Computer help please! PDM.invader

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  1. Miakoda

    Miakoda New Member

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    This morning, I got my first pop-up from Kapersky that PDM.invader was dectected. Now I've got over 900 of these being detected, all since approx. 7:30 this morning.

    What the heck is this? How do I deal with this? Is this critical, like someone hacking my computer?

    I've googled it, and I keep finding a lot of people saying it's a "false positive", while others go off on a lecture about how it gives some a-hole hacker access rights to my computer.

    HALP!

    ETA: I have Kapersky 2010, and since hubby threw away the box with the licensing stuff, it hasn't been updated to 2012 (I know, I know...it needs to be done).

    Also, I'm pretty much technologically illiterate. :popcorn:
     
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    Okaaaaaaaaay. Now what the heck is a "kernel mode memory patch"?

    If I didn't love my 17" laptop, which is a must have for my AutoCAD, I'd throw it into my fireplace about now. grrrrrrrrr........................
     
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    The detection may be a false positive. I would get rid of the out of date Kapersky and install AVG and Malwarebytes.
     
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    Is the free version of Malwarebytes effective? And the AVG? Just to run them and check my computer?
     
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    And why does Kapersky never fix anything? Or does it? All it's ever seemed to do is alert me to a problem/potential problem, but it doesn't allow you to "disinfect" or whatever the heckola that means.
     
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    The free versions of both work about the same as the full paid versions as far as detection.
     
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    Ummm...I decided to start by downloading the free version of AVG, and Kapersky is screaming warnings at me that a trojan virus is attempting to be downloaded and it's being denied.

    I. hate. computers.
     
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    Malwarebytes is designed to detect things that other programs miss (but it will miss more common things) so it really should be used with something like AVG. Don't install AVG with anything other than Malwarebytes. Multiple antivirus programs will conflict. I would uninstall kaspersky first.
     
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    Whoops. Ok. Hope hubby doesn't get mad about this. :D
     
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    Well, Kapersky just told me that I now downloaded a virus from AVG:

    virus:HEUR.Virus.Win32.generic

    I'm about to delete it, but why would it say this? Or does this not mean anything? I'm freaking lost......................
     
  11. Psyfalcon

    Psyfalcon Fishies!

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    AV often picks up other AVs as viruses.

    Uninstall the first before installing the second.

    Also, safe mode is your friend.
     
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    Switch to Linux. Mint 12 is nice and Ubuntu is tolerable. Two of my machines have Mint, my main PC is Ubuntu, and my Ubuntu server has LightDM for GUI. If I could run Ubuntu on my Kindle Fire I would over Android.

    Psy is right, uninstall Kaspersky first. I prefer Avast to AVG, both are free and both do a good job I just prefer Avast.

    Malware Bytes is a great program, no need to buy it as the free version does an awesome job. The free version of Spybot Search and Destroy is another great tool to have.
     
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    We have Avast on my mother's computer, and I find it to be a pain in the butt. The biggest reason I hate it is because it blocks you from getting on the internet until it has booted up/run a scan/whatever the hell it does. So you basically turn on the computer, and sit there until Avast has finally popped up in a green box now allowing you to get on the internet. However, you have no idea how long it will take that stupid green box thing to come up.

    Is there some way around this? Is this normal? (probably not...lol)
     
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    The free version of Avast has never blocked my mom's machines, my stepdad's computer, or my laptop from ever getting online for it to run a scan. I have had nothing but good luck with Avast. YMMV.

    Try uninstalling Avast and reinstalling the latest free version.
     
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    If you are still having issues, download and run full scans with Malware Bytes, and Spybot Search and Destroy.
     

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