Question about Computer Utilities & Maintenance

2 Answers

Possible spyware infection

Can i use system restore to remove spyware or trojans installed on laptop?

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 151 Answers

Spyware rarely work alone, they come in clotted groups, usually from different or sometimes a similar source online. When they enter a computer system, the code works in such a way that they start to take over certain bits of the computer and 'tells' the computer to do things - usually without your knowledge. Anything from sending out emails, taking your particulars and passwords or resetting the system configuration - it leads to system degradation and a violation of your privacy as a PC user. You can easily detect Spyware when you notice things like your disk space slowly eroding away day by day, a degradation in your computer's performance, unwanted pop-ups ads, internet connectivity problems and strange messages that say 'you are already logged into another computer'.

Posted on Feb 09, 2012

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 73 Answers

Absolutelly not. Spyware or malware infections must be solved only with an appropiate program
There are two good programs to solve this issue, both of them free
- Ad-aware by Lavasoft www.lavasoft.com
- Spybot www.safer-networking.org


Posted on Nov 03, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My window is writting window not genuine


Which operating system?

The process "winlogon.exe" runs in the background.

Winlogon is a part of the Windows Login subsystem, and is necessary for user authorization and Windows activation checks. http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/proces...

Note: The winlogon.exe file is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. In other cases, winlogon.exe is a virus, spyware, trojan or worm! Check this with Security Task Manager."


Microsoft designed Windows so many small applications perform their tasks without a user knowing about it.

Normally, this will run smoothly and without flaw, but every once in a while, an issue can come up.


Winlogon.exe is an application that runs on start-up, and its primary function is to monitor the use of other applications.


Winlogon.exe typically only runs for about a minute or two when Windows first boots up, so if for some reason it is still running five or 10 minutes later, it could be infected.


Spyware and other malware would infect this application because it can manipulate other programs in Windows, causing problems.


If this is the case, the file might need to be removed.

if you want to remove this from

Open "My Computer" and select the "C:" drive.

Double click the "Windows" folder, then select "System 32." Navigate through the System 32 folder until you find "Winlogon.exe."


Click the "Winlogon.exe" file and hit "Delete."

Select "Yes" when asked if you're sure you want to remove the program.

Nov 28, 2013 | Productkeychanger Windows Product Key...

5 Answers

Malware keeps popping up on my screen. To get into Internet Explorer I have to click on and then delete because Malware keeps coming up on the screen. I have to keep on clicking onto Internet Explorer...


You need a decent antivirus program to tackle this.

if its already infected your pc, you have following option:

save all docs to external hdd or cd/dvd, and run recovery on pc/laptop. (back to original factory settings)

or take out hdd, attach it to another pc / laptop which is not infected and run virus scan on the infected hdd. (you will require appropriate SATA / IDE /USB connector cables for this process).

Let me know how you get on!

Mar 19, 2011 | Malware Remover Malware Scanner

1 Answer

Torjan remove virus


Reboot your computer if you have a Mac. Do this by holding down the "Shift" key while the computer restarts itself.

Launch an antivirus program that you should have installed on your computer, such as Symantec's Norton or McAfee. Wait for the program's window to appear, then go to "Disk View." Highlight your computer, then select "Scan/Repair" so that the antivirus can detect the Trojan and trash it.

Exit the antivirus program on your Mac. Restart your computer again to ensure that the Trojan has been deleted. Empty the trash can on your computer once it is back up and running.

Disable the System Restore feature if you're a Windows user. Go to "Start" at the bottom of your screen, then right-click the "My Computer" icon to go to "Properties." Check "Turn off System Restore" under the System Restore tab in the "Properties" window, then select "Apply." Confirm that you want to disable System Restore by clicking "Yes" and "OK."

Update your virus definitions in your antivirus program. Open the program, or go to the website, to download the latest definitions so that you can receive the most recent alerts and keep your computer protected.
Scan your files to detect the Trojan file. Follow the instructions in your antivirus program to delete any suspicious files. You may want to write down the path and file name of the Trojan, which is usually found in the "C:\" hard drive. Then, edit your computer's backup registry by choosing "Start," then "Run." Type "regedit" in the window that appears and click "OK."

