My laptop got infected with spyware and I can't get to the internet. I ran a virus check and it said that it deleted the threats but my desktop doesn't come up. It keeps flashing these messages to resore my desktop and that my computer is infected with spyware...when I click on the link to fix it,nothing happens.... ANy suggestion?? Thanks
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Re: spyware on laptop
Boot you computer into Safe Mode. Reboot and hit F2, F8 or F12 (Depends on the computer) but it will say on the screen. Boot to Same Mode and run the virus checker from there. That should find and delete the virus. To restore the desktop you need to right click on the desk top and choose properties, and restore it manually. The automatic settings never work for me either.
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i also think so, your pc might have been infect by some virus, malware or spyware and it will result to computer running slow and freezes. it is always better to have a reliable software that can help you out with this matter and avoid further damage.
u can't uninstalled properly i think...if u have spyware doctor is enough for virus removal. Check spyware doctor is full total internet protection (with antivirus also) or it only spyware protection.
also simply steps do that.....(Before CAUTION)
go to Start->Run->Type msconfig-> they will show a pop up window. Click the tab button 'startup' it will list all the program of startup when windows is booting / system on. U click the Disable all button. Then reboot the system. After that it now shows any popup window. But u need to open the avg program manually.
please go with caution of popup window msconfig. bec. if u have any do wrongly with tat option the system may be corrupt.
you will need an anti virus software or spyware remover software. there is alot of it that can be downloaded from the net. just use your search engine. or if you want, just download a new different browser like mozilla and use that as your default browser, but still, the best way is spyware remover.
this is what sounds like a trojan or for of spyware, probably disguised as a screen saver.
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on the laptop press Ctrl, Alt & delete or right click on task bar to get to the task manager and on the processes tab look for the scrensaver.exe or similair that is running, click on it and press end process.
this should allow you to work with windows
Install the programmes, then go to system restore tab in my computer>right click>properties>system restore tab and click 'turn off system restore'(this will stop any virus or spyware backups reinstalling).
Run both the programmes and remove any spyware or virus.
If it still appears you may have to uninstall it safe mode, which is press F8 key on start up and select 'start windows in safe mode' and run the antivirus and spyware programmes again.