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Old 08-23-2008, 10:47 AM   #1
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Unhappy Mah Computer...

has a virus, so we'll see how often I'm able to post over the next week. *sigh*
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Old 08-23-2008, 10:52 AM   #2
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It shouldn't take more than a day getting rid of the virus...
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Old 08-23-2008, 02:20 PM   #3
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It shouldn't take more than a day getting rid of the virus...
I couldn't get rid of it myself, so I'm having to take it to Information Services on campus.
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:29 AM   #4
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A Really Big Magnet can sort out your virus troubles! Just rub it all over your hard drive, making sure to get all those little nooks and crannies.
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Old 08-24-2008, 11:01 AM   #5
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If all else fails, maybe you can get The Fonz to help out.
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AVG anti-spyware works, it got rid of my viruses and trogens virus
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Old 08-24-2008, 05:02 PM   #7
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If all else fails, maybe you can get The Fonz to help out.
Lol and sigh

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AVG anti-spyware works, it got rid of my viruses and trogens virus
Ran the free version, but it didn't get rid of everything...
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Old 08-24-2008, 05:20 PM   #8
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Not everything is a virus/Trojan. There is also spyware and adware. And, according to my browser: Payware and annoyware (somehow related to spyware) ...
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Old 08-24-2008, 05:49 PM   #9
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Not everything is a virus/Trojan. There is also spyware and adware. And, according to my browser: Payware and annoyware (somehow related to spyware) ...
Okay, I think this is adware. Here are the symptoms.

1. My C: drive icon went away, but I can still access things that were installed there.

3. Slowness

4. My clock currently reads "20:34: VIRUS ALERT!" even though I'm on EST, aka 8:34.

5. Everything else reads "VIRUS ALERT!"

6. My background was an ad for some virus software, until active desktop was disabled. Also, there are some icons that won't go away that I never installed.

7. The programs on my task bar are "shuffling"/opening from left to right, every few seconds.

8. I'm going crazy.

Pics of the signs will follow. Well, now Imageshack isn't working. Poo. Okay, the virus/whatever isn't allowing me to upload. Poo 2. I'll upload the image on a another computer later.

I'm probably going to take my computer to Information Services on campus, to see if they can fix it or, sadly, just erase and start over. (Luckily I do have a fair amount of stuff backed up on an external hd that wasn't plugged in at the time.)
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Old 08-24-2008, 06:07 PM   #10
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whao! How did this all happen? Thats a whole lot to be wrong with a computer? Mine was never that bad when mine had 12 trogens. ( i got those trogens from a music site, not a illegal one either )

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Old 08-24-2008, 08:59 PM   #11
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Try clicking on to top left corner of your computer.

Also, get a DIFFERENT virus remover than the one that the virus recommends.
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:21 PM   #12
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We had a 'virus' that acted like the bird flue. The fact is it wasn't a virus but a program telling our computer it had a virus. the computer used our virus protection to try and destroy it but instead started randomly destroying things on our computer. We got it wiped after backing up everything.
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:23 AM   #13
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We got it wiped after backing up everything.
Yeah, that sounds kinda like what I have.

I have most of my important things on external hd, but I'm afraid to plug it in for fear it would become "infected". I'm taking it to Information Systems; they'll look it over and tell me what should be done.

EDIT: Oh, and I think my browers were "hijacked". (Whatever that means.)
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:27 AM   #14
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That's pretty nasty marketing. It's like a big guy coming up to you and saying...
"Hey, you wanna buy some painkillers?"
"No, I don't have a headache."
*BIFF!*
"Hey, you look like you could do with some painkillers. I recommend mine."
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Old 08-25-2008, 08:14 AM   #15
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Except the headache pills give you athritis...

Yeah, wiping the harddisk, reinstaling Windows, and then plugging in the HD and copying stuff over is your best bet.
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:54 PM   #16
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And the arthritis pills give you headaches!

I had a virus once. All it did was a scary, blood covered demon popped up from the bottom of the screen, did a loud scream noise, then deleted itself. This was when I was 6. I am now phobic of computer viruses.
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:55 PM   #17
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I had a virus once. All it did was a scary, blood covered demon popped up from the bottom of the screen, did a loud scream noise, then deleted itself.
That's called annoyware.
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Old 08-28-2008, 09:07 AM   #18
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Well, at least it deleted itself...
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Old 09-01-2008, 04:46 PM   #19
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AVG anti-spyware works, it got rid of my viruses and trogens virus
AVG's okay, I only had one problem with it: Everytime you'd run a check and remove the spyware, it'd come back after that 8-9 hour check. (Well, that's how long it took for my infected laptop, I don't know about you guys)

Spyware Doctor is my best suggestion, even if it costs money.
I only find AVG best for scanning websites in search results for any active threats, that and it comes with every type of protection you'll need.

Also, ThreatFire's another good alternative.
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:30 AM   #20
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Everytime you'd run a check and remove the spyware, it'd come back after that 8-9 hour check.
You didn't realize most spyware is regenerative?
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