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Hey 7's, I'm making this thread to help people get rid of viruses/ stop the entry of viruses. These programs will come with serial codes so you can have premium/pro. I hope you all enjoy this thread and I hope your virus problem stops. I have not listed symptoms for every single type of malware, Because they are all pretty much the same. I have downloaded each program I am listing and running it threw virus total to make sure it is not infected so you can be safe.
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A big thanks to Professional for the add to "What's a bot?"

Known types of Malware:
Phishing
Spyware
Trojan Horse
Virus
Worm
Bot
Rootkit
Rat

Ransomware

What's a virus?
A computer virus is a malware program that, when executed, replicates by inserting copies of itself (possibly modified) into other computer programs, data files, or the boot sector of the hard drive; when this replication succeeds, the affected areas are then said to be "infected".

What's a rootkit?
A rootkit is a stealthy type of software, typically malicious, designed to hide the existence of certain processes or programs from normal methods of detection and enable continued privileged access to a computer.


What's phishing?
The activity of defrauding an online account holder of financial information by posing as a legitimate company. "phishing exercises in which criminals create replicas of commercial Web sites".

What's a Trojan horse?
A program designed to breach the security of a computer system while ostensibly performing some innocuous function.

What's Spyware?
Software that enables a user to obtain covert information about another's computer activities by transmitting data covertly from their hard drive.

What's a worm?
  1. A computer worm is a standalone malware computer program that replicates itself in order to spread to other computers. Often, it uses a computer network to spread itself, relying on security failures on the target computer to access it.
What's a bot?
A malicious bot is self-propagating malware designed to infect a host and connect back to a central server or servers that act as a command and control (C&C) center for an entire network of compromised devices, or "botnet." Just a few things to add here on the note of bots, bots have become more prevalent and are a growing threat in the future society we are running in. And I'm going to share a short truth with you that most people fail to neglect about them, MOST bots when treated correctly by the malicious spreader can be undetectable by most antivirus software around through crypting and other techniques. So sometimes you may not know at all. Some bots also have capabilities to spread through USB as well. It's grown rather bad. And note: Antivirus is relatively useless for the better computer user. If you have gotten a virus it's because you have downloaded something extremely sketchy. While this is not always the case, most of the time it is. So the best tip of all, is learn to recognize what is safe and what is not. While you may not always know for sure, you can at least have a better understanding. Pair with something like a sandbox environment mentioned in the thread and you should be perfect. Also if you have any more questions about bots, and the types there are, look into IRC Bots, and HTTP bots. Some more known HTTP include Athena.

What's a Rat?
Remote Administration Tool (Rat) is a piece of software that allows a remote "operator" to control a system as if he has physical access to that system. While desktop sharing and remote administration have many legal uses, "RAT" software is usually associated with criminal or malicious.



Symptoms of a computer virus:
  • Hardware Troubles
  • No Response- Mouse doesn't move, keyboard doesn't respond, etc.
  • Slow Performance
  • Slow Start Up
  • Crashing
  • Missing Files
  • Disks or Disk Drives are not accessible.
  • Extra Files
  • Printer Issue
  • Unusual Error Message
Symptoms of a rootkit:
  • If the computer locks up or fails to respond to any kind of input from the mouse or keyboard, it could be due to an installed kernel-mode rootkit.
  • Settings in Windows change without permission. Examples of this could be the screensaver changing or the taskbar hiding itself.
  • Web pages or network activities appear to be intermittent or function improperly due to excessive network traffic.
  • Search engines you have not approved of.
Symptoms of a rat:
  • Mouse is moving when you don't move it.
  • Webcam is turning on without you turning it on.
  • Websites are popping up that you are not typing in.
  • Files are lost.
  • Files are popping up that you do not recognize.
Symptoms of Ransomware:
  • Your computer is locked and you are seeing a message such as "Your photos, programs, downloads, etc have been locked. Pay "x" amount of money to get them back."
Photo of ransomware:

How to get rid of viruses:



Uninstall all the unwanted programs and the programs that you do not recognize.

Programs:


Virus Total for Malwarebytes



Virus Total for Sandboxie








What is Sandboxie?
Sandboxie is a program where you run other programs (programs that are suspicious) and you can tell if they are malicious. Right now I do not have a cracked version nor do I have any serials or keys for sandboxie. It will be updated as soon as I can find one.

