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After I ran a virus scan to remove the antivirus 360 I rebooted

My computer. A user called administrator comes up but does not offer a place for a password. When I click on it, it starts loading the settings then flips to desktop for a second then back to the admin screen. It will no longer open. Can anyone help???? Please!

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  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    The administrator account is the primary account or you.
    Trey restoring the computer to an earlier date. Did the antivirus find anything? 

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There are a lot of Windows password revealers and crackers available, but I’ve found that Windows Password Recovery Tool is the most effective.:
it not only supports XP, 2000, and NT, I have personally tested it with Vista Home Premium and Ultimate. It works perfectly to reset any local user account to a blank password
You can use the ISO to burn a boot CD. Follow these instructions:
1. Download ISO file from http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com Windows Password Recovery Tool
2. Burn to a CD using a CD burning tool such as Nero or Roxio or MagicISO
3. Insert CD into drive and reboot.
4. You may have to select an option in the BIOS to get the computer to boot from the CD.
Booting up and clearing a password takes a minute or two works like a charm.

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Infested with numerous virusess


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Mar 11, 2011 | PC Laptops

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Virus Facts and FYI


Antivirus Tips and FYI
To start, NO antivirus can get rid of or disable all Viruses.
None can do it and at some point ALL of them admit it.
This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but a fact that is usually stated on every antivirus website.
Any antivirus is only as good as it's latest update, no matter WHEN you bought it or how new it is.

Most antivirus distributors disable advanced heuristics functions to encourage you to continue using their product, since heuristics analysis is more memory intensive than a basic scan.
You NEED advanced heuristics to catch virii before they can change your files, so if it isn't turned on now, do it before you continue reading.
No antivirus will do you ANY good if you turn off intelligent background scanning.
If that little icon is on your taskbar telling you that you are protected from several billion viruses but the automatic scanner is disabled then you may as well not have it installed.
Remember that new viruses are created every day, not all work, not all can harm you but most can.
Most virii are designed to attack windows (Microsoft Versions) of every type.

Almost any other type of OS (Operating System) is safer than windows by some degree.
Since new malware IE Virii get their start from email and web browsing, it is important to protect those areas first and best.
Since new Invasive and harmful virii are identified almost weekly, you need to realize that, before a cure can be found SOMEONE has to get infected.
That someone may be you!
Remember that few antivirus companies routinely scour the web in search of new Viruses to to circumvent and disable.
For them to know what virii to prevent disable or destroy, the Provider of the antivirus needs for you to tell them that you were infected.

Most quality antivirus manufacturers provide a plugin or scheduler that alerts them automatically when a virus is found on your computer.
Some provide a pop up notice that says you were infected with a virus such as mydoom32a. It then asks if you want to send a report to the company for analysis, always say yes.
While your antivirus may CALL the virus for instance (mydoom32a), that may not actually BE the real name of the virus.
Many types of Virii share the same or a similar code and often have the same or similar characteristics, yet are radically different.
So sending in that report only protects you and the other few hundred thousand people who may become infected.

Protect yourself

No matter which antivirus you have currently installed on your PC, you may still have a worm, Trojan, virus or bug somewhere on your PC.
If you feel that you are infected there are several simple steps you can take to completely destroy the bug.
Remember that, just because your antivirus program happened to stop an attack last week, it doesn't mean that it stopped every attack or even completely removed all traces of the last attack from your PC.
One example of this is the Virus Vault.
Open whatever antivirus you have, look for the vault or virus storage area.
Find the tab that allows you to send this file or information to the AV company, then EMPTY the vault.

Set up scheduling.

This may seem like a tedious process but scheduling is important for continued safe operation of your PC.
Open your scheduler and choose a time that you will not be active on your PC.
Set all of your scanning methods to the most stringent settings available then save and exit.
Make sure that you have allowed for at least 2 hours of undisturbed scanning for every 100 gigabytes of data stored on your hard drive.
In other words, make sure you wont be getting up and messing with the PC before the scan is finished.
If all goes well, you will wake up to find a scan completed, a result window and scan time completion notification.
This varies with different versions, but you will always see some type of notice.
If you wake and discover that the PC has rebooted (which is evident by the obvious lack of a notification window) or has shut down, then your work is just beginning.

Lets Clean This Mess up!

If the scenario above describes you to ANY degree then this is your best answer for removing the threat, my best answer anyway.
First thing to remember is, your antivirus failed or it wouldn't have rebooted or shut down without posting a Result Screen.
Don't PANIC!
Your antivirus doesn't stink just because it got nuked.
What you do now is download at least 3 of the best free antiviruses you can get. My choices are usually, Avast then Quickheal followed by the weakest, AVG. The first thing to do, however is run a malware cleaner and removal tool such as Malwarebytes or Spybot since most viruses target Antivirus programs, not malware killers. This will prepare you for the next step.

