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Doning Recoveries for Virus/Spyware problems

Even though I have Norton 360 9.0, installed on my laptop, I continue to get viruses, etc.! I have already done 9 Recoveries on my laptop to get rid of these. I notice that my laptop is getting slower after each recovery. I am new @ using any type of computer & do not know what else I can possibly do to help with this problem. Would it be safe for me to add another type of virus/spyware protection @ the same time I have Norton? I'm @ my wit's end trying to prevent this from occuring so often! Norton has, on occasion, blocked a virus/ tracking cookie. I know that someone was able to gain access to my account on My Yearbook because something was added on my profile that I did not put there! Help! Should I do another recovery?

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If your computer is getting slower even through a recovery, you should try making sure that all the cooling fans are clean. Just take a can of compressed air and give it a blast into all the air vents in your laptop. Make sure you do this with the battery out and the power off, just in case a little condensation gets inside the laptop.
Norton should be able to prevent viruses, but browsing habbits mean a lot when it comes to viruses. Avoid downloading files through peer to peer software. Many websites will install spyware onto your computer, and many software downloads try to bundle programs that run in the background on your computer. MSN messenger, for example will by default try to install the MSN toolbar, and other small bits of software that can add up to really slow down the machine.
If you're using windows Vista, it's good to have at LEAST 1GB of RAM, and even then Vista can demand much more, causing you to fall into paging file usage, which really slows a computer down.
If you're using Windows XP, make sure that you are completely up to date, as many exploits have been discovered, and patched with automatic updates.

Hope this helps.

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This can be resolved by installing and scanning the computer using Norton 360.

Click here to download Norton 360 version 3.0

After downloading Norton 360 double click on the installation file and follow on screen instruction to install the file.
Click on skip if it ask for product key.
After installing Norton 360 open Norton 360 and click on live Update to download latest virus definition on to your computer. This will helps norton to find and heal the up to date virus.

After running live update perform complete system scan using Norton.

Note:
  • Uninstall existing Antivirus on your computer before installing Norton 360.
  • Your system performance will be little low for about 7 to 10 days after installing Norton, after this period it will become Normal.
  • This is trial version which will provide you 30 days validity but even 1 year subscription does the same task. You can install whatever antivirus if you wish to switch over.

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Norton insight is a program that comes with the Norton 360. It improves the speed and quality of computer scan. It identifies well known files of client machine and excludes them from constant monitoring and scanning. It only scans unknown and unsecured files. Skipping the already known files helps the scan more impact.

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Read the info (on the webpage), and then download and install the software. Then run the "Scan" to remove the virus, spyware, etc. from your computer.

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Hi! I have previously had problems with AntiVirus (Norton once) being disabled by a virus which made it hard to start it going again. There are a lot of viruses do not show up on Norton,. You should install a spyware catcher such as Spyware Doctor. I have Stopzilla, (anti-spyware) and cannot yet comment about its helpfulness. They are not free but cost a lot less than Norton. A lot of people prefer AVG Grisoft Free as their Antivirus prpgram but we all need an anti spyware program !Because I get mainly spywares, and rarely viruses, I feel that Norton may be getting obsolete and not providing sufficient protection. I call them all, loosely speaking viruses

Your computer has crashed due to what i will call loosely a virus, it could be spyware trojan etc.

CLOSING PROGRAMS IN TASK MANAGER
What I'd do first it to go back to your task manager, and try to end the
processes and programs that you see running.
Can you see on topbar of task manager, there is a choice "programs" and one "processes".
See the running programs and processes, do you recognize any names there?
The virus may be one of the processes running there. Dont end them unless you know
what you are doing
End the programs you see running there. Try to do so slowly.one by one.
Things should get better once you have closed a lot of programs.
Its a very slow process and you need patience

If that does not work, you will need to restore to older settings and your
files and docs stored on hard drive will not get lost

SOFT RESET/SYSTEM RESTORE
You need to do a system restore.
How you do that depends on what make you have such as Dell, advent etc
Maybe you'll need to switch on, and while it is booting, press F12 or F10.
You will to check with the manufacturer how to do system restore. You can
find instruction manuals online etc.
Here your computer goes back to the way it was at a restore point created on a
previous restore date.

HARD RESET/RESTORE TO FACTORY SETTINGS
you probably wont need to do that. Your stored files and programs you have installed
will get wiped out.Unless they are super-important, let them go

Get back to me if you have more difficulties and i hope u found that to be of somehelp
papertigers@papertigers.me.uk

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