need computer help
Posted Mon Jan 07, 2013 04:37 PM
thanks for any help.
Posted Mon Jan 07, 2013 05:39 PM
No anti-virus can protect from 100% of threats out there, even sites that you think are safe can be compromised if the sites admin team don't keep the software up to date (also adverts are a common form of getting viruses and malware onto a computer).
Posted Mon Jan 07, 2013 06:22 PM
Posted Mon Jan 07, 2013 07:09 PM
This post has been edited by realityman: Mon Jan 07, 2013 07:10 PM
Posted Mon Jan 07, 2013 08:00 PM
The best way to keep malware and viruses away from any computer is to use an account where nothing can be installed beyond what is installed since it would stop the nasties from installing as well.
Posted Mon Jan 07, 2013 09:08 PM
This post has been edited by leah30: Mon Jan 07, 2013 09:16 PM
Posted Tue Jan 08, 2013 05:36 AM
Posted Tue Jan 08, 2013 08:11 AM
will advast block it and prevent me from ever getting the malware in the first place,i already have spyhunter and it will get rid of malware once i get it,im lookig for someting that will prevent me from ever getting it in the first place
Posted Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:46 PM
Posted Tue Jan 15, 2013 02:52 AM
Yeah there is no real promised way of dealing with viruses, malware and also spyware.
The programs you load up to keep you safe can only do so much.
Suggestions to avoid infection would be:
Be very careful of the sites that you go on
DO NOT click any adverts that say you have won something, or there is a message waiting for you or the most catchy one where there is a window or ad that says your machine is currently infected with X amount of infections/errors.
Before very careful what software you load up as well.
You can always google up background on the websites and software before hand.
Try get an AntiVirus that has Internet Security as well. Really handy to have those AntiVirus programs that give you a rating on each site whether it is safe or not.
My current setup (after recently dealing with a virus... because I was decided that I need not need to have a Anti-Virus)
Avast Internet Security (Low resource AV that does work without slowing your machine down)
(I wouldn't really recommend using Norton's best advertised AV i will admit but doesnt even come in the top 5 yep better believe it)
Super Anti-Spyware (Free Version)
Malbytes Anti-Malware (Free Version)
So far so good.
To remove spyware/malware that has gotten onto your machine, just google it up from another PC and look for a tool that can remove it. Sadly all programs become useless once you are infected.
But the best suggestion I have is back up your info and your data and reload windows and your software. When you infected and you remove it, there always tends to be some form of damage that is left behind that will only come back to haunt you later on.
Hope this helps
Posted Sun Jan 20, 2013 02:33 AM
Posted Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:51 AM
Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:33 PM
Posted Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:14 PM
Once the machine is up and running again I either reformat the hard drive and reinstall the OS or do a restart from a date at least a month earlier than the date of infection. I don't like the second way but the user is always right.
I have never seen this virus, just the problem it leaves behind.
I have learned the virus is connected with a lot of "teen" pic sites that look to be below age. I'm sure it can be found elsewhere but the screen image I've seen is a fake gov't notice demanding $300.00 to free the machine. The message goes on to say that the machine has been "seized" because the user attempted to enter sites with pics of underage children. Users, of course, swear they didn't do that. Who knows. That's how I address the problem. Much luck to you.
Posted Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:57 AM
And I talked to them and they told me what to set to block it, so I don't get it anymore,
eveything has been working great for me since then.
Again thanks for your help