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Malware to Avoid

Recently, a client called and complained of a computer that was so slow, it was barely usable. After some anti-malware scans we thought it would be a good idea to check out which programs were installed. Below is an example of about a dozen malicious programs that you do NOT want on your computer (with the exception of Adobe Reader). If you see these programs, get rid of them ASAP!

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Listing of bloatware / malware programs from above image:

  • Consumer Input (Complete Inc.)
  • BetterMarkIt (BetterMarkIt-software)
  • Headline Alley Internet Explorer Toolbar (Mindspark Interactive Network)
  • Citysearch Internet Explorer Toolbar (Mindspark Interactive Network)
  • ShopAtHome.com Toolbar (ShopAtHome.com)
  • Best Tattoo Designs 1.0.6 (Best-Tattoo-Designs.com)
  • Music Search App for Internet Explorer (IAC Search and Media, Inc.)
  • iMesh (iMesh Inc)
  • MyPC Backup (JDi Backup Ltd)
  • Inbox Toolbar (Xacti, LLC)
  • BeFrugal.com Toolbar (BeFrugal.com)
  • InboxAce Internet Explorer Toolbar (Mindspark Interactive Network)
  • WeatherBlink Internet Explorer Toolbar (Mindspark Interactive Network)

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