Ive been told I have PC AIDS

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by Ozduke, Aug 3, 2007.

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  1. Ozduke

    Ozduke LE

    Apparently my home PC has a Brontok Virus.

    Any ideas how to sort it out? I have a geek looking at it now.
     
  2. Harry_Monk

    Harry_Monk War Hero

  3. msr

    msr LE

  4. Garhwal

    Garhwal LE

    Did you get it sorted?
     
  5. Ozduke

    Ozduke LE

    All good - the geek had a copy of Avast! Nice. Thanks for the tips.
     
  6. Chalky

    Chalky LE

    Well, that's what you get when you stick your n*b in any old PC without protection.

    Lesson learned, eh? :wink:
     
  7. deadc0de

    deadc0de Old-Salt

    Disabling regedit would cause someone who lives in a GUI to panic but leaves you with reg.exe, so from a command prompt just "reg query HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon"
    then "reg add..." the correct keys to overwrite the evil :twisted: ones.
     
  8. looney

    looney LE

    Understood.
     
  9. deadc0de

    deadc0de Old-Salt

    Ha, yeah I'll give you that. :oops:
    It was more of a dig at Harry_monk's post than practical IT advice but doesn't matter know since we kissed and made up. 8)
     
  10. Going off target a little, but still security, my McAffe has run out, and I am aware they are a bit crap, so I uploaded AVG free, but now need a firewall, Zone alarm seems popular, any others?

    Lastly I hear that just unistalling McAffe wont work to rid my system completely?
     
  11. deadc0de

    deadc0de Old-Salt

    I'd vote for Zone-alarm. They've been first with new firewall technologies in the past, namely restricting outbound connections like trojans and comparing checksums on allowed programs to stop evil people :twisted: replacing trusted apps with their 0wn.
     
  12. Cheers zone alarm installed, Mcaffe unistalled, just gotta wait to see if works ^^\'