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Does telus have a free virus protection that I can scan for virus etc.

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I do not know about telus or what telus is but yes there is a free Antivirus as well as spyware scanners. Spyware is worse than a virus.
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Turn the system restore off. System restore keeps everything in restore. Meaning......... If you have spyware or a virus, it will stay in your system. Run Spybot S&D (This program is free and is better than using msconfig as long as you go through the settings and change everything to the highest settings.) Then do the same with Adaware 2008 (sounds stupid to use 2 things for spyware, but one catches what the other one does not.). I have links on my website (tandnfamilyelectronics-online.com). These links go directly to the download so you will not get the run around. You would do good to try a program called Window Washer (http://www.download.com/Free-Internet-Window-Washer/3000-2144_4-10436825.html?cdlPid=10731707). This is a great program that completely cleans anything in your computer that you do not need. It will not clean out anything that you have to have. I have used this for years to clean out my customers computers and have cleaned as much as 3 gigs of trash out. If you contact me I will give you some tools that I have for free that will do a great job on your computer. I have them ready to download and I will give you the link. (dean@tandnfamilyelectronics-online.com)

Send me the complete specs of your system and I can help you more. I hope that this helps you. There is no reason the really buy a program for spyware when there are free things to use that work great. Free AVG is a great Antivirus and yes it is also free. It will check your e-mail coming and going. It will also let your friends now that the E-mail does not have a virus. It also has a spyware program that is free. This day and time with all of the spyware out on the net you can never have too many programs for spyware. I would not run all of them at the same time though. Make sure that you do not use your computer during any scan. Defrag is also something to do after you do everything else. Some people will tell you that should not reload your computer. If nothing seems to work then sometimes that is the only good way to get it repaired right. Most of the programs that come pre-installed on a store bought computer is useless and most are even trail software that causes problems when they expire. Let me know if this helps at all. Please rate me if it helps.

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A computer virus will damage your computer and could destroy your data.
You should install a virus scanning software on your computer.
There are free virus scanning programs on the Internet, I recommend these.
Microsoft Security Essentials
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=5201

AVGFree

http://free.avg.com/us-en/download-free-antivirus

May 08, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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I have observed that no Anti-Virus software gives you complete protection. Whether its from big known companies like : Norton, McAfee, AVG etc. To Keep your computer safe, try not to click on any unknown advertisements or links on the websites. Keep your Anti-Virus softwares up to date. In case, if your computer is infected than try to use malwarebytes and update it before scanning your computer. Remove all the infections and quarantine items on the software and restart your computer. It will be free from viruses.

on Mar 09, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Whenever I connect any removable drive automatically 4 shortcuts got created of control panel.


You have a virus on your PC. Unfortunately, once you have this virus, it usually does not help updating your anti virus and running a scan since the virus is running in the memory of the PC and every infected file the anti virus removes - the virus just puts back again. Try one of two things to remove the virus:

1] First update your anti virus (if you dont have an anti virus, download the free AVG Antivirus and install that and then update it. Click here to go to AVG's website. Once installed - Boot your pc into SAFE MODE. This is VERY important otherwise the virus will load into memory and it wont help running the anti virus to clean the system as the memory resident virus will just replace any infected file that is removed by the scan. To boot your PC into safe mode: Read this article: Click here.

Once you are in safe mode - Open the Anti-virus console and do a complete system scan.

2] Remove the infected hard drive from your PC and install it as a secondary drive in a clean, VIRUS PROTECTED PC!!! ... i.e .. any pc that has the latest anti-virus system installed and is up to date!. Once you have installed the infected drive in the protected PC as a secondary drive, run a scan on the infected drive and remove the virus.

Once you have removed the virus, also scan ANY USB devices on that PC, including any Cameras, cellphones, photo frames, etc that you might have plugged into the infected PC.

Good luck

Feb 07, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I am afriad that I have virus on my laptop actually i do not have any serious anti virus on it.


Most of the bigger Anti Virus makers have free online scanners that can let you know if you have a problem. Try Symantec, McAfee, etc. Also google "free online virus scan". (I would only trust the big name companies, though.) I believe Symantec will even clean any problems that you may have.

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How to protect your computer by Virus?

Few tips.

1. Try to updated your anti- virus always.

2. Use original anti-virus support.

3. Minimum try full system scan 3 days a week.

4. Before open any external memory device ( Example : hard drive,pendrive, memory card, mobile, etc ) don't forget to scan.

5. Symbol of virus infected device is Auto Run option. ** if you use a pen-drive then just right click on drive, if your seen the top option is Auto Run / there is 2 time showing Auto Run that's mean the device infected by virus."

6. If you think the system not going fast then before just run scan only SYSTEM 32 folder which is located inside C: drive> windows> system32.

7. Weekly once clean your temp internet files, recent use document etc.

Thanks .
Regards,
Rajdeep.

on Jan 30, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How can you help me scan my lapfop for virus and scan and restore it to the way it wuz


If you have anti-virus / protection software on your computer, like McAfee, Norton, etc.... you can simply run the (full) scan to find and remove virus, etc. If you don't, you can download the (free) Microsoft Security Essential software from : www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/?mkt=en-us
Read the info (on the webpage), and then download and install the software. Then run the "Scan" to remove the virus, spyware, etc. from your computer.

Aug 11, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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