Virus Removal 2023

Virus Removal 2023

Going into 2023, there are many anti-virus programs to choose from. But which one is the best option for you. I will not cover them all, but will talk about the programs I’ve listed below and had the best results with over the last 10 years.

At one time or another, I have used all programs listed below. As of this post I personally use two of them on all my Windows and Apple computers. The ratings I provide on these anti-virus programs are based on my personal experience and a few of my customers. My rating from 1 to 10.

  • Avast – 8
  • Avira – 7
  • AVG Technologies – 7
  • Bitdefender – 7
  • ESET – 9
  • Kaspersky – 10
  • Malwarebytes – 9
  • McAfee – 8
  • Microsoft Defender – 9
  • Norton – 9
  • Sophos – 7
  • Trend Micro – 7
  • Webroot – 6

In this post I will provide a few virus removal tips that have helped me in the past. There are some out there, but the latest threat is called, Bad Rabbit. It’s a nasty ransomware virus that forces you to pay “them” in bitcoin currency in order to unlock your system. (Backup your files) The interesting thing about this Malware, there’s a timer on the screen, the longer you wait, the more you have to pay to unlock your system. (Backup your files) Bad Rabbit ransomware attacks are quickly spreading throughout Europe as we speak. Another thing I heard, the Bad Rabbit Ransomware is disguising itself as Adobe Flash. Be VERY cautious when updating your Adobe Flash player. If you want to update your Adobe Flash player securely, go here.

As for Expert Computer Help, October was one of our busiest months for Malware removal. Not just removing Malware from the Windows operating system, but WordPress as well. Hackers got into a few of our client sites as well as personal. Everything had to be cleaned!