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WEB based virus scanning

If you have been infected with a virus and you do not have a virus scanning program installed on your computer or laptop, you can try removing the virus using a WEB based virus program provided you can still access the Internet.
Once your have suceeded in removing the virus, I suggest you install a virus program. There are freeware virus programs on the Internet such as AVG, but generally a commerical verson offers better protection.

Try these WEB-based Virus Scan
Trend Micro HouseCall
http://housecall.trendmicro.com
Symantec - Norton Security Scan
http://security.symantec.com
Malware file download
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

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I have a warning from control.exe saying my computer is infected with Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen


Run a virus scanning program to remove the virus.
If you can get into the Internet you can run a WEB based virus scan. Try on of these virus scan.
WEB-based Virus Scan
Trend MicroHouseCallhttp://housecall.trendmicro.comSymantec -Norton Security Scanhttp://security.symantec.comMalware filedownloadhttp://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

Dec 11, 2011 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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I help how to remove trojan/other virus from my window 7 laptop.please help me.


Here's a fee-based service to do it for you:

http://us.norton.com/nortonlive/

To detect the threat level, you may want to try the free (& advertised on TV) web site
www.MySafePC.com, but virus removal will cost $$ - they're happy to tell you you're infected for
free, though.

Here's Symantec's list of things to do:

If you suspect that your computer is infected with a threat or you receive a threat alert, and you want to make sure that your computer is secure.

You can perform a virus scan to eliminate any known threat from your computer. Scanning your computer for threats is easy if you follow the step-by-step instructions provided in this article. The scanning process may take an hour or more, depending on the number of files you have on your computer.

To detect and remove all the threats from your computer, follow these five steps:

• Install the latest virus definitions.

• Stop all running programs and temporarily disconnect the computer from any network.

• Run the virus scan.

• Install the latest Windows updates.

• Run a full system scan once again to ensure that there are no threats.

The first step is to check whether you can install the latest virus definitions, as some threats may block your access to all the security products' Web sites including Symantec's Web site. The subsequent steps vary depending on whether you can download the latest definitions from the Symantec Web site or not.

Mar 26, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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my laptop is infected with 44 viruses in which I cannot download a free antivirus, what shall I do to remove this, everytime I download antivirus it always infected.


There are 2 solutions to this problem. 1. Formatting of your laptop. as a result of formatting your laptop, you may loose valuable informations as well as programs. 2. Downloading a Norton 360 antivirus program into your laptop. after download, you can scan and fix viruses. this will work perfectly well. If your computer doesnt allows you to perform a download, simply download from another computer into an external device such as a USB device and transfer the Norton 360 setup flies to your laptop and run it. after installation process, scan for viruses and fix. I hope this helps.

Dec 15, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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can a virus infected pc be treated instead of reformatting it?


Yes it is possible but it may not fully remove the virus, it depends upon the type of virus infection.
If you have not installed a virus protection program, then this makes your task more difficult.
I would try a WEB base virus removal program first, provided you can connect to the Internet. Try these WEB base virus links first and if successful then install a virus program.
WEB-based Virus Scan Trend Micro housecall
http://housecall.trendmicro.com
symantec - Norton Security Scan
http://security.symantec.com
If all fails then you need to format your hard disk and install Windows again together with the computer's device drivers and your programs.

May 04, 2010 | ASUS Eee 2G Surf Notebook

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