Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware software is a program you can use to remove harmful software such as spyware, adware, and trojan viruses from your computer.
Note: You must be logged in as an administrator to use Malwarebytes.
Download & Install Malwarebytes:
Malwarebytes offers a free version and a pro version. In this article, we will be using the free version of Malwarebytes.
Note: Malwarebytes automatically gives you a free trial of the Pro version, but do not worry, it will default to the free version when the trial expires.
Maintaining good system security can seem intimidating. Fortunately, following the few simple steps listed below can provide good security in very little time.
1.Use antivirus software and keep it up-to-date.
Check for new updates frequently. We recommend using Malwarebytes (link back to Malwarebytes article here) and Bitdefender Gravity Zone which is a part of our Guardian Security Bundle.
2.Keep Windows & Programs up-to-date.
Vulnerabilities in software are constantly being discovered, which put you at risk. It’s not just Windows Updates, but updates for all the software that you use. We recommend updating your computer at least once to twice a month.
CCleaner is a utility designed to speed up your computer by cleaning unneeded files, settings, and Registry entries for Web browsers and many installed applications on your system.
Note: You must be logged in as an administrator to use CCleaner.
Before you run CCleaner:
CCleaner is fine to run with it’s default settings. However, there are a lot of options you can change to preserve certain information. (i.e. Internet History, Saved Passwords, Recycle Bin, etc.)