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My computer has a virus and keeps sending it to other peoples computers even when I am not online

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My computer is One Dell Optiplex 520.I 'm confronting problem with my Yahoo Messenger even to make the all steps the Yahoo expert instruct to me to do.Anyway the concern is My Yahoo Messenger is still with...


if you used messenger before and there's no problem, then your pc is infected with some virus. else, you have to install java and adobe flash player. and re install messenger again.

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PC Crash and how to avoid it!


For any computers owner, a PC crash is a nightmare come true. However, with the amount of time we spend on our computers each day, we're bound to be inundated with harmful files or identity-stealing attempts. For people who own their own PC, there are plenty of basic steps to take in order to avoid a dreaded PC crash.

Consider putting a lock on your PC. Not literally. Make up a user ID that is unique to you as an administrator and password that can't be figured out easily. If you leave your computer on unattended, make sure you leave it in "log-in" mode, so any attempted usage will require a password.

Install internet security software or an anti-virus software product. These types of programs run regular computer check-ups and update automatically to ward off new attacks. Schedule virus scans at least once a week to check for bugs in far off corners of your computer.

Pay attention to the news. If a worldwide virus outbreak is imminent, give your PC a rest for a few days if possible, or try to limit your Internet usage.

First and most important of all, you have to get a reliable good registry cleaning software which will help you in maintaining your computer by removing unwanted junk files messed up in your registry that causes errors and other problems in your system. This is very important because most of the problems mentioned above are the results of unhealthy registry. Hence, to keep it in top condition, get a premium registry-cleaner. This has been well proven to help prevent PC from freezing or crashing among many users.

Avoid downloading files, programs, videos, MP3, and software from unreliable sources. One of the most common methods to get your computer infected by spyware is to download free software which is usually bundled with spyware.These malicious programs are responsible for almost 90% of all computer crashes globally. Therefore, avoid them as much as possible by being extra cautious of files downloaded from the internet. Furthermore, avoid visiting unreliable sites such as adult sites which are generally flooded with a lot of spyware the moment you browsed through their web-sites. Hence, try to limit your internet surfing on credible sites.

Still there are many ways for you to prevent PC from freezing or crashing, but the aforementioned tips will surely help you avoid the things that generally causes such computer problems; as well as help keep your system in its optimum health and performance.

Many people in contemporary times are heavily dependent on their computers to function. They use their computers for almost any task imaginable from making business presentations to watching movies. There are literally thousands of things that you can do with your computer. You can use it to gather research materials for a school paper, read the news, communicate with friends and loved ones from all over the world and you can even use it to shop for clothes or shoes online. In fact, most people do not realize how dependent they are or their computers until things go wrong. Imagine this scenario. You are late for school and you still have to print your paper that is due today. As you boot up your computer, an error message pops up and your computer suddenly crashes. A PC crash is a very common and people around the world experience it from time to time. In many cases however, a PC crash can happen at the most inconvenient times. This can happen when you need to finish a financial report, when you need to pay your bills online or when you need to order groceries. This is one of the reasons why you should do what you can to prevent a PC crash from happening in the first place.

This is certainly true when preventing a PC crash from happening. This can be a very annoying an inconvenient occurrence. A PC crash can wreck schedules, delay the submission of important documents and hamper your daily life.A PC crash can be caused by a number of things. A crash can be caused by computer registry errors, overheated hardware components and hard disk errors. Computer registry errors commonly accumulate over time. Registry entries are modified every time you install or uninstall programs. As time goes by, your registry will develop many errors that will eventually cause a PC crash. The same is true for hard drive errors. Every time you save, delete or modify files on your computer, errors and corrupted files accumulate on your hard drive. Eventually, this can also cause your computer to crash. Over heated hardware, on the other hand, is caused by bad ventilation and extreme temperatures. This can easily be remedied by placing your computer in a cool and well-ventilated area.

Crashes are caused by various factors but one of the most popular reasons are due to excessive downloading and installation of different applications, features or what not. These may cause the regular computer to work significantly slower than its potential speed and can irritate most users. With the increase in popularity of different software applications in the market, more of the kids these days buy online games and other software available online. Everything is online and the downloading process is so easy that virtually anyone can update and install any time of the day. The problem however comes in when your computer is over loaded with all these installations you feed into it daily.

