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JTBRLZ
05-18-2008, 02:12 PM
My laptop and my PC have both been completely taken over by viruses right now, and I'm trying to find a free virus remover out there. Anybody know of one?

Phin-o-rama
05-18-2008, 02:17 PM
i use avg free


as far as an online virus scan you can try panda http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/

always good to run spyware checker as well 'spybot search and destroy' is what i use

Finfang
05-18-2008, 02:21 PM
My laptop and my PC have both been completely taken over by viruses right now, and I'm trying to find a free virus remover out there. Anybody know of one?


Go to this page and follow all their instructions. I used to work for them and they are extremely knowledgeable about malware.

http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Must-Read-Before-Posting-Hijackthis-Log-t2852.html


Trying to remove it with one virus killer will not work. You will just end up chasing your own tail.

If you need any other help feel free to pm me.

Good luck.

Finfang
05-18-2008, 02:27 PM
i use avg free


as far as an online virus scan you can try panda http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/

always good to run spyware checker as well 'spybot search and destroy' is what i use

AVG is a real good free anti-virus but I prefer Avast. It has a larger virus definition database. It is free too!

JTBRLZ
05-18-2008, 02:35 PM
I have like those fake virus remover things with constant pop-ups claiming theres problems. I'll check these websites out later. Thanks guys.

Finfang
05-18-2008, 02:43 PM
I have like those fake virus remover things with constant pop-ups claiming theres problems. I'll check these websites out later. Thanks guys.

That is rogue software. Do not install it.

Go to the link I gave you and follow every step as they will walk you through the disinfection. Be careful using that machine before this is done. The door to your PC is wide open.

Make sure you are running only one anti-virus program and keep it up to date.

Dolfan32323
05-18-2008, 09:52 PM
if u need more help go to forum.notebookreview.com

phinmania
05-19-2008, 04:15 PM
AVG is th best

spydertl79
05-19-2008, 06:19 PM
Penicillin FTW

Phinz4Life
05-19-2008, 11:14 PM
That is rogue software. Do not install it.

Go to the link I gave you and follow every step as they will walk you through the disinfection. Be careful using that machine before this is done. The door to your PC is wide open.

Make sure you are running only one anti-virus program and keep it up to date.

What happens if you run more than one?

Cuban Dave 9
05-20-2008, 10:06 AM
Penicillin FTW
Thought that was for bacteria :tongue:

Wildbill3
05-20-2008, 10:26 AM
What happens if you run more than one?
it would slow your system down. they would be in conflict with each other.

Ok basic instruction to remove a virus.

1. You need these programs, SDFix (http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/andymanchesta/SDFix.exe) (instructions, make sure you print these. (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic131299.html)), AVG Free 8.0 (http://free.grisoft.com/ww.download?prd=afe), an antispyware prog (I like spybot search and destroy (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/mirrors/index.html), and a registry cleaner/startup cleaner etc, I like ccleaner (http://www.ccleaner.com/download).

2. you need to disable system restore, as many virus's will hide in there and system restore files cannot be accessed by an antivirus program.

3. If you can still access the internet, install avg 8.0 first, update it and run it. If you can't access the internet or it tells you that you don't have admin rights/rights have been disabled by the administrator (and you are admin) then install SDfix, restart in safemod and follow the SD fix instructions.

4. After running AVG at least 2x, then run spybot, then run CCleaner. while in cccleaner, take note of the startup programs, if you see a bunch of them disable everything that isn't something you know should be there. restart, if a program gets added back to your startup list that you just took out, chances are its a system file, or a part of a trojan that is still sneaking around.

5. this is a just a note, most people swear by the reformat and reinstall, me I hate that advice, there is no reason you cannot have a fast moving machine if you keep it clean, up to date, and keep your friends and family away from your machine, as they will surely go to places on your computer they wouldn't on thier own....

dolfan06
05-25-2008, 09:18 AM
here's another good one. http://housecall65.trendmicro.com/