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  1. - it's the only one from a big time antivirus vendor that still gets any sort of attention to my knowledge. The others that are several years old I wouldn't even bother with

     

    -- I installed Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (the old v2 without issues) on that laptop.

     

        Edit:

    -- I think it's still safe to recommend Malwarebytes, as long as people change the scan settings to scan for rootkits

     

    - that's a very good reason to use it   :)

     

    -- I found a post that claims: Malwarebytes 2.2.1 will stop being supported on June 8th of this year, after which the program won't receive any updates.

     

    https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/195411-malwarebytes-version-2/

     

    So it looks like soon we'll have to live with Malwarebytes 3 - i.e. if we wish to use Malwarebytes that is!   :unsure:

  2. years ago I switched to Trend Micro RootkitBuster which works without issue.

     

    After you mentioned it in an earlier post in this thread, I added it to a list for me to check out (which I haven't done yet).  You had mentioned that it has rare updates.  Are you referring to program updates or definitions?

     

    The latest OS mentioned on the relevant Trend Micro webpage is Windows 7.  Would you happen to know if it can handle Windows 10?

  3. SuperAntiSpyware ("SAS") really isn't an anti-spyware removal tool anymore at least not in my thoughts, it's really an outdated name they're using on it. It's more in line of being an anti-malware nowadays in my opinion

     

    You are so right Andavari.  I have never thought of SAS as only a spyware scanner.  To be very honest, in my mind I've always substituted the "Spy" in SAS to "Mal", thus SAM in my mind.    :)

  4.  

    - You can also enable a startup rootkit scan in Avast v. 12.3.2280 ...  runs at every startup.

     

    - Below is a site with a bunch of rootkit softwares. You have probably already seen it, but if not, it's a good list. 

     

    - I knew about that in Avast, but I am looking for a stand-alone on-demand scanner.

     

    - most on that list run on old windows systems - i.e. were designed a long time ago.  However, I guess some may function fine on more recent OS.

  5. - You can enable rootkit scanning in Malwarebytes

     

    - For a standalone that still receives some rare updates I use Trend Micro RootkitBuster.

     

    Edit:

    Note that while Trend Micro RootkitBuster is a standalone it will create and leave behind a driver even if you delete the program off a system, the driver is located at:

    %windir%\system32\drivers\tmcomm.sys

     

    - Yup! I have it enabled on mine.

     

    - thanks for the info on TMRB and the tip regarding the left over driver.

  6. - Even Alternativeto isn't popping up with much result (at least none that are still being updated).

     

    - Most small tools like that have been bought out by big AV companies and have been merged with their programs.

     

    - I know   :)  I checked!

     

    - Sadly, I'm afraid you're right.  It sure would be handy sometimes to have a stand-alone tool.

  7. I don't know why they'd want you to run that, I thought the installer they used for Zemana was Inno Setup which shouldn't leave references behind for Windows Installer packages (.MSI).

     

    Excellent point Andavari - why would they!  Perhaps Zemana support hasn't grasped the situation correctly.

  8. Should I use Microsoft Fix It or Windows Installer CleanUp Utility 7.2 ?

     

    I would contact Zemana support again and ask if there is a specific reason that they want you to use the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility as opposed to the replacement software, Microsoft Fix It.  If they say you could use either one, then I would use the updated software.  Keep in mind that apparently Windows Fix It does not work on OS prior to Windows 7.  So if you are using XP, then you would have to use the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility.

     

    Hope this helps.

  9. I have been using Malwarebytes free for a long time and figured I didn't need ZAM anymore.

     

    Nothing wrong with Malwarebytes, it's a very popular program.  Many will advise, including myself, that it's good practice to use a few scanners for on-demand scans. Personally I use ZAM for real time protection and then I use Malwarebytes and SUPERAntiSpyware once a week for performing an on-demand scan.

     

    Anyway, sorry for getting off topic here.  I know your post was regarding trying to uninstall ZAM.  Let us know how you make out when you run the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility.

  10. I downloaded Zemana on September 2016

     

    Just curious: prior to uninstalling ZAM, were you using the paid version (i.e. real-time protection) or did you just use it for on-demand scans?  I guess what I'm getting at is why you want to uninstall ZAM.  I'm running real-time protection and find it excellent.

  11. the 'Duplicate' option is not on the right click menu in FFx, took me ages to find that middle click on 'refresh' trick.

     

    nukecad, you should post this trick you discovered on the Firefox Forum (assuming they still have one, I believe they used to have a forum).  I bet a lot of users don't know this trick.   ;)

  12. jorb, if you find that you still can't do a complete uninstall, one thing you could do is disable the ZAM controller service.  This will prevent it from running.  To open the services window, type "run" in windows search and then click on "Run desktop app".  When the Run window opens, type in "services.msc" and then right-click on "ZAM controller service" (located at the bottom when the list is in alphabetic order).  Click on "disable".

     

    The CCleaner pros would know better than I, but I would imagine it would be safe for you to run the registry cleaner option within CCleaner and delete anything that refers to Zemana Anti-Malware.

     

    For any future uninstall, it's a good idea to first terminate the program you will be deleting and then I personally would use Revo Uninstaller for the uninstall.  It does a great job.

     

    One last thought:  By any chance, would you have a restore point that was created prior to when you installed ZAM?

  13. despite the pro's and con's of Android vs iOS, at least this is one area having a locked OS has it's advantages.

     

    I know absolutely zero about any "i" product. I know there seems to be fierce competition between iOS and Android OS.  I have no idea which is actually the best way to go. Currently my wife has a Samsung tablet (which, as you likely know, runs Android) that her sister gave her - so it's only recently that I've become slightly familiar with the Android OS.

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