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Have you got the internet security installed on your system if not installed it, update it then scan your system

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Pop-ups saying machine is infected


There's a good chance that the popup itself is the infection. Do not download what it wants you to download! I recommend downloading a few free pieces of software that will hopefully help you out. If you don't have any active protection software I recommend you download Microsoft Security Essentials, it's free and it's great. Secondly Malwarebytes (Which can be downloaded from download.com [or cnet.com]) is a handy virus remover, but isn't active protection. Spybot Search and Destroy is another piece of non-active protection with a good virus / spyware remover.
Try downloading these and running them in safe mode. To get to there, restart your computer and press F8 repeatedly as it boots up, until you see a boot menu. From there navigate to safe mode using the arrow keys and enter.
If you're not particularly computer savvy however, if you do have an infection I'd recommend taking it to a professional.

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HI,

Your PC has been effected with spyware.You can try using a spyware software like webroot 2008 to remove this.

This is the only solution to fix this thing.

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Laptop with message on background " Your system is infected!"


download comodo internet security and scan your system. you have spyware/malware on your system. Don't download what it is telling you to, because it wants you to purchase their program, comodo is free.

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It's not a virus, but a worm. It's intent is to hjack your browser. It will download things, like popups, and ads, that you would not want. You shouldn't need to worry about it if you keep your anti-virus and anti-spyware applications up to date. If you feel the machine is infected, restart the machine in safe mode, run a scan with your anti-virus/spyware software, and allow it to fix what it finds.

If you find my suggestions to be helpful, please share with us some details so that others may benefit from knowing the whole story. Thank you!

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u can't uninstalled properly i think...if u have spyware doctor is enough for virus removal. Check spyware doctor is full total internet protection (with antivirus also) or it only spyware protection.

also simply steps do that.....(Before CAUTION)

go to Start->Run->Type msconfig-> they will show a pop up window. Click the tab button 'startup' it will list all the program of startup when windows is booting / system on. U click the Disable all button. Then reboot the system. After that it now shows any popup window. But u need to open the avg program manually.

please go with caution of popup window msconfig. bec. if u have any do wrongly with tat option the system may be corrupt.

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Possible spyware infection


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


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My computer is runing very slow, pop-ups keep poping up, it wont let me enter some sights beacuse popups keep poping up, an it is saying some ting about porn sights which i have i visited an i havent...


Sounds like you have spyware, adware, and maybe even a virus. Try using lavasofts ad-aware personal edition, or spybot search and destroy, or avg anti virus. To get rid of the infection. If that doesn't work maybe try Norton or you might have to re-install windows. Sorry try those and see what you can find. Hope this helps. M~

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My computer is highly infected with viruses. I ordered Advanced Registry Optimizer, Systweak's System Optimizer. I can't down load any of these. Right now, I'm getting so many pop ups that it is hard for...


you should have ordered McAfee for that... It's protects you from everything... If not backup your files or write them on a CD/DVD. Then reinstall your computer and you'll have a clean computer then install all softwares that you need and your anti-virus, anti-popups and firewalls.

goodluck.

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