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Topic # 193561 15-Mar-2016 10:56
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During a Windows 10 installation, a number applications were removed during a refresh. I have a list of "Applications removed while refreshing your PC" Some of these applications are in blue printing, others in black printing and others in purple printing. I need to replace, firstly my Spyhunter Application which is one of those printed in black. I cant find how to re-install. How do I do this  


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  Reply # 1513593 15-Mar-2016 11:11
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How did you install it in the first place?

 

Yes Win10, has been reported to have a most annoying habit of removing some application that was deemed insecure on Win10.

 

See for example here: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/x-programs-windows-10-may-remove-device/

 

According to the article you can simply re-install as per usual.

 

 


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  Reply # 1513597 15-Mar-2016 11:14
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Can you not just download the program again and reinstall?


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1513642 15-Mar-2016 12:02
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What applications are you seeing removed?

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  Reply # 1513803 15-Mar-2016 15:54
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lemuzz:

 

I need to replace, firstly my Spyhunter .....

 

 

 

 

I wouldnt . Perhaps Win10 did you a favor smile

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/550005/spyhunter-vs-malwarebytes-vs-iobit/#entry3491488




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  Reply # 1514276 16-Mar-2016 10:44
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I have just had a look at that. The concerns in my experience haven't shown their's.  Aside from the $67 annual cost, which probably is similar to other aplications their response for help has been excellent. The application does remove malaware. Whether it leaves some behind, I don't know.


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  Reply # 1514286 16-Mar-2016 10:55
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what is it that you do on your PC that gets it so screwed up with Malware?

 

Do run as a local admin?

 

If you need to browse to dodgy websites you could run your browser in a Virtual Machine, and roll back.


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  Reply # 1514888 17-Mar-2016 10:08
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lemuzz:

 

I have just had a look at that. The concerns in my experience haven't shown their's.  Aside from the $67 annual cost, which probably is similar to other aplications their response for help has been excellent. The application does remove malaware. Whether it leaves some behind, I don't know.

 

 

Malware bytes: free . Just sayin :-)
Almost every AV/malware app removes some malware, even the really crappy apps: its the malware not detected or removed that you need to worry about.

 

My experience is that when people pay for an AV app, they are VERY reluctant to remove it & install something else that actually works as it should .


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  Reply # 1514903 17-Mar-2016 10:19
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nathan:

 

what is it that you do on your PC that gets it so screwed up with Malware?

 

 

Some of these apps show nonsense results

 

eg (say) "214 infections found": yes but most are just harmless cookies or temp files .

 

Who knows , Spyhunter might be a great app , but I'd be rather suspicious given what Ive seen doing a google search.

 

Look at the bottom of this link

 

http://www.csoonline.com/article/3029975/techology-business/spyhunter-anti-malware-maker-files-lawsuit-over-bad-review.html

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1514907 17-Mar-2016 10:29
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1101:

 

lemuzz:

 

I have just had a look at that. The concerns in my experience haven't shown their's.  Aside from the $67 annual cost, which probably is similar to other aplications their response for help has been excellent. The application does remove malaware. Whether it leaves some behind, I don't know.

 

 

Malware bytes: free . Just sayin :-)
Almost every AV/malware app removes some malware, even the really crappy apps: its the malware not detected or removed that you need to worry about.

 

My experience is that when people pay for an AV app, they are VERY reluctant to remove it & install something else that actually works as it should .

 

 

Yes, in my case you are right. I paid for it because malware was becoming a problem. Spyhunter was the application I chose. Free at first, then a debit of $67. I maybe should have cancelled then but I didn't, as it, (the App ) was doing what I wanted. Then a second debit a year later. As I had paid for it I just left it as it was still doing as I expected. I will cancel my bank Direct Debit for the next renewal and try a free app. I can go back to Spyhunter if needed.


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