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Hi All,

I'm a newbie to this forum and just thought I'd introduce myself. I work in Information Security in London, UK and work specifically with local government in London. Whilst I have a little technical knowledge, I would not consider myself to be a techie so I hope to be using this forum a lot in the future!

A colleague of mine recommended MBAM to me the other day so I thought I would give it a try on a home PC. So far, I've been really impressed - it's picked up a load of stuff which my regular software (AVG & Ad-aware) did not.

One thing it picked up was a Rootkit.Agent which I can't seem to get rid of. I've seen a lot of similar stories on the forum so I will go away, have a look around and, if necessary, post in the correct place.


mattblack ;)

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Hello mattblack ,Welcome to Malwarebytes.org

As you will notice the forum consists of people from around the globe (I'm an Aussie, but don't hold that against me) :)

If you think that you may still have infections then you are always welcome to follow the directions below at any time -

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Please print out, read, and follow the directions here, skipping any steps you are unable to complete. Then post a NEW topic here.

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Hi mattblack,

I would consider dropping avg and ad-aware nether of them are as good as they use to be. Here is a good list of anti-viruses. Also consider replacing Ad-Aware for suprantispyware which does a great job.

Microsoft Security Essentials- Microsoft has created a good lightweight anti-virus for home users . MSE does very well on detection,removal and low false positives.


Avast!- Avast by Alwil does very well and has some useful features such as the boot scan. Also you are required to register every 14 months for a free license which is also free.


Avira Antivir- Avira does very well in detection rates and has some of the best protection for a free software. The only issue with avira is that free users receive an annoying ad at least once a day on update.


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