COMPUTER DOCTOR NEEDED ASAP

#1
:!::cry::mad:
[align=center]TTHIS IS A TRUE EMERGANCY IF THERE EVER WAS ONE.[/align]

I have some how managed to get a virous on my Desktop. I need to get it off as soon as poss because I have some very important files on it and I can't lose them, is there any thing I can do? I can't back the files up as they are also infected so what can I do?
 
#2
unplug and take to the nice man at pc world who will virus clean for about thirty quid
 

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#3
Tauscan
..........do it yourself for no money whatsoever.
 
#4
Download AVG antivirus (free). http://free.grisoft.com/

Don't choose to upgrade during install or it'll install a trial of the pay-for-it-version.

If you're doing a really good clean ad-aware is free and very good (for malicious 'spy ware' and some virus recognition): http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/. Also spybot: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/.

Don't be persuaded to install Norton Anti-virus! It costs money and it takes your PC over. Once you've got it you'll never get rid off it. AVG is just as good and uses less system resources.
 
#5
Run Norton (or equivalent) Anti Virus if you have it. It will detect and name the virus. It may be able to remove it too. If not, and you know what the virus is called, type in the name of the virus in to Google, and it may send you to an info site about the particular virus which may contain a downloadable virus removal program. If all else fails, then the only solution is to take it in to PC World or the like, and hand it over to one of the 'MacDonald's workers with a GCSE' types.

Good luck
 
#6
#7
Good CO said:
Don't be persuaded to install Norton Anti-virus! It costs money and it takes your PC over. Once you've got it you'll never get rid off it. AVG is just as good and uses less system resources.
Wish I'd known that a few weeks ago... :roll: :(
 
#8
Go out and by Norton Internet Security, it only cost about £35. In addition to the anti-virus software you get a firewall, intrusion detection, spam filters and privacy controls. You can also pay an annual subscription to ensure you get all the updates via the internet (I do). Its pretty good value.
 

stet

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#9
macafee works great for me, free updates and all kinds of good stuff like that!
 
#12
drilller said:
:!::cry::mad:
[align=center]TTHIS IS A TRUE EMERGANCY IF THERE EVER WAS ONE.[/align]

I have some how managed to get a virous on my Desktop. I need to get it off as soon as poss because I have some very important files on it and I can't lose them, is there any thing I can do? I can't back the files up as they are also infected so what can I do?
That's what you get for downloading dodgy porn.
 
#13
lol thats why i had to get macafee
the shop guy gave me a funny look when i said why i need "a good virus thingy"
 
#14
How do you know you have a virus, and if you do what virus is it (there are different fixes for different viruses), if you dont what is happening to make you think you have a virus.
 
#16
Or ask Ghostie nicely if he will fix it. Always works for me.
 
#17
DozyBint said:
Good CO said:
Don't be persuaded to install Norton Anti-virus! It costs money and it takes your PC over. Once you've got it you'll never get rid off it. AVG is just as good and uses less system resources.
Wish I'd known that a few weeks ago... :roll: :(
Do not instal AVG its is pants, it uses less resources than Nortons, but its is a massive pain in the arse.
NOD 32 has won awardds for finding things most other antivirus's cannot, so would recommend it.

If you are having any major problems PM me and i should be able to help, just bare in mind it will be a little while before you get a responce due to time differences
 
#19
Goto to the Trend website. The do a webbased housedoctor for free which is very good, and stop download ing dodgy porn, thats where you get the nasty viruses from!! just like real life!
 
#20
Hijack This is a little program that can detect any nasties runing in the background, trouble is that it also shows lots of goodies so unless you know what you're doing don't delete anything!!
There are plenty of resources on forums and sites to explain what to do.Get it here !!

Just found a site that analyses the log file from the HijackThis search here.

Hope this is of use.
 

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