought was free but isn't. It said I had 353 threats. Some of these threats: Hijack the browser and takes over your search engine; repeatedly bug you with ads; track your PERSONAL INFO and browser habits; spam you and add toolbars; and give your information away to other companies!

    I'm 19 so I don't have a bank account or credit cards to fully purchase the software to remove them. So I would like to know are there any good anti-virus software for free that actually shows threats, because most of them lie and show absolutely nothing.

    Help will be appreciated. Thanks!!!
    Eastlakerob206, Feb 16, 2013
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  2. Eastlakerob206


    Feb 29, 2012
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    USA NC
    Sound like your system is seriously infected with Virus and/or Malware of some kind on both the windows 7 and windows 8 PC's. I would get into safemode on both PC's and run full system scans of your AV and your malware software.
    bassfisher6522, Feb 16, 2013
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  3. Eastlakerob206

    Trouble noob whisperer Moderator

    Jan 15, 2013
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    N.W. Indiana
    Try giving this a try... http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/what-is-windows-defender-offline
    Be sure and download the correct version for your system architecture (32 or 64 bit)
    The program will help you build a bootable CD from which you can boot your system (may require that you edit your BIOS to boot from CD/DVD first) and run a full system scan independent of the operating system installed. I believe that it may default to a "Quck scan" so after that is completed you may have to select the "Full scan" to make sure it takes a look at everything.
    Good luck.
    Trouble, Feb 16, 2013
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