Malware

paz
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Malware

I have scanned my computer for malware with the program SpyHunter 4. This program found 2400 threats which F-Secure Intenet could not find.
Why can not F-Secure Internet find them and delete them?

 

I use:

F-Secure Internet 2014 – 1.99 build 192

Windows 7 Home Premium version 6.1 (Build 7601: Service Pack 1)

 

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Senior Advisor

Re: Malware

It looks from your image posted that SpyHunter may have flagged some PUPS but I very much doubt that you have over 2000 legitimate spyware/adware on your machine. 

 

Spyhunter is available for free as a download to scan and detect malware. However, users wishing to remove any found threats then have to pay a $39.99 license to purchase the software for SIX months.

 

WOT even flags the main site;

 

SnapCrab_NoName_2014-3-16_12-43-28_No-00.png

 

Uninstall SpyHunter (you may need Safe mode for this) and run Malwarebytes which you can keep as a free on-demand scanner. 

 

I would not blame F-Secure in this case as any Antivirus program would not have picked up as many "threats" as SpyHunter. Uninstall SH and just run F-Secure in a layered defense with Malwarebytes. 

 

Some relevant threads on SpyHunter here;

 

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_other-protect_scanning/spyhunter-indicates-...

 

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/mse-protect_scanning/how-can-i-remove-spyhunter-fro...

 

http://www.scambook.com/company/reports/32868/SpyHunter

 

http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/enigma-software-group-spyhunter-c262520.html

 

Not recommended for any potential users here!

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Superuser

Re: Malware

SpyHunter has a little bit of a dubious background, and if you search on Google (or other search engines), you'll find mixed results, with some considering it as 'rogue anti-spyware' or 'scareware'.  These types of programs usually 'discover' lots of 'malware' that other, more legitimate anti-malware applications don't, but will not remove these items of 'malware' without the program being purchased.  My personal theory is that either the supposed malware doesn't exist, or it was planted there by the anti-malware program itself, in order to scare users into purchasing it so as to 'clean' their machines.

 

Now, I'm not stating categorically that you should ignore what SpyHunter claims to have found, but I would certainly recommend scanning with a few other scanners, such as BitDefender and Malwarebytes, before you decide how to proceed.

Senior Advisor

Re: Malware

It looks from your image posted that SpyHunter may have flagged some PUPS but I very much doubt that you have over 2000 legitimate spyware/adware on your machine. 

 

Spyhunter is available for free as a download to scan and detect malware. However, users wishing to remove any found threats then have to pay a $39.99 license to purchase the software for SIX months.

 

WOT even flags the main site;

 

SnapCrab_NoName_2014-3-16_12-43-28_No-00.png

 

Uninstall SpyHunter (you may need Safe mode for this) and run Malwarebytes which you can keep as a free on-demand scanner. 

 

I would not blame F-Secure in this case as any Antivirus program would not have picked up as many "threats" as SpyHunter. Uninstall SH and just run F-Secure in a layered defense with Malwarebytes. 

 

Some relevant threads on SpyHunter here;

 

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_other-protect_scanning/spyhunter-indicates-...

 

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/mse-protect_scanning/how-can-i-remove-spyhunter-fro...

 

http://www.scambook.com/company/reports/32868/SpyHunter

 

http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/enigma-software-group-spyhunter-c262520.html

 

Not recommended for any potential users here!

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paz
Scholar

Re: Malware

Thank you for your quick response. I have now scanned my PC with both and Malwarebytes found 113 malware.
paz
Scholar

Re: Malware

Thank you for the advise. It seem that SpyHunter it self is a spy hunter with a lot of malware.
Superuser

Re: Malware

do not trust spyhunter, same for iobit but you can rely on malwarebyte free.

paz
Scholar

Re: Malware

Why can,t I trust iobit
Senior Advisor

Re: Malware

Iobit does not fill one with confidence;

 

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=29681

 

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2419549,00.asp

 

Stick with Malwarebytes Smiley Wink

paz
Scholar

Re: Malware

Thank you I see
paz
Scholar

Re: Malware

I used iobit uninstaler to uninstall SpyHunter. Do you have any comments to this