Experiencing a malware infection (malicious software infection) is likened to being locked in a cage with someone poking a stick at you. You try to grab the stick and it is just out of reach or you are not quick enough to stop the constant barrage of poking.
Most folks who get these infections are often at a loss and actually experience anxiety, fear, and anger… Your computer is working fine one minute, then suddenly you experience slowness and then the fake security software (scareware) starts popping up (that you don’t recognize) telling you that you have hundreds of infections and that you need to click a button to fix the problem. Also, you most likely will be prompted to enter a credit card number to fix the problem.
Once a malware infection has started it will worsen to the point that it will disable access to the tools and security software that you need to detect, identify and possibly remove the infection. These infections will often impede or shutdown the normal operation of your web browser, preventing you from downloading the software that you need to remove the infection.
I highly recommend keeping, at all times, a FREE version Malwarebytes Anti-Malware on your computer and make it a habit to keep it up-to-date. The FREE version does not provide real-time protection; however, by performing routine updates and routine scans is better than nothing.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free utilizes Malwarebytes powerful technology to detect and remove all traces of malware including worms, trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware and more.
As I stated, when the malware infection unleashes it will most likely cripple or shutdown the security software on your computer, including Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The developers of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, knowing this to be a problem, have come up with a solution called Chameleon.
Malwarebytes Chameleon Technologies will try to get Malwarebytes Anti-Malware installed (if not installed) and running when blocked by malicious programs. You may have to go to another computer to download Chameleon or if you get lucky, you may download it onto the infected computer from the website [HERE] .
Unzip the contents to a folder in a convenient location.
Follow the instructions in the included Chameleon CHM Help File or, if the help file will not open, simply try to run the files by double-clicking on them one by one until one of them remains open, then follow the onscreen instructions. When you open the Chameleon CHM Help File, you will see twelve buttons.
Click on the first button and see if it runs. You’ll know it’s working if a black DOS window appears, slays the malicious programs and processes, and then starts Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
If all goes well, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will get your computer back to a workable state.
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