Malware Removal Guide for Windows [Feedback]

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  1. Brian_12

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    Hi everyone,

    As most of you know, malware has become a rapidly evolving threat. It's characteristics are constantly changing. Unfortunately, many antivirus products have fallen behind the latest threats, which consequently has resulted in high malware infection rates.

    I wrote a step by step guide for removing malware. It's directed toward novice users.

    Guide: http://www.selectrealsecurity.com/malware-removal-guide

    Even though I've received many positive comments, I'd still love to hear your suggestions and ideas. I'll be posting updates here, as well as in my blog posts.

    I'm looking forward to hearing from you. :)

    Brian
     
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    Add the Hitman Pro "Force Breach" method when Malware blocks Hitman Pro from executing.
     
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    Add how to use Hitman Pro's Kickstart for stubborn Malware.
     
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    Update:

    - Created a new table of contents
    - Renamed a section: Windows Won't Start
    - Added a new page: Programs Won't Open in Windows
    - Updated file sizes for rescue cds
    - Updated links
    - Updated PDF version
     
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    Malware Removal Guide for Windows

    Keep up the Good Work!!! :thumb:
     
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    Re: Malware Removal Guide for Windows

    Thanks. I'm wondering if I should add more screenshots. What do you think?
     
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    It would be helpful and nice! :thumb:
     
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    Or simply use Drweb CureIt and you'd got it!

    ;-)

    Being serious, no one [semi-]automated algorithm could be claimed as universal guaranteed solution. That's true.
     
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    Screenshots added!

    @rodocop I agree. While there's not a "one size fits all" solution to every malware infection, there's a basic process for removing malware. My guide simplifies the process by breaking it down into steps. :)
     
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    Yes, this is better than nothing.

    But you shouldn't say that after all done as written one would have clean system.
    Some tools are not the best choice as I think. I cannot recommend CCleaner for example. It's the most known but not the better tool for Registry and sysytem cleaning.

    I also recommend use portable not installable tools.

    Anyway I really enjoy your fix internet connections guide and general recommendations such ones to delete restore points, change passwords and so on...

    Really great and useful work.

    The only note is about that novice shouldn't expect any magic deliverance from the darkness that surround us ;-)
    Some manual work could be required...
     
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    Maybe add the following video titled: "License to Kill: Malware Hunting with the Sysinternals Tools" to your Malware Removal Guide for Windows.
     
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    Search engine query: How did I get infected in the first place - helps for tips for content to your guides.
     
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