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This is doin my head in!

I have an acer aspire t180/ sempron 3500+ I'm running vista home basic. About a week ago my pc got a virus called infostealer.gampass. Since then I've all kinds of other problems with other virus's being added. My pc and applications still boots up and works but when I go on the net my browser opens up loads of sites which in turn ad more rubbish. My norton anti-virus cant remove the problem/ the problem no longer comes up in any scans???
I've had enough now and would like to reformat my pc if I can. Can anybody help?

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  • chuffinpukka Apr 07, 2008

    ill giv it a go thx

  • chuffinpukka Apr 07, 2008

    Thanks all, this time the simplist answer seems to have done the trick. I uninstalled norton and put AVG on, run a full scan and it came up with 30 trojans, (none of which norton picked up?) anyway no more probs whilst using the net so far. thanks again : )

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The best thing i will advice my clients ti reformat the Pc then after formating load Kaspersky antivirus into the system before into the world internet.

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Avast Free is probably the best it will do a boot scan before going into windows. Use the quick links for registration and download. The problem is the Operating system. Windows remembers the last configuration and loads that when it boots, so if the last config had a virus and you remove it when you reboot, it is still there.

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Try to unistall noron anti virus and install AVG it works better.

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