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08-May-2013, 10:40 AM #1
Question Unknown program in my computer, is it a virus?
DomaUninstaller is in my computer and I was wondering if anyone knows what this is, or what it might have come with? I was also wondering which antivirus and spyware removal tools are the best to keep my computer clean... I am currently usinng windows defender, avg free edition and spybot.
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08-May-2013, 11:18 AM #2
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Originally Posted by OooMami View Post
DomaUninstaller is in my computer and I was wondering if anyone knows what this is, or what it might have come with? I was also wondering which antivirus and spyware removal tools are the best to keep my computer clean... I am currently usinng windows defender, avg free edition and spybot.
Hello!

It appears that the DomaUninstaller is a fairly new program. For more details on this go to: DomaIQUninstall.exe Details: http://www.isthisfilesafe.com/sha1/0...C_details.aspx

There are many antivirus tools and SnapFiles, a great software company, offers some for free for your choice at: Anti-Virus Freeware: http://www.snapfiles.com/freeware/security/fwvirus.html

As for Anti-Malware software, again SnapFiles has an excellent selection!
Adware and Spyware Removal Freeware: http://www.snapfiles.com/freeware/se...fwantispy.html

Malwarebytes has become a trusted name in malware removal and is an Excellent program also offered by SnapFiles!
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free by Malwarebytes: http://www.snapfiles.com/get/malwarebytes.html

Best of luck to you!
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OooMami, you further comment on no information given in that link but that is obviously because that is a new program, (DomaUninstaller) and there is no sufficient data to show at this time but the fact that it is not digitally signed may be something to look at further and consider as it could be problematic though it appears that other software programs are likewise not digitally signed. It is, of course, much better when they are!

As to the programs you have, Windows Defender and Spybot have both been considered fairly good programs by many users. As to the other one, a member here has commented to another member regarding some caution and I will see if I can find the post so you can read it and/or perhaps contact the member for further information on what he is saying.
*** O.K. I found the posting that you can read. A "trusted advisor", flavallee, has posted on the other antivirus product you were inquiring about. Here is the posting.
http://forums.techguy.org/general-se...ng-norton.html

As to which are most popular. As far as Antivirus programs go: Panda Cloud Antivirus is considered to be very good!
Bitdefender Free Edition is also one that has been used and is good. But ultimately it is your choice with any of these programs and from the bigger list that's why it's good to read up on all of them and then make your own decision. The same goes for antispyware/malware programs and other programs.

However, I believe it can be safely said that Malwarebytes has a great reputation for spyware/malware detection and removal!

One thing you did not mention is whether or not you are also using a Firewall. A firewall is your FIRST line of defense against cyber intruders! Not having a firewall program, which is different from an Antivirus and an Anti-malware/Spyware program is akin to leaving your front door unlocked when you go out. Do you also currently use a Firewall in addition to antivirus and anti-spyware programs?

Last edited by 2BInformed; 08-May-2013 at 01:39 PM.. Reason: Additional Info. in response.
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08-May-2013, 12:06 PM #3
There wasn`t really any information about this file there because it is fairly new, it basically said :


Certificate
  • Details: This file is not digitally signed.
Reported Behavior
  • Details: No suspicious behavior reported so far.
There wasn`t any information as to what the program is or does, other than the above info, it gave me the file version and size. Also I was looking to get feedback on the programs I have installed for virus malware and spyware removal and protection, I know everyone has their favourites, so I am hoping to find out which of each are the most popular. Thankyou for replying and your feedback, I appreciate it

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08-May-2013, 06:40 PM #4
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Originally Posted by 2BInformed View Post
Hello!

It appears that the DomaUninstaller is a fairly new program. For more details on this go to: DomaIQUninstall.exe Details: http://www.isthisfilesafe.com/sha1/0...C_details.aspx

There are many antivirus tools and SnapFiles, a great software company, offers some for free for your choice at: Anti-Virus Freeware: http://www.snapfiles.com/freeware/security/fwvirus.html

As for Anti-Malware software, again SnapFiles has an excellent selection!
Adware and Spyware Removal Freeware: http://www.snapfiles.com/freeware/se...fwantispy.html

Malwarebytes has become a trusted name in malware removal and is an Excellent program also offered by SnapFiles!
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free by Malwarebytes: http://www.snapfiles.com/get/malwarebytes.html

Best of luck to you!
===========================================================
OooMami, you further comment on no information given in that link but that is obviously because that is a new program, (DomaUninstaller) and there is no sufficient data to show at this time but the fact that it is not digitally signed may be something to look at further and consider as it could be problematic though it appears that other software programs are likewise not digitally signed. It is, of course, much better when they are!

