Thread: Virus taking over
December 2nd, 2010, 02:23 AM #1
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Virus taking over
it appears i have a virus on my computer that is impossible to get rid of. It prevents me to go on any antivirus websites , consequently i cannot update my anti virus (current anti virus does not pick it up). Furthermore i think it allows someone to access some of my information, since posts have been made on forums etc. that wasn't posts i remember putting up (like ads and nonsense).
Anyone have any suggestions on what i should do :'( ???
December 2nd, 2010, 02:44 AM #2
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You could try a rescue/recovery cd like those offered from Avira or Kaspersky
Avira AntiVir Rescue System - Download
Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10
Boot from the disk and see if you can remove the infections. Then run malwarebytes as well update and run your AV (which obviously isn't working well if you got infected to begin with)
December 2nd, 2010, 04:02 AM #3
Bearing in mind that this infection is blocking you from getting to the sites that are likely to help to repair your computer, you might need to access it (and create any disks/data) from another computer...
December 3rd, 2010, 09:49 AM #4Conservatives: "If the facts disagree with our opinion, ignore the facts -- or at least misrepresent them."
December 8th, 2010, 11:02 PM #5
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Re:Virus taking over(my reply)
Hey, I know I am new here, but if I can help, let me give it a shot. Go to control panel, and then find internet options;Click on internet options, and then look for the settings tab. Click that, and look down at the bottom, where you see the lan settings tab. Open that, and if the box that reads:use a proxy server for your lan is checked, uncheck it, click apply, then ok. I once helped a friend of mine out who was having a similar problem, and it when she did the above mentioned, she could then surf to anti virus sites, etc. Also, go into safe mode, if you can. Most virus files(as far as I know) will not run in safe mode. Hope this helps.
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