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I have virus.trojan.worms,infections and malware everything a computer can get all because of my kids. my computer is extremly slow and crashes all the time and my dvd burner will not open help i think i need to refort it.

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How do i get rid of a virus that is blocking my screen and prohibitin me from doing anything


Do you have any antivirus ? If you have it, then scan your PC for malware and rootkit

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Malware Part 2: Malware Detection and Removal


In Malware Part 1: Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Spyware, Adware, we discussed the different Malicious Software types. The reason why we started with the description of each type is for us to be able to identify the right type of infection we have on our computer and be able to do the right steps of removal.
Let us start with the easiest one to detect, Spyware and Adware. As was discussed from part 1, for us to know that we have these two types of malware, is first, if we get popup messages, Normally advertisements. If we get a lot of messages like asking us to purchase a software, most of the time Anti-virus software that are unknown to us. Another way to detect this is if our system has significantly slowed down. Spywares have these effect on the computer. The reason why it slows the computer down is because of the processes that it takes to spy on your computer. So if you have those two things then most likely you are already infected by any of these two types.
The next one are worms. Worms are a bit tricky because there are still a lot of types but if we know some signs to watch out for then we will be able to know that our computer is already infected. Worms most of the time slow down the computer as well. Much like the spyware, worms search your computer for traces of data it could use to be able to transmit itself, like email addresses, network IP adresses that you have previously connected to, websites and sometimes even chat IDs. It slows down not only the computer but also your network connection since it would try to send a lot of email copies of itself, or even try to locate different computers in the network and scan for their vulnerabilities. If your computer is significantly slow when connecting to even another computer in the network then this may be the cause. Another way for you to detect if you have a worm, specially an email worm, is if you are using a standalone email software and also when you noticed your family and friends telling you that you have been sending them lots of mail, mostly spam, without you knowing. The worst way to discover this is when your ISP calls you up that you are eating a lot of bandwidth or that your computer has been sending a lot of spam mail, again without you knowing, and tells you that unless you put a stop to it they will disconnect you.
You will be able to detect a virus if you noticed also that your system is slow, that you have a hard time doing a particular task on the computer like opening certain programs. Also, you suddenly find that your hard drive is taking a lot of space and there are tons and tons of unknown folders in your computer that suddenly appeared. Also aside from that, your Flash drives also appear to be full all the time. There are no popups. This is particularly hard to detect. Most viruses would be noticeable only after a few days, weeks, or even months after infection, which most likely would lead to the damage of the operating system or other software that would require you to do a complete reinstallation of your operating system.
And, last but not the least, Trojans. Trojans very much like viruses are hard to detect as these malware is specifically made to be stealthy. You will sometimes see some slowdown on the computer but most of the time your computer would run as it would be. It would take a lot of time before you notice one. Most common trojans are keyloggers. Would be hackers would try to install these software into your computer to be able to steal your passwords or any other information that they could use against you. The best way to detect these malware is to be aware of the programs you have personally installed on your computer and also the original programs installed on it. You could go to the System Configuration Utility (Start > Run > msconfig) to check each of the startup programs from there.
Now, we go to the basic removal of viruses. The main important thing with these malicious software is that as soon as we suspect that our computers are infected, we need to scan and remove them right away. The longer it takes for us to remove these malicious software, the worse the computer gets and the harder for us to remove them. Which, as i have said, would often lead to the full reinstallation of the operating system and loss of valuable data.
Here are some basic steps that we could take to remove these malicious software:
1) Clear your temporary internet files and cache. Go to control panel and click on internet settings. From there click on the general tab and click on delete under history. Clear everything.
2) Stop some startup applications first. Go to start > run. Type in "msconfig" then click on OK. Click on the services tab and put a mark on "Hide all Microsoft Services" then click disable all. Next, go to the startup tab and uncheck everything except for your antivirus software. When you are done click on "Apply" then "OK". It would ask you to do a restart then click restart. The reason why we need to disable some startup applications is that viruses would normally hide on the startups and services. Disabling them would help with the removal once the antivirus scans the system.
3) On restart, Scan the whole system. Make sure that you have a legitimate antivirus software that has been updated and is not expired. Most people would ask me, do i really need an antivirus software? Do I really need to purchase these? What antivirus software do you recommend? The answer to these questions are Yes, Yes, and Any one would do. Everyone needs an antivirus software. Everyone gets infection from time to time specially if we go online all the time and if we like to share digital media like usb Flashdrives.
Without the antivirus software your computer is wide open and most likely to be attacked and damaged by malware. Now we do not want just any free antivirus software. Even though being free seems good enough most people do not know that free softwares have their downsides. Specially for antivirus software. Most, if not all, free antivirus software would update their customer's copy with a week old data update. This means that when you are getting an update for malware it is most likely a week old already. Most likely unable to detect the latest malware. Some of the antivirus software would also include that information on their License Agreement. This gives an advantage to those who purchase the software.
Would you need two or more? No. You only need one. Adding another antivirus software does not increase your chances of blocking malware from infecting the computer. It would even, most of the time, cause more problems to have two or more antivirus software since they would normally conflict with each other. So to choose which one is the best, I would say that any of these well-known antivirus software would do. All antivirus software is not actually a 100% guarantee that you are protected. There is still a small percentage or chance to get infected when 1) you do not upgrade the software regularly and 2) when you get infected by a very new malware that has not been detected by the antivirus companies yet. They would need some time to get a copy of the malware and dissect the code to get a proper detection schema and deletion process.
4) Scan your system thoroughly. Most people would scan the system files only. I suggest that if you suspect infection is to scan the whole computer. It would take a lot of time specially if you already have a lot of files on the computer but it is worth the wait. Do not be tempted to use the computer while doing the scan. Sometimes without us knowing we add another virus to the system, in a folder that was already scanned by our antivirus.
5) If you get popups, take note of the popup messages. The names of these popup messages would be very helpful at times. Search in google for a removal for that specific popup. Run the removal tool and you will be free from that popup.
In summary, these are the basics of malware removal: We first disable startups that would most of the times include the virus. Disabling the startups would stop reoccurrence. Update your antivirus and then Scan the whole system.
In the next part, Malware Part 3: Defense, Protection and Prevention, we will be discussing some ways for us to defend, protect and prevent our system from being infected by these malware.

