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i have this toshiba laptop, and i've got good anti virus, norton to be exact, scanned my pc and they have found threats and delete it,. but the virus is still there. i dont wanna format it co'z ive got alot in it..the virus name as i could see it was recycler and system volume information ..can you help me delete it,. it's slowing my pc and and messanger keep on closing after you sign in., and now i'm using my desktop the messangers work out fine...

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Well idid fix it, tracing it every folders, files ; exe, processes, registry, drive and found the source in system, and all was easily deleted..

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How to remove virus in the system?


You will need an Anti Virus removal program to perform this task. Nortons AV 360 and McAfee are some of the leaders in this field. You can purchase form a retail location or online. Once install, the av software will perform a full scan for you and block any threats to your system.

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Jan 22, 2011 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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How Norton Antivirus Works


Norton has traditional virus detection method like Signature base and Heuristics base detection, with anti-virus, anti-rootkit, anti-malware, anti-spyware etc. Symantec upgrade and releases new and more improved features with its every release. Signature based detection includes searching for knowing structure within executable code, however your computer can be infected with most new virus which signature is not known. In that case heuristics method can be use it can identify new viruses by variation of such code, in files. Malwares are very difficult to detect even for the most new anti-virus software. If you are using Norton Antivirus, you should update its data-base and virus definition every day, so that when you scan your computer, it can detect all possible threats. Some new features like SONAR, it examines the behaviour of applications to decide whether they are malicious. Various things are checked such as if the program create a desktop shortcut or create add/remove programs entry before determining the program is malicious.

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.

Norton 360 introduced a very effective tool - Norton Power Eraser, it removes threats which standard anti-virus may miss. It cleans up system where malware prevents anti-virus installation. Apart from these, the key technologies of Norton anti-virus software are anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-rootkit, and pulse-update - provides up-to-the-minute updates that protect against the latest threats without slowing down your computer, firewall software - that can use for mapping and monitoring network.

on Mar 17, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Which anti-virus software should you choose?


Hello and welcome to my tip about anti-virus software. If you are still making your decision on which anti-virus to download, you have come to the right place! Today I will be pointing out the pros and cons of the four most commonly used anti-virus software solutions.

What can you expect to gain from this tip?
You will find a lot of information about the different anti-virus software solutions.
You will find the prices of each of the products.
I will help you make your decision on which anti-virus software to download by exposing the advantages and disadvantages of each of them.
I will give you my conclusion of these four anti-virus software solutions.

AVG Anti-Virus Software
Website: http://www.avg.com
- About AVG
Founded in 1991, with corporate offices in Europe, the US and the UK, AVG is focused on providing home and business computer users with the most comprehensive and proactive protection against computer security threats.
- With more than 110 million active users around the world, the AVG family of security software products is distributed globally through resellers and through the Web and supports all major operating systems and platforms.
- Employing some of the world's leading experts in software development, threat detection and prevention, and risk analysis, AVG is uniquely positioned to spearhead innovation in the industry. The company continues to invest in R&D, teaming with leading universities to maintain its technological edge.
- As the nature of threats continues to evolve - from computer - and web-borne viruses to complex exploits designed to steal information for financial gain, the nature of protection must also evolve. Using the latest technology developed by world-renowned security experts, AVG provides real-time defenses against real-time threats. With AVG software on your system, you can safely surf the net, create online profiles, shop, bank online, download files, store data, chat, and email, safe in the knowledge that your personal and professional information will not be stolen or misused.

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition
Price: Free
Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 2000
What do you get?
- Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware (Makes sure you can't get or spread a virus, worm, or Trojan horse)
- Link Scanner (Ensures every web page you visit is safe - even before you go there)

AVG Anti-Virus 9.0
Price: $27.99
Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 2000
What do you get?
- Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware (Makes sure you can't get or spread a virus, worm, or Trojan horse)
- Link Scanner (Ensures every web page you visit is safe - even before you go there)
- Online Shield (Lets you download and exchange files without risking virus infection)
- Advanced Anti-Rootkit protection (Ensures even the most sophisticated hidden threats are kept out)
- Game Mode (Keeps you safe without interrupting you while you're playing)
- Phishing protection (Checks to make sure web pages really are what they appear to be)
- AVG Identity Protection (Keeps your private information safe from known and unknown threats)
- Enhanced Firewall (Prevents hackers from seeing inside your computer)
- Anti-Spam (Blocks spammers and scammers from clogging your system)
- Expert Technical support (Free technical assistance whenever you need it)

ClamAV
Website: http://www.clamav.net
- About ClamAV
ClamAV is an open source (GPL) anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, designed especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways. It provides a number of utilities including a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a command line scanner and advanced tool for automatic database updates. The core of the package is an anti-virus engine available in a form of shared library.