  1. Defragment your hard drive at least once every 2 months. While some people only do this every year, there are actually many people who have never defragment their drives because they're unfamiliar with the process and its importance. Defragmenting your hard drive will help keep it healthy and it's something you can easily do yourself.
  2. Get a good anti-virus program and update it at least once a week. Some people actually update it every day on start-up. Most of the programs allow you to schedule the updates and the virus scan to run on a schedule that you choose.
  3. Make sure all important updates for your computer are done as needed. They are there for a reason - to keep your computer healthy and current with all new information and data. Also, make sure to run an adware/spyware tool at least once a week as well. You can find many free ones online that you can download. Finally, keep your firewall and pop-up blocker turned on to prevent intrusion into your computer.
  4. Delete all of your temporary internet files. Make sure the offline files are deleted as well. You can easily do this while on the Internet by going to "tools" on the top Internet Explorer and then selecting "internet options". Remove cookies on a regular basis as well as any unused files that are on your computer. By keeping your computer free from unnecessary "junk", you're also helping to keep your hard drive healthier.
  5. Provide regular maintenance on your email. By this I mean delete your spam emails and bulk immediately after receiving them. Any unknown emails should also be deleted. Only open email attachments that you know are from reliable sources. Make sure you have good spam and virus protection on your email.
  6. Back-up your computer on a regular basis - at least once a week, if not more. Put your data on a removable disk or tape. (Or better yet, back it up online) If your computer does crash, you won't be sorry you were so diligent about back-ups.
  7. Beware of what you download from the internet. Only download programs that are from secure sites that you know you can trust.
  8. Pay attention to what your computer may be telling you. If it's making an unusual noise, have it checked out. It could be the CPU fan, which is needed to keep the processor cool. If it malfunctions, it can cause all kinds of expensive damage.
  9. Avoid dust and smoke around your computer. Accumulation of dust, smoke, pet hair, etc. can also cause damage to the insider components of your PC.
  10. Avoid having too many programs start-up when your computer turns on. Only have what you need open.



on Dec 09, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Outside factors that affect connection speeds <p>Unfortunately, there are events and conditions that are outside your control. Even with a fast connection, external factors, such as busy websites or spreading computer viruses, can slow the entire web. Popular websites can become overwhelmed with users. For example, when a television commercial mentions a website, many people might try to visit the site at the same time. If the website isn't prepared to handle the traffic, you might encounter delays.<br /> <p>During times of heavy computer virus outbreaks, the Internet can slow down. Many viruses spread by causing computers to send out hundreds or thousands of copies of the virus. This can slow the Internet by sheer volume. You can see what major outbreaks are currently happening by visiting your antivirus vendor's website, or the <a href="http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=42641">Security at Home</a> website.<br /> <p>Local Internet congestion can also result in slower-than-normal connection speeds. These slowdowns occur when many people try to connect to the Internet at the same time, and they occur most often at peak activity times, such as after school hours when students get home and connect to the web.<br /> <p>If you're on a corporate network, general network and proxy server use can affect your Internet performance. Most network administrators monitor Internet use, and will try to keep people from doing things like downloading large files during peak hours. If you find that your Internet access is slow at times, you might discuss it with your network administrator.<br />

on Dec 03, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I have an older Dell 8100 that is infected, I cannot use it.


It might be really what it says, but chances are you have accidentally started a "fake virus scam" malware, that acts a bit like a virus, but with an added function of luring you into paying for some miraculous anti-virus, that will cure your computer of the multiple "infections" it has allegedly "discovered".
If you can open Internet Explorer, you may try one of the online virus scanners available. If not, the only thing left is to prepare on a clean computer a startup antivirus CD, from which you could boot your computer and run an antivirus program.

Free Online scanners:
http://www.f-secure.com/en_EMEA/security/tools/online-scanner/
http://www.bitdefender.com/scanner/online/free.html

Free boot antivirus products (CD image to burn):
http://devbuilds.kaspersky-labs.com/devbuilds/RescueDisk/
http://dlpro.antivir.com/package/rescue_system/common/en/rescue_system-common-en.iso

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Computer has a red lite on, and very slow, now wont let me send emails or chat online.


