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Computer Tips (Part2)


Anti Malware


More information? : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malware


Spybot Search & Destroy

Spybot-S&D written by the German software engineer Patrick Michael Kolla. Developed by Safer Networking Limited. Spybot's has Immunizations,while SD Resident blocks Bad downloads TeaTimer monitor changes and HOST file entries,blocks unwanted sites and Paranoid mode that asks on any Unknown changes.




Go Setting,Advanced Mode. Under File Sets - Tick

Usage Tracking




Enable Paranoid mode.

Right click Spybot Notification icon,include

Paranoid mode (its Tick-ed when its On)


Spyware Blaster

Anti Spyware,Browser protections without running in background.





Ad-Aware is an anti-spyware and anti-virus program developed by Lavasoft that detects and removes malware, spyware and adware on a user's computer. It detects spyware, viruses, dialers, Trojans, bots, rootkits, data miners, aggressive advertising, parasites, browser hijackers, and tracking components.




Under Setting,Profile Scans - Un-Tick

Executable File only

Skip files larger than




Detects & Removal only in Free edition,Detects and removes malwares. Includes trojans,rogue software,browser hijackers and other spyware components.




Super Anti Spyware

Detects & Removal only in Free edition. Still effective for Spyware

and other infections.




Under Preferences,Scanning Controls - Un-Tick

Ignore files larger than 4mb

Ignore non-executable files

Scan only known files types



Emsisoft Anti-Malware Free

Scans computer for malicious software, including Trojan Horses, Dialers, Worms,

Spyware, and Adware. A-squared Free is specialized in finding,removing them securely etc.




Under Scan PC,Custom Scan -Tick



A-Squared Anti-Dialer




IObit Security 360





Install Without Anti virus version,Free And Paid protection against zero day attacks.

Works well with Well-Known Anti virus like AVG,Avast and Avira etc.




Dr. Web CureIt

Basically For me ,i use as Extra Scanner (Not protection) for virus removal. Description below.

Easy to use FREE curing utility to clean your computer infected with viruses and various unwanted

codes by the Dr.Web Anti-virus updated once or several times an hour. Paid version includes virus protections.




Emsisoft Emergency Kit




Anti Rootkit


Rootkit Buster

Scans hidden files, registry entries, processes, drivers, and Master Boot

Record (MBR) rootkits. In addition,can also clean hidden files and registry entries.




Rootkit Hook Analyzer

Thoroughly analyzes the computer threads to detect rootkits and reveals its location.

Doesn't provide removal along with the software but manual removal is possible.




Sophos Anti-Rootkit




F-Secure BlackLight


F-Secure BlackLight is a tool that detects files, folders and processes hidden from the user and other programs. BlackLight is also able to remove hidden malware by renaming them. Note: F-Secure BlackLight is a Response Lab Tool and is intended for use in customer cases. Product support is not provided.








Panda Anti-Rootkit




McAfee Rootkit Detective



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Computer Tips (Part3)


Junk/Registry Cleaner


IObit Toolbox


Includes Registry cleaners,Registry Defrag, Privacy sweeper etc.




Advanced Systemcare 3

Registry,Junks cleaning. Defragmenter,Spyware defenses all available in the

free version. Paid edition includes Deep scan,scheduling etc.




*Advance Systemcare 3 Function : ''Delete Window Temporary Files

Older than a week'' means Only delete temporary files older than a week.


Go Settings,Junk Files Clean. Under Scan For - Tick

Recycle Bin


IE Temporary Files


Under Additional - Tick

Enable Secure Deletion




Popular and Free Registry cleaner.




Under Setting - Tick

Secure file Deletion to Gutmann (35 passes)



Under Advanced - Un-Tick

Only Delete Files In Window Temp Folder Older than 24 hours



Comodo System Cleaner

Deep Registry Scan,Tuneup functions etc,entirely free.

Never delete Unsafe to delete entries.





Effective Junk Cleaning & Tweaks & Real Time System Monitor

and lot more functions. Its entirely free as well.




Go Info (Top Right Corner) ,Under Statistics. Click More ,Under General of File Security - Tick

Shred Files (secure but slower) using Gutmann (35 Pass)



Glary Utilities

More than a Registry Cleaner,100% Freeware for this version.