ClamAV
Price: Free
Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000
What do you get?
- command-line scanner
- fast, multi-threaded daemon with support for on-access scanning
- milter interface for sendmail
- advanced database updater with support for scripted updates and digital signatures
- virus scanner C library
- on-access scanning (Linux® and FreeBSD®)
- virus database updated multiple times per day (see home page for total number of signatures)
- built-in support for various archive formats, including Zip, RAR, Tar, Gzip, Bzip2, OLE2, Cabinet, CHM, BinHex, SIS and others
- built-in support for almost all mail file formats
- built-in support for ELF executables and Portable Executable files compressed with UPX, FSG, Petite, NsPack, wwpack32, MEW, Upack and obfuscated with SUE, Y0da Cryptor and others
- built-in support for popular document formats including MS Office and MacOffice files, HTML, RTF and PDF

McAfee Anti-Virus Software
Website: http://www.mcafee.com
- About McAfee
McAfee Labs delivers the core technologies and threat intelligence that power McAfee's suite of endpoint, web, email, and network security products. With a research footprint that covers the globe, McAfee Labs provides accurate and predictive Global Threat Intelligence. A team of 350 multidisciplinary researchers in 30 countries follows the complete range of threats in real time, identifying application vulnerabilities, analyzing and correlating risks, and enabling instant remediation. Support from McAfee Labs: 24/7 emergency response team ensures the highest level of insight into emerging risks.

McAfee Anti-Virus Plus 2010
Price: $29.99
Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 2000
What do you get?
- Malware protection
- Intelligent alerts
- Faster scans
- Site adviser

Norton Anti-Virus Software (Once in - Never Out)
Website: http://www.symantec-norton.com
- About Norton
Symantec-Norton.com is a registered worldwide partner of Symantec Corporation. Our goal is to drive qualified, or 'informed', traffic to the various Symantec online stores throughout the world. For the visitors that come to our site without knowing exactly what they need, we take it to educate them about Symantec's wide array of products so they can purchase those that best fit their needs. For those of you who already have a product in mind, we channel you directly to the right location on the Symantec store website for your country so there is no time wasted on your side - We basically do the work on your behalf so you can access your product quickly and painlessly.
- Think about it: Symantec sells dozens of products in dozens of languages. Between PC security and Mac products, consumer and small business offerings, it's easy to get lost. Let us help: you could be downloading your anti-virus solution in a matter of minutes, or order the CD version if you prefer. Either way, it's easy.
- Of course, like everyone else you want the best price for your purchase. Again, Symantec-Norton.com offers something unique in a sense that Symantec allows us to pass on to you coupons and promotions that are not available through other online channels. That's right, as a registered partner of Symantec Corporation, not only do we make your purchase experience easier, we also save you money.
- Symantec-Norton.com is operated and maintained by Right Search, Inc., headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, right in the heart of sunny Silicon Valley. As a matter of fact, we're just a couple of miles away from our friends at Symantec. We're online partners and almost neighbors in real life. That is what we call being in a tight relationship!

Norton Anti-Virus 2010
Price: $49.95
Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 2000
What do you get?
- Installs under 1 minute and takes less than 8 MB of memory; light on CPU usage
- Super-fast scan times: only 61 seconds for a typical Windows system hard drive
- Includes spyware protection - no need to purchase a separate product!
- Minimal performance impact during gaming, movie playback, presentations and more
- FREE 24/7 support for every customer through email/chat/phone

- Conclusion
In conclusion, I believe that AVG anti-virus is the best free anti-virus software and is also the best paid-for anti-virus software because their updates are frequent and I have not yet come across a virus that could not be removed by AVG. They are also devoted to finding new viruses on the internet and finding ways to remove them as well as finding out what they do to ensure the best protection for you!

ClamAV ranks in at number two for anti-virus software on my list as it can be used on a server which is great for businesses and schools which require a server.

Number three on my list is McAfee anti-virus because it also has frequent updates and they have a large team working on fixing bugs and errors as well as discovering new viruses.

Number four on my list would have to be Norton anti-virus simply due to one fact: once you install it, you will not get rid of it unless you format your computer which would remove any viruses anyway.

So there you have it. If you are looking for free anti-virus software or paid-for anti-virus software, you are better off going with AVG!

I hope you enjoyed my tip about which anti-virus software to use. Thank you for using FixYa! Have a nice day and please remember to rate this tip.

Best regards,
BearWeb

on Apr 19, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I have trojan like which can affect my laptop hack password take out my credit card details.


Have you got an anti-virus program?
If you have did it remove this trojan virus?
If you have not an anti-virus program or the program cannot remove this trojan, then I recommend you format the hard drive and reinstall Windows, the laptop device drivers and your programs.
This is the only sure way to remove such a threat.
Although this is a drastic method, it is better to be sure you do not lose your money to crooks. After installing Windows, install a good quality anti-virus program and keep the virus definition files updated regularly.