This step is almost too easy.
1. Uninstall your Current Antivirus, it has already been compromised and the executable (.exe) may have been over written by the virus.
2.Install Avast, do an update, scan (remove virus as needed) then uninstall.
Repeat this step with the other 2 Free Antivirus programs until you have completely removed all traces.
If all went well, you removed the virus, if it didn't, then leave the last Antivirus in the list installed.
Go to my computer and right click your Primary hard drive and go to properties, then tools then choose defrag.

This method is always my last choice since the active scanner will see and examine every file processed with defrag.
Most Antiviruses choose NOT to scan every file, and by doing so usually overlook a file that has been renamed to keep itself hidden.
When doing the defrag the antivirus will treat every file as if it were an executable, at least most do.
If a virus is found during defrag simply follow the removal instructions as each new virus is encountered.

Now for the final step

This final step is also quite simple and easy to do.
Use a cache cleaner such as Advanced System Care, Windows Washer, Eastec Eraser or Evidence Eliminator if you have a copy, (Windows Washer is usually a free download) .
Do a cleanup of unwanted and unnecessary files, but ESPECIALLY the Internet Exploder Cache file!
Also choose (clear paging file at reboot or shutdown) if that is listed.
If it says you need a reboot then Reboot, BUT if the antivirus alerts you that a virus has been found deal with that first, then proceed.
When all virii have been found and reboot is recommended then press that little ok button and reboot.

After your windows has completely reloaded, you need to delete and remove your windows restore file and make a new one.
Go to Control Panel, system then hardware and open system restore.
Click turn Off system Restore, apply, then reboot .
When your PC comes back on, repeat these steps to turn ON system Restore.
What this does is eliminate any SAVED virus traces left from previous infections.
Just to be safe now, uninstall the antivirus you have installed and reinstall your antivirus of choice.
Update, then rescan and go back to whatever it is you do when you aren't messing with your PC.
The reason you use the 3 antiviruses is simply because each of those versions I listed are based on different signature types, and are aggressive to specific virus types more than the others are.
One of them attacks adware and spyware as well.
Remember, just because you LIKE your antivirus, and just because your antivirus Looks great to you runs fast, and is user friendly Doesn't necessarily mean that it's the best one you can get for cash or free.
It just happens to feel good to YOU!

One side note on Norton antivirus that you may not know.
While MOST antiviruses stop or kill an email virus BEFORE it can be downloaded and hurt you, Norton downloads it and saves it, THEN tries to kill it.
This leaves you exposed to the consequences if Norton FAILS to disable or kill the virus.

Another thing you should never use is Stopsign Antivirus or ANY of their line of products.
They come with masked spyware so nasty that they sued and won an injunction to suppress it from detection by most popular spyware detectors.
They say this advertising, and Information Gathering tool is the reason for the low price and is completely harmless.
When you call their corporate headquarters or the toll free number they give, and ask what etrust is and WHY they load their product down with so many megs of spyware they get extremely defensive and start reciting a well planned speech about how harmless it is.
Users soon begin to see an influx of unwanted junk email that they never had before.
Their browser sometimes gets hijacked when they reboot, and windows becomes more unstable the longer they use it.
Yet they claim to have a superior spam killer for your in-box?
E-trust and E-acceleration have been on the hit list of most non corporate Spyware killers for years.

My opinion?
Dont Buy it.

Good Luck to ya!
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Bob S.

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VIRUS REMOVAL TECHNIQUES


Viruses are the major problems of our pcs, just as sickness is to human so is virus to computers.. There are many types of viruses which includes malware, spyware, Trojans e.t.c. A virus is an unwanted program that runs on the computer without the consent of users. A virus attack can lead to malfunction and decreased computer performance. There are different antivirus programs, which prevents the computer from virus attacks.
There are some popular antivirus programs like this:
1.Mcafee
2. AVG
3. Norton
4. Esset
5. Kaspersky
6. Panda
7. Avast
All of the above antivirus programs work on the same principle. Suppose that when a virus attack on your computer a virus scanner, basically, then recognizes the virus definitions after the role of an antivirus program that blocks the virus. Therefore, it is essential to update antivirus software regularly; otherwise an antivirus does not recognize the virus definitions. Many organizations are providing technical support also includes anti-virus support. Vendor technical support in general, offers virus removal with the aid of remote desktop support. A technician can take remote control of the computer user’s permission. A technician can take appropriate steps troubleshooting support to provide antivirus and computer security. A good antivirus support program that helps the client to the computer free of viruses.
These are the few basic troubleshooting carried out for virus removal in a computer
1. Delete all temporary Internet files on your computer.
2. Uninstall unwanted programs installed on your computer.
3. Perform the “defrag” and “Disk Cleanup” utility in the specified time.
4. Scan your computer with any updated antivirus program.
5. Install and download the “Anti-malwarebytes.
6. Update Anti-malwarebytes.
7. Scan your computer using the “Anti-malwarebytes’ program.
Install and download the “SuperAntiSpyware” program.
9. Scan your computer using the spyware removal program.