As to the programs you have, Windows Defender and Spybot have both been considered fairly good programs by many users. As to the other one, a member here has commented to another member regarding some caution and I will see if I can find the post so you can read it and/or perhaps contact the member for further information on what he is saying.
*** O.K. I found the posting that you can read. A "trusted advisor", flavallee, has posted on the other antivirus product you were inquiring about. Here is the posting.
http://forums.techguy.org/general-se...ng-norton.html

As to which are most popular. As far as Antivirus programs go: Panda Cloud Antivirus is considered to be very good!
Bitdefender Free Edition is also one that has been used and is good. But ultimately it is your choice with any of these programs and from the bigger list that's why it's good to read up on all of them and then make your own decision. The same goes for antispyware/malware programs and other programs.

However, I believe it can be safely said that Malwarebytes has a great reputation for spyware/malware detection and removal!

One thing you did not mention is whether or not you are also using a Firewall. A firewall is your FIRST line of defense against cyber intruders! Not having a firewall program, which is different from an Antivirus and an Anti-malware/Spyware program is akin to leaving your front door unlocked when you go out. Do you also currently use a Firewall in addition to antivirus and anti-spyware programs?

Yes I always make sure I am running my computer with firewall protection, and have the highest level set for my internet security settings, as well as pop up blocker always being enabled, and the avg secure search is enabled on my browser. The only reason I am leary to remove this unknown program is that I have recently installed some new programs and am not sure if it is being used by them. My son was browsing on my computer the other day, so it's always possible he downloaded this program as well, I have already removed vaudix and hdvideo codec that he added, and have run spybot and removed a number of viruses and tracking cookies with a few other issues. I downloaded ccleaner, and know I have some registry issues, but haven't used cclleaner before so I am trying to figure out the program before using it to do anything, in the past I used reg cure. I saw ccleaner and the review on the one link you gave me above and decided to try it out, but I know I have a number of issues and am trying to do the easiest ones first...lol I was also reading up on the fixit tool microsoft has to offer, but there is no free or trial version to fix the errors, and was also suggested to try avg pctuneup. Do you have any suggestions or tips about either of these programs that may help? Thanks again for your time helping me out with this issue

You mentioned malwarebytes, should I use that to replace spybot? Or did you mean well as spybot, or would they conflict? I haven't heard of bitdefender before, someone had suggested switiching to avast, would you chose bitdefender over avast?

Last edited by OooMami; 08-May-2013 at 06:51 PM.. Reason: adding information
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11-May-2013, 05:55 PM #5
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Hi OouMami!

I hope you have followed the thread to this location as something went wrong when I was trying to answer your latest question on the other thread. When you initially asked your questions, I started off alright and was able to respond there but after this last attempt to respond to you the screen just turned a white color and froze and I could not continue to answer your questions as I once was able to. Perhaps something went wrong with my computer? Anyway, I didn't just want for you to think that I had left you hanging there (which would be rude) and I'm sure everyone else wanted to read this latest response as well which may well be the conclusion to this particular thread so I'm sure they'll all understand the need to do it this way as I don't know how else I can respond to you otherwise.

Another thing that happened is that I am not able to use the HTML panel above the response page to highlight what I said from what you said as it too is "frozen". I can't use the Bold, Italic, Underline, etc.

You had asked about the following things.

With the ccleaner you have to be very careful with what you're doing, I have heard, or it could delete important files from your system! I am not personally familiar with the fixit tool microsoft or the avg product, sorry.

Malwarebytes is obviously an excellent software product. So is Spybot since it found some things, as you said, on your system. I don't believe you need to get rid of Spybot as usually malware/spyware software products even if you have more than one installed do not usually conflict with one another if used properly, unlike two Anti-virus products installed in the same computer which should not be done as they WOULD conflict with each other usually. As to a personal choice between Bitdefender and Avast, I would more than likely go with Bitdefender but that's just me. Good luck with everything and I hope you get to read this reply as if the same thing happens again where I cannot respond, you will know what is happening.
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12-May-2013, 03:34 PM #6
Please download DDS by sUBs to your desktop from the following location:

http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/dds.scr

Double-click the dds.scr file to run the program.

It will automatically run in silent mode and then you will see the following note:

"Two logs shall be created on your Desktop".

The logs will be named dds.txt and attach.txt.

Wait until the logs appear and then copy and paste their contents in your post.
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12-May-2013, 03:39 PM #7
2BInformed,

You weren't able to respond because the thread has been moved to the Virus & Other Malware Removal forum to deal with malware. Please do not start a new thread to address a member when you no longer have access to the thread.

In the meantime though, so that your reply isn't wasted, I did transfer it over here but you still won't be able to post in this thread.
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