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How do you know that your computer is infected with spyware if it won"t turn on?
The problem that you post can be anything starting from electrical problems to viruses or even a fried cockroach inside the computer case, ask a computer technician to check it out.

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I believe your system is infected by spyware/malware, do a scan using Malwarebytes

Jan 14, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Malware Part 1: Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Spyware, Adware


Malwares or Malicious softwares are programs that are made intending to sabotage and destroy your computer or penetrate, spy and steal your information on your computer. These Malicious Software could be categorized into 5 major groups Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Spyware and Adware. What, are the differences between these 5 types?

Viruses are programs that act like biological viruses. They replicate or make a copy of themselves in another host. Using an infected host, like USB Flash disks or drives, viruses infect your computer and wait until you insert another flash disc to infect. While waiting in your computer, viruses, depending on their code, could either slow down the system, mess up your file system, or even destroy your files.

Trojans are programs that do not replicate or copy themselves. Trojans are software that are made by would be hackers to spy on your computer and create what they call back doors. These programs are intentionally placed on your computer directly, where there is physical contact with the computer, or indirectly, where a copy is sent through your Email or even by an infected Flash Drive. The trojan would then be on your computer but it will neither replicate nor crawl to other computers connected to the infected computer.

Worms, on the other hand, are the ones that have the capability to crawl to any computer connected to the infected computer. Worms infect computers through the local network and even through the public networks. Worms infect others by scanning your network and infecting any computer connected to your network. Other Worms would scan your email software for email addresses and send a copy of themselves to your contacts and act like it was sent by you. Worms also have the capability to destroy your files depending on the code programmed into it. Worms also has the effect of slowing down your network speed since it would scan your network and send copies of itself. Worms eat up a lot of bandwidth in a network.

Spyware and Adware are almost the same. The difference of these two is the intent and the usage. Spyware as its name implies is used to spy your computer for any vulnerabilities. Adware on the other hand is used to constantly bug you with Advertisements. Normally known as Unwanted Pop-ups. Both, however, can infect you by websites, that without your permission, that copy or install these unwanted software into your computer. Spyware and Adware, are sometimes also considered as Trojans by other Antivirus Software since it does not replicate or crawl in the network but does damage to your computer.

Whichever type, these Malicious Software, is harmful to your computer and is a threat to your personal security. It is best to be able to early detect these software and be able to purge them out of your system. As prolonged, exposure to these Malicious Software is very damaging which could cause you to lose your data.

In Malware Part 2: Malware Detection and Removal, we will discus how to detect malware and some basic techniques in removing these Malicious Software.

on May 11, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My computer infected a spyware what can i do can you help me pls!


You can read about how to remove viruses, spyware, trojans, from your computer on this link. If you can install software on your PC follow just steps 7 and 8.

Dec 17, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I am trying to get to an anti spyware website to download the spy ware to check my computer i can not get to the site although my main computer i can get to it, so i know it is up and working.


You likely have spyware which is blocking your ability to connect to a site that will help you remove it. A lot of todays Spyware and Malware is programmed to identify and block your attempts to remove it. Try downloading Microsoft's Security Essentials (free) or other free Spyware Removal program onto your main computer and saving it to a CDROM, Flash Drive or other media you can use to install and run the application on your infected PC. DO NOT DO A SYSTEM RESTORE. If the malware is blocking your ability to remove it, A system restore will likely not have any effect. Once you have been able to execute a removal software on your computer and have eliminated the threats, then only do a system restore if you have a restore point that you are certain is prior to when the infection occured.

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Apr 06, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My ibm netvista 6270 reboot evry time !! my mothercard is ms 6188 pIII 64 Mo


There could be several things wrong but with the information provided, I am going to say that you have a virus and/or spyware. Run a complete scan on system with both antivirus and spyware remover. Rid of all spyware. If you have Limewire, delete it and reboot. This should stop the computer from rebooting.

May 09, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Computer Freezes when connected to internet.


The first step is to verify that you are not infected with a spyware or virus infection. The fact that you are only having freezing problems when you are connected to the internet is a sign that you may have some kind of infection.

The Geek Squad website has links to free online virus and spyware scanners that can tell you if you're infected.

http://www.geeksquad.com/tools/detail.aspx?id=377

If those scans come up as clean could you please post a Hijackthis log file so we can look at what processes you have running?

Apr 30, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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THE LAST OPTION AND THE SAFEST ONE IS THAT BACKUP UR DATA AND FORMAT YOUR HARD DISC. THIS WILL ELIMINATE ANY FURTHER INFECTION BY THE SAME VIRUS IF ITS NOT REMOVED BY THE ANTI VIRUS.

Apr 26, 2008 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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Slow moving computer


Yes, If you have no problem losing your data. If you care about your data I would install a good antivirus program if you are not using one . If you are using one make sure it is updated and perform a full system scan. Also if you have the newst version of Internet Explorer clear out your temporary internet files & cookies.

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