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VIRUS INFECTION , YOUR SYSTEM IS INFECTED

What can be done about a laptop which displays system infected, data cannot be read and continues to loop to a screen saver which my kids put on it. How is this repaired or what do I need to buy to get rid of the virus programs so that I can use the laptop.

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  • EMMITT PRUITT May 11, 2007

    computer didn't allow me to access the start menu. I loaded free adware antivirus software on one computer and forced it onto that computer through an external floppy, but the software didn't kill the virus. I didn't have any important files stored on the computer so, I reinstalled the windows xp operating system from a disk that I had for another computer and that seems to have solved the problem. Thanks for your advice, I have had a good experience each time that I have used this site. Keep up the good wirk

  • javed123 Jul 16, 2008

    my system has infected by "ahsan manan khan bhutta " virus





    plz help me

    my email id sjaved_2008@yahoo.co.in

  • mian_ahmad12 Aug 06, 2008

    my computer infected with a virus namely Ahsan's kindly guide for remove this virus

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2008

    yes i have same problem plz help me 

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This is what sounds like a trojan or for of spyware, probably disguised as a screen saver. If you have no anti virus installed download this programme for free http://free.grisoft.com/doc/5390/lng/us/tpl/v5#avg-anti-virus-free If you have no anti spyware programme download this for free. http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-SE-Personal-Edition/3000-8022_4-10045910.html?part=dl-ad-aware&subj=dl&tag=top5 on the laptop press Ctrl, Alt & delete or right click on task bar to get to the task manager and on the processes tab look for the scrensaver.exe or similair that is running, click on it and press end process. this should allow you to work with windows Install the programmes, then go to system restore tab in my computer>right click>properties>system restore tab and click 'turn off system restore'(this will stop any virus or spyware backups reinstalling). Run both the programmes and remove any spyware or virus. If it still appears you may have to uninstall it safe mode, which is press F8 key on start up and select 'start windows in safe mode' and run the antivirus and spyware programmes again.

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    andrew pester May 06, 2007

    forgot to mention when all is cleared of any nasties turn system restore back on.

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I am getting threat found and fake virus alert is it true my computer is infected by virus. everytime i open the system i get the AVG 7.5 virus scan and it starts scanning all the sites visited is any virus there in my system

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Yes i slove this virus ashan problem
first of all u have install node32 antivirus because nod32 antivirus completely remove ashan virus i am sure u all plz try this step i hope ashan virus completely remove i am faizan Attari

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Most likely you have a virus that is redirecting your inputs to places the virus wants you to go. First try to clear the history in your browser. If that fails, then run a deep virus scan on the unit to attempt to find and eliminate the problem.

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<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.

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Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;}Any malicious program such as virus, wormor Trojan horse can infect your computer system by affecting its performance.These program codes can cause several unexpected changes in your computersystem ranging from slow system performance to a severe system crash. How toidentify whether your computer system is infected with a virus attack?
Signof Virus infection
You can easily identify when yourcomputer system gets infected from viruses. Some of the signs of virusinfections are enlisted herewith:
Computerbecomes very slow in performance.
Suddensystem crashes and computer reboots repeatedly.
Applicationsoftware crashes and random messages are displayed on the monitor.
If you find any of the above mentionedsign on your computer system, then there arises the probability of yourcomputer being infected with viruses. The next step after detecting thepresence of virus on your PC is to remove them from your system in order tosave your important data. If your computer is not infected with any type ofmalicious software then it is strongly recommended to install any bestantivirus software to keep it safe against the attacks.
You can use antivirus software for removingviruses from your computer system. Antivirus software programs are intended forpreventing, detecting and removing virus programs. You can choose from some ofthe best antivirus software like Norton, Avast, AVG and others, provided it hasthe feature of regular update. In case your antivirus software is notup-to-date, then it will not be able to protect your computer system from themost recent viruses and other infections.
System Restore is an element of Windowsoperating system which enables you to roll back system files, registry keys,and installed programs to a previous stable state. Operating system of yourcomputer system creates restore point after installation of any software, orafter 24 hours.
If there is a virus is available on yoursystem at the time of creating the restore point, ittwill also become a part ofit. Antivirus software is incapable to remove any virus program from systemrestore. in such case, you have to disable System Restore and then scan withlatest antivirus software. After that, when your system gets disinfected fromviruses, then re-enable System Restore.
So, you have to install updated antivirussoftware on your computer system, if you want to keep it safe from anymalicious program like viruses.

on Jan 28, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My computer is unable to boot in any of the options, what do i do?


Booting problems with your laptop occur when the computer gets infected by a virus or when there are underlying hardware problems.You can use several troubleshooting techniques before taking the laptop to a service center for repair.

