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I have a problem with my computer.... i got it destroyed because of viruses and i got my anti virus.... expired and i have no internet connection i want to download any windows vista to change my os....which is xp into vista could you recomend any site to download.... that could not destroy my computer???

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I do not recomend downloading this from any place from microsoft there sellves since being unless microsoft is being paid for the vista download then it is illegal

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My computer is enfected the virus,how to delete this virus


first you need to know the name of the file that is on your that your anti-virus app tells you the name. then if your anti virus app cannot remove the file you can try to enter your computer in safe mode do a file search for the name of the file on your computer then delete it and flush your recycle bin.
however, if you do not have an anti virus then what makes you think that you have a virus on your computer? you may have spyware on your computer instead and anti virus apps can see the bug but cannot remove them! so this is why you need both an anti virus app and an anit spyware app to keep your computer clean.
if you have internet access there are 2 free anti virus and anti spyware apps that you download all you have to do is register them online with a valid e-mail account and get them for free! AVG is a good anti virus and Spybot search and destroy is a good anit spyware and they are both free.

Sep 04, 2011 | Microsoft Operating Systems

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• As soon as you suspect that your computer has a virus, remove your computer...


<b><u>An insight in VIRUS INFECTION and VIRUS SPREADING</u></b><br /> <br /> In today's computing spreading of virus is fast and very common.<br /> Even with an up to dated antivirus software the spreading of the virus infection is fast.<br /> This is because, we are not aware of how the virus spreads in our system.<br /> Once we know how the virus infects and spreads in our system then we will definitely reduce the risk, time and money spent.<br /> <br /> <b><u>Here is a short insight about viruses:</u></b><br /> <br /> 1) Virus is a small program code enabling it to to mingle or merge with other program codes.<br /> <br /> 2) The Virus Program Code is written such that it deletes data, corrupts data, steals data send it to the maker of the code, etc.<br /> <br /> 3) The virus cannot run on its own. It has to be executed just like other exe program files. That is why the autorun.inf file is required.<br /> <br /> <b><u>Now for an insight how we get infected:</u></b><br /> <br /> 1) Thorugh the internet: Usually when we browse any web site files are downloaded from the web server to our temporary internet folder(in windows) Then our Browser software reads the files and executes them in the browser window for us to view the web site.( If you are a website Designer you would understand this for others get an insight how internet browsers work), So when we are in the internet Virus files attach themself to the downloading files and enter our system in the temporary folder, From here they are executed by our browser software or when any program accesses the temporary folder.<br /> <br /> 2) Another one is we download a lot of data from the internet, we should be careful on what we are downloading because if the data downloaded is infected with virus then we are downloading the virus to our system along with the data, Don't download the data unless you are sure you could trust the maker of the data, program,etc.<br /> <br /> 3) From other medias like Flash Drive, CD's, DVD,s,etc.:<br /> We copy a lot of data to our computer from our friends and relatives, so if the data is already infected with virus we copy the virus to our system also, when we run os use the data the virus is executed along with it.<br /> <br /> <b><u>Now for an insight how Virus Spreads:</u></b><br /> <b></b> <br /> Just like any other program code the virus code has to be executed.<br /> That is why the virus merges with other exe's which are executable and not with the data file.<br /> <br /> For eg: a file with .avi, .dat, .3gp, etc. all these files are data files they dont execute, but they are used by exe files like wmplayer.exe, winamp.exe, vlplayer.exe, etc. The .avi .dat .3gp files are data files, the wmplayer.exe, winamp.exe vlplayer.exe are program files. Thus mostly exe program file get infected with virus.<br /> <br /> Usually when our system gets infected and any antivirus program cleans our system you can notice that the windows media player or winamp player or vlc media player does'nt work because it is removed or deleted by the antivirus for virus infection but the songs or video you saved is unharmed in the harddisk.<br /> <br /> That is why the virus code hangs or merges or infects mostly exe program files, So that it is executed along with the program file.<br /> <br /> So when you run an infected windows media player to play a song the virus code is also run along with the windows media player. Thus the virus is run again and again.<br /> <br /> There are hundreds of program files in the os for doing various tasks.<br /> we are going to look into just one program which the virus uses to spread itself in our system.<br /> <br /> The Program is non other than explorer.exe in windows. This program is needed to view or browse the data files stored in the hard disk.<br /> When we double click the My Computer Icon on the desktop the explorer.exe is executed which show you a window on your screen with the hard disk drives and cd dvd drives in the windows Now you can imagine how frequently you use the explorer.exe. You use it to view any data on the computer, even our desktop uses explorer.exe. This program is executed right when windows logs us on.<br /> <br /> When this program file is infected, it keeps on executing the virus each time we use the program. by this method the virus spreads fast to every parts of the hard disk.<br /> <br /> Likely there is a method to avoid executing the virus along with the explorer.exe each time we use it.<br /> <br /> When we double click any icon or object on our windows screen we execute the default command in the right click menu. Usually it is the Run Command. for eg: when you double click word the word.exe runs, similarly when we double click the my computer icon the default right menu option is <b>Open</b> which run the explorer.exe program.<br /> <br /> Instead of using this method to view files and data in our system we could use an alternate method which is using the explorer menu option when we right click my computer or right click the windows start button or in fact the explorer option is there whenever you right click any object on the screen.<br /> <br /> By using this explorer option in the right click you get a window with two panes one to the left and one to the right. In the left pane you have the directory structure showing all the directories and folders in our hard disk and in the right pane the content of the directory or folder selected in the left pane.<br /> <br /> Thus in this process we dont execute any code or program command when viewing the data in our hard disk. because we do not execute the explorer.exe more than once.<br /> <br /> So, Imagine how we reduce the spreading of virus by using this method.<br /> <br /> Say you have a file saved in your hard disk in this location<br /> <br /> <b>C:\data\monday\20-11-2010\office\media\todaysjob.doc</b><br /> <br /> If you want to open the file with word we will double click my computer, then double click C Drive, then Double Click data folder,then double click monday folder, then double click 20-11-2010 folder, then double click till you come to the media folder then you double click the todaysjob.doc which will execute the word.exe program which reads the data in the todaysjob.doc file and displays the content as required. In this process see how many time you will execute the virus, You will run the virus Seven Times.<br /> <br /> In our Alternate method You will run the Explorer.exe only once, Then on you just navigate to the media folder then double click the todaysjob.doc file in the right panel. So you execute the virus only once. <br /> <br /> Hence you reduce the spreading of VIRUS to a great extend.<br /> <br /> Good Luck, If there are any mistake please bare with me, I am not a good writer. If you have any Question Keep Me Posted.