on May 15, 2010 | 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.

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If you scroll down the page there is a "How to remove a Trojan, Virus, Worm, or other Malware" link. This will take you to a page that will take you through the process of malware removal step by step.

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What is the difference between malware and virus?


Difference between the two terms is their coverage as all viruses are malwares but not all malwares are viruses. Trojans, worms, keyloggers, and many others, while not viruses, are also categorized as malware.

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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:

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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.

on Jan 29, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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What is trojan horse virus


A Trojan Horse is full of as much trickery as the mythological Trojan Horse it was named after. The Trojan Horse, at first glance will appear to be useful software but will actually do damage once installed or run on your computer. Those on the receiving end of a Trojan Horse are usually tricked into opening them because they appear to be receiving legitimate software or files from a legitimate source. When a Trojan is activated on your computer, the results can vary. Some Trojans are designed to be more annoying than malicious (like changing your desktop, adding silly active desktop icons) or they can cause serious damage by deleting files and destroying information on your system. Trojans are also known to create a backdoor on your computer that gives malicious users access to your system, possibly allowing confidential or personal information to be compromised. Unlike viruses and worms, Trojans do not reproduce by infecting other files nor do they self-replicate.

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Trojans an worms


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Trojan Generic is a downloader Trojan that sneaks into your system through vulnerabilities. Once Trojan Generic is installed, Trojan Generic downloads more malware and adware, and launches ads on Internet Explorer.
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My dell laptop is frozen. I was down loading anti virus software and it crashed. I had just scanned it for viruses and it said I was infected with the viruses worm and trojan horse. All my desktop icons...


I guess the main thing we should consider is how badly you are infected. If all your icons are gone because you're that badly infected then I assume you can't regain internet access. This being the case I can suggest two solutions. 1. Go to your nearest library and download a copy of SDFIX and/or MALWARE BYTES and store these on a flash drive. Then you can clean your computer from this flash drive. 2. If you're babdly infected and cannot use a flash drive then you'll need to slave your present harddrive to an uninfected harddrive. Probably best done by a reputable computer repairperson. Give these a try and hope for the best.

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