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virus/trojan/worm help?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by dylandercole, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. Feb 4, 2010 at 10:40 PM
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    dylandercole

    dylandercole [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Uhhh I guess I have a virus? first time. Its coming up as some internet virus protector 2010. I knwo I didnt download it. little virus warning popups everywhere. Plus when I restarted my computer it changed the background to a black screen with a green box with a warning in it. I dont know if anyone has any experience with this junk but how do i get rid of it...? I dont get computers very well
     
  2. Feb 4, 2010 at 10:42 PM
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    do you have a virus scanner? such as norton anti virus? or there is a windows anti virus program. if not, get one and run it, if so, run the program and it should get rid of it. then sell your pc and buy a mac
     
  3. Feb 4, 2010 at 10:43 PM
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    oh, and your truck looks good in your sig :headbang:
     
  4. Feb 4, 2010 at 10:44 PM
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    Ha thanks brother. are those things free or do I have to pay for them?
     
  5. Feb 4, 2010 at 10:46 PM
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    you should have some sort of virus protection on your computer, search around in your start menu for norton, or anything that's called virus protection really, otherwise you can download a trial, use it and then delete the trial, but you should probably have some kind of virus protection anyways
     
  6. Feb 4, 2010 at 10:46 PM
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    I have AVG free anti-virus on my old windows machine, and it took care of a problem like this for me a long time ago.. You may have to go to add/remove programs and delete anything suspicious as well.
     
  8. Feb 4, 2010 at 10:49 PM
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    I think I have windows 2000. i know its old so i dont know if it has anything on it preinstalled
     
  9. Feb 4, 2010 at 10:51 PM
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    well check around, and yea see if you can find anything weird in the add/remove programs section
     
  10. Feb 4, 2010 at 10:52 PM
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    how do i get to that
     
  11. Feb 4, 2010 at 11:10 PM
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    LazyRyan Wtf am i suppose to type here?

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    search up avira. its a free FULL software and not a trial. i currently use this on my custom built pc and has worked better than any subscription anti virus software i bought. did i mention its free!? If all else fails a reboot maybe necessary. Hope you have the cd's that came with your computer though as one of those cds is needed for a reboot, if u go this route back up all your shit on another drive.


    here's a link my friend, click the free one.

    http://download.cnet.com/1770-20_4-0.html?query=avira&tag=srch&searchtype=downloads&filterName=platform%3DWindows%2CWebware&filter=platform%3DWindows%2CWebware
     
  12. Feb 4, 2010 at 11:44 PM
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    Well if you are cheap like me and have a few hours to spare just back up any important info and reformat. Its free and just take about an hour or 2
     
  13. Feb 4, 2010 at 11:47 PM
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    Buy a mac.
     
  14. Feb 5, 2010 at 12:11 AM
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    Save the $1000 and load up Ubuntu.
     
  15. Feb 5, 2010 at 12:17 AM
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    Google search Microsoft Security Essentials and download that program...I had the same thing and that program allows you to scan your computers files and remove any unwanted stuff like Trojans,Worms etc...and its free :)

    Hope that helps :thumbsup:
     
  16. Feb 5, 2010 at 12:21 AM
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    If you are having trouble getting other products to work, give the SUPERAntiSpyware portable scanner a try:

    http://www.superantispyware.com/portablescanner.html

    It does not require installation and has the latest updates built-in. If your interwebs are hosed, you can download it on another PC to a flash drive (or burn to a CD-ROM) and run it from there.

    After running that, try something like MBAM or AVG to clean up.
     
  17. Feb 5, 2010 at 12:41 AM
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    Or save a headache and go Fedora Core.
     
  18. Feb 5, 2010 at 9:06 AM
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    Those fake antivirus programs really aren't viruses and I'm not sure antivirus software will catch it. I know norton doesn't. You can use Malwarebyites Anti-Malware to get rid of it. download the free version, install, allow it to update, then run a full scan and it should catch it. Chances are this thing has set your internet explorer connection to use a proxy server (Tools > internet options > Connections tab > Lan settings. If proxy server is checked, you'll need to uncheck it and check automatically detect settings.) Install this program then restart the computer and boot into safe mode (keep pressing F8 during boot and choose "safe mode with networking"). This is where you will update and run the full scan with malware byites.
     
  19. Feb 5, 2010 at 10:05 AM
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    I second this, but load up AVG free anti virus when you're done.

    I reformat about once a year whether it needs it or not.
     
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