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Computer will not boot up

While on a website, i encountered a pop up that said i had a virus and did i want to delete it? Like a fool i said yes and now my computer will not boot up.A friend took my hard drive and ran his Kaspersky anti virus and did a scan, but it didn't find anything.I am running a Dell Quad Core,w|Vista Home Basic, w|a 640 Gig HD.

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Try starting in safe mode.

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Clean Up Cookies on a Computer
Clearing your computer's cookies in Microsoft Internet Explorer is easy.
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Cookies are small files that websites store on your computer to remember your account information, login, password and who you are.
If you want to eliminate another party tracking your preferences, read on to learn how to clean up cookies on a computer.

Turn on your computer and allow it to boot up.
Open a Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser.
It doesn't matter what web page first loads.
Locate the "Tools" tab or icon on the top right hand corner of your screen.
Click on the tab or icon, so a drop-down menu appears.
Browse the list and find "Internet Options."
Use your mouse to left click on "Internet Options."

Notice a new box open on your screen.
The bar across the top of this new box should say "Internet Options."
Below this bar will be several tabs.
Use your mouse to left click on the "General" tab.
Scan the box and locate the section titled "Browsing History."
Read the description under browsing history to be sure it includes the option to delete temporary files, browsing history, cookies, saved passwords and web form information.
Under the description, you will see two boxes, "Delete" and "Settings."
Click on the "Delete" button.
A new bow will appear on your screen.
The bar across the top of the box will be labeled "Delete Browsing History."
Notice the options in this box include the ability to delete temporary Internet files, cookies, history, form data and passwords.
Select the button that says "Delete Cookies" if you wish to only delete the cookies data files.
If you would like to get rid of the history list of websites you have visited, all your logins, passwords and form data, select the "Delete All" button at the bottom of the box.
Selecting either "Delete Cookies" or "Delete All" will make another box appear on your screen. You will see a confirmation message asking if you're sure you'd like to complete this action. Select "Yes" or "No."
Selecting "Yes" will allow your computer to delete the cookies.
Deleting these temporary internet files only takes a minute or two.
If you haven't deleted the cookies in awhile a task bar may appear to show you're the progress of the delete.
When the computer is finished, simply close out all the extra boxes that popped up.

Disable Web Content Filters

Web filters are in place to protect a user from Phishing, or the process of a malicious website acquiring sensitive information like passwords from a user, or other confidential information.
They work by checking the sites that you visit against the company's database of known Phishing websites.
Some users feel that this is an invasion of privacy.
You may choose to disable these web content filters, if you already have security software equipped to protect you from Phising sites.
Start the Internet Explorer browser.
Click on "Tools" and select "Internet Options". The "Internet Options" window will appear.
Select the "Security" tab and click on "Custom Level". The "Security Settings" window will appear.
Scroll through the settings and locate the "SmartScreen Filter".
Click on the option for "Disable" to turn off the web content filters in Internet Explorer.
Click "OK" to close the "Security Settings" window and save the settings.
Click "OK" to close the "Internet Options" window.
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Start the Mozilla Firefox browser.
Click on "Tools" and select "Options". The "Options" window will appear.
Select the "Security" tab and remove the check-marks next to "Block reported attack sites" and "Block reported web forgeries".
Click "OK" to close the "Options" window and save the settings.

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There had a virus encounter in my desktop...


download avast. register it for free once installed look for boot time scan in program schedule it restart and let it scan pc if it finds viruses delete them then once done reboot.

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My computer shows a dos screen with "


just scan your hard drive with other computer that has updated antivirus.

after clean, run msconfig, at startup tab, uncheck unwanted program that similar like virus.

hope help.
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I think I went to a virus riddled website. My computer shut down. Now when I restart it, it comes on for a few seconds and a blue screen pops up and tells me Windows is shutting down to prevent damage. How...


avg makes a down-loadable boot disk download this and burn to disk select your dvd/cd as your first boot device then and follow on screen prompts. the virus as corrupted the MBR (master boot record ) that may have to be repaired after the virus is removed

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My computer keeps freezing and is operating very slowly. What can i do to remedy these 2 problems. Ocasionally i get strange pop ups from another site.


Hi. This could be virus issue on your computer. Computer wont receive pop ups from the time you boot up your computer unless you will go to internet explorer and go to a website that ha a pop up. try to run your anti virus first to check for possible virus intrusion.

Have a good one!

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May have encountered spyware


Download a program called MalwareBytes from www.downloads.com . You will need to download to another computer and copy the file to a USB or CD to put on your infected computer. Boot the infected computer into safe mode (press F8 repeatedly during the initial boot sequence of the computer). Select Safe Mode with Networking. Once in safe mode, install the MalwareBytes program and run a full scan. Have it remove all infected files. Reboot the computer normally, run a full scan again and then run a full virus scan. Let me know your results.

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How can i delete virus from my pc using command prompt


I think isn't possible from there...I personally recommend to use an anti-virus software... The best for doing that is (Avast) the free version works perfect... i recommend it because Avast give you the option to make a boot time scan that scan your computer before windows start the processes where the must virus load and make it very difficult to remove... you can download it from (here)
once you have downloaded it > first: make sure that there is no other anti-virus installed, if one, remove it... Second: Install Avast... when the installation are almost finish it will ask you if you want to make a "boot time scan" click "yes", finish and restart your computer...When the laptop boot up you will see first the windows logo and then a blue screen...Avast will start to scan your hard drive...if any virus are found in your system it will ask you what to do... I normally use the second option "delete all" but you can do some other options. Hope it works for you!

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Pops up lime wire, curser won't work, extremely slow


Try downloading Avast Free version. I have had great success removing things infected from LimeWire with this software. When you download and get it set up, it will ask if you want to set up a boot scan. Say yes. Let the system re-boot and run. if something pops up it will pop up a window with a siren on it. move everything to the chest. Do not delete anything as it may be a system file that you delete. Lime wire is a haven for viruses. I would suggest getting rid of it.

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Solve my problem please


i think those virus have injected some registry files on your system...try scanning with a good and updated anti-virus..and download CCLEANER and run the issue registry scanner.

btw,, its better to scan the OS with an anti-virus via safemode.

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