The red light indicates that the hard drive is working (writing or reading data).  It is normal for this to flicker when the computer is running.  However, if it is on constantly or close to it, it can indicate the activity of unwanted programs (spyware or virus).  
Spyware is the most likely reason you also cannot send emails or chat online.  I would recommend bringing your computer in to a tech somewhere that can perform a virus/spyware clean for you.

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What is a Virus and how do I know if I have one ?


There are some obvious symptoms that your computer will develop when it gets infected with a virus. But the first thing I have to mention is that if you had a decent antivirus program installed on your computer you would not have a problem. The virus programs now days are fantastic in crushing any chances of a viruses infecting your computer.

What is a virus?
A virus is a small program that gets into your computer undetected in order to cause havoc. This small software program has either been developed because the author enjoys causing disasters for other people or sometimes for monetary gains. Sometimes a virus is packaged in a file that is called a trojan virus. It is disguised as something else, and once it has gained access to your computer it then releases its intent.

How does a virus get onto my computer?
The people that develop these viruses are constantly finding new ways to infiltrate your computer. When one door shuts, another one opens for them. However the most common ways to get a virus on your computer is through the internet. You might download a file that contains a virus, or maybe you might open an email that has one attached to it. Sometimes even visiting a bad website can infect your computer. The worst one of all, however, is when people download illegal cracked software. This software has usually been taken apart and repackaged with a few extras attached. Maybe you download music or videos from the internet. How do you know you are actually downloading the file you intended to. The file may be named to deceive you, and once you open it you will release the virus.

How do I know if I have a virus or not?
If your computer has been infected with a virus you will quickly see odd signs that it exists. Weird things start happening that you cannot explain. Files might move around, odd error messages may appear, programs might start to fail. For example if your virus scanner program stops working then it could have been disabled by a virus. With all this action taking place in the background your computer will also start to run slow and seem like it is busy all the time.
When browsing the internet you might find that you will not able to visits the pages that you choose. You will be redirected to different websites. You computer might also be sending emails to everyone in your contact list without you knowing.

What can a virus do to my computer hardware components?
People think that a virus simply attacks the file systems of your computer, however this is not true. Some viruses are designed to damaged computer hardware components until they are ruined completely.
Many people will argue that a virus only infects software, however all hardware is controlled by various types of software. Infact the entire computer is controlled by BIOS which is software. BIOS controls the temperature of the motherboard. What if a viruses only purpose was to change the temperature control on your motherboard. The motherboard would overheat and fry itself.
In the old days viruses used to be developed to set the read speed of a floppy disk drive to speeds beyond its capability. The Floppy disk drive would overheat and fry from being overworked. Now days Windows Vista has a service called Superfetch that searches your hard drive, finds out what you use the most, and makes it available for you.. If you made a virus to control Superfetch, we could have a serious problem. Most Vista users already have Superfetch disabled on their computer. A virus could enable it, tell it all files are important, keep it searching non stop, and fry your hard drive that way. Now I can here someone saying "yeah right, not with all the security we have around today". Well you should never underestimate these guys who develop viruses. They can work around anything.

What should I do if I get a virus?
If you suspect that your computer has a virus, scan your computer asap with an antivirus program. If you do not have one or yours is not working, download another one, or get a free scan using the free online virus scanners, such as :-
Symantec Security Check :-
http://security.norton.com/sscv6/WelcomePage.asp
or
Kaspersky lab :-
http://www.kaspersky.com/scanforvirus

There is no guarantee that these free scanners will cure your computer but they might just confirm the fact that you actually have a virus.
If you find viruses but cannot remove them you will need to take your computer to a professional before you lose everything. Another option is to format your computer which means you loose all the files on it and re-install a fresh copy of the operating system. You can backup your files first, but please be aware that they might be infected with a virus also.
If you have scanned your computer, found viruses, and successfully deleted them, then now is the time to buy a decent program that will stop this from happening again.
Do not continue to use the computer without taking action because the longer you leave it the further the virus can spread.
What file types commonly contain viruses when you download them?
Lets face it, downloading is a dangerous business, especially when you have important files stored on your computer. Any file you download can contain a virus. My rule for downloading is to ask myself "Do I know and trust this website I am about to download from?"

Here are a few examples of common files that could contain viruses :-
EXE FILE: If you download a program or anything that requires an install file then it will be an .exe file. When you press on it to install to your computer you could be releasing a virus.
ZIP FILE: People download zip files from the internet that contain any other file type and you will not see it's contents until you open it. A zip file might have an exe file in it.
SCR FILE: Free screensavers for your computer. They always have something bad in them. Sometimes adware or viruses.
DOC FILE: A Microsoft word document can contain macros and small scripts that are viruses.

