When Malware Just Keep Coming Back. How to remove permanently?

spyware, malware, virus
Your antimalware software found a virus on your computer. You don’t know how it got there but it’s there. The AV software says that it has quarantined the threat and remediated your system, but your browser is still getting hijacked and your system is running much slower than usual. What’s going on here?

You may be the unlucky victim of a persistent malware infection: an infection that seems to keep coming back no matter how many times you run your antimalware solution and seemingly eradicate the threat.

Certain kinds of malware, such as rootkit-based malware, may achieve persistence by evading detection and hiding in areas of your hard drive that might be inaccessible to the operating system, preventing scanners from locating it.

Some things that you can do to try and remove a persistent malware infection:
  • Ensure that your antimalware software has the latest and greatest definitions files
  • Run an Antimalware full system (deep) scan (not a quick scan)
  • Install Malwarebytes or Hitman Pro and see if it detects any rogue malware that has evaded your primary AV scanner
  • Backed up your important data files to backup media (DVD, USB drive, etc) ensuring that the are fully scanned for malware by updated malware software during and after transfer