Computer Virus Problems

Discussion in 'PC Support Archive' started by DaVampireSpartan, Jan 13, 2009 with 17 replies and 163 views.

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  1. DaVampireSpartan

    DaVampireSpartan Enthusiast

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    Ok. My main computer that I use has a virus that my virus protecter can't find. It won't let me log into certain sites and I've tried everything I can think of. Please help!!!

     
  2. MoRa

    MoRa Banned

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    Try to restore everything by using your system restore disc
     
  3. OP
    DaVampireSpartan

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    Huh....never thought about trying that.....Thanks! I'll try it and hopefully, it'll work.
     
  4. confused5

    confused5 Enthusiast

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    But before you try that: [Click here to view the link] will probably get rid of it, since it's probably adware if it's affecting your browser
     
  5. Conquer

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    Id Recommend getting "UniBlue" Suite And scanning your computer with all the programs in it, aswell as a very good protection like ZoneAlarm Internet Security, Or even Kaspersky Internet Security, That way you can do a deep system scan and get everything removed,

    You prolly know this already but ZoneAlarm is the #1 rated protection According to google lol
     
  6. OP
    DaVampireSpartan

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    Ok...This is seriously starting to piss me off. The system restore didn't work, I have scanned my computer over 50 times for viruses, spy ware, etc., etc. AND IT STILL WILL NOT WORK!!! :cursing::cursing::cursing::cursing: anger is not towards you guys, it is towards my computer. I really am annoyed by this.
     
  7. TehPhelix

    TehPhelix Retired Retired

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    You did a complete system restore? As in booting everything to factory defaults? If so there is no possibility of a virus (from my knowledge). If you did do that and downloaded some programs after that then there is your obvious problems. If you have not already completely restore it from factory settings and there should not be a problem however you will have to re-download everything you had. I suggest that for programs but music/pictures put on a flash drive/disc and transfer them over. That way you can start from scratch and get a good anti-virus program and run regular tests and scans.
     
  8. knockem

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    Go to to a system restore point.. I always did that when I got a virus and it worked fine. Do a clean install of your OS and there is no way the virus could still be on there.
     
  9. OP
    DaVampireSpartan

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    I mean that the system restore is getting an error and will not finish. I tried all types of restore points; system checkpoints, update installation points, etc. etc.
     
  10. TehPhelix

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    Then I suggest completely restoring your entire computer. i.e. put in the boot disc and reformat your entire computer like I suggested. Sometimes it is costly but that is the only true way to delete all viruses. Read my post above for more information about it because I don't feel like retyping it all out. However I suggest once you do that, you install a strong anti-virus and firewall to prevent this from happening in the future.
     
  11. Haxalot88

    Haxalot88 VIP VIP

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    Doing a system reformat isn't that bad. Such as I do one every 4-5 months when system performance starts bogging. Just make sure to backup any documents you need, and TRUSTED software installers (such as firefox, itunes, etc...), also make sure you backup your drivers with Double Driver (extract the driver software into a folder, then you can just install each device by pointing the installer to the specific driver .ini). Not only will the virus be gone, but you may also notice a significant system performance boost.
     
  12. Zarcu

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    Try Malwarebytes.
    It removes most of the touchiest problems I've had.
     
  13. OP
    DaVampireSpartan

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    Ok. Seems there was no virus at all. My security system on my computer's parental control was turn on when it was supposed to be off. My dad turned it on when he was helping me fix the first virus I had and so that was what screwed it all up. Thanks for all your guy's help again. Sorry for the trouble though.
     
  14. Doeboy1337

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  15. RvB rox

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    w8 how do you know that there is a virus?
     
  16. OP
    DaVampireSpartan

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    If there is a problem that you cannot figure out with regular solutions. And yes, my dad owned me, but he was stumped too. So he owned himself.
     
  17. Chotton

    Chotton Computer Specialist

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    Look into these:
    Avira Anti-virus (It's free)
    WinPatrol (By Microsoft, it's free)
     
  18. TehPhelix

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    I would watch out with Avira it sometimes recognizes nesecary system files as viruses such as your spooler.exe So if you do get it make sure you double check everything it recognizes as a virus.
     
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