Some malware goes to great lengths to prevent you from downloading, running, or applying a fix. I’ll tell you what steps to take.
I have recommendations for specific security software and techniques in various places on the site. Here’s a short summary.
It’s tempting to think more is better when it comes to anti-spyware and anti-virus software and firewalls. In reality too many can cause trouble.
There just isn’t a best… and knowing that will (hopefully) lead you in the direction of safe internet practices.
When you install a new anti-malware tool on a machine that has similar programs already, you may see a warning about possible conflicts. Basically, you have three choices to continue.