Computer Virus, Help please!
Tomotoms
May 5 2009, 06:12 PM
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My computer has a virus. It's called win defender. At first it made loads of pop-ups try and convince me I had a load of other viruses and I should buy some software to get rid of them.

I ran McAfee and it removed a lot of stuff and I'm not getting the pop-ups anymore. However, when I am browsing sites (sites that I know there are no problems with like google and facebook and GMC) it occasionally comes up in my internet explorer saying the site is potentially bad and I should buy win defender. So to an extent the virus is still there, just in my internet explorer.

Does anyone know how to get rid of this virus totally? I looked on some sites and they recommend downloading stuff to remove it, but I don't know which of those sites are legitimate.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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Jesse
May 5 2009, 06:16 PM
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win defender, is FROM windows...biggrin.gif Isn't it?

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Tomotoms
May 5 2009, 06:18 PM
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It's supposed to be, but there is a virus that mimics it

If I click add 'full software' it sends me to a site that is clearly dodgy

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Jesse
May 5 2009, 06:19 PM
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I bet you dld a trial xD

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May 5 2009, 06:38 PM
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I hope it's not a rootkey type virus - they're a pain. Thankfully, if you have internet access there are always options on what you can do. I recommend using a free program called HiJackThis - and posting your results on a techy forum. They're usually happy to help you pin point the problem and how to get your system clean again.

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May 5 2009, 06:51 PM
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You can try battling the virus for days or you can take the easy route and reinstall windows. Backup first though smile.gif

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QUOTE (Artemus @ May 5 2009, 07:38 PM) *
I hope it's not a rootkey type virus - they're a pain.


What is a rootkey virus?

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QUOTE (Tomotoms @ May 5 2009, 07:18 PM) *
It's supposed to be, but there is a virus that mimics it

If I click add 'full software' it sends me to a site that is clearly dodgy


I had the same virus not long ago,
imitates win defender.
Not sure how I deleted it tho,
try few different antivirus tools, something shall kill it, good luck! smile.gif

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Ramiro Delforte
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Here you'll find the best free programs to solve your problem

http://www.techsupportalert.com/pc/security-tools.html

I hope you can get rid of it smile.gif

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Be sure to scan your pc with an anti-virus software or Registry Mechanic. The last one is an awesome tool that repairs your computer. smile.gif

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Also try spyware removal programs such as Ad-Aware, Spybot S&D and Malwarebytes. I've read that malwarebytes has effectively removed the win defender virus. Good luck

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Ad-Aware and Spybot are great for fixing these problems man, try them! smile.gif

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I had this too, took me a while to clean it out.
ad-aware, avast, and Malwarebytes are the programs I used (in that order too) to fix it. They are all free, or have free versions that you can use. Its definitely worth trying out because i know that virus is a pain with all the little pop-ups constantly appearing. Also try downloading registry mechanic, they have a free version as well and it'll scan your registry files on your computer.

Avast is a great program too, i'm thinking of buying the full version.
Hope this helps man

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try using malwarebytes, i had a wierd virus like that and it worked

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Go and register at Bleepingcomputer.com!! They have lot's of fixes already listed in the Forums. If you need to ask someone there for help thay will ask you to run Malwarebytes and Hijack This and post the results. Then someone will help you clean your PC completely!!
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