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Virus. Random stuff is playing on computer through my speakers and I don't have any windows open. At the moment I am running my virus protection scanner.

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Press ctrl alt del and open task manager. select processes and see what is running. Must be something running in the background.

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I received a pop up that my Avast software was out of date, I purchased a disk this year. Could this be accurate?


Your Virus definitions are most likely out of date if you haven't updated since your install. The AVAST software should be set to auto update for the best protection and to deal with this. Do not click any windows that open telling you this as there are several Viruses out there that will show you a box like that and trick you into downloading stuff you don't want or need.

Dec 02, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How to remove a virus - free virus protection/removal software


<span>How to Remove a Virus With Software Recommendations</span><br /><br />In this tech article I will go over methods to protect and remove viruses from your computer. Viruses can cripple a computer and steal your personal information. You should protect your computer at all times and learn what and what not to do on the internet. <br /><br /><span>Free Virus Protection Tools</span><br />The following programs are free and highly recommended. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html">Spybot Search and Destroy </a>- This tool will scan and clean your computer from spyware. It will also run actively in the background to protect against infection. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.malwarebytes.org/">MalwareBytes </a>- You can use MalwareBytes to remove all forms of viruses from your computer but it cost extra to have the real time protection. Nonetheless, a very good tool and free to use. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.avg.com/us-en/free-antivirus-download">AVG Anti-Virus</a> - The basic software is free and provides protection against viruses and spyware. It also has link scanning which can come in handy. <br /><br />It is important to keep these software utilities up to date with the latest virus definitions needed to protect and clean your computer. <br /><br /><br /><span>Removing Viruses</span><br /><br />-If by some chance you are already infected or the programs happen to let your computer get infected(not likely) then you need to take certain steps in order to completely remove the virus. If you have <span style="font-weight: bold;">System Restore</span> active in Microsoft Windows, you can restore the computer to a state before the infection. Afterwards, do complete scans of the computer using the programs above.<br /><br />-Malware will stop anti virus programs from running, and other basic computer functions needed to remove viruses like Task Manager and System Restore. If you are at a point of infection where you can't use any of your basic computer functions. You will need to boot the computer into Safe Mode without Networking(no internet). Once you boot into safe mode, run system restore or your virus removal programs. <br /><br />-You can boot into safe mode by continually pressing F8 as the computer is booting up. Then choose the Safe Mode option. <br /><br />-Be careful when using Facebook. There is a new trick going around to spread nasty viruses. Basically, the facebook app pretends to show you who your top friends are. There are no programs that can do this so if you see anything like this come your way, do not click it. Also, do not login to any facebook login except at the main facebook site. If you click on a link in facebook it may take you to a fake login page so be wary.<br /><br />-Be careful when clicking attachments in emails. Only open attachments from people you trust. Be sure to scan the attachments before you actually run/open them on your computer.<br /><br />-Be careful when downloading programs from websites you are not familiar with.<br /><br />-Make sure to keep Microsoft Windows up to date. New viruses and exploits are created monthly and Windows updates is a first line of defense.<br /><br />With these tools and tips, you should now be better protected against virus infection. I hope this article was informative. Be sure to check out my other tech articles by clicking on my profile name and then click Tips inside of my profile. <br /><br />Regards,<br />G33k<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><span>Keywords</span><br style="font-weight: bold;" /><span style="font-weight: bold;">How to remove a Virus, how to remove virus, remove a virus, how to remove a computer virus, how to remove malware, remove virus, removing viruses, Trojan remover, free virus removal, free virus software, free virus removal software, free virus removal tools, free virus tools, virus protection</span>

on Jun 22, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How to Protect Your USB from Receiving Virus


If you want to protect your USB from receiving unwanted files i.e. virus, worm, spy, trojan etc than you are at the right place.
What I'm gonna tell you is that how to setup your registry to stop a computer from saving files to your USB (It'll block all of them)

If you have windows XP with SP2, then you can disable the writing option to USB drives. This trick is very useful if you have virus in your computer and want to copy files from a USB Drive but don’t want to transfer virus to the USB. Follow the given steps to disable the USB writing option:

To edit the computer registry, first you should log onto your computer with administrative rights.

First click on Start button and type “Regedit” in Run option.

Here locate the location to:
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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControl

Here in right side panel, click right to create a key with the name “StorageDevicePolicies”.

Now in left side panel, select “StorageDevicePolicies” key, again right click to create new DWORD value then label it “WriteProtect”. Set its value to “1?. But again to enable writing, set its values to “0?.

Now close the registry editor
Note: If it won't work then restart your pc

Alternative way:
TO TURN ON THE PROTECTION
open notepad and copy and paste the following:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlStorageDevicePolicies]
"WriteProtect"=dword:00000001

Now save the file with the extension ".reg".
Double click on the file you just saved. In the pop-up window click YES and then OK.
That's it your USB is now protected

To TURN PROTECTION OFF:
open notepad and copy and paste the following:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlStorageDevicePolicies]
"WriteProtect"=dword:00000000
Now save the file with the extension ".reg".
Double click on the file you just saved. In the pop-up window click YES and then OK.
That's it your protection is now disabled.


on Jun 27, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I think there is a virus it is deleting stuff


Hello,

Sorry to hear that. If you are running windows. MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) is your best free option for anti-virus

You can download and see system requirements here:

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

I hope this helps

Mar 28, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Was sent a mesage had a virus in now computer wont work keeps saying no conection


Where you using any virus protection software? If not, you probably caught rogue virus software. This stuff first infects the PC and then demands payment to release and protect it. It's a scam virus. If you were using a virus protection program contact the software vendor for further help.

May 11, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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How To Protect Your Computer ?


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, pen drive, 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.

Thanks .
Regards,
Rajdeep.

on Jan 30, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Protect your COMPUTER by VIRUS


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.

Thanks .
Regards,
Rajdeep.

on Jan 30, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Orange screen


You may have a virus, they usually affect your background screen on your computer and they can be nasty and aggressive. I have fought many and it's not easy to beat them even with virus protection. First do not take any random offers for virus protection that may pop up, second go with a well known virus protection program like mcaffe or norton. These are well worth the price and subscriptions are usually for a year. Purchase one of these from your computer and let it run, follow the instructions to eliminate any possible threats and if this doesn't resolve all the issues don't get upset the virus protection is very good but even they may not work completely if you infact have a virus already on your computer. it never hurts to employ the services or the geek squad or those fox people.

Oct 17, 2008 | E-Machines eMachines Monitor E15T4

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I have virus scan running but cannot fully download the updated Internet Security Suite although I have already subscribed to this,although this was not necessary because I already pay to Mcafee Virus...


You might have a program(s) that are conflicting with your virus protection or have a virus already! In my experience with virus stuff, I would consider reformatting. Doing a clean install of the computer and uninstalling ALL virus protection that might be stuck in it with the factory settings and then finally installing the one that you want.
And if you want my advice for which is a great virus protection program- I'd suggest Avast. It's free and incredible with protection, plus it's not a resource hog and will free some up for you so you can run your computer faster.
But I'm not an expert so if anyone else may have a better solution- go for it. :D

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