I THINK I HAVE A RAT! WHAT DO I DO!?
First off, Most rats are ran threw internet access, So un-plug your pc from the internet (Unplug the router/modem) and run your pc in safe mode, After that, Run malwarebytes. While Malwarebytes is searching, Un-install any programs you think are malicious. After Malwarebytes runs and you select the option that restarts the computer after malwarebytes is done, Run your pc normally. The malicious content should be gone.

THE VIRUS IS STILL THERE!
If the virus is still there and you have tried everything, Restore your computer. Hurry and put your wanted files on a USB flash drive. Then proceed to restoring your computer. (Instructions on how to restore various computers will be provided below)

CAN RATS REALLY ACCESS YOUR WEBCAM?
Yes rats can access your webcam, They are basically YOU when they are connected to you. Behind that rat is a man or woman controlling the rat. They can do anything you can do. I like to disable my webcam and enable to it when I need to use it, Such as going on skype. How to disable your webcam on various computers will be provided below.

MY COMPUTER IS RUNNING SLOW, BUT I DON'T KNOW IF I HAVE A VIRUS!
Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE all at the same time, click on "Start Take Manager", "Processes", and what ever shut down what is taking up a lot of your CPU.

How to disable your webcam on Windows 7/8:
(For windows 8, Just search device manager)

Go to the start menu

Click on "Hardware and Sound"




Click on "Device Manager"


Click on the "Imaging devices" arrow


Right click and press "Disable"(Sorry screen shot is messing up)
HOW TO DISABLE WEBCAM ON MAC:
(Sorry no pictures, I don't have a mac)

Step 1
Press the "Command" key and then tap the "Tab" key. A mini-Dock appears in the center of the screen showing you all of your open applications. The icon on the left is the application currently being used. The other applications are running in the background. Use the arrow keys to toggle through the applications.

Step 2
Press the "Right" arrow key until you highlight an application that may be using the webcam. Common webcam applications include FaceTime, Photo Booth, Skype, iMessages and iMovie. Any Web browser may also be using the webcam for chat websites like Facebook, Google Chat, and video chat rooms.

Step 3
Release the Command key when the application is highlighted in the mini-Dock. The application window comes to the front of the screen. Click the webcam control button, which often looks like a camera or video camera icon. If the light does not turn off, or if there is no control button, quit the application.

Step 4
Quit the application by pressing "Command-Q" on the keyboard. When the application closes, the webcam light should turn off. If it doesn't, repeat the same procedure to find the next likely application that may be using the webcam.

Step 5
Press "Command-Option-Esc" if an application doesn't close after using the quit command. This opens the Force Quit Applications window. Click the application that isn't responding and then click the "Force Quit" button.

Step 6
Click the "Apple" menu and select "Restart" if you are unable to find the application using the webcam. Clear the check box beside "Reopen Windows When Logging Back In" option. When the computer restarts, the webcam light should stay off. If it doesn't, "Control-click" any active apps in the Dock, select "Options" and turn off the "Open at Login" option. Restart the MacBook again. If the light turns on this time, the MacBook may be in need of repair.
If you have any questions, concerns, or any programs I should add feel free to post below. I will update this once I find a working crack of sandboxie.
 
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Thanks for this, but the colors hurt my eyes and there a bit annoying.
 

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Thanks for this, but the colors hurt my eyes and there a bit annoying.
I apologize for that, I will make the colors a bit darker. I just figured it gives it a better feel and it's not so bland.
 

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You know that you can FUD files so they can get out off sandboxie and get throe undetected from virus protections. And 0 days aka worms isn't really viruses so you can't protect your PC from them. But if you clean your PC every month like me you're safe. But I also use Linux so yeah 10000x times better then Windows or "MAC" if you didn't know "MAC" OS is Linux but a much worst edition.
 

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I THINK I HAVE A RAT! WHAT DO I DO!?
First off, Most rats are ran threw internet access, So un-plug your pc from the internet (Unplug the router/modem) and run your pc in safe mode, After that, Run malwarebytes. While Malwarebytes is searching, Un-install any programs you think are malicious. After Malwarebytes runs and you select the option that restarts the computer after malwarebytes is done, Run your pc normally. The malicious content should be gone.

