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    Peterr2
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    Hello
    I was sure my system was scanned and cleaned before my last image.
    I did find 2 pups in my scan this am with MBAM.

    Can I scan an image in case it has malware, or will is possibly disrupt the integrity of the image?
    Thank you

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    Just like any files, yes, you can scan an image. it's not like malwares are important to the integrity of an image.

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    Peterr2
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    Will do and thank you.

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    badrobot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peterr2 View Post
    Will do and thank you.
    If you scan your PC with Super Anti-Spyware, you may get about 120 threats or so.. Free Malwarebytes is kind of weak on detection.
    Last edited by badrobot; 09-05-2013 at 03:48 PM.

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    Peterr2
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    Quote Originally Posted by badrobot View Post
    Is you scan your PC with Super Anti-Spyware, you may get about 120 threats or so.. Free Malwarebytes is kind of weak on detection.
    >>If you upgraded from free MBAM to paid, did you notice any difference in detection?
    I thought the only differences were flash scan, real time protection and scheduling.
    Please correct me if I am wrong.

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    An image isn't carved in a 500# block of granite,,,,, Eh? It's just another magnetic recording.

    If you doubt an image's integrity, make another one and dump the first one.
    What's the big deal?

    AVG, M-Bam and SAS, all do a good job, but they DO look for different things, so don't be too fast to compare them.
    It's like comparing apples to oranges. And, NEVER trust just one program to completely CLEAN your PC.
    It ain't a gonna happen!!!

    I'm currently cleaning up an Exceptionally BAD computer for a new customer.
    So far I've used five different programs to remove various Malware and every program has found something that the others have missed. Then I did a lot of manual CRAP removal too, like uninstalling Toolbars, fake AV programs and the like.

    I have all those aforementioned programs on my PC, along with Spybot S&D and Trojan Hunter. It's not unusual to run a scan with all those programs and each one will find something different. I'll often connect a customer's HD to my own PC and use my library of programs to scan the HD. That usually works very well.

    Before you do a backup image of your C drive, run your scans, then do a super cleaning, eliminating every file that does NOT absolutely HAVE to be there.....then run your backup, but don't run it from within Windows.... NEVER!
    Always, run your backup from some bootable media.
    Most decent backup programs will make that bootable media (CD) for you.
    Acronis True Image, for instance.

    Cheers Mates!
    TM
    Last edited by TechnoMage; 09-06-2013 at 06:27 AM.
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    Peterr2
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    I have always imaged to the external drive with Marcum's program which I open with Windows.
    Then, when I recover, I use the rescue disc.

    When I insert the rescue disc, it is Linux, I see no way to backup or image, but only a way to recover.

    Is this what you meant by never backing up from within Windows that I am doing wrong?

    Btw, If you could add one more program(free) to defender and MBAM what would it be?

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    Well, I'd not trust Defender any further than I could throw you.....with one hand.

    I already told you what I use....take your pick.
    But I'd start with AVG 2013 FREE. When properly set up, it will update and scan every day, without operator intervention. You do have to go into 'Options > Advanced Settings... > Schedules' and set the timing for scans and updates.

    Spybot Search & Destroy is a really great program and always has been.
    But the older version 1.6.2, and not ver 2.
    It does things that NO OTHER program does. It can immunize your browser against infection and it also has a BHO display option, and it will allow you to Delete BHO's you don't want. I use that a lot, when cleaning up a customer's PC.

    But to get the most out of that program, you MUST install it (setup) properly. It took me many attempts to get that right and then I wrote up the whole process of installing and setting up the program and put the install/setup instructions in a downloadable text file, at:
    https://app.box.com/s/p3irmlige343bt1i66ae
    Print it out and have it in hand, when you install Spybot S&D ver 1.6.2
    It's very important, to follow the instructions, step by step.

    A nice little companion program to Spybot S&D is "Spyware Blaster".
    It further immunizes your browsers against Spyware. That too is FREE.
    That's another program that should be updated every week. I do that on Wednesday,
    the same day that Spybot S&D posts their updates. That's weekly,,,,,, not weakly!

    Cheers Mate!
    TM
    Last edited by TechnoMage; 09-06-2013 at 06:48 AM.
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    Hi again TechnoMage
    I pasted the S+D link's info to my Word doc which will guide me through and thank you. It was a lot of work for you so 'kudos'.
    I always use one pc to guide me though tutorials with another pc.
    I am going to look at Spyware Blaster now.
    AVG 2013 free is next. It sounds like it may be a suite but I'll find out.

    You never replied about my procedure with Macrium. I would like to know how to do it properly so could you please look over the post preceding yours and tell me what I am doing wrong and how to correct it?

    I'm mid 70'sand 1/2 eaten up with "C" but have learned never to take any manner of direction personally; you learn by listening and paying your dues. I have been doing that for over ten years now and humble pie starts to taste good after it leads to being better off than before. Thanks for all the help,
    Peter

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    Peter, macrium is totally strange to me. I've been using nothing but Ghost since it was written in New Zealand in 1997. While just Googling around one day I found Ghost 11.5 ISO on a web site. It's still sitting there, for anyone to download.
    The only other backup program I ever tried was Acronis True Image, which was put out on disks from both Seagate and Maxtor, for FREE. It's actually a pretty good program.

    Sorry about the "C". I lost every woman in my family to that curse.
    I'm 70 now and almost ridiculously healthy, type 2 diabetes not withstanding.

    My only suggestion for anyone with "C" is Vitamin D3...lots of it! I'm just taking it for preventative reasons, but I still take 10,000 IU (international units) per day and that just puts me somewhere between normal and the low edge of the Therapeutic Range. 40 being normal and 70 to 100 being what the experts call the Therapeutic Range.

    I found out about what NOT to eat or drink and what supplements I need to be taking, from watching Dr OZ and by reading the Dr. Mercola news letter that comes to me every day, via email. The things I didn't know about good health, would fill a library. I want to be the first one in my family to reach 100 yrs old. And, for the life of me, I don't know why. lol

    Anyway, I run Ghost 11.5 from either a bootable Flash Drive or CD and I do my backups at the very least, once a week, then I immediately VERIFY the backup, and the final test is to do a Restore, without ever leaving the program. I like doing those restores, because they re-write every bit of info on the HD, refreshing the magnetic recording, laying down the data bits in perfect sequential order, with NO spaces between files and of course, NO Fragmentation. When I'm done with a Backup & Restore, my XP looks like this.


    The blue area is the data backup that I just restored and the Green area is the Pagefile and Temp files, re-written by XP when I rebooted the PC after the Backup/Restore.

    Yes, I run XP on a FAT-32 formatted HD. It runs faster and it's easier to access any file on the HD, from my Ghost boot disk, or, even from my DOS Utilities disk. That also allows me to delete my Pagefile and old Restore points as well as all the junk files on my HD, from DOS, before I start my backups.
    That saves me over 4gig's of space in my backup Image File and speeds up the backup process.

    Cheers Mate, and Good Luck with everything,
    TM
    Last edited by TechnoMage; 09-06-2013 at 03:28 PM. Reason: add info
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