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A friend of mine used my computer to download gross pictures now i have a bunch of viruses trojans a worm and a virus that steals my info is there a free sofware program that can eliminate these problems my computer randomly crashes freezes and doesnt allow me to open files please help

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U can google for lavasoft, ad-ware. download it and install it and complete a full scan. delete all the infections that it finds.
also try deleting your temperary internet files

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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Virus has caused my desktop from working.


Hi paja002...
To remove a virus,trojan,worm,etc from your computer...do it the EASY way...let someone else do it for you.
Start your computer, as the computer is starting keep tapping the F8,F1,or F2 Key. Depending on your computer.
This will start the computer in the Safe Mode.
Once in the safe mode go to the following webage below and download,install, and run Microsoft Safety Scanner for FREE.
Once you run the Microsoft Safety Scanner (it may take quite a while depending on the size of your hard drive) it will remove all the virus's,trojans,worms,etc it finds, if it does not completely remove them all you will be given a chance to chat with a Microsoft Professional thru a pop open window and he will take control of your computer (with your permission) and finish removing all the rest of the virus's, trojans, or worms that are on your computer for FREE!! Can't beat FREE!!
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http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-ca/default.aspx

Sep 23, 2011 | PC Desktops

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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.

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Trojan Virus Removal


Trojans are among the most common type of malwares known to affect thecomputer systems worldwide. It will not be a point of surprise if yourcomputer is infected by a Trojan virus. This can happen to almostanyone connected to Internet.

They are much like the same as other computer viruses and are capableto destroy your PC to the same extent viruses, worms and othermalicious codes can do.

How Trojan virus enters into a computer system?

Trojan virus employs several medium and practices to enter in to acomputer system. There are some websites which offer freeware softwareand other utilities, which could be Trojans! So just be careful whiledownloading a freeware from any website on Internet.

The Trojans works only when they are executed. But the main drawbridgeof the Trojan virus is that it not only shows its adverse effects onyour PC but it will open the door for other malicious codes likespywares, adwares, worms and many others to enter into your computersystem.

Remove Trojan virus

Are you looking for a best Trojan virus remover tool? Then you havereached the right place where you will find links to some of the bestTrojan remover tools. There are several Trojan remover tools availableon the Internet but mentioned below are some of the best Trojan removaltools as per the customer reviews:

1. Trojan Remover
2. MalwareBytes
3. XoftSpySE
4. A-Squared Anti-Malware

You can also download a free version of Trojan virus removal tool toscan and protect your PC from Trojan virus. You don’t need to gainexpertise in removing Trojan virus but a safe practice and a rightdecision to download best Trojan removal software will help you a lotin removing the infection.

The best practice to fight against the Trojan virus is to first searchabout the software or any other utility before downloading it on toyour computer. This will prevent the virus from entering into yourcomputer system and also you will get authenticated software orutilities.

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Computer is running real slow and cant find restore disc to redo computer


Hi dmwm1996

There is a few things you can do to speed your computer back up...
1...Clean up your hard disk...
Go to Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Cleanup

2...Defrag your Hard Drive...
Go to Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Defragmenter

3...Add the maxium amount of ram to your computer that is allowed

4...Clean any old programs, files,pictures,etc off of your computer that you no longer use.

5...Last but not least...
Your computer may be loaded with spyware, virus's, trojans,etc. and that will make your computer run slow also.
To get rid of any spyware,virus,trojan,etc you will need to do the following:

Download,install and run Microsoft Safety Scanner...
It will clean your machine of spyware,virus's,trojans,worms...and the best part...it's FREE
Go to the following webpage and download Microsoft Safey Scanner.

http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-ca/default.aspx

Sep 15, 2011 | Gateway 5200S PC Desktop

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My system is very slowly proccessed how to keep faster


Hi karthik17v...

You have a couple of things you can do to speed up your system
1...Clean the disk...Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Cleanup..Check the boxes/programs you want to clean-up
2...Defrag the HD...Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Defragment
3...Add as much memory as the computer will allow.
5. Install and use a ram memory saver program...it will clean and allow the reuse of your Ram...
You can download a free ram optimizer from this webpage: http://download.cnet.com/Free-Ram-Optimizer-XP/3000-2086_4-10238479.html?tag=mncol;1
6...Check your computer for virus's,worms,trojans.
You can do this for FREE.
It may take a while to scan and clean your computer, depending on your Hard Drive size.
If the Microsoft Safety Scanner does not remove all the virus/worms/trojans...you will be given an opportunity to talk to a Microsoft Professional (via a chat window) and he/she will take over your computer (with your permission) and finish removing the virus,trojan,worm for you for FREE...
Go to the following webpage and download,install and run Microsoft Safety Scanner:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-ca/default.aspx
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Sep 06, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Screen locked up, turned computer off, turned computer back on, fans running, monitor won't come back on, and keyboard won't respond


Hi hay783...
Sounds like you may have a virus/trojan/worm/etc...
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To remove a virus,trojan,worm,etc from your computer...do it the EASY way...let someone else do it for you.
Start your computer, as the computer is starting keep tapping the F8 Key.
This will start the computer in the Safe Mode.
Once in the safe mode go to the following webage below and download,install, and run Microsoft Safety Scanner for FREE.
Once you run the Microsoft Safety Scanner (it may take quite a while depending on the size of your hard drive) it will remove all the virus's,trojans,worms,etc it finds, if it does not completely remove them all you will be given a chance to chat with a Microsoft Professional thru a pop open window and he will take control of your computer (with your permission) and finish removing all the rest of the virus's, trojans, or worms that are on your computer for FREE!! Can't beat FREE!!
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Sep 05, 2011 | HP Pavilion a620n (PC028A) PC Desktop

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My computer keeps telling me that my files are corrupt but i still can log on to the internet, windows pop up on every screen log on to.EVERY FILE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Hi yolandaskidm...
Sounds like you have a virus or maybe a trojan/worm/etc. on your computer.
Go to the following website, download, install and run Microsoft Safety Scanner.
After you have it installed the run the program, it may take quite a while to complete depending on how many files you have on your computer.
Once you have it installed you will run Microsoft Safety Scanner.
It will remove the virus/trojan/worm,etc from your machine for FREE.
If it does not get rid of the virus/trojan/worm/etc then a window will open and allow you to contact a Microsoft professional (FREE) and he will take over your machine (with your permission) and remove it for you for FREE.
Please take time to rate me

http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-ca/default.aspx

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Reboot computer


Download Any Anti Virus/Anti spyware software and update upto date and scan your system and remove all worms and trojans.

Sep 07, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Virus repair


you can use the AVIRA anti virus software to scan and clean all the virus while repairing the demaged files its very effective you can go to their site www.avira.com for the download i believe it will solve the virus problem

May 27, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Computer clean up


Does FREE work?

AVAST FREE, best free antivirus there is.Right click on download link open in new tab. download from the site and schedule a boot scan, reboot and watch the fun. (I told one teen she would have to pay her mom 10 cents for every virus/trojan/or worm. 848 later she screamed)
click on the free registration link, they will e-mail you a registration id.

Apr 09, 2008 | PC Desktops

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