Anyone a Computer Wiz?

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  1. Nurd

    Nurd TPF Noob!

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    I guess I'm in a lot of trouble with my fiance because I seemed to have downloaded a virus. Since he's at work he can't get it off. I have no idea what to do. I've scanned my computer and deleted the virus it had. (only found 1) but now theres this Virus - burster program installed and I can't delete it off my computer. When I try to come to TPF I get another tab that has porno on it. (I'm using maxthon browser).

    Any help with this would be very VERY appreciated.
     
  2. Tiberius

    Tiberius TPF Noob!

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    Get a Spyware-Check program such as Ad-Aware or Spybot Search & Destroy. Run it.
     
  3. Nurd

    Nurd TPF Noob!

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    I have spybot and I used it and it came up with some stuff, but after I deleted them and all that it's still there. But I searched google for virus-burster and it has some directions on how to get rid of it. :( now I have to wait until my b/f gets home to do it. I dont want to mess up the computer more.

    *slaps own hand*

    bad bad alex

    but thank you though

    p.s.
    I love your spock icon
     
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    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

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    Got a problem? Reformat!
     
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    Puscas TPF Noob!

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    have you found this 'Smitfraudfix' too? (I also Googled it). It seems pretty simple and safe.



    good luck,


    pascal
     
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    a lot of times you will have to reboot it and run in safemode. Many virus had cloaking programs that run in normal mode and hide them from scans. I would suggest to scan with ad-aware, spybot and your antivirus program in safemode.
     
  7. Nurd

    Nurd TPF Noob!

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    how do I get my computer in safe mode again? If I mess up the computer I think my fiance will beat me to death with the keyboard (jk)
     
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    Puscas TPF Noob!

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    You have to press F8 during set up.




    pascal
     
  9. Nurd

    Nurd TPF Noob!

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    ah, thanks
     
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    memorex88 TPF Noob!

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    what is your antivirus program and is it up to date?
     
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    I guess it's AVG? We also have spy bot ..and yes they are up to date
     
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    memorex88 TPF Noob!

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    does it do the same with a different browser? IE? Firefox?
     

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