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Post by Thornwillow » Fri Sep 02, 2005 10:10 pm

I need help, my older computer is full of viruses, and i have PS Gurd on it, but every time it checks about 30% of the computer for the viruses, it locks up, all i know is that it says it has 2 viruses then it doesnt finish. I cant delete them! And also my background on that computer says:

WARNING: Your computer may be infected with spyware or addware! This may lose data on your computer!

Please help me get rid of them!

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Post by gannon » Fri Sep 02, 2005 10:26 pm

try adaware and spybot s&d

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Post by Thornwillow » Fri Sep 02, 2005 10:32 pm

i forgotto mention its CD-Drive doesnt work...

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Post by Reaperman@home » Fri Sep 02, 2005 10:33 pm

sometimes when the adware is real bad (so bad I can't install anti-spyware), I go to:
http://www.spywareguide.com and use their free online spyware scanner. (on the left hand toolbar)
for viruses (they always seem to kill antivirus installs) you can clean it off with the free online scanner at:
http://www.trendmicro.com
(under the 'personal' tab)

these online tools are just meant to clear you off enough to install something sensible. like adaware and AVG antivirus

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Post by totokan » Sat Sep 03, 2005 6:33 am

i had the same thing. I'll look through the old posts and try and find the fix for you.
EDIT: I looked, but i couldn't find it. sorry.
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Post by madc0w » Sat Sep 03, 2005 9:58 am

the microsoft spyware blocker is pretty good, its been rated just as good as spybot.
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Post by Weebl » Sat Sep 03, 2005 11:14 am

In addition to what gannon recommended (both are great programs), I'd also recommend to change your browser to Firefox if you're using IE currently. There's so many holes in IE that allow people to get into your files, and since lots of people use it, it is the one most targeted for that kind of stuff. Firefox can be downloaded from www.mozilla.com.

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Post by daguuy » Sat Sep 03, 2005 2:12 pm

it's mozilla.org. a really good antivirus thing is avast
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Post by Thornwillow » Sat Sep 03, 2005 6:11 pm

Thank you everyone, you have all been big helps...

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