MV RegClean

An advanced registry cleaner for Windows that can clean and repair problems with your registry. It can help fix problems with the Windows registry that are a common cause of crashes, slow performance and error messages. (Taken from Freeware file site)




ATF Cleaner

No Install required and Freeware,its provides cleaning for Windows,User,All User temp,Cookies,Tempo files,

History,Prefetch,Java Caches and Recycle bin. Includes Firefox and Opera cleaning too.




TweakNow RegCleaner

Suitable for Safe registry cleanups. Its Freeware,Publisher Description : When applications fail to remove their own Registry entries when uninstalled, TweakNow RegCleaner will help you get rid of them. To keep your computer at top performance, it is recommended you periodically clean your Windows Registry to prevent slowdowns. TweakNow RegCleaner has been designed to do this. It has been made to quickly remove unwanted registry items accurately.





Powerful Registry cleaner that can displays can display various informations like your startup entries, several histories (even index.dat files), installed applications and much more can search for any item inside your registry, export/delete the results, open them in the registry. RegSeeker also includes a tweaks panel to optimize your,also includes a file tool to search for duplicate files, bad shortcuts and more etc.




Eusing Free Registry Cleaner




Wise Registry Cleaner




Wise Disk Cleaner




Auslogics Registry Cleaner




ToniArts EasyCleaner




Temp File Cleaner




HLP Free PC Cleaner






Revo Uninstaller

Revo Uninstaller was designed to remove unnecessary files and registry entries left behind

by Add/Remove Programs etc.




Window Installer Cleanup Utility




Advanced Uninstaller







Under the same CCleaner Developer,Use Defraggler to defrag your entire hard drive, or individual files. This compact and portable Windows application supports NTFS and FAT32 file systems. Easy to use and small file size as well.




Smart Defrag

Increases PC speed,including automated defragger,easy to use interface and Low memory usage in background.




Auslogics Disk Defrag

Disk Defrag will speed up your computer by optimizing file system. It can defragment files, consolidate free space and move system files to the faster part of the disk. Also includes simple user interface, defragmentation report,Low system resources usage. It's also freeware.



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Computer Tips (Part4)


File Recovery


Pandora Recovery












Updates Analyzer



Basically analyzes your computer,all programs for newer updates if available




Update Checker




Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer




Basic Information and Tips


Infected by Malwares


Malware that installed on computers and collects information about users without their knowledge. Slows down computer,System crashes, most commonly changes your browser page without permission,Unknown disconnects from internet etc








False positive


Scan result Indicates that file being infected. But in Fact They didn't contain Any infections. Which sometimes may lead to deletion of important files which might cause system crash,unstable performance etc. Post at Forum (example if use Avast,then post at Avast forum)




Basically like a shield to allow or block access for programs in your computer,also can block malicious software,hackers etc.

Every computer must have a Firewall installed. Only One Firewall per computer,if not will conflict (crashing etc).









Deep reformat only,Longer duration but effectively erase all the file.

Though not permanently,still useful for clearing up the junks and stuffs.


Window Update


Install all High Priorities Updates,Some stuffs Listed as Custom update,

make sure check all of them before installing. Since it'll took quite sometime to install all of it.


System Restore


Useful for Reverting back to Any Saved points when accidentally deletes Registry Stuffs or Others. If Infected with Spyware,Trojans and use System Restore,can reinfect your System. Decrease amount of spaces to 1~3%.


Please Do NOT turn off System Restore on your own trying to remove an infection Unless Advised to Do so


Thorough Scanning Steps


Restart computer in Safe mode F8 Key.

Under Control Panel then click Folder Options

Shows hidden files and folders

Un-tick hide protection operating system files

Un-tick hide extension for known file types

One scan at A time


Website Recommendation


Download.com (Useful downloads,not 100% free of spyware,Be careful of what you download)

Filehippo.com (Useful downloads, not 100% free of Spyware,Be careful of what you download)

Comodo.com (Comodo products)

Glarysoft.com (Glarysoft products)

Virustotal.com (Testing False positives in Files)

Secunia.com (Secunia inspector and more information)

Safeweb.norton.com (Many Ratings/reviews on different websites ''is this Safe?'')