on Nov 15, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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I LOST THE SERIAL NUMBER TO MY DRIVE ERASE PRO DISK , MY COMPUTER HAS A VIRUS AND I REALLY NEED IT


• 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.
• If you have virus-scanning (anti-virus) software installed, run it.
• 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.
• Start your computer (still not connected to a network) and follow the instructions that came with the anti-virus software.
• Keep running the virus-scanning software until your computer comes up clean.
• 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.
• After updating the anti-virus software, run it again until your computer comes up clean.
Hopefully, it may help you to remove virus from your PC.

Dec 13, 2010 | Operating Systems

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How to protect the computer from computer virus


The best solution is to antivirus software despite that your computer is still vulnerable to any virus attach either but just surfing to internet or maybe you virus software is not up to date.

Nov 26, 2010 | Operating Systems

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20 types of computer virus


• 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.
• If you have virus-scanning (anti-virus) software installed, run it.
• 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.
• Start your computer (still not connected to a network) and follow the instructions that came with the anti-virus software.
• Keep running the virus-scanning software until your computer comes up clean.
• 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.
• After updating the anti-virus software, run it again until your computer comes up clean.

Sep 04, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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Computer running slow


In my opinion, A good anti-virus is AVAST. A good spyware program is Spybot. Malware I recommend Malwarebytes.
1. Scan your computer with Spybot then restart,
2. Now scan your computer with Malwarebytes
and delete whatever comes up. restart
3. Now try scanning your computer with the anti-virus protection.
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Last Resort, would be a Reformat. Use your recovery Cd's.

Viruses normally corrupt your computer. You probably will need to do a Reformat. Be sure and do a Back-up First., because you will loose everything. Restore will not remove Viruses. Best way would be Reformat.

If you know how to do a back-up, save all your documents, pictures and music. If not take it to a reputable computer shop to take of this. There will be a slight charge, but they will save all your important data.
If you find this information helpful, pls rate me.

Good Luck. Thanks :0)

May 10, 2010 | Operating Systems

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My internet explorer will not recognize by


Check if you have a an Expired Anti-virus or the Firewall of the anti-Virus is blocking the Internet Connection.

If that does not work Reset the Browser,
Click Start>>>Run>>>
type: inetcpl.cpl
Go to Advance Tab and click on Reset Browser.


If that also does not work download and Install Firefox that will work.
from this link:
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/products/download.html

Jan 03, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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My computer is infected with lasa.blaster.keyloger and i cannot activate any programs except the internet. can uou help? Is there aan answer? I can not get my e-mails.


Reboot in safe mode (this is done by restarting the computer and pressing the F8 key, which will give you a list of bootup options. Select Safe Mode.) From safe mode, download the following anti-virus programs: AVG, Spybot Search and Destroy, and CCleaner. All these programs are free, very effective, and can all be downloaded from www.filehippo.com. Once they have been downloaded, install them and run scans. All three should get the virus out.

Nov 23, 2009 | Operating Systems

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I cannot install any application because of virus


Disable system restore

Delete system restore points

Download anti virus and anti spyware applications such as AVG, a squared, spybot search and destroy.

Install them if possible, if not install them in safe mode ( how to get into safe mode ) but making sure to go into safe mode with networking so that you are able to download the anti virus definition updates as well as the anti spyware definition updates and then run scans ( only one at a time ) and that should allow you to remove the viruses / spyware / malwares that are installed on your computer.

Once done I would also advise running an online anti virus scanner such as trend micro ( free website to run anti virus scanner )

If you get stuck post back and let me know.



Apr 11, 2009 | Dell Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Computer viruses


Viruses are programs that get into your computer environment without your knowledge and then use your computer to connect to other computers and install a copy of themselves in those computers adn thereby spread. Virus programs are usually not content to just spread. After replicating, a virus program may do a silly prank, harm to your computer by corrupting files or even destroy its ability to serve you. Virus programs may also give a hacker a back door into you computer and thereby allow the hacker to use your computer to clog other sites or to steal your identity. If you think you have one disconnect from the web immmediately and remove it with anti virus pattern recognition tools. Avoid the free ones. Use a major product that large companies depend on. An anti virus program can be a virus itself.

Jan 18, 2009 | Operating Systems

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