Search for the registry entry from which the Trojan derived, which may begin with "HKEY" followed by the file path. Delete the registry entry to ensure that the Trojan is removed. Exit the registry entry, and restart your computer so that the changes can take effect.
Hopefully, it may help to remove Trojan virus from your PC.

Dec 07, 2010 | Free of Virus Remove Fake Antivirus

2 Answers

Trojan


Try Malwarebytes to remove trojans from the computer.

Malwarebytes is a malware scanner and remover which can be installed and used with antivirus software.

Jun 24, 2010 | Kaspersky Labs Anti-Virus 2009 for PC

1 Answer

Webroot IS spyware !!


ok
use ccleaner.
It's free and also malwarebyte is free for 60 days.
try it


Jun 16, 2009 | Webroot Spy Sweeper (spysweeper) for PC

1 Answer

About a Spyware


Disable System Restore temporarily
For Windows XP:
1: Right click on the My Computer icon on your desktop and select properties.
2: Click on the system restore tab.
3: Check the box that says "Turn off system restore on all drives". Click OK.
4: Click Yes when you are prompted to restart the computer.
Empty your Internet Explorer cache and your other temporary file folders.
click on start
then run
and type in the word
prefetch
and then press ok
delete whatever you have here
Go to Add or Remove Programs in Control Pannel and Remove any suspicious Programs we
recognize.

Clearing the Startup.
The first thing that you should do is to stop unwanted programs from running in the
background. There is a Tool in Windows that allows us to do that and it is called the
"System Configuration Utility" (MSCONFIG).
Now most of the time with Infected Computers, the Normal Mode is Really Difficult to work
with and so the best place to start would be to restart the Computer in the Safe Mode.
To Start your Computer in Safe Mode, do the Following:
Turn your Computer Off.
Now As Soon as you Turn the Computer On, Keep tapping the F8 Key (Present in Top Row) on
your Keyboard
It will give you a screen that says "Windows Advanced Options"
Here You will Have Options to Select Either "Safe Mode" or "Safe Mode with Networking".
Once in the Safe Mode,
Click Start and Click Run.
Type "MSCONFIG" (Without the Quotes) and Click OK.
Now Click on the Tab called "Startup". (Here you see all the Programs that Starts when your
system Starts)
Now Click On "Disable All".
Now Remember, when you click on "Disable All", you are also Disabling your Antivirus, So be
sure to put a check mark next to everything related to your Antivirus.
Then Click on Apply.
Once you Click on Disable All and all the Check Marks are gone (except for your Antivirus),
Then click on either OK or Close.
It will Ask you to Restart your Computer, So please go ahead and do so.
Downloading Cleansing or Removal Tools.
download this removal tool
http://www.download.com/Trend-Micro-HijackThis/3000-8022_4-10227353.html?tag=lst-1&cdlPid=10
781312
Then Open the HJT and Double Click on Hijackthis.exe and follow the instructions
a) Run Hijack This and Select the First Option
b) The Log file is Automatically Created, just Copy the Entire content of this Log.
c) Go to http://www.hijackthis.de and paste the Log in the Blank Box and Click Analyze
d) If you Scroll down the Same window, it will give you the List of HJT Log and will tell
you if it is Safe or Nasty.
e) Put Check Marks on the Nasty Entries and then Click on Fix Checked, It will ask you a
Question, just click on Yes
Spyware Prevention.
Preventing Spywares from Entering your System is not that Difficult. You should Never Trust
a Pop Up that Says your System is Infected or Anything Like that if it is a Message from
your Internet Browser. Following are some of the Thumb Rules that can prevent Spywares from
Entering your System:
Stop Visiting Websites that offer Cracked Softwares or Other Illegal Activity.
Do Not Visit Porn Related Websites.
Do not Visit Websites that Generate Unwanted Pop Ups.
DO NOT Click on Any Pop Ups that are Generated by your Internet Browser. (ALWAYS Use the RED
X on the Top Right To Close the Pop Up)
Avoid using File Sharing Softwares. If you are using them, use it very carefully and Read
the "License Agreement" Before Installing those Softwares, as they may mention about other
Softwares that are being installed.
Install a Good Antivirus and Keep it Updated Regularly.
If your Antivirus does not come with a Firewall then install a Firewall like Zone Alarm (Can
be Downloaded from http://www.tdwebsite.com or http://www.zonelabs.com).
Keep your Windows OS Regularly Updated and if Possible, be sure that Service Pack 2 is
installed as it also has a good Pop Up Blocker.
Install a Good Anti Spyware like Ad Aware or Spy Sweeper or Windows Defender and Keep it
Updated.
Run a Virus Scan using Antivirus at least Once a Week.
Run a Spyware Scan using Anti Spywares at least Once in every 3 or 4 days (If Possible Every
Night Before Turning Computer Off).

