Windows Malware Removal
Four Tools That Will Remove Most Malware
1. ADW Cleaner
ADW Cleaner is a free download tool that can be used to get rid of Adware, Potentially Undesirable Programs, toolbars, and Hijacker of the browser's Homepage
Download ADW Cleaner from Tools Lib: https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewdownload/1-adwcleaner/
2. and 3. Malwarebytes and Super Anti-Spyware
Malwarebytes is a free download tool that detects and removes malware such as worms, trojan horses, root kits. rogues, and spyware. Super Anti-Spyware is a free download that detects and removes spyware, adware, trojan horses, dialers, worms, key loggers, hijackers, parasites and rootkits. This program has to be run manually.
Download Malwarebytes and Super Anti-Spyware from Ninite: https://ninite.com/
NOTE: Microsoft has recently been flagging CCleaner as Potentially Unwanted Application. A reason probably related to the application's option to "clean" the system's registry. For this reason, members are encouraged to evaluate the potential harm of loading and using CCleaner.
CCleaner is a free download that removes unwanted files from your system allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also erases browser search history and cookies. This program has to be run manually.
Download CCleaner from Piriform: www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download/
FOR COMPUTER CLUB MEMBERS: Some malware is persistent. If you are still experiencing a problem bring your computer to the Help Center where a volunteer technician will work to resolve the problem. Request all computer club members needing assistance sign in/register at the Help Center prior to receiving our FREE SERVICE. If you cannot bring your computer to the Help Center, a home visit can be scheduled after you register in the Help Center. Please check the Computer Club Calendar for Help Center dates and times.
Revised January 2020