1. Turn on the laptop without pressing the power button too long, to prevent it from turning on and then turning off. Also make sure that the laptop has enough battery power to boot up.

2. Unplug any external drives connected to the computer. These include flash drives, external hard drives or any CD or DVD in the optical drive. Listen closely as you boot the computer. If the laptop is emitting ticking sounds and refuses to boot up at all, the hard drive or another internal component may be damaged. Consider bringing your laptop to a service center.

3. Turn on your computer and boot to "Safe Mode" or "Last known good configuration" if the computer powers on but displays an error before it boots the operating system. If this is the case, the laptop may be infected with a virus.

4. Use the "System Restore" feature in Windows to restore the operating system to an earlier time. Note, however, that this will not work for those whose computers have the "System Restore" feature disabled. Click "Start," "All Programs," "Accessories," "System Tools," and then "System Restore." When the dialog box appears, click on the box for "Restore my computer to an earlier time," and then "Next." Select the restore point that you want and follow further instructions.

5. Resolve a "blue screen" problem. This error screen appears before booting, and is caused by several factors such as virus infection or hardware failure. Read the error message to determine what factor caused the problem. The error message should include troubleshooting tips.

6. Consider repairing the operating system if the computer does not boot at all. This procedure will repair the operating system without erasing your data and settings. Access the Resource list for instructions on how to repair Windows.

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Aug 15, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I have been having nothhing but problems since being purportedly infected by the ramnit virus. I seem to have lost control of the computer at logon, since Norton 360 apparently decided that every startup...


Not your average virus, this malware injects code in legitimate files similar to the Virut virus and in many cases the infected files cannot be disinfected properly by your anti-virus. When disinfection is attempted, the files often become corrupted and the system may become unstable or irreparable. The longer Ramnit.A remains on a computer, the more files it infects and corrupts so the degree of infection can vary.

Ramnit is commonly spread via a flash drive (usb, pen, thumb, jump) infection where it copies Worm:Win32/Ramnit.A with a random file name. The infection is often contracted by visiting remote, crack and keygen sites. These type of sites are infested with a sm?rg?sbord of malware and a major source of system infection.

The general consensus is that Ramnit.A cannot be effectively disinfected, so your best option is to perform a full reformat as there is no guarantee this infection can be completely removed. In most instances it may have caused so much damage to your system files that it cannot be completely cleaned or repaired. In many cases the infected files cannot be deleted and anti-malware scanners cannot disinfect them properly. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of malware, the best course of action is to wipe the drive clean, reformat and reinstall the OS.

Sadly, this means that even trying to back up still accessible files brings with it the risk of reinfecting a new installation and also obviates the further use of any infected removable media.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings. Good luck axle

Nov 21, 2010 | Symantec Norton 360 for PC (037648318846)

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My computer settings such as control pannel, my computer properities are not displayed


that is a possibly virus infection on your system, click stat then run typ msconfig if this does not show up on the screen that will pop up or if a screen pops up but show only a bunch of gibberish on it then your system is definitely infected by a virus ans you'll needs re-imaging windows

Jun 04, 2010 | Dell Computers & Internet

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Just bought a hp mini and now has a virus infection. What do we do??


If its possible to burn disc, back the essential data first.
Dont use flash memory/USB device for this purpose. Virus spreads though them easily.

If the infection is small, u might be able to install some good antivirus software like McAfee or Kaspersky [my suggestion] and do a complete scan.

If the antivirus virus fails, the only way out is to re install the operating system. Backup the data first...

After reinstallation u still need antivirus software.
Donot open any drives further.
Install it from a CD.
then erase all drives except C drive[where u installed ur OS]- full erase by right clicking on the drive icon and selecting format option [dont perform quick erase]
Then do a scan to remove any malicious items...

Read this again b4 u proceed. All the best...
Hope this helped

Jan 12, 2010 | HP MINI 2133 NOTEBOOK PC - 1.2GHZ PC...

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Recently I purchased a product of kaspersky lab -


Ccleaner will not remove a virus, but is excellent for removing useless files. I find that the free version of ad-aware is very good for virus removal and protection. It is available at www.download.com search out ad-aware free, spell carefully, there are imposters. Spybot search and Destroy is also a good virus remover to have. I use both. AVG free is a good virus protection to install either before or after you have cleaned up your system. AVG is at this link: http://free.avg.com/

Jul 11, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP2

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My computer wont boot up


If your computer was infected then it is still infected unless you have used an anti virus program to remove the infection. After removing the virus you then can install xp. Hope this helps.

Jan 26, 2009 | Dell Latitude CPI Notebook

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Win32.virut virus infected many files


Scan your computer with mcafee 8.5i and sit back and relax

Jan 15, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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