Internet Explorer crashing or home page changed?

Spybot – Search & Destroy 2.4.40 Download – TechSpot. I helped a friend today who had problems with his computer. He showed me that in the middle of the screen it said something like: “Warning. Your system and registry may be compromised. Please call xxx-xxx-xxxx to fix this.”

So after some searching I discovered a webpage that said that Spybot fixes this adware malware. I ran the program and it found 900 items! When I pushed the button to clean it, it demanded payment. So I paid the $39 and it did clean the malware.

Previous to this I had used Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Malwarebytes, Eset online scanner, Bitdefender online scanner, homecenter Micro online scanner. All of them found things and deleted them, but only Spybot fixed the issue. If you have issues with IE not acting properly, and you have already deleted the cookies, deleted all personal data, and reset the browser, this would be the next step.

It is surprising isn’t it? People like the cheap windows systems but they don’t factor in their time and lost data. I just saw a system hit by Cryptolocker in the last month, and they didn’t choose to pay the $500 to get their data back. They had their data backed up, but it was lost. Why do people make these decisions? It was the second system I saw hit by Cryptolocker in the last six months.

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