Question about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

2 Answers

Spyware applications found in my computer


Hi,

need urgent help regarding spyware applications found on my computer. i am no techy person... please guide me on how to get rid of these! Alerts states trojan viruses and worms.

PLEASE HELP!

Thanks.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

Download and run Spybot S&D its a free anti-spyware program, very effective. Also, try AVG for a free anti-virus.

Posted on May 01, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 3,422 Answers

Hi,

I can help you fix it.Would you like a remote access to ur PC.

Waiting for ur reply

Posted on Apr 25, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why does my poc shut down all the time


Computers can be quite fickle in operation, and in extreme cases, a user may work on a PC that seems to have a mind of its own by shutting down at random integrals. Fortunately there are several troubleshooting tips you can use to save your computer and increase your device's performance.

Running the Computer Check Disk Function
1. Determine whether you are using Windows XP or Windows Vista. XP users can simply click on the "Windows Start Button" and then go to the "Run" link. Once run pops up type in "CMD" and hit enter which will cause the MS DOS prompt to appear. Type in "CHKDSK /r" which will check for hard disk errors. Vista users need to click on "Start" then go to "Accessories" followed by "System Tools" and then run the MSDOS program followed by "CHKDSK /r"
2. Insert your restore CD if errors are found and not fixed by the check disk function listed above.
3. Turn your computer off and then back on. You'll be asked to hit any button to boot from your CD; press any key. You will then be asked if you want to install a fresh version of your OS or "Repair" a current copy. Choose the "Repair" option and allow the computer to go through the necessary steps.
4. After the repair function has run, turn your computer off and then back on. Wait and see if the computer shuts down again. If it does not shut down, your computer's restore function has fixed the file, which was probably caused by a bad system file.

Fixing Computer Shut Downs Via The Powersource
1.Check if your powersource is properly connected inside your computer. Your powersource is the large box that your computer's powercable plugs into. If this connection becomes loose, it can lead to powerdown issues.
2.Unplug your power source and plug it back in. Also make sure that the correct power setting "The little red tab on the back of the box" is set to the proper manufacturer's defaults. If you have any doubt what this setting should be, call the manufacturer for assistance.
3.Have your power source tested at a local computer store if the issue persists. A computer tech can check for any faults in the power source and tell you if you need to purchase a new power source.

Fix Your Computer With Virus and Spyware Apps
1.Download a virus scan if you don't already have one on your computer. "AVG" is a great free option as well as a Spyware App such as Adaware, which can be found at Download.com (see Resources).
2.Install both your virus scan and spyware applications by following the simple installation instructions.
3.Run both the virus scan and spyware applications and tell the programs to "Heal or Remove" any infections that are found. This should help with shutdown issues if your computer is infected by certain programs.

I hope you find it very helpful. Best regards.

Aug 18, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

1 Answer

What is windows defender..?


Hi.

Windows Defender is software that helps protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software by detecting and removing known spyware from your computer. Windows Defender features Real-Time Protection, a monitoring system that recommends actions against spyware when it's detected, minimizes interruptions, and helps you stay productive.

For more information regarding to the Windows Defender Application refer to the link below:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/defender/default.mspx

Hope this helps.

Please feel free to contact for further assistance.

Thank you.

Suresh

Aug 10, 2011 | Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Full Version...

2 Answers

Ive been blue screened and can only access firefox and cannot open anything else.....MS removal tool keeps coming up


The MS Removal Tool is an infection categorized as a rogue anti-spyware program as it pretends to be an anti-virus program. You may need to boot to safe mode to remove it completely.
If you cannot do anything, you may want to try System Restore.
- Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore.

If System Restore does not work,proceed to the next steps.
When installed, the infection files will be created in a random named folder such as the ones below:
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\\
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\\
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\\.exe

In order to view and delete these files you must unhide files and folders.
  1. Double-click on the My Computer icon.
  2. Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
  3. After the new window appears select the View tab.
  4. Put a checkmark in the checkbox labeled Display the contents of system folders.
  5. Under the Hidden files and folders section select the radio button labeled Show hidden files and folders.
  6. Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide file extensions for known file types.
  7. Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide protected operating system files.
  8. Press the Apply button and then the OK button and shutdown My Computer.

Download Malwarebytes from this link.
After Malwarebytes is downloaded, double click the downloaded file to install the application on your computer. Once installed, double click on the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO icon to start the program.
When the application is open, select Scan and the application will guide you through the remaining steps
Hope this helps.

Jun 20, 2011 | Operating Systems

3 Answers

Not working driver


are you find SUITABLE driver this steps to very useful for you go to my computer, manage, device manager property on device whose driver are not found copy device id code http://devid.info open this site and search your suitable driver Download small size driver, extract from any location go to device manager, update driver select driver path and update it

May 18, 2011 | Operating Systems

3 Answers

Very slow I've been told I need a recover disk


Hello

OK, you have been said that you need a recovery disc, because the person who said it to you suggested that you need to reload your operating system.

Before you do tht, try thses tips first, if the computer is still too slow, you will need to format and reload th OS.

Click HERE to navigate to the page.

Please let me know if you found this helpful. Also, do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance.

Kind regards
Andrea

Sep 10, 2010 | Operating Systems

2 Answers

Personal Antivirus has invaded my computer and is driving me nuts. I have been to sevarl websites but it just appears that they are wanting to sell me spyware removal software.


Download, install and run a full scan with malwarebytes.

Free version here.

http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?part=dl-10804572&subj=dl&tag=button

Sep 19, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

2 Answers

Spyware InstantShare


u need a good anti spyware or u need to format your pc

Nov 12, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

1 Answer

Spyware/malware


Hi the best one i found for free is spybot it removed all of mine just run spybot every few days this should solve your problem just use search engine and look for spybot search and destroy.
if you have troubl finding it let me know ok.
also avg is also a good free spyware and virus programme but i found spybot the best one let me know how you get on ok

Feb 25, 2008 | Operating Systems

3 Answers

Spyware


Hi,
I would try running one of the free online scans by someone like Mcafee or PCCillin, you can run these without actually buying the software. They will help you see if you have any issues.
As for the file you cannot delete. It is likely that this file has been locked hence your not able to remove it. There is a free handy program called unlocker that may help if you search for this on google and install it, you can then right click on the file and you will have a new unlocker option, choose this and you can then unlock the file, and even try and delete the file from this program.
Hope this helps. Please note I have no idea what your file it so I cant guarantee that if you remove this file everything will still work, as long as your sure its ok to delete the method above should work.
Thanks

Simon

Jan 24, 2008 | Operating Systems

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Logo

Related Topics:

85 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microsoft Operating Systems Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Scott Fryer

Level 2 Expert

80 Answers

Carlos L. Burgos
Carlos L. Burgos

Level 2 Expert

508 Answers

Are you a Microsoft Operating System Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...