Thread: virus in pc....
07-19-2010, 03:47 PM #1
virus in pc....
guys/girls my g/f's daughter has been down loading songs on my pc and now its took a crap and running real slow..
i have norton 360 and that cant find jack wrong, yer i know its shit but i know nothing about these things and got it with lap top....
does anyone know a trusted site/download to clean this thing up.......link if you can as im pc stupid indeed...
07-19-2010, 04:09 PM #2
Hello Paul, I wish you all the best with it.
Viruses can drive you crazy.
Here's my best suggestion...
07-19-2010, 04:12 PM #3
07-19-2010, 04:51 PM #4
thanks im giving malware a go right now.....
so is it true you dont get any of these problems with a apple ???
07-19-2010, 05:30 PM #5
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2 tools that are worth a new computer because they will save this computer
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/viru...-security-tool ---look for the rkil -Sometimes its down tho
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07-19-2010, 08:29 PM #6
On another note....I just got a NASTY virus myself, its my fault though. My AVG trial has been out for a couple months and I didn't feel like redownloading it again so I just let it be. My dumbass downloaded a couple songs from limewire (I usually use torrents for dling albums) and last night my laptop took a crap. Tried all night to fix it but I am resorting to reformating and just facing the fact that I will lose all 5 thousand songs and my 5 seasons of NCIS which I will just have to redownload again - AFTER I have my antivirus stuff running again haha. This virus keeps opening up a fake antivirus program, and has infected a ton of my processes including my task manager which means I can't even open that up to close the fake anti virus stuff. It also messed up my browser. It is always thinking that I am in windows explorer and every page I go to it says its a bad page and won't let me get to it - it says that I have to buy an antivirus program to protect against bad webpages - so this means that I can't re-download my AVG trial to try clean this crap up...I am not having a good night haha.
07-19-2010, 09:48 PM #7
"With virtually no effort on your part, Mac OS X defends against viruses and other malicious applications, or malware. For example, it thwarts hackers through a technique called “sandboxing” — restricting what actions programs can perform on your Mac, what files they can access, and what other programs they can launch. Other automatic security features include Library Randomization, which prevents malicious commands from finding their targets, and Execute Disable, which protects the memory in your Mac from attacks.
Download with peace of mind. Innocent-looking files downloaded over the Internet may contain dangerous malware in disguise. That’s why files you download using Safari, Mail, and iChat are screened to determine if they contain applications. If they do, Mac OS X alerts you, then warns you the first time you open one.
Stay up to date, automatically. When a potential security threat arises, Apple responds quickly by providing software updates and security enhancements you can download automatically and install with a click. So you’re not tasked with tracking down updates yourself and installing all of them one by one.
Protect what’s important. Mac OS X makes it easy to stay safe online, whether you’re checking your bank account, sending confidential email, or sharing files with friends and coworkers. Features such as Password Assistant help you lock out identity thieves who are after personal data, while built-in encryption technologies protect your private information and communications. Safari also uses antiphishing technology to protect you from fraudulent websites. If you visit a suspicious site, Safari disables the page and displays an alert warning you about its suspect nature."
07-19-2010, 10:13 PM #8
07-19-2010, 11:01 PM #9
superantispyware (there is a free version)
avg 9.0 (also free download)
ccleaner (again it's free)
malwarebytes (you guessed it, $0)
I use all 4 of these programs. My IT guy says they are what he uses on his personal computer. I download a LOT of music, and I mean a LOT! I have had viruses, but never had one that completely screwed me over. The trick is to USE all those programs. Ccleaner and AVG can be configured to run on startup/scheduled. The other 2 you have to run. Just make it a habit to start the computer and scan for BS before you begin surfing free internet porn! Good luck!
07-20-2010, 10:40 PM #10
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