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Vosteran got me!


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Mind you, I have avg on my computer. I was cruising on the internet and downloaded a new "update" for flash i ended up getting vosteran. I followed all of the rules from websites but I still missed something, I tried to download spyhunter (i believe thats the name) and every time it hit 14% it froze my computer, I restarted my computer more than 5 times and tried to get rid of it (i uninstalled it too) so im factory restoring it and as soon as it starts up im downloading malwarebytes, this is stressful having it on my computer. Can anyone help me, please!

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Hello, 

 

Vosteran is a browser hijacker, and not a particularly serious infection.
In most cases, a factory restore will remove all malware, including serious infections such as rootkits. So this certainly guarantees removal of Vosteran. 
 

any tips on how to prevent malware? 

In terms of prevention; you, the end-user is the greatest defence. Practicing safe surfing and hex is of the utmost importance. I have compiled below a list of resources that go into this further. The articles document information on computer security, common infection vectors and how you can stay safe on the Internet.

The following programmes come highly recommended in the security community.

  • xKsUqI5A.png.pagespeed.ic.vn1Hlvqi8h.jpg AdBlock is a browser add-on that blocks annoying banners, pop-ups and video ads.
  • E8I37RF.pngCryptoPrevent places policy restrictions on loading points for ransomware (eg. CryptoWall), helping prevent the execution of malware. 
  • EG85Vjt.png Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit (MBAE) is designed to prevent zero-day malware from exploiting vulnerable software.
  • x6YRrgUC.png.pagespeed.ic.HjgFxjvw2Z.jpg Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium (MBAM) works in real-time along side your Anti-Virus to prevent malware execution.
  • xjv4nhMJ.png.pagespeed.ic.A5YbWn1eDO.png NoScript is a Firefox add-on that blocks the actions of malicious scripts by using whitelisting and other technology. 
  • 3O8r9Uq.png Sandboxie isolates programmes of your choice, preventing files from being written to your HDD unless approved by you. 
  • DgW1XL2.png.pagespeed.ce.v1OlJl_ZAS.png Secunia PSI will scan your computer for vulnerable software that is outdatedand automatically find the latest update for you.
  • xj1OLIec.png.pagespeed.ic.k6hhwopU0q.jpg SpywareBlaster is a form of passive protection, designed to block the actions of malicious websites and tracking cookies.
  • xsHjS79L.png.pagespeed.ic.n4Sk8_GzZn.jpg Unchecky automatically removes checkmarks for bunlded software in programme installers; helping you avoid adware and PUPs. 
  • xJEP5iWI.png.pagespeed.ic.4tmM1lM7DQ.png Web of Trust (WOT) is a browser add-on designed to alert you before interacting with a potentially malicious website. 
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