Siteadvisor.com (Same as Safeweb norton)

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I'm more active at animecrazy forum, i've got a thread there - same as here and same username


Sorry folks, I've sold my computer away due to personal reasons. Seems like i can't updates major stuffs anymore, Avast software and others don't works on PS3. PS3 basically a gaming system - harddrive etc and a seemingly outdated javascript browser.


For your information, my school provides laptops but only for projects, so mostly no internet connectivity.. even if have also risky to login at public usage computers. I'll try to access through my PS3 Internet Browser (it's crashes sometimes) but so far i think there's sufficient updates and i hope it'll benefit more and more users.


Take care everyone. My PSN is Fallenism_25 (I've changed new psn) add me if u play FIFA 11 or DS Pokemon etc.




Forum name ''usefullll'' referring to this thread ''usefulness''... not anything else ;)


This Thread offers - Basically as stated below


1)Recommended Anti Virus - Anti virus,Anti Spyware etc


2)Software Recommendation - Registry Cleaner,Anti Rootkit,Defragmentation,Recovery


3)Recommended Settings - Including Firefox,Spybot,Avast etc + Screenshots etc


4)Useful/Recommended Firefox Add-on - Plus those Hardly known ones yet useful


5)Download Links - Added sites are Official or Trusted/Safe websites like Download.com & Filehippo.com


6)Useful Websites - Bottom section


7)Basic Tips - Thorough Scanning tips ,Reformat or Basic tips for Anti virus etc


Recent Updates

Updated official Avast 'get license' link - Updated on 10th of Jan 2010

Emsisoft Malware image updated

IObit Toolbox, EEK (Emsisoft Emergency Kit) added

Added links Redirect Remover and Form History Control add-on

Articles and Official Forum links section Removed

Panda, McAfee Rootkit, Eusing Free Registry Cleaner Links

3 CNET Articles Links added

A-Squared Anti Dialer,Advanced Uninstaller Links

Dr Web Link Checker and Click&Clean add-on Links

KeyScrambler Personal, Nightly Tester Tools, CookieCuller

5 Articles links added and Avast image updated

Some Cleanups

Avast 5 Images

File Recovery section - Recuva,Pandora & Jfile recovery

Auslogics Registry,ToniArts & Temp File Cleaner Links

Defraggler download link updated

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

TACO,LongURL,Webmail Ad,Speed Dial & IE tab add-on Links

Wise Disk,Registry Cleaner link

DejaClick add-on

Removed underlining in titles for easier to read

Several new articles links added

Article section

Download Links to all listed software

Separated Some Links from titles

Updates Analyzer section

Firewall section,Wikipedia,FAQ Links

Rootkit software and Comodo updates

A-Squared Image and Links cleanups

Window Cleanup Utility link

Nuke Anything Enhanced add-on

ATF,Regseeker,TweakNow added & Defragmentation section

Ad-Aware,Spybot,nCleaner,CCleaner,SAS Images

Ad-Aware section updates

Cleanups ,Colors updates

MV RegClean added

Offline Storage Firefox interface Image added

Avast,Spybot,Lavasoft,A-Squared,Norton Forum Links

IObit 360 Link and Settings Updated

Avast Registration Link & nCleaner Settings

Websites Information Updated

Infection section

Revo Uninstaller & some Cleanup

System Restore update

IObit 360 section

False Positive Basic Information

Avast Image

ThreatFire software

Firefox Add-On Links

Spyware Blaster issue - Firefox 3.5

Updated Firefox Image

How To Enable Spybot Paranoid mode

Avast Wikipedia Link

Edited Doubled section of Comodo BOClean.

Comodo BOClean been Removed since Discontinued

Avira Wikipedia Link

Avast Recommended Settings,Tick and Unticks




Mozilla Firefox




Under Privacy ,Tick Accept cookies from site,Un-Tick Third Party cookies settings


Under Advanced,Click Network - Offline Storage to 0 Mb




Recommended Firefox Add-On


Adblock Plus












Web of trust




Nuke Anything Enhanced








Targeted Advertising Cookie Opt-Out (TACO)




LongURL Mobile Expander




WebMail Ad Blocker




Speed Dial




IE Tab




KeyScrambler Personal




Nightly Tester Tools








Dr.Web Anti Virus Link Checker








Redirect Remover




Form History Control




Internet Option Setting


Under Security,Internet Medium setting


Under Security,Local intranet Medium or Custom setting


Under Security,Restricted site High or Custom settings


Under Privacy,Click Advanced & Block Third party cookies. Accept or Prompt for First party cookies.


