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Computer viruses are insidious, sneaky and--like their biological counterparts--constantly mutating. If you think your computer has been infected, the only safe course of action is to use a good anti-virus program.

  1. As soon as you suspect that your computer has a virus, remove your computer from any networks it might be on, as well as from the Internet, so that you don't inadvertently spread the bug to others. Unplug your network cable if you have to.

  2. If you have virus-scanning (anti-virus) software installed, run it.

  3. If you don't have anti-virus software, you'll need to obtain some. If you can't get it from a network administrator or download it from an uninfected computer, you can mail-order it from a retailer.

  4. Start your computer (still not connected to a network) and follow the instructions that came with the anti-virus software.

  5. Keep running the virus-scanning software until your computer comes up clean.

  6. Reconnect your computer to the Internet and check with the anti-virus software's publisher to make sure you have the latest updates. If not, download them now.

  7. After updating the anti-virus software, run it again until your computer comes up clean.


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lost search help and can not run ipconfig /all log

I could be off on this one, Ladonna, but it sounds like a mutation of
MS Antivirus,


A 'scareware rogue anti-virus'.
I ran into a mutation of this 'creature' back in 2005, with my niece's computer.

(As you can read in the article, MS Antivirus has been out for quite some time. It has changed names through the years, or mutated, but is still the same Ol' piece of cr@p)

Administrative privileges were lost. (You, as the owner of the laptop are the Administrator)
No getting into Control Panel, Task Manager, Administrative tasks, and the internet.

Why? MS Antivirus doesn't want you to remove it.

I used the free version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, from CNET.com

(Sounds like I am advertising, but I'm not. The program is free, and no junk attached )

I downloaded it to my computer, and burned it to a CD disk. Then installed the CD disk, in my nieces computer's optical drive.
I then installed it, and turned it on.

Pop-up, after pop-up, after pop-up, appeared. So many in fact, that I couldn't see the Malwarebytes screen. Didn't know if it was running, or not.

DO NOT click on the pop-ups. It will just slow Malwarebytes down.
(Some pop-ups have fake Windows 'shields', some are real Windows 'shields'. Clicking on the real ones does no good either! Lol!)

Average time for Malwarebytes to complete, is around 42 minutes, the first time. (Full scan)
Just depends on how large the harddrive is, and how much stuff you have on it.

You aren't done yet.
System Restore also restores those 'virus' files.
You have to turn System Restore off, then run Malwarebytes one more time. Then turn System Restore back on, and create a restore point.

Now you're good to go.
(2012, and she hasn't had a problem yet)

Need guidance in downloading, installing, and running Malwarebytes, post back in a Comment.
I use it everyday.

If you also need guidance in going to System Restore, turning it off, and back on, post in a Comment.

(I also use CCleaner daily. A free registry cleaner. Can guide you with this also)

1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malwarebytes

2) http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html

3) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CCleaner

4) http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner


Jul 31, 2012 | Dell Precision M70 Notebook

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what do you like and do not like about biology

This sounds like a test question, that only you can answer.

Biology is the science otherwise known as what makes living things alive. If you wanted to be a doctor, or police technician, or a farmer, biology will be very important. Since biology is about learning what makes living things alive, and since living things constantly change, the knowledge of biology will also need constant use and improvement. Doctors, dentists, and dermologists rely on their knowledge of biology to determine whether their patients can undergo various procedures for their health. Police technicians rely on knowledge of biology to develop microscopic physical evidence to solve crimes, and develop better detection tools to defeat clever criminals. Farmers need to know how to treat a fungal attack in crops and livestock, and buyers of their products need to know about soil and environmental conditions in the growing area. Astronauts, athletes, actors and soldiers need to be protected from contaminating agents and conditions that take advantage of new environments to cause illness.

It all starts with long classes in the details of what makes cells, bacteria or viruses tick, with lots of terminology. Whether you like biology or not for its own sake, the your liking will probably be based on your goals, what do you want to do? Knowledge of biology can be applied in many careers, and as long as you have that goal in mind, the long boring classes will soon be exchanged for a meaningful living.

So it's back in your court. Good luck and congratulations for choosing a fine career.


Jun 13, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Started the computer in safe mode. Still having the same issue.

Try backing up your important files if you have not been doing so and then format your hard disk. If you are using Windows vista, you can do a restore using RECOVERY MANAGER through clicking ALL programs

Jun 18, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario 2223US Notebook

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