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I am running xp sp3 on my pc and have recently been infected with a virus.In trying to remove this virus I did a virus scan and found a couple of trojens.The free software used to scan computer could not remove these and out of frustration I have changed part of the registery and have numerous .dll errors being dispalyed.Have tried system restore but this is function seems to be unable to restore system.would love some acurate advise Cheers Chris

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If your os is not a bootleg you can get a disk of your os from any computer store/shop for a samll fee and use the key on the back of your computer to reinstal your os and that will fix it

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You can try reconnecting your keyboard. If the problem persists you might have some defect with the keyboard itself unless your pc has been infected by virus. Try connecting another keyboard to your pc, if it works then the problem is with your keyboard. If it does not work, then probably it is a driver problem. Generally your operating system must automatically identify your keyboard and install the driver. If it does not, your pc has been infected by virus. Try scanning your pc with a good anti virus or you can also format your pc.

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This is the best way I have found to cure a machine infected with Viruses or malware<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">If your computer has an internet connection and you can access http://www.malwarebytes.org</span><br /><br />--download the free edition of malware bytes antimalware install and update it to the latest definitions and run a quick scan this is the best software available for free to fix infected pcs once the scan has finished and the computer restarted your virus and malware woes are over<br /><br />i<span style="font-weight: bold;">f the virus or malware is blocking your internet and you are unable to access http://www.malwarebytes.org it becomes a little more complicated</span><br /><br />--you will need access to a machine that is not infected use this to download the latest version of malware bytes and place it on a usb stick<br /><br />--next download the manual update definitions from http://malwarebytes.gt500.org/ transfer these with the usb to the infected machine run the install and the updates then quick scan and your golden<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">if for some reason you cant access malwarebytes.org and you cant install software on the infected machine </span><br /><br />--this is the most difficult and not recommended if you don't know your way around a computer you will have to open up the computer<br /><br />-- once the computer is open remove the hard drive and install it as a secondary drive on a non infected machine<br /><br />--on the non infected machine install malwarebytes and update and run a quick scan it will scan the infected hdd as well and cure it take the now clean hdd out and install it in the original machine<br /><br />--boot up the original machine download malwarebytes on it and run another scan just to be sure<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">99% of viruses and malware can be removed from the above methods however sometimes and infection is so bad that the drive has to be wiped and the operating system reinstalled</span><br />

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How to Clean Computer from Viruses


Sometimes your computer might get to the point that you won't be able to do anything on it because it's infected with viruses and trojans. This is one of the worst infections you can get and you need to follow these steps in order to get rid of the infected files.<br /><br />1. Download Hiren's Boot CD from a different computer if your doesn't work http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/Hirens.BootCD.12.0.zip <br /><br />2. Burn it on a CD and then put the CD into the computer full with viruses<br /><br />3. Boot from CD when prompted and from the CD menu select Mini XP which will load a mini copy of Windows XP onto your machine<br /><br />4. After Windows has loaded, go to Hiren's Boot CD menu and from menu select Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware<br /><br />5. Once Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is loaded, run a clean on your computer. This will temporary and hopefully forever will remove some of the trojans and the rogue antivirus<br /><br />6. When the scan is finished click to remove the infected files and restart your computer. Don't forget to take out the CD<br /><br />7. From the other computer download a FREE antivirus Microsoft Security Essentials from this link http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/<br /><br />8. Install it on the infected machine. Upon restart you will be able to do this, although the computer may be still infected. After installation of Microsoft Security Essentials, run a full computer scan to clean any infected files that weren't already removed<br />

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Hp desktop keeps getting slower


It's probably got a virus. run a virus scan. Open your internet browser and go to google and type "download cnet malwarebytes" (without the quotes) in the google search. Look for the site download.cnet.com in the results and download and install MalwareBytes from there. be careful and watch what you click on because there will be some other junk that has a download button on cnet's site. Make sure you click the MalwareBytes download button. Once you download and install it, run a Quick Scan. If it finds infections the number of infections will be shown in red. When it finishes scanning click Show Results and a notepad will pop up showing you a text document of the results. You can close the notepad document. Now look at the malwarebytes interface and you should see an option to Remove Selected Results (they will already be checked for you). Click Remove Selected Results and when it finishes you will be instructed to click ok to reboot the machine. If you have Norton Antivirus or McAfee Antivirus remove them especially if you see the number of infections malwarebytes found. They are core hogs that will slow you to a crawl and not good at preventing viruses. Try one of the free antivirus programs such as AVG or AVAST. Download and install one of them after you ditch Norton or McAfee if you have them. Get this done and your system should perform much better.

