This utility does exactly what its name suggests – and pretty nicely too. It finds and removes malware. I’d installed the product a few months ago just to see how good the product was and was not able to make much of an evaluation because I had a clean system.
A few months down the road, I had a Vundo infection on my PC. Lots of advertisement windows started popping up all of a sudden due to the infection. AVG detected it and supposedly cleaned it. In addition I ran Symantec’s Vundo removal tool. Now hopefully I thought that my system was clean and all I had to do was to reboot XP. After the boot sequence the problem I encountered was that my desktop disappeared. More accurately it used to show up for a millisecond with all the icons and then it used to disappear.
So I used my Windows Task Manager interface to run Malwarebytes from its hard drive location (You can do this by clicking “File” > “New Task (Run) in your Task Manager window which is accessible by hitting CTRL+ALT+DEL simultaneously). I first updated the malware database and then ran the scan. Malwarebytes found stuff AVG did not, cleaned it all up and asked me to reboot once more to remove those infections that it could remove only at boot time.
And this time, after bootup, my desktop was as it should be.
Lately, I have become a fan of this product that runs fast, has frequent database updates and their server is actually available all the time unlike many other products that you simply cannot get updates for due to busy servers or whatever other reason.
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