Sep 18, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Have a virus on my toshiba laptop, can i resolve this by restoring the factory settings?


Hi Andrewfairwa.

Yes, you may remove all the security threats in the Computer by restoring it to the Factory settings.

But, restoring the Computer to the Factory settings will also delete the Data in the Hard Drive.

Hence, you may try performing a Complete System Scan to check for any Virus or security threats.

You may perform the Complete System Scan by using the Anti-virus Application installed in the Computer.

If you have not installed any Anti-virus Application installed in the Computer, you may perform a online System Scan.

Let me provide the detailed steps to perform the online System Scan.

You may perform the free Online Scan by visiting the below link:

http://www.bitdefender.com/scanner/online/free.html

Please open the above link and click on "Start Scanner".

This will start the free Online System Scan.

Once the Scan is complete, check if the Virus or any security threats are removed from the Computer.

If there are still any threats, then you may backup all the important Data and restore the Computer to the Factory settings.

Hope this helps.

Please feel free to ask further questions.

Aug 18, 2010 | Toshiba Tecra A7-S712 Notebook

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Top 5 Paid Anti-Virus Software


With the brand-new Windows 7 operating system released late last year, many computer users opt to install some sort of anti-virus. There are free versions available, but are not routinely kept up-to-date as a paid version. Plus paid versions offer a better support and look nicer to the eye. Here are my best anti-virus programs for 2010.

1. GData Anti-Virus 2010
www.gdata-software.com $25 (one year, single PC license)
Based off of two free anti-viruses BitDefender and Avast, German developed GData brings the two together to form the best anti-virus. GData detected 99.95% of all threats tested and offered the best detection of adware. With its relative low-cost GData is my recommendation for best anti-virus.

2. Symantec Norton Anti-Virus 2010
www.symantec.com $40 (one year, single PC license)
Coming in a close second is the more popular Norton Anti-Virus. The detection rate was 99.49%, just shy of GData. With a great user interface and design, Norton remains one of the better anti-virus programs in 2010 and may better suit non-techie users.
3. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010
www.kaspersky.com $60 (one year, three PC license)
In previous years, Kaspersky has always been at the top, but with this year it has slid down to third. Kaspersky has a wide range of features including a firewall and advanced virus blocking but fails to provide a slick, user-friendly interface unlike the first two anti-virus programs which can get frustrating and confusing. The malware detection also lacks which maybe a problem on some users PC's.

4. BitDefender Anti-Virus 2010
www.bitdefender.com $30 (one year, three PC license)
BitDefender is a decent anti-virus program. Although the detection rate is 99.66%, the second best in the field. What it lacks is a good user interface and fails to remove threats. Only 90% of threats detected were removed successfully. This is defiantly a bargain on price but lacks in some areas where it maybe useful.

5. Panda Anti-Virus Pro 2010
www.pandasecurity.com $50 (one year, three PC license)
Panda Anti-Virus Pro had a 99.83% detection rating, earning it the best in the field. Although it can detect threats, it did poorly in behavioral scans of the PC. Panda also does not come with its own firewall, unlike all the anti-virus programs mentioned. The user interface needs some work around the edges and design could be better. Panda will get the job done, but is a last-ditch option for paid anti-virus programs.

Before you buy, make sure to do research and know what product you want to buy. Don't let the sales people influence you to go with the costlier option, because they say its better. Trust your research and be smart.

on Jan 13, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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The computer is freezing in the windows opened, I have installed a "very good anti virus" program, however everytime a "full scan is run" it is full of threats and viruses...how can I fix the problem?...


Hi, which antivirus do you have?
You may need spyware and malware checkers
http://www.safer-networking.org//
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2354111,00.asp
http://www.lavasoft.de/software/adaware/
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
These are just a few.
Really when all is said and done you need to wipe the system clean.If you are not bothered about losing stuff then get the original discs out anfd reformat the system and reinstall everything.
People normally get viruses when they download from filesharing sites or from porn site. They get roped into downloading certain software that says it has scanned your system and have found several viruses.
If you need more help,please ask.
Regards - Anthony

Jan 30, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S2386 Notebook...

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Spyware, Virus on Laptop


I think you are infected with a spyware/malware.

try to download spybot search and destroy, update the database definition and scan in safemode.

download from here

post back if you need further info. good luck

Feb 09, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A100-S8111TD Notebook

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I am quite convinced that your Task Manager is also disabled? You will no get rid of this Trojan there are various variants of this Trojan it spread through messenger and there (out of experience) is no way of klling it other than the long way around and that is to re-format - considering the vast infenction already incured.

Good luck.
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Apr 21, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite M115-S1061 Notebook

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Viruz


what is the name for the virus?

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