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VIRUS


Follow thegiven steps to remove 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. Unplug your network cable if you have to.
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.

Jan 10, 2011 | PC Laptops

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Infected with a version of Trojan.Win32.Agent.azsy


Hello there
i would run a scan and remove any virus found also if i were you i would download avg virus remover it is free and it can remove more viruses and spyware that a standard antivirus

Sep 16, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 Notebook

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Computer Virus Protection


Efficient virus protection is the need of the time, to keep one’scomputer working with optimum frequency. Your system must be equippedwith antivirus software, which is compatible with the operating system.

Every user segment knows well about the threat of computer viruses.They almost kill your system. Virus infection drastically limits yourcomputer’s functionality, in spite of good hardware configuration.
The first stage of your diagnosis is to recognize the presence of virus on your system. Some important symptoms are as follows:

-Sluggish PC’s performance
-Frequent freezing/Self-restart of your computer
-Display of unknown error messages
-Removal of antivirus program desktop shortcuts as well as programs on your pc
-Presence of unknown icons on desktop which are often related to pornography or gambling
-Difficulty in accessing Task Manager in windows

But, we are fortunate enough to be blessed with wide range of antivirussoftware, which can scan and delete these viruses without affectingcomputer’s performance. Some leading antivirus programs are mentionedbelow:

Avast Free Antivirus
This is an absolute antivirus program, which is the best for the homeuser. It has powerful scanning technique, which can detect and removeviruses’ presents in your e-mail attachment and other hidden places ofyou network areas. It also checks the online activity of your webbrowser.

However, if you deal with sensitive business data then you should gofor avast! Internet Security. It also protects you from identity theft,so that you can go for online shopping and e-banking without any fear.It offers multiple layer protections from all leading antivirus,antispyware and rootkits.

AVG Anti-Virus 9.0
This is the most comprehensive package for the consistent computerusers. It constantly monitors your PC against all recent sophisticatedInternet threat. After the installation, you can surf, search and doonline shopping without any fear. It also suggests about authenticityof any web site.

Norton Internet Security 2010
This is one of the best products, developed by Symantec. It preventsyour system from any kind of identity theft, viruses, spyware, bots andothers. It alerts you from making any visit to non-trusted websites.
Some preventive measures include:

-Don’t open any e-mail attachment, which comes from unknown destination
-Don’t make downloads from non-authentic web sites
-Keep your operating system, browser and e-mail program updated with latest patches
-Keep your Windows Firewall enabled
-Equip your system with a compatible antivirus program

These practices will ensure that you have a computer, which is free from all sorts of computer viruses.

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Computer virus


Run Avira Antivir and Malwarebytes.

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Antivirus blocked some of the sites i navigate


'Antivirus 360' is malware -- in effect a virus in itself.

If you can, go to a website named http://malwarebytes.org and download a trial copy of the MalwareBytes Anti Malware.
Install it, let it do it's update, and perform a full scan. When it is done, it will tell you to click to view results, then click to remove all items found.
It will prompt you to reboot the PC at that time. Let it reboot the PC. Then download and install a decent antivirus like Avast or AVG.

Mar 01, 2009 | HP Mini 1000 Netbook

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I have virus 360 on and it has disabled restore and rebOOT.I have tried evrything to get it off and not having much luck.`HELP`


Okay, be vary, vary careful. This can really F up your computer. If I were you, I would back up all of the data from the computer before removing this antivirus. You can also buy programs that can scan and remove it for you. Like: SpyHunter.
Doing it yourself,
  1. Stop Antivirus processes
  2. Find and then delete files of Antivirus 360
  3. Remove Antivirus 360 registeries.
Put AVG Free 8.0 on your computer. It is free and works great. While AVG is in your computer, it can pick up and remove whatever harm is done by Antivirus 360.
There is other ways to take it out but, this should only be done by experts.
Let me know what happens.

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IBM thinkpad G41 won't run any programs


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