McAfee, Symantec and Malwarebytes Failed City Office

Multiple Layers of Defense, Doesn’t Always Mean Better Security On January 3, 2018, the ransomware variant, SamSam, infected the city offices of Farmington, New Mexico.  The ransomware infection successfully encrypted multiple areas of the city office including the electronic bill pay and records processing.  Although the infection did not impact utility operations and the city office has made it clear, […]

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Malwarebytes Misclassification of PC Matic Resolved

Malwarebytes began detecting PC Matic as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) / Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA)  on December 5th.  We immediately initiated efforts to resolve the issue. On December 23rd, we made contact with the proper people at Malwarebytes. After that point, the Malwarebytes personnel were responsive and professional, including working through the holiday weekend […]

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Network World Weighs in on Malwarebytes’ Accusations of PC Matic Being a PUP/PUA

“Never Disable A Competitor” In an opinion piece on Network World, Andy Patrizio broke down the current situation between our company PC Pitstop and Malwarebytes. Andy believes that an anti-malware product should never disable a competitor and he even dinged Microsoft for doing that in the past. He also states that, “The idea that one Microsoft security partner would […]

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Enigma Sues Malwarebytes After PUP Accusations

Enigma files complaint against Malwarebytes after PUP classifications… BleepingComputer isn’t the only one with a target on their back.  Enigma is also bringing legal action against Malwarebytes.  According to PRLeap, Enigma’s suit claims their competitor used false advertising, unfair competition, and tortious interference with contractual relations when they categorized Enigma’s SpyHunter and RegHunter as Potentially […]

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6 Steps To Remove Malware Completely


Malware can mutate within minutes. If you’re infected, clean it fast and clean it completely.

First and foremost have a solid and reliable detection and removal program installed on your system. I use and recommend PC Matic everyday. It’s my first line of defense. I run PC Matic once a week and let it check for infections while it cleans and updates my system. The latest virus definitions are updated from our server each time I run the program. I know I’m ahead of the curve for detection.

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