If you haven't got antivirus software installed on your computer, then refer to : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/49500 for Microsoft recommended antivirus softwares.

REMEMBER : PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE

on Oct 04, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to keep your computer virus free


Many people that I have helped with computer viruses had recently purchased new computers which have virus protection included in the software bundle. The problem with these virus protection programs is that the updates are only good for the first year. After that, you must pay a fee to continue to get virus updates.

Many consumers don't realize this and after the year is up, do not renew the membership with the anti-virus company, leaving their computer unprotected from incoming viruses.

So, if you purchased a computer over a year ago, be aware of this problem. You will need to pay the yearly fee to maintain your anti-virus updates or get another anti-virus software available on the market.

There are some anti virus programs that are free or low cost. I have found AVG to provide a good quality free anti-virus program for home users. You can access the download at http://free.avg.com/us-en/download-avg-anti-virus-free.

Also, remember to be aware of emails from senders that you are not familiar with. Also be very careful about opening attachments on any emails. Be sure you know who sent them to you. Even then, if your not sure, verify with the sender that they actually sent this attachment to you before opening it. Email attachments are one of the most common ways of spreading viruses.

So, be careful and happy surfing!

on Jan 25, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Does telus have a free virus protection that I can scan for virus etc.


I do not know about telus or what telus is but yes there is a free Antivirus as well as spyware scanners. Spyware is worse than a virus.
I can't fix this for you, but if I helped you get it fixed, please rate it as a fixya not a helpful rating. These ratings let me be allowed to help you and others in the future.


Turn the system restore off. System restore keeps everything in restore. Meaning......... If you have spyware or a virus, it will stay in your system. Run Spybot S&D (This program is free and is better than using msconfig as long as you go through the settings and change everything to the highest settings.) Then do the same with Adaware 2008 (sounds stupid to use 2 things for spyware, but one catches what the other one does not.). I have links on my website (tandnfamilyelectronics-online.com). These links go directly to the download so you will not get the run around. You would do good to try a program called Window Washer (http://www.download.com/Free-Internet-Window-Washer/3000-2144_4-10436825.html?cdlPid=10731707). This is a great program that completely cleans anything in your computer that you do not need. It will not clean out anything that you have to have. I have used this for years to clean out my customers computers and have cleaned as much as 3 gigs of trash out. If you contact me I will give you some tools that I have for free that will do a great job on your computer. I have them ready to download and I will give you the link. (dean@tandnfamilyelectronics-online.com)

Send me the complete specs of your system and I can help you more. I hope that this helps you. There is no reason the really buy a program for spyware when there are free things to use that work great. Free AVG is a great Antivirus and yes it is also free. It will check your e-mail coming and going. It will also let your friends now that the E-mail does not have a virus. It also has a spyware program that is free. This day and time with all of the spyware out on the net you can never have too many programs for spyware. I would not run all of them at the same time though. Make sure that you do not use your computer during any scan. Defrag is also something to do after you do everything else. Some people will tell you that should not reload your computer. If nothing seems to work then sometimes that is the only good way to get it repaired right. Most of the programs that come pre-installed on a store bought computer is useless and most are even trail software that causes problems when they expire. Let me know if this helps at all. Please rate me if it helps.

Jun 04, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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My PC computer


Hello,

freezing cause by sever virus infection and Hard drive error, if virus infection, virus can be eliminated but the system become slower, and if the hard drive error (bad sector) sometime can be resolve but most of that error HDD put to the bin.

anyway, if this cause by virus infection then, boot your computer in "safe mode with network " option by pressing "F8" at first start and then scan your computer for viruses, you can use online scanning here: http://www.precisesecurity.com/antivirus/online-scan.htm

if same issue occur, then better backup your files or save your picture in flash dive or any removable drive. and reformat and reinstall the windows operating system.

pls do not rate me if my solution not solve the issue and you need more further information. but if is invaluable solution rate me fixya.