Jun 04, 2008 | Computer Utilities & Maintenance

Not finding what you are looking for?

Open Questions:

0 Answers

When we used U+S+A/ Nortan Internet Security Customer Number? USA1-877-778-89-69Nortan Antivirus support Helpline Number, Nortan Customer support Telephone Number.Nortan Helpdesk number,Nortan Tech support Telephone number .D.I.A.L 1-877-778-89-69Nortan Inetrnet Security Customer Number is offers superlative antivirus support phone number by our best tech qualified guys working for Nortan Support Phone Number. Norton Antivirus Support Phone Number, Norton Antivirus Customer Service Phone Number, Norton Antivirus Tech Support Phone Number, Nortan Antivirus support Helpline Number, Nortan Customer support Telephone Number.Nortan Helpdesk number,Nortan Tech support Telephone number,Nortan Antivirus Tech Support Number,Nortan Internet Security Customer Number,Nortan Customer Service Technical Support Number. Norton Antivirus Support Phone Number, Norton Antivirus Customer Service Phone Number, Norton Antivirus Tech Support Phone Number, Nortan Antivirus support Helpline Number, Nortan Customer support Telephone Number.Nortan Helpdesk number,Nortan Tech support Telephone number,Nortan Antivirus Tech Support Number,Nortan Internet Security Customer Number,Nortan Customer Service Technical Support Number. Norton Antivirus Support Phone Number, Norton Antivirus Customer Service Phone Number, Norton Antivirus Tech Support Phone Number, Nortan Antivirus support Helpline Number, Nortan Customer support Telephone Number.Nortan Helpdesk number,Nortan Tech support Telephone number,Nortan Antivirus Tech Support Number,Nortan Internet Security Customer Number,Nortan Customer Service Technical Support Number. Norton Antivirus Support Phone Number, Norton Antivirus Customer Service Phone Number, Norton Antivirus Tech Support Phone Number, Nortan Antivirus support Helpline Number, Nortan Customer support Telephone Number.Nortan Helpdesk number,Nortan Tech support Telephone number,Nortan Antivirus Tech Support Number,Nortan Internet Security Customer Number,Nortan Customer Service Technical Support Number. Norton Antivirus Support Phone Number, Norton Antivirus Customer Service Phone Number, Norton Antivirus Tech Support Phone Number, Nortan Antivirus support Helpline Number, Nortan Customer support Telephone Number.Nortan Helpdesk number,Nortan Tech support Telephone number,Nortan Antivirus Tech Support Number,Nortan Internet Security Customer Number,Nortan Customer Service Technical Support Number.

Dec 02, 2016 | Internet Computer Utilities & Maintenance

Computer Utilities & Maintenance Logo

Related Topics:

60 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computer Utilities & Maintenance Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18298 Answers

Tony

Level 3 Expert

2598 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Are you a Computer Utility and Maintenance Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...