33 months ago
I just got a used Sony Vaio VPCSB and am in the process of cleaning it up. It seems its previous owners had never head of antivirus( or at least antivirus that isn't malicious in itself ) because this has to be the most virus infected machine that I have ever seen. I am greeted by a hail of pop ups when I boot up, and its browser is teeming with toolbars and pc security ads. I am running malwarebytes as I type this, but I know that won't catch everything.
Any suggestions on what to do afterwards. Any comments are appreciated, Thanks
Update: Just finished scanning memory and I am already well over 700 threats. This is going to be interesting.