hello everyone. I was tired of having to visit relatives and do spyware scans all the time so I bought 4 keys for SaS as gifts for them (actually more so for myself to save me time). I also install avira on any computer I have to mess with.
Only a few days later my Dad calls me up and asks whats this software that keeps popping up telling him he has to buy because he has all this spyware. I am baffled after just installing SaS pro and making sure everything on the pc is up to date. It was some xp antivirus 2008 variant. He went through a SaS scan and removed whatever showed up.
I decided to go over and check it out for myself and again come up clean under a quick scan with SaS. I'm thinking this is great but I also did a scan with malwarebytes for good measure. I come up with 9 items that appear to be left overs from this annoying spyware. After reboot there are still a few items showing up in malwarebytes that seem to re-create themselves when the computer is restarted.
A few other times I have went to mess with a computer and the spyware/virus is always detected by the scanner but just recreates itself. I just end up reformatting. This time I tried a system restore to a earlier date and did another scan with malwarebytes. There was still one item, zango?zongo? or something like that but after reboot I seem to now get clean scans.
Is this a common problem that anti-spyware applications have trouble removing programs that re-create their selves? At least with malwarebytes it detected the left overs problem where as SaS came up clean. I also read a few posts that say disabling system restore before you do a scan can help remove these kinds of files. Is there any truth to that?
I'm starting to wonder if I wasted my money buying the pro version. This is not intended to be a post bragging up malwarebytes because it didn't really do its job either. I am now setting up firefox with adblock plus for everyone. I subscribe to the easy list and malware domains.
thanks for any advice you can give