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Apr 09, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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How to Detect Online Scams


"Hey buddy, come over here. Listen, keep this quiet. I've got a friend overseas who's trying to come here. He's filthy rich but he has to go through a lot of red tape on his side and ours. I was hoping you could help me out by spotting me a few thousand dollars so that we could grease the wheels a little. Don't worry -- once he's over here he'll repay your investment 100 times over. What do you say?"

If a random stranger approached you on the street and said something like that, you'd probably ignore him and keep walking. You might even report him to the local police. Who would trust someone they had never met with that much money? But an online scam very similar to the scenario above has fooled thousands of people into giving away millions of dollars to the scam artists. It seems that people who might be able to smell a rat in a real life encounter become more gullible while online.

That particular scam goes by names like the Nigerian scam or the 419 scam. There are hundreds of variations on the scam but they all have the goal of fooling you into giving away as much money as possible -- up to and including your bank account information. And there are thousands of other scams online. Some share similarities to the Nigerian scam and others are completely different. A few will even install harmful software called malware onto your computer and become a persistent problem.

The best way to deal with online scams is to avoid them entirely. After all, you don't want to have to repair damage later. We're going to give you some tips on how to recognize a scam so that you won't be a victim. The first thing you need to remember is that old saying, "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."

Internet Scam Tactics Most scams play upon basic human qualities that everyone has to some degree. Many of these qualities are not very flattering. They include traits like fear, vanity and greed. Con artists have leveraged these traits for hundreds of years -- play upon a person's greed and you can convince them up is down and cold is hot.

That also means that most online scams have a few clear indicators. If you receive a message or visit a site that says you are in danger unless you download a certain application, that's a red flag for a scam. The message is playing upon your fear. Of course, you don't want to have your computer overrun with viruses. But often these applications are masking a virus or other form of malware. Always view these messages with skepticism and caution. Research any application before you download and install it.

Most of us would like to think we're not vain creatures. But imagine you're on a social networking site and you receive a message containing a hyperlink that says something like, "You won't believe how great you look in this video!" Most of us would be tempted to follow the link and watch the video, particularly if we were worried it might be embarrassing. With so many people and organizations on social networking sites, you never know who could be watching.

Scam artists know that people are concerned with their online image. That's why they use messages like the one above to direct people to a bogus video site. In many cases, attempting to play the video prompts a pop-up window to appear. The window claims the user doesn't have the right video driver installed to view the video. It prompts the user to download a driver and then the video will (supposedly) play. However, the driver turns out to be malware in disguise.

Some malware can can do pretty nasty stuff if you install it on your computer. A keylogging application could keep track of every keystroke you make and send that information to a remote scam artist. The scam artist can then comb through your keystrokes and find out private information like user names and passwords to the sites you visit, including banking or shopping sites. Others might give root access of your machine to a remote cracker -- a malicious hacker. The cracker can then control your computer and you might never even notice.

IS IT A SCAM

Out of all the base human traits scam artists prey upon, greed may be the one they target most. These scams tend to follow the pattern of promising a huge payoff for a relatively small investment. It's the old "something for nothing" approach. Many scam artists use e-mail to spread the con around. This allows the con artist to send out hundreds of thousands -- or even millions -- of e-mail messages to potential victims. Even if the success rate is a fraction of that number, the payoff for the scam artist can be huge.

When you see an offer online, really take some time to think it through. A little critical thinking can often save you money and frustration. Don't rely on the links or testimonials attached to the offer itself. Search around elsewhere for independent verification that the offer is valid. Some may be genuine offers, while others may try to lure you into a pyramid scheme or pump-and-dump scam.

Some common indicators of scams include:
  • A call for urgency such as, "You must act now!"
  • A promise of huge profits in a short timeframe
  • Overuse of buzzwords and jargon
  • Claims of insider information or confidential data

Scam artists will try to leverage anything to convince you to hand over money. Recently, some scam artists have even claimed to represent the United States government. The scam artists send messages to potential victims claiming to offer a portion of the economic stimulus package to help them out during the recession [source: Hruska].

Some potential victims have turned the tables on the scam artists. A Web site called 419 Eater urges people who have encountered scams to return the favor with scambaiting. The site defines scambaiting as luring scam artists into drawn-out correspondence in an effort to waste their time and resources. Some have gone so far as to convince the scam artists to travel halfway across the world or even carve a replica of a Commodore 64 computer out of wood! It turns out scam artists are just as vulnerable to greed as their victims.

on Dec 27, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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