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My friends computer has a virus. She uses Avast Antivirus which I've always had good luck with. Her computer is an Emachine with windows XP operating system. Avast found a virus after running a thorough...


It may not be a virus. It sounds more like a bad case of spyware. You may want to download, install, update, and run something like Malwarebytes AntiMalware. It sounds pretty serious, so it may need the attention of a PC technician to fully remove the infection.

Hope this helps!

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How to protect your computer by Virus?

Few tips.

1. Try to updated your anti- virus always.

2. Use original anti-virus support.

3. Minimum try full system scan 3 days a week.

4. Before open any external memory device ( Example : hard drive,pendrive, memory card, mobile, etc ) don't forget to scan.

5. Symbol of virus infected device is Auto Run option. ** if you use a pen-drive then just right click on drive, if your seen the top option is Auto Run / there is 2 time showing Auto Run that's mean the device infected by virus."

6. If you think the system not going fast then before just run scan only SYSTEM 32 folder which is located inside C: drive> windows> system32.

7. Weekly once clean your temp internet files, recent use document etc.

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on Jan 30, 2010 | PC Desktops

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XP Pro Sp3 Not working


If you recently installed .NET Framework 3.5 this can happen.

While Avast may say that there are no infections, it's impossible to know if it has not been compromised without being able to scan the system with a non-local AV.

I would suggest trying to boot the system into safe mode. Hit F8 while powering the machine on and select Safe-Mode. While there, if you have better functionality of your machine, run a Malware scan at:
www.trendmicro.com/housecall

And follow the instructions on the page, let this run, until the results dialogue window pops up, this make take a while. 1-3+ hours. Just let it run, you do not need to attend it once it tells you it is scanning.

Perform some maintenance cleaning, visit this site to download an application called CCleaner
http://www.filehippo.com/download/file/df09062a5bdcfd3a0a0cf31f7117c0cb566fe5b698d89848911da4e434cb72f5/

After these steps.
Adjust what programs you have starting up in the beginning:

Start > Run > Type "MSCONFIG" > Click the Startup Tab then un-check any program entries that you don't need starting up in the beginning. This does not remove them from your computer, just from starting up in the beginning and taking resources in the background. When you need the program, you can simply click on its link in your start menu. It is your choice what you keep and what to remove.

Let us know if you run into any bumps.
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Apr 24, 2009 | PC Desktops

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An unknown error tell me pzzzzzzz


Apparently your XP is missing some needed component to complete the task you are trying to perform. When and in what context does this message appear, as that will give a clue as to the missing component(s).

I notice that you do not have the Windows XP style selected as your taskbar is grey, not blue. Was it always this way or did it change by itself. If it just changed one day, it could be a sign of hard drive corruption (where it cannot access the XP theme) or virus infection (where a virus deliberately disables various system functions to prevent you from using the machine).

Did you have a recent virus infection that was cleaned up? The anti-virus program may have removed some Windows files where the virus(es) attached themselves.

Start with the simple. Go to My Computer, right click on your hard drive, select Properties at the bottom, go to the second tab Tools and run a disk error check. Check the boxes for Automatically fix system error and Scan for bad blocks. You will have to reboot and be patient as this can take a while depending on the size of the drive. The computer will continue to the desktop when the disk check is complete. Listen for and ticking, knocking or attempts to keep reading disk sectors as this may be a sign of a failing drive.

After, download and run at least one antivirus scan. I can see you have CCleaner and uTorrent but I do not see any antivirus. If you have SP2 or SP3, install Windows Defender from Microsoft first. It is self explanatory, free and available here:)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=435bfce7-da2b-4a6a-afa4-f7f14e605a0d&displaylang=en

Note you must be running a legal copy of Windows XP for this to install.

The other antivirus I would suggest is AVG Free Edition, which is available from here:)

http://www.avg.com/filedir/inst/avg_free_stf_en_8_176a1400.exe

My final suggestion is to run a System File Check, but you need a Windows XP installation disk for that. The Compaq Restore CDs will not suffice as they are generally compressed and encoded.

Please post comments on your progress and results.

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Mcafee legal instalation pops up and says trojan alert false ,thenxp anti virus pops up and says over 1000 viruses found .also i cant remove both pop ups hope you can help evelyn aged 72


This almost sounds like you have a maleware infection.
It almost sounds like the one that has been going around that claims to be Windows XP antivirus and that it found 450+ spyware infections (there is no such thing built into Windows XP).

I would suggest running SpyBot or Hyjack This to find out if you do have a malware infection.

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Virus-not removable!


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seems some info on here you can read /post .



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