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When I boot pc the first click into my user name a virus takes ov

When I boot pc the first click into my user name, the virus or malware starts up. Can not get to the start menu or any program to run a scan. Have AVG on pc but, as I said the the program icons will not react when clicked on. Keep getting warnings from MS.

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OK, that is a problem. Unfourtunatly there is little you can do. Try when the computer boots, press F8, and wait for the on-screen menu, and select safe mode, if the virus still acts up then get your windows cd, and wait for that on-screen menu, hit r for repair. Then try to login, and if that still fails, run the windows CD, wait for the menu, and select new installation or ENTER key. This will delete all data on your harddrive. then wait for the next menu, select the drive letter of the infected windows. Then look for the key that says delete, hit it , confirm delete, then select your now empty partition for windows, and hit enter. It will ask you for a formatting speeed, select the faster. then wait. Enter your settings as soon as setup is done, and log in to a new installation of windows. But now you may have notcied that somethings are missing, ex:sound,etc. Go to your laptops website, look for "drivers" and find your model. Select some drivers for what is in your computer and then install them. Reboot. And Enjoy!

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Download Malwarebytes, and run it in Safe Mode. :
http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html

Then remove AVG and download and install the Comodo free Internet Security:
http://personalfirewall.comodo.com/

It will scan your computer before it completes the installation.
Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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Is AVG the free edition? Sounds like you may have a rootkit (kind of like a virus, sorta). Try downloading Advanced System Care, can you get online? Have you uninstalled something recently? May need registry cleaner. Do you have access to another computer to look up any error codes at MS. Hope this helps, Please rate me

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Reboot the computer As the computer is booting repeatadly press the F8 key as the computer is booting If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen. Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only Windows Advanced Options Menu
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Return to OS Choices Menu Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice select the safe mode option then run your antivirus if still cant get rid of the virus restart again Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice. select safe mode with networking download anti malware and microsoft security essentials http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/virus-malware.aspx?q=virus anti virus and malware http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentials if this fails you might have to go back into safe mode you might use the system restore to restore your system to an earlier time click start all programs accessories system tools you should see your system restore option if it is a hardware issue the system restore might not work Manual restore points that you specify with the System Configuration utility Installation restore points that occur before you install a program or a service you can use the system checkpoints or the installation restore points to restore your computer's settings to a date when it operated correctly. This may also help determine the cause of the configuration error.

To perform a system restore, follow these steps:
1.Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK. 2.On the General tab, click Launch System Restore. 3.Select Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next. 4.Calendar dates in bold are possible restore points. Click the most recent one to view system restore information. 5.Select a system checkpoint or an installation restore point, and then click Next. 6.Close all other programs. 7.To start the system restore, click Next. 8.Your computer restarts. Repeat steps 1 through 8 until you fix your configuration issue. other than that you might need to do a format and then re install your operating system Hope this helps.

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Problem with Virus and Spyware can't login in windows


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problem logging in windows because of virus of spy wares, just do the following to remove all virus and spyware from your machine.
Case -1 System very slow because of virus and malwares.

In an uninfected system open the following link

http://www.sophos.com/support/disinfection/pedis.html

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Click on the emergency copy of sav32cli marked in red as shown in the above image.

Save in a new folder and name the folder as sav32.

You have a zip file with the name sav32cli in a sav32 folder. Extract all files in that particular folder.

Now on the same page click the relevant ides marked in red as shown in the figure below. 3547d01.jpg

Download the latest ides in sav32 folder and extract in that folder.

Burn the entire folder on a disk.


In the infected computer boot your system in safe mode with command prompt and insert the disk.

Lets consider G drive as your dvd drive

In the command prompt
c:\g:
g:\cd sav32<enter>
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This command starts examinig each and every file in the system and removes all virus. As this antivirus detects a virus or malware press A key.

Sit back and enjoy.


Case - 2 In case your system hangs at startup and cannot enter safe mode. Boot your system with a dos bootable pen drive or floppy and perform the same steps.

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I have a Virus how do I get rid of it


Reboot the computer As the computer is booting repeatadly press the F8 key as the computer is booting


If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen.


Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only

Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode

Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu


Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice

select the safe mode option

then run your antivirus if still cant get rid of the virus restart again


Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.

select safe mode with networking download anti malware and microsoft security essentials


http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/virus-malware.aspx?q=virus

anti virus and malware


http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentials


hope it helps

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A process named update.exe appears to be part of several different programs. So many malware named itself update.exe.


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I think you should run Anti malware software to scan your system.......

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You might have some viruses and malware....

Start your PC and press F8 several times until the boot menu comes up. Then select "Safe Mode with Networking". Now get some or ALL of the FREE programs below.

Download, Install and Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware:
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When Installing choose the non-pro version.

Download, Unzip, Install and Run TDSSKiller:
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Download, Install and Run Super Anti-Spyware:
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If you have an outdated Anti-virus program then Download, Install and Run Avira Anti-Virus:
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Free Anti-virus software: www.download.com

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In start mode, go to the control panel and make another user and see if that user will load normal. If it can, then you may have a virus of malware and I will include more info below for that.

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Any Help with TROJ AGENT.AJGF


Please indicate which anti-virus detected it, and make sure it
is not a false positive, such as those often reported by AVG


Also which OS are you using?

1) Reboot your computer into ugly mode (i.e. safe mode) by
pressing F8 after the POST but before the boot process.

(chose safe-mode)

2) Run the anti-virus again and see if it will remove the trojan.

3) Always scan your PC with multiple products, since no
antivirus on the market will detect or remove all viruses.

TRY:

AVG
KASPERSKY
McAfee
AD-Aware
ADBOT SD
F-Secure
Black Light
Rootkit Revealer

etc.

Be extremely careful about ROGUE anti-malware scanners
on the internet, which are themselves malware or trojans,
designed to give you false positives and milk you for money.

Check every product against reviews by reputable sources
like PC magazines, Wikipedia, Download dot com, Tucows
and user forums.

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Finally you can often locate malware files within the system32
and pre-fetch directories. They often use mutating names and
have a recent creation date. Typically 50 to 100K. Check the
copyrigtht notices in properties, google the file names.

Also any executables within temporary folders, download folders
or under the user profiles tree (documents and settings) are
extremely (!!!) suspect.

Martin

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