Bad viruses don’t take a holiday or observe any type of geographic boundaries. One of our favorite programs to keep machines clean and running is called Malwarebytes. If you’d like to take a look at what Malwarebytes can do, simply click on the graphic.
Malware, Trojans, backdoor agents, and root kits are all removed with Malwarebytes. This particular machine was being accessed by remote actors overseas outside the United States. The browsers were hijacked so that every single search query was sent to a server overseas for examination and redirection on the Internet.
Simply said, the computer was CONNECTED to the Internet, BUT it could NOT SURF the Internet.
Its a great tool for cleaning up those ‘lingering’ threats that might not be active right now.
Let’s face it, the Internet is a big place, and there are bad people online who want to get your information.
Information is power.