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Virus on my computer? [Solved]

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Apparently! I left it on most of the night and nothing happened. It's been clear for a day before and slowly started up again so I'll wait and see for the next day or two. If it doesn't start up it may be ok! What antivirus would you recommend? I may have asked this but I don't remember an answer. Do you like Kaspersky? I've heard that one is good. But regardless I'll probably want to switch after this is all said and done. I know no anti virus is perfect, but I'm not sure about this one anymore.
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Do you wish to have a free one or a paid for one ?
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Well preferably a free one. really what works best. A friend of mine has an extra subscription for Kaspersky if I want it. I'm just trying to do some research before hand. May as well while I'm waiting.
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Hmm 'tis a moot point :)

What I would suggest is that as you have the opportunity of using a spare licence for Kaspersky then download the trial version and test it out see if you like it. If you do then ask your friend for the licence and use that. If you do not like it then let me know and I will give some links for free antivirus programmes :)
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Alright great:) I'll do that for sure! Thank you very much:) hopefully this is finally done so I can move forward here.!
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I fell asleep with my laptop on and woke up with an internet explorer window open. So I guess it's not fixed. It hasn't started spamming yet though.
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What site was the open window on ?
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Just like it's always done, it opens it to whatever the homepage is. Which is the weirdest thing. It's not some random ad or website like normal virus behavior.
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I will revisit the logs to see if I can spot the reason
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Alright well thank you. I just can't figure out what it is. I may just have to wipe it. Could it be something besides a virus?
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No it is not malware related, there may be a setting that is out of kilter
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Ok that certainly makes me feel better. Any idea on what it is or how to fix it? Someone suggested seeing if there was a driver conflict
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I am thinking something along the line that your sleep command is somehow launching IE

Could you run an elevated command prompt

Go start > all programs > accessories
Right click command prompt and select run as administrator
In the black box that opens type in the following command :

sfc /scannow

Allow it to run and then reboot

Let me know if you then get IE opening again

How is the trial with Kaspersky ?
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Alright so it fixed some stuff and so far it hasn't acted up. I'll give it some then and see. And I haven't downloaded Kaspersky yet. I probably will tomorrow. With the holiday it was just pretty busy!
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Nope. I woke up in the middle of the night to a single window open.
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