That's actually known to cause issues with hardware especially a HDD. Reading/writing multiple things at the same time.
 

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You should add the ... " Behavior " Virus to the list... it's one of the most harmful viruses out there.
 

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You should add the ... " Behavior " Virus to the list... it's one of the most harmful viruses out there.
Alright i'll add that here in a few, thanks man.
 

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This is useful even for myself when i rarely get viruses , etc ( except when you checkout some off the wall porn lmao) thanks for taking the time to make this helpful tutorial!!! Gonna bookmark this for when that slip up happens :smile:
 

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This is useful even for myself when i rarely get viruses , etc ( except when you checkout some off the wall porn lmao) thanks for taking the time to make this helpful tutorial!!! Gonna bookmark this for when that slip up happens :smile:
Awesome man! Thanks for the feedback!
 

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Very well written post. Just a suggestion, I'd remove the unneeded color to the thread, it takes away from the glory of it by making it look unprofessional.
 

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Very well written post. Just a suggestion, I'd remove the unneeded color to the thread, it takes away from the glory of it by making it look unprofessional.
You got it Chief! Just did it.
 

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If you clean up the colors and such I'll pin this.
 

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You can make it the default color and it will change depending on the theme.
I can't seem to find the default color :/ Which one is it?
 

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Hey 7's, I'm making this thread to help people get rid of viruses/ stop the entry of viruses. These programs will come with serial codes so you can have premium/pro. I hope you all enjoy this thread and I hope your virus problem stops. I have not listed symptoms for every single type of malware, Because they are all pretty much the same. I have downloaded each program I am listing and running it threw virus total to make sure it is not infected so you can be safe.

Known types of Malware:
Phishing
Spyware
Trojan Horse
Virus
Worm
Bot
Rootkit
Rat

What's a virus?
A computer virus is a malware program that, when executed, replicates by inserting copies of itself (possibly modified) into other computer programs, data files, or the boot sector of the hard drive; when this replication succeeds, the affected areas are then said to be "infected".

What's a rootkit?
A rootkit is a stealthy type of software, typically malicious, designed to hide the existence of certain processes or programs from normal methods of detection and enable continued privileged access to a computer.


What's phishing?
The activity of defrauding an online account holder of financial information by posing as a legitimate company. "phishing exercises in which criminals create replicas of commercial Web sites".

What's a Trojan horse?
A program designed to breach the security of a computer system while ostensibly performing some innocuous function.

What's Spyware?
Software that enables a user to obtain covert information about another's computer activities by transmitting data covertly from their hard drive.

What's a worm?
  1. A computer worm is a standalone malware computer program that replicates itself in order to spread to other computers. Often, it uses a computer network to spread itself, relying on security failures on the target computer to access it.
What's a bot?
A malicious bot is self-propagating malware designed to infect a host and connect back to a central server or servers that act as a command and control (C&C) center for an entire network of compromised devices, or "botnet."

What's a Rat?
Remote Administration Tool (Rat) is a piece of software that allows a remote "operator" to control a system as if he has physical access to that system. While desktop sharingand remote administration have many legal uses, "RAT" software is usually associated with criminal or malicious.



Symptoms of a computer virus:
  • Hardware Troubles
  • No Response- Mouse doesn't move, keyboard doesn't respond, etc.
  • Slow Performance
  • Slow Start Up
  • Crashing
  • Missing Files
  • Disks or Disk Drives are not accessible.
  • Extra Files
  • Printer Issue
  • Unusual Error Message
Symptoms of a rootkit:
  • If the computer locks up or fails to respond to any kind of input from the mouse or keyboard, it could be due to an installed kernel-mode rootkit.
  • Settings in Windows change without permission. Examples of this could be the screensaver changing or the taskbar hiding itself.
  • Web pages or network activities appear to be intermittent or function improperly due to excessive network traffic.
  • Search engines you have not approved of.
Symptoms of a rat:
  • Mouse is moving when you don't move it.
  • Webcam is turning on without you turning it on.
  • Websites are popping up that you are not typing in.
  • Files are lost.
  • Files are popping up that you do not recognize.
How to get rid of viruses:



Uninstall all the unwanted programs and the programs that you do not recognize.

