Does Microsoft Security essentials scan/remove adware?
Other night I was on a site I frequent all the time, Never had a problem. When page poped up & said my video layer was outdated. I clicked on download latest version. Ended out having to download several other things. None of these things turned out to be free so i removed all the programs I downloaded.
Since than I have had problem with ad pages/new tabs/pop ups on some sites. Never had an issue with this before. Some sites are really annoying to get on at moment but were all fine until other night.
I have Microsoft Security Essentials & did a full scan. No threats were detected & it says Its up to date
Someone suggested I download adware cleaner but I've also been told you shouldn't have more than one Anti-virus/malware/adware program on your computer
- Anonymous6 years agoFavorite Answer
- Anonymous3 years ago
1Source(s): Clean Up Your Mac http://teres.info/MacCleanerAntivirus
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- SarahLv 44 years ago
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- 6 years ago
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (available for downlaod on microsoft's website) is known to remove malicious programs like viruses and malware. A new version is released every second tuesday of the month and is portable. For security essentials, not heard about its perfomance
- 6 years ago
1) avoid microsoft security essentials
2) if a page pops up and asks you to install or update. close it. i would say you have installed some unwanted software
malaware bytes antimalware is quite good, as is sophos free antivirus removal tool (i use both). they aren't a replacement for normal antivirus, just tools you run to scan your system
if you want free antivirus avoid microsoft security essentials and avg. avast and avira are pretty good
for paid, kaspersky, sophos, webroot are all quite good
- TerrenceLv 76 years ago
Here is a link: http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/209272-...
- Anonymous6 years ago
You were advised correctly - DO NOT have 2 A-Vs on your system at one time - they will conflict.
AdwCleaner is not an A-V.
Download it from here:
Also use Malwarebytes
Use the FREE version.
Install > Update > Run it.
Let it delete all that it finds - you will need to OK this.
- 6 years ago
I would suggest you to use Kaspersky, as it is a Highly Ranked & Awarded solution.