I recently acquired a virus even though my McAfee is on and updated daily along with my spyware and a firewall. I tried to remove the virus from safe mode to no avail. I am running Windows XP and when I rebooted my system a log in screen appeared. Unfortunately I do not remmeber my password for this computer as I haven't had to use it in 5 or so years. My problem now is how can I bypass the password if possible and how do I restore my system to an earlier date if I cannot get past the password? I know that his can be done by using the F keys but I do not remember exactly how it works. Any and all suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks!
I have not personally tried any of these solutions, so use at your own risk.
If you REALLY need to gain access to info on that drive, I suggest connecting it as a SLAVE DRIVE on your working computer and running a SCAN to kill virus, along with copying your needed info to your pc. If no info needed, just reformat and install XP again. Only sure way to have ZERO virus.
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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. Hopefully this would of remove some of the viruses and spyware. Read below for more information. And for a good Price too........Free. Helpful Free Software below Read On. If you find any of this helpful, pls rate me. !
FREE SPYWARE Download Spybot Search & Destroy. Restart computer, then run Spybot to see what spyware comes up, AND DELET IT.
FYI---Virus Protection-- 2 programs of virus protection will conflict with each other and will actually cancel out the protection. SO just download one.
Running Spybot Search & Destroy with EITHER Avast or Avg (great Free virus protection programs ) will keep a computer in good working condition. FREE
There are alot of $ anti-virus and Internet security programs out there-ie: Norton, McAfee, Panda, Bitdefender. If you would like to pay $ then get ***Kaspersky***-- 2010 , I feel that is the best for your money.
REMEMBER TO KEEP UP THE DAILY MAINTENANCE ON ALL OF YOUR COMPUTERS.! 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)
Does Internet Explorer start or does it fail to load and displays the .dll error message?
Typically, .dll error messages are caused by 1. out of date Operating System, 2. viruses / spyware / malware on the computer that have over-written valid .dll files, 3. a failed program install
Since IE came with the OS, options 1 or 2 are more likely the cause of the problem. And, yes, you can still get viruses / spyware / malware while on a modem.
Make sure your antivirus is up to date and scan your hard drive for viruses (if you do not have an antivirus program - get one for free - search for AVG)
Make sure you have a spyware /malware detection program, update it and scan your system for spyware/malware (free from Microsoft - search for Windows Defender, other companies also offer free personal versions)
Very important - do both steps above, reboot and repeat 3 times. The computer holds the settings from the last 3 successful reboots, called Control Sets, in the Registry. Scanning the current Control Set only cleans it. It does not clean the other sets and viruses /spyware / malware can be re-introduced to your system if you perform a "Last Known Good" boot or use System Restore to restore your system to a previous date.
The gold standard for fixing any newly installed software issue is to remove the offending program and reinstall it. I know that's not an exact fix, but that's what tech support will tell you to do. If that doesn't work call those guys - you should have several days of free tech support (at least 30 days), and they will know exactly what to do.
I recommend to instal McAfee VirusScan for Mac. McAfee VirusScan for Mac includes detections for exploits, viruses, trojans, worms, and spyware that threatens Macs, PCs, and Unix systems. On access scanning provides realtime protection while drag and drop scanning facilitates a quick check of newly downloaded files. McAfee VirusScan for Mac retails for approximately $37 per license with discounts for bulk purchases
We need to understand first that there are differences between all malicious softwares. Spywares, viruses, malwares, trojan horses are to name a few. the soyware doctor can fix spyware issues but cannot control the action of a virus. try installing a good anti virus software viz. mcafee and scan the hard disk. Mostly the issue gets fix elase if the registry changes have happened then you wil be required to format the hard disk. Hope I helped you.
--- please first of all arrange system setup disk for WinXp
--- Start Windows in safe mode, if yu can, uninstall all undesirable programs, antiviruses, TSRs
--- Restart System
if problem is not solved, please repair windows, by setup & upgrade from the XP installation disk.
Spyware Doctor, Panda are good antiviruses, please update them on internet after first instalation
Go to Control Panel --> go to Security Center --> Automatic Updates and go to it's options, properties or preferences page. Select "Turn off automatic updates"
A sidenote though, I honestly do not think your online virus scan is reliable. If you update by using Windows Update or Microsoft Update there will be no virusses. There's a big change the scanner itself is harmful software named Scareware (it tells you something is wrong, or potentionally harmful, then it tells you to download an exotic virusscanner or something to protect you but infect creates even more trouble by means of spam, spyware, pop-ups or trojans.)
Try installing a virus scanner from a trustes developer. Don't want to pay for it? Don't worry. There are some pretty good (and trusted) free ones.
1)Go to control panel
2)Click Security Settings
3)Then turn on your Automatic updates.
If this dont solve ur problem then go for this:
1) remove all the temporary files from pc.
By going to Start->Run->%Temp% delete all files.
Then remove the software by searching its name in 'regedit' and then resintall it.
to go 'regedit':