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How to use Malwarebytes to scan for and remove malware

Peter Giannoulis, Contributor

Whether trying to avoid re-imaging an infected enterprise desktop or simply debugging a neighbor's slow computer, information security pros are always on the lookout for handy and effective malware removal tools, especially when they're free.

This month, Peter Giannoulis from TheAcademyPro.com offers a video demonstration of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, a free tool that can eliminate many of the especially difficult or hidden viruses and malware on infected machines.

In this video, Giannoulis details what the tool does, where to find it, how to install and use it, and why it's especially effective in removing lingering malware like Trojan.agent (present in roughly 6% of systems containing malware) and Security.Hijack, which some of today's top security companies no longer detect.

 

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About the author:
Peter Giannoulis, GSEC, GCIH, GCIA, GCFA, GCFW, GREM, CISSP, is an information security consultant in Toronto, Ontario. He currently maintains The Academy Pro, which provides streaming video for enterprises and consumers on how to configure and troubleshoot many of today's top security products. He also serves as a technical director for GIAC.


This was first published in March 2010

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