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anand08193 Posts 1 Registration date Saturday October 5, 2013 Status Member Last seen October 5, 2013 - Oct 5, 2013 at 01:46 PM
Th3 Duk3 Posts 5 Registration date Saturday October 5, 2013 Status Member Last seen October 5, 2013 - Oct 5, 2013 at 04:57 PM
please suggest me a free and good antivirus:who can safe my laptop from virus.i have one more problem.when i plug any usb/pendrive. its creat a shortcut and keep my files in shortcut.pls help me

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Ambucias Posts 47359 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,253
Oct 5, 2013 at 04:36 PM
Hello,

For the short cut, Try this 1.

Check whether the files are not in hidden mode. Follow the following steps.

Step 1:

Click on the below link and download the file "AutorunExterminator"

https://ccm.net/downloads/security-and-maintenance/5911-autorun-exterminator/

Extract it --> Double-click on "AutorunExterminator" --> Plug your External

hard drive now.

This will remove the autorun.inf files from your External hard drive and also from

the drives.

Step 2:

Click on "Start" -->Run --> type cmd and click on OK.

Here I assume your External hard drive as G:

Enter this command.

attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.*

You can copy the above command --> Right-click in the Command Prompt and

paste it.

Note : Replace the letter g with your External hard drive letter.

Now check for your files in External Drive.

Step 3:

After that, download the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from the below link

https://ccm.net/downloads/security-and-maintenance/4621-malwarebytes-anti-malware/

Update it --> Perform "Full Scan"

Note : Default selected option is "Quick Scan".

For the free antivirus click on the Kioskea's download section, search for AVG, I believe it to be the best that is free.

Good luck

Ambucias
Moderator / Security Contributor
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Th3 Duk3 Posts 5 Registration date Saturday October 5, 2013 Status Member Last seen October 5, 2013
Oct 5, 2013 at 04:44 PM
I can also suggest AVG, been using it now for years. Its realy good. I like how it catches a virus the moment it tries to do something.
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Ambucias Posts 47359 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,253
Oct 5, 2013 at 04:49 PM
Did I miss something or didn't I write AVG ?
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Th3 Duk3 Posts 5 Registration date Saturday October 5, 2013 Status Member Last seen October 5, 2013
Oct 5, 2013 at 04:57 PM
Yes you did, sorry, was just trying to emphasize the good advise you gave him :)
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