Programs:


Virus Total for Malwarebytes



Virus Total for Sandboxie


What is Sandboxie?
Sandboxie is a program where you run other programs (programs that are suspicious) and you can tell if they are malicious. Right now I do not have a cracked version nor do I have any serials or keys for sandboxie. It will be updated as soon as I can find one.

I THINK I HAVE A RAT! WHAT DO I DO!?
First off, Most rats are ran threw internet access, So un-plug your pc from the internet (Unplug the router/modem) and run your pc in safe mode, After that, Run malwarebytes. While Malwarebytes is searching, Un-install any programs you think are malicious. After Malwarebytes runs and you select the option that restarts the computer after malwarebytes is done, Run your pc normally. The malicious content should be gone.

THE VIRUS IS STILL THERE!
If the virus is still there and you have tried everything, Restore your computer. Hurry and put your wanted files on a USB flash drive. Then proceed to restoring your computer. (Instructions on how to restore various computers will be provided below)

CAN RATS REALLY ACCESS YOUR WEBCAM?
Yes rats can access your webcam, They are basically YOU when they are connected to you. Behind that rat is a man or woman controlling the rat. They can do anything you can do. I like to disable my webcam and enable to it when I need to use it, Such as going on skype. How to disable your webcam on various computers will be provided below.

MY COMPUTER IS RUNNING SLOW, BUT I DON'T KNOW IF I HAVE A VIRUS!
Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE all at the same time, click on "Start Take Manager", "Processes", and what ever shut down what is taking up a lot of your CPU.

How to disable your webcam on Windows 7/8:
(For windows 8, Just search device manager)

Go to the start menu

Click on "Hardware and Sound"




Click on "Device Manager"


Click on the "Imaging devices" arrow


Right click and press "Disable"(Sorry screen shot is messing up)
HOW TO DISABLE WEBCAM ON MAC:
(Sorry no pictures, I don't have a mac)
Step 1
Press the "Command" key and then tap the "Tab" key. A mini-Dock appears in the center of the screen showing you all of your open applications. The icon on the left is the application currently being used. The other applications are running in the background. Use the arrow keys to toggle through the applications.

Step 2
Press the "Right" arrow key until you highlight an application that may be using the webcam. Common webcam applications include FaceTime, Photo Booth, Skype, iMessages and iMovie. Any Web browser may also be using the webcam for chat websites like Facebook, Google Chat, and video chat rooms.

Step 3
Release the Command key when the application is highlighted in the mini-Dock. The application window comes to the front of the screen. Click the webcam control button, which often looks like a camera or video camera icon. If the light does not turn off, or if there is no control button, quit the application.

Step 4
Quit the application by pressing "Command-Q" on the keyboard. When the application closes, the webcam light should turn off. If it doesn't, repeat the same procedure to find the next likely application that may be using the webcam.

Step 5
Press "Command-Option-Esc" if an application doesn't close after using the quit command. This opens the Force Quit Applications window. Click the application that isn't responding and then click the "Force Quit" button.

Step 6
Click the "Apple" menu and select "Restart" if you are unable to find the application using the webcam. Clear the check box beside "Reopen Windows When Logging Back In" option. When the computer restarts, the webcam light should stay off. If it doesn't, "Control-click" any active apps in the Dock, select "Options" and turn off the "Open at Login" option. Restart the MacBook again. If the light turns on this time, the MacBook may be in need of repair.
If you have any questions, concerns, or any programs I should add feel free to post below. I will update this once I find a working crack of sandboxie.
Okay I'm doing it again.
Malwarebytes is alright for a one-time system scan, I would never use it for 24/7 support. I'd suggest Avira anti-virus.
Sandboxie is actually a good program, good job on that.
Using the Control Panel > Uninstall a Program will NOT get rid of viruses, just junk programs you installed because you pay no attention.
If you want to actually uninstall something completely, you have two options. The first would be Revo Uninstaller, which is a great program that will fully delete the leftover files (Unlike Control Panel will).
Second, you can use Unlocker and delete them yourself. Just remember to use CCleaner and clear the registry.


Sorry man, but you really shouldn't be making tutorials when you have no idea what you're doing. 
If you clean up the colors and such I'll pin this.
Seriously? I had tutorial that was far better than this up for four years. :/
 
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