I am an experienced technology executive and I have been extremely careful about what I allow onto my computers. However, and this is a big however, I must confess to finally being the victim of a malware infection.
This is a really hard admission to make, but I am making it because I want to recommend Zemana – http://www.zemana.com/ to you. I cannot speak more highly of them and honestly, after 35+ years in technology I have not been treated better by anyone. Not by Dell, Microsoft, Apple, HP, Cisco, Avast, Norton and a host of other companies. Not by Amazon or eBay, Compaq or Xerox, and I’ve dealt with them all.
To make a long story short, I downloaded something I should not have and after installing it my Opera browser, and only my Opera browser, got hijacked. I did everything I could think of including uninstalling Opera, manually erasing settings, manually editing the registry. I ran an Avast scan – I use Avast as my anti-virus software – I downloaded and ran MalwareBytes product and Zemana. After all was said and done, the malware remained despite Zemana, Avast and MalwareBytes reporting my system was clean.
So, I sent Zemana an email and told them. To be fair, I did not notify Avast or MalwareBytes so I don’t know how they would have responded but I do know that I immediately received assistance from Zemana. They didn’t ask whether I had purchased a license, they just helped. I did as they said, including running First64 from Bleeping Computer and sending Faysal the report. Within 12 hours Faysal responded with a ‘fixlist’ file and … voila, no more malware, no more browser hijack.
I then received an email from Armagan with a link to purchase Zemana at 40% off. Yes, I did that. Good grief, they saved me two or three days of reinstallation.
All this on Microsoft Windows 10 64bit.
My recommendation…go and get yourself a copy of Zemana anti-malware software. It really is worth it.
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