So tonight my wife tells me “SpyBot is saying something is trying to insert something in something, what do I do?” So I take her notebook and sure enough, SpyBot is saying something is trying to insert itself into the registry, etc. I click “Deny permission” on both items, and it keep trying to insert anyway.
So I reboot, and now Windows won’t start up, gives a lsass.exe error. OK, goal is to boot into safe mode now and do a restore to allow it to start back up, then run Malwarebytes.
But even safe mode won’t start. Argh! So I get lucky on the restart-F8 mode and “go back to last known working configuration” and it starts. Of course, immediately Spybot once again says something is trying to insert something in the registry, etc.
So - running Malwarebytes on her notebook as we speak, and so far it has found 18 nasty items. I’m assuming I’m going to be wrestling with the vundo nasty again.
Now - we have ESET NOD32 running on our systems in real time, and Spybot also as a second layer of protection. Yet at least twice now my wife’s system has been hit with something nasty, that Spybot and NOD32 let infect her system (in case your wondering, she uses stumbleupon, and she was at a “geek tips” website that Stumble sent her to when this happened.) Obviously Malwarebytes finds things that NOD32 and AVG and Spybot let through.
So my question: is anyone using the paid version of Malwarebytes? Is it as good at stopping infections as it is in detecting them on scans?