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AdwCleaner is a program that scans for and deletes Adwares, Toolbars and other Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) from your computer. By using AdwCleaner you can easily remove many of these types of malware and have a better user experience on your computer while browsing the web.
The types of programs that AdwCleaner targets are usually free programs that you download from the net. These programs are usually installed along with the program you downloaded. Unless you perform a Custom install, these unwanted programs will automatically be installed on your computer leaving you with extra browser toolbars, adware, and other unwanted programs. AdwCleaner is designed to prevent this.
You will then be presented with a screen that contains a Scan and Clean button. Click the Scan button to scan your computer for unwanted programs and then display all the files, folders, and registry entries found on your computer that are used by adware programs.
Once the scan is completed, look through the scan results and uncheck any entries you have no desire to remove.
Then, click the Clean button, which will cause AdwCleaner to reboot your computer and remove the files and registry entries associated with the various adware that you are removing.
After the removal process is completed, AdwCleaner will display a log showing the files, folders, and registry entries that were removed on the next startup.
USB Disk Security is a good software which blocks threats that can inflict damage on your computer or your personal data via USBs or external hard drives, without allowing the malicious software to infiltrate in your computer and is an answer to the frequently asked question "how to clean computer from malware?". It plays the role of a filter that detects and deletes infections on USBs and external hard drives. It runs in the background without consuming too much of your computer's RAM memory.
Download it from the official website, install it and let it run in the background and every time you plug in a USB drive in your computer, a window pops up and scans the USB. If it detects a virus on it, click Delete/Delete all (follow the on-screen instructions) and re-insert the USB.
A browser toolbar is usually a horizontal line with shortcut icons on it that resides within a browser's window. Its primary purpose is to provide a better user experience. However, some toolbars can be harmful. Almost every computer user has come across browser toolbars that he/she didn't (want to) install showing up on the screen. They usually get installed when you install a piece of software, without your awareness or consent, and certain toolbars can make way for a virus in your computer, by redirecting you to a malicious website automatically.
Remove third−party browser toolbars via control panel
A browser toolbar is usually a horizontal line with shortcut icons on it that resides within a browser's window. Its primary purpose is to provide a better user experience. However, sometimes it can be harmful. Almost every computer user has come across browser toolbars that he/she didn't want to install. They usually get installed when you install a software, without your awareness or consent, and can make way for a virus in your computer, by opening a malicious website automatically.
You can remove most of the toolbars from Control Panel:
Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features/Uninstall a program
To prevent toolbars from installing, always select (check) the Advanced settings (or Custom Installation)field that every software installer offers and untick "Install XYZ toolbar", and/or Make XYZ the default webpage.
Note: There are some browser toolbars that can only be removed in the web browser (check out the don't know how to remove browser extensions guide to learn how to remove them) and others for which you may need the assistance of a computer virus cleaner.
A Backdoor Trojan is a malicious software that usually finds a way into its victim's computers without their knowledge or consent, through websites, software and etc. It allows the software developer that created it to control the computer of the victim and steal sensitive data.
To delete a Backdoor Trojan, and every trojan computer virus, you need an antivirus software and free time. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is one of the best for the task. The best way to remove a Backdoor Trojan is through safe mode:
Boot your computer in safe mode and once it is in safe mode, install a fresh copy of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (or other antivirus software) and run a FULL scan, to ensure that everything is scanned thoroughly. Once the Trojan is deleted, restart your computer.
Avoid web pop−ups that inform you that your computer is infected
If you are browsing the net and a pop-up that warns you about the condition of your computer appears, close it immediately. If you click on it, it will allegedly scan your computer and later it will ask you to install a piece of software that will "improve" your computer's stability (eventually it will, but with a virus).
Also, ignore and close pop-ups that pretend to be a Windows alert (the ones which use the Windows theme).
If the pop-up appears only when you visit a specific website, avoid that website. However, if it appears on every website you visit, then your computer might already be infected.
Ensure to untick unwanted checkboxes during software installation
Most people don't even pay attention to the options a program installer offers. They just hit the install button and wait for the installation to be completed. What they don't know is that toolbars and other unwanted programs are most often installed along with the desired softwares people download from the Internet.
To prevent toolbars and other unwanted software from installing, select the Advanced/Custom settings field that every software installer offers and untick Install XYZ toolbar, and/or Make XYZ the default webpage.
If you wonder how to get rid of a computer virus, or a virus on your mobile device, the answer is simple - install an antivirus. A good antivirus software is essential, if you want to keep your personal data and files (pictures, videos, documents, etc.) to yourself. If you don't have an antivirus software installed, make sure to install one as quick as possible.
Read the End User License Agreement (EULA)
Before you install a piece of software, be sure to read the End User License Agreement, or EULA. It contains information on how this software interacts with your computer (or mobile device) and use your private information. If you find that a particular software is using your personal data or tracking your computer (or mobile device), then it is up to you to determine whether you really want to install the software.