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I have 40 viruses on my computer  how can i get  them off

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I recommend a solution such as AVG Free - they include free virus definition updates as well as the program. It's important to keep your virus definitions updated in order to stay protected. Here is the link:

http://free.avg.com/download?prd=afe

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Go HERE and click download.  This will download a 30 day trial version of Kaspersky Anti-virus, which is one of the best.  It is a fully functional copy that will scan and rid your PC of viruses, plus do much more.  Obviously, if you are happy using it, you always have the option to buy it before the end of 30 days.  If not, then simply uninstall it, but atleast all of your viruses will be gone :)

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  • Tim Hallman Jan 01, 2009

    AVG free edition is not the best solution for anti-virus.  It is known to have limited definitions, and false positives.

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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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• 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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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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It does not accept application. think that it is virus


It probably is a virus.

Access: http://www.VirusTotal.com and "submit" the '.exe' file to them.
They will run over 40(!) different anti-virus scanners on the file,
and give you the results ("clean" or "9-out-of-40" report it as a virus).

Nov 24, 2010 | Operating Systems

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Kinds of computer virus


from your question, what are the kinds of computer viruses, here is the detailed explanation:

Computermag-glass_10x10.gif viruses are generally defined as a program inputted into a computer that allows replication of the program installed. As it replicates, the program intentionally infects the computer, typically without even the user knowing about the damage being done. A virus, unlike worms or Trojan horses, needs an aid to transfer them to computers. Viruses usually take a large amount of computer memory, resulting into system crashes. Viruses are categorized to several parts based on its features.
Macro Viruses A macro virus, often scripted into common application programs such as Word or Excel, is spread by infecting documents. Macro viruses are known to be platform-independent since the virus itself are written in language of the application and not the messagebox_info.png operating system. When the application is running, this allows the macro virus to spread amongst the operating systemsmag-glass_10x10.gif. There are thousands of macro viruses that exists, and each are considered major threats. Examples of these viruses are: Melissa.A and Bablas. pc.
Network Viruses Network viruses rapidly spreads through a Local Network Area ( messagebox_info.png LAN), and sometimes throughout the internet. Generally, network viruses multiply through shared resources, i.e., shared drives and folders. When the virus infects a computer, it searches through the network to attack its new potential prey. When the virus finishes infecting that computer, it moves on to the next and the cycle repeats itself. The most dangerous network viruses are Nimda and SQLSlammer.
Logic Bombs The messagebox_info.png logic bomb virus is a piece of code that are inputted into a software system. When a certain and specific condition is met, such as clicking on an internet browser or opening a particular file, the logic bomb virus is set off. Many programmers set the malicious virus off during days such as April Fools Day or Friday the 13th. When the virus is activated, then various activities will take place. For example, files are permanently deleted.
Companion Viruses Companion viruses takes advantage of MS- messagebox_info.png DOS. This virus creates a new file with typically the messagebox_info.png .COM extensions, but sometimes the .EXD extension as well. When a user manually types in a program they desire without adding .EXE or any other specific extention, DOS will make the assumption that the user want the file with the extension that comes first in alphabetical order, and thus running the virus. The companion virus is rare among Windows XP computers as this particular operating system does not use the MS-DOS.
Boot Sector Viruses messagebox_info.png Boot sector viruses generally hide in the boot sector, either in the bootable disk or the messagebox_info.png hard drive. Unlike most viruses, this virus does not harm the files in the hard disk, but harm the hard disk itself. Boot sector viruses are uncommon at this day and age because these viruses are spread rapidly by floppy disks and not on CD-ROMs.
Multipartite Viruses Multipartite viruses are spreaded through infected media and usually hides in the memory. Gradually, the virus moves to the boot sector of the hard drive and infects executable files on the hard drive and later across the computer system

Oct 04, 2010 | Operating Systems

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Symantec anti virus auto protection disabled why


Most likely you have a Microsoft virus. One of the first actions of a virus is to disable any anti-virus software it finds. Remember which comes first the virus or the ant-virus? With 70% increase year on year of M$ malware it is extremely difficult to deal with.
The best solution is to simply move over to Linux and to dump M$.
Firstly all the software including operating system is free. Secondly Unix and Linux are secure by design and cannot have viruses.
And then one should remember that computers have been going a very long time. Unix last year celebrated 40 years (1969). And of course, there has never been a virus on a Unix or Linux system ever.
Windows in contrast is insecure by design and di not come out until 1992, so it is very new and very bad system.
But, to answer your problem what I usually do in such situation is to download using another machine the full version of AVG free from: http://www.filehippo.com/download_avg_antivirus and also download the updates from:- http://free.avg.com/gb-en/download-update
Now, put these files on a USB key and then plug it into the infected machine. Install the AVG free from the USB key. Do the updates from the USB key. Do a full system scan
And do this work with the infected machine prpoerly disconnected from the internet.
Only after you have done all this should you reconnect to the internet.
Good Luck! - I am so GLAD I do not use M$ and I have been using computers pretty aggresively ever since 1971.

Sep 13, 2010 | Symantec 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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My yahoo has become VERY slow moving. I wait 30-40 seconds each time I do something.


I suggest you perform a malware or spyware scan. Download spyware hunter.google it.
Run the spyware scan and remove all detected spywares. after that i suggest running a full system virus scan using Kaspersky, bitdefender, or any other anti virus you may have.

Jul 17, 2010 | 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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Microsoft Streets and Trips 2008


If you have a legitimate legal licensed copy of Microsoft Streets & Trips, you can call Microsoft for free support. If you are receiving a message that it is not a valid license key, then you have likely purchased pirated software - Microsoft only distributes S&T via 1) boxed retail version, or 2) volume license. Since you paid only $40 for an $80 product, I suspect you got suckered. Call 1-800-R-U-LEGIT to contact MS about your problem....there have been reports of Microsoft providing free software to those that were suckered into purchasing pirated software (with the assumption that you will help them catch the person that sold it to you.).

Sep 10, 2008 | Microsoft Streets and Trips 2008 for PC

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