Virus Help?

My computer is having a mid-life crisis. I just don't know what to do. It has viruses on it like trojans and stuff and a free scan tells me it has some 180 spyware threats or something like that.. I need help getting rid of them. I don't want to buy some $50 program. Please help me find a free virus remover and computer portecter. Thanks so much.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Hi, you can only use one antivirus program. Or else you will have serious conflict with your system. You can use three or four antispyware plus one good firewall.

    Here are free program that I use and they keep me 100% clean.

    Antivirus free from AOL, powered by Kaspersky Labs, Russia. Rated #1 in the world.

    http://www.activevirusshield.com/antivirus/freeav/...

    http://www.grisoft.com/ Download their Avg Spyware an if you don't purchase in thirty days the program becomes free and they just remove the auto updates. You will update on a manual basis.

    http://www.superantispyware.com/ Download their free version. Excellent spyware detector. Finds spyware that most of the other miss.

    http://www.emsisoft.com/ Download their free version of A2Squared Malware V 2

    http://www.lavasoft.com/ Download thier free home for personal use Ad-adware SE Personal.

    http://www.zonealarm.com/ Download their free home for personal use zonealarm firewall. Excellent leak free protection.

    Minddoctor, France

    All of the above programs scan 207,000 object in my system with the exception of the lavasoft. Still excellent program

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    That was once scareware urging you to hit its internet site. Since you went there, it should now have downloaded a few truly malware. It's now time for a few truly scans. If you've gotten an anti-virus, ensure it has the modern-day virus definitions and run a experiment with it in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking. That in most cases prevents malware from protective itself. If you don’t have one, many humans right here swear through AVG (it’s unfastened). I endorse you additionally down load Ad-Aware Free and Spybot S&D (they’re unfastened), set up them, replace them and run them, once more in Safe Mode With Networking. Also, flip off System Restore to evict any copies of unhealthy stuff that probably lurking there. To get into Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking: one million. Log out and reboot your computing device. two. When the computing device begins the reboot series, press the F8 key sometimes. three. Select Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking from the ensuing menu. four. Login. If the malware has modified your password, check out logging in as Administrator. By default, Administrator has no password. five. The computing device will maintain booting, however the Windows computer will appear distinctive. 6. When you are completed doing what you ought to do, sign off and reboot again into ordinary mode. Note that even though the anti-malware techniques do away with the malware, they might not be capable to opposite the results. Search the Web for feasible fixes. Update and run the whole thing in general, no longer simply while you believe you have already got malware. Good good fortune.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You may be having a virus or spyware installed on your PC. Norton, AVG , Avast are free antivirus software. Ad-aware, Ewido are free spyware removers. You can download free softwares at

    http://fixit.in/antivirus.html and http://fixit.in/spywareremover.html

  • Ted B
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    There are lot of free programs that you can download and install.

    For Antivirus use Avira antivirus or Avast.

    For Spyware use A-squared, Spyware Blaster, Microsoft window Defender, Spybot Search&Destroy.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Get a Mac or use Linux!

    Ubuntu is a Linux based operating System consisting of free and open source software. With Ubuntu you can surf the web, read email, create documents, spreadsheets and more! Ubuntu gives you power and flexibility for business, education and home use.

    Ubuntu is easy to install and free of viruses!

    Ubuntu is free to download or you may request free CDs to be mailed to you.

  • 1 decade ago

    www.avast.com and download and install free virus software.

    To get rid of spyware go to www.ewido.net and run an online scan to get rid of spyware.

  • 1 decade ago

    for spyware i would get adaware

    www.lavasoft.com

    se personal its free

    download,install, check for update, reboot, than do a full scan

    spybot is also a good option

    for a free online virus scan

    www.housecall.trendmicro.com

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Try using an online site that will scan and remove free of charge. Trend Micro has two sites available. One does both Virus and spyware scan and removal. The other specializes in Spyware, Trojan, adware etc removal. Both are excellent. Be sure to write down the names (exactly as listed in the program) of any infections it cannot remove.

    http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

    http://www.trendmicro.com/spyware-scan/free_spywar...

    If there is still infections then go here and download AVG Anti-Virus if you do not have an AV on your computer. If you do, then update it but, do not run it yet.

    http://www.filehippo.com/download_avg_antivirus/

    Now follow this procedure and use the programs listed in it along with your AV program. If anything remains after these, then go to the site(s) listed at the bottom and run those free programs.