Under Advanced,Un-tick the option Enable Third party browser extension


Under Content,Un-Tick all Auto Complete Settings

Affects Internet Explorer Doesn't Save or Store visited websites,User names,Passwords forms etc


Anti Virus




Only One Anti Virus per computer. Two Anti virus will Conflicts & NOT Double protection


Download Stuffs with caution and Always Scan before Open the file


Need Help Remove Infection? Use Trend Micro HijackThis Scan&Save Logs&Paste whole logs at Forum


Don't click on Unknown Online Ads/Links


Clear caches after Finish internet by Internet option or preferably Junk Cleaner (CCleaner etc)


False positive? Suspicious link or website? Upload to Virustotal.com with over 30 Scan engines - How?


Schedule/Check updates Daily etc for Anti Virus (If Manual update Spyware Blaster,Check updates on weekly basis




Avira AntiVir








Avast Free License




Basically changed all Scanner's Sensitivity levels to High etc


Under Basic Settings and Show special scans in avast interface - Tick




Under Maintenance,there's shows the expiry date for Registered License


From its description ,meaning its Skip the scan on file if deemed clean previously

so i prefer to let it scan again to ensure computer safety. Including scanning operating system files too


Do not Scan verified system DLLs, To let it Scan thoroughly - Un-Tick



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Hi usefullll,


Thank you for the link, but because of the RED alert of McAfee SiteAdvisor I have delinked your link, and copied the content of your that post in to the post#1 of this thread.


I had to copy the plain text as this forum only permits 10000 characters per post compared to your original 14000+.

If you find it inappropriate, please feel free to delete.


Thank you for your understanding.



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Hi usefullll,


Thank you for the link, but because of the RED alert of McAfee SiteAdvisor I have delinked your link, and copied the content of your that post in to the post#1 of this thread.


I had to copy the plain text as this forum only permits 10000 characters per post compared to your original 14000+.

If you find it inappropriate, please feel free to delete.


Thank you for your understanding.




I see,i went check. It's because of excessive pop ups. Sorry didn't notice because was using Firefox + Adblock plus.


''I had to copy the plain text as this forum only permits 10000 characters per post compared to your original 14000+.''


You mean you copied the whole colored text from there then to here it's whole plain text? so that means you didn't delete any of the words in the settings etc?

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Yes, I didn't delete any of the words in the settings etc., copying to notepad, and then here, not even one word is deleted.

FYI, it is exactly 10000 characters together with my EDIT: De-linked Link is in the signature. note now.



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Hi solbjerg,


By entering a post into a thread you carry the relevant thread up to just after stickys.


Of course, the usage of the Forum should be chosen as "Linear-Oldest First" (default) in the "Control Panel of the User" to see it as intended.


Recently, there are a lot of threads in the Lounge section, so, a specific thread can be lost from the front page downwards if it is not sticky.


By posting the comment "Bring up my thread", usefullll is trying to keep the edited Computer Tips thread par with the similar threads about useful programs, as editing does not change the relative position of a thread.


Some others use "bump" for the same reason.:lol:



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Hi solbjerg,


By entering a post into a thread you carry the relevant thread up to just after stickys.


Of course, the usage of the Forum should be chosen as "Linear-Oldest First" (default) in the "Control Panel of the User" to see it as intended.


Recently, there are a lot of threads in the Lounge section, so, a specific thread can be lost from the front page downwards if it is not sticky.


By posting the comment "Bring up my thread", usefullll is trying to keep the edited Computer Tips thread par with the similar threads about useful programs, as editing does not change the relative position of a thread.


Some others use "bump" for the same reason.:lol:




Thanks for the detailed explanation. ;-)

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The scan that firefox does after you downloaded something seems rather useless. It has NEVER found anything, even when i download some of the most common spyware, a simple walk down the wild side.



In any case, if you'd like to remove the scan it does (as it sometimes freezes on big files)



Open up firefox, type in "about:config" without quotes, in the filter search scan


set the option scanwhendone or something like that to false.



No more annoying scans :)

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