    VIRUS and SPYWARE REMOVAL PROCEDURE FOR WINDOWS XP

    This procedure works for all Malware. Use any AntiVirus or AntiSpy program you choose.

    Download and Update Ewido (now called the AVG Antispyware). Do not run:

    http://www.ewido.net/en/download/...

    Download AdAware SE and update. Do the setup. Do not run:

    http://www.filehippo.com/download_ad-aware/

    AdAware SE Setup:

    1. Select "use custom scanning options" then select "customize". Make sure the following options are enabled: "scan within archives," "scan active processes," "scan registry," "deep scan registry," "scan my IE favorites for banned URLs," "scan my Hosts file."

    2. Select the "tweak" option. Under "scanning engine," make sure "unload recognized processes and modules during scan" is enabled. Enable "scan registry for all users instead of current users."

    3. Under "cleaning engine" turn on "always try to unload modules…," "during removal unload explorer and IE if necessary," "let windows remove files in use at next restart," and "delete quarantined items after restoring."

    4. Use the "select drives and folders to scan" option to ensure that your entire hard drive is scanned (if you have more than one hard drive, scan all of them (of course, do not include floppy and CD/DVD).

    TEMPORARILY SHOW HIDDEN FILES AND FOLDERS.

    1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

    2. Click Appearance and Themes, and then click Folder Options.

    3. On the View tab, under Hidden files and folders, click "Show hidden files and folders", and clear(uncheck) the "Hide protected operating system files" check box.

    IMPORTANT: Files are hidden by Windows for a very good reason. It is not wise to experiment with these files. Unfortunately, to successfully remove modern spyware we must turn this protection off temporarily. Please turn the protection back on when you have finished cleaning your system.

    EMPTY INTERNET EXPLORER BROWSER CACHE:

    1. On the Internet Explorer Tools menu, click Internet Options.

    2. On the General tab, in the Temporary Internet Files section, click the Delete Files button. Select the Delete all offline content check box in the confirmation dialogue box that appears, click OK. Click OK again.

    RESTART IN SAFE MODE:

    To do this you need to hold down or repeatedly tap the F8 key while the computer is booting (when the computer is displaying a black screen with white text). When the boot menu appears, use your keyboard arrows to select "Safe Mode."

    Safe Mode can look quite ugly. The color may look bad, and all of your desktop icons will be very large. This is normal.

    START THE SCAN WITH YOUR ANTI-VIRUS OR ANTI-SPYWARE PROGRAM. RUN ONE PROGRAM AT A TIME.

    When the scan and removal are completed REBOOT COMPUTER. This will restart you in normal mode. DON'T FORGET TO RESET HIDDEN FILES AND FOLDERS.

    NEW RESTORE POINT.

    The RESTORE POINTS may be infected with the Malware and cannot be used.

    HERE'S HOW:

    1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

    2. Click Performance and Maintenance, click System, and then click on the System Restore tab.

    3. Select the Turn Off System Restore check box, click Apply, then restart your computer.

    4. Return to the System Restore Tab and turn System Restore back on.

    TO SET A NEW RESTORE POINT:

    1. Click the Start button.

    2. Point to Programs, then navigate to Accessories, then System Tools, then click System Restore.

    3. Choose Create a restore point, and then click Next.

    4. In the Restore point description box, type a name for your restore point, and then click Next.

    5. Click OK.

    NOTE: If you are using Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and are unable to access the Internet after removing Malware, there is a command that may fix the problem. It works by resetting the winsock catalogue. Click on Start, then Run and type CMD in the box. Click OK. Type "netsh winsock reset" (no quotes)into the DOS window that appears.

    ADDITION INFORMATION ABOUT TROJANS:

    There are Trojans that fall into the Smitfraud family. These require the use of a specialized program for removal. Here are two sites that specialize in removing these:

    http://www.internetinspiration.co.uk/roguefix.htm

    http://siri.urz.free.fr/Fix/SmitfraudFix_En.php

    Removing malware usually leaves useless files and entries related to them. This cleaning program will remove most or all of them.

    http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/

  • 1 decade ago

    http://www.spybot.com/

    http://www.lavasoft.com/

    Install those you will be fine

    I use spybot all the time adaware occasionally.

    Spybot has a program that runs all the time and alerts me when a spyware type program is trying to install or chage info to my registry.

    Also make sure you update your virus protection.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Download "spyware terminator" it is Free and works well.

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