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A Virus Infecting My Computer! [RESOLVED]


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Glad I could help you. :tazz:

To keep this clean in the future, I would suggest the following things:

Install Spywareblaster
SpywareBlaster doesn`t scan and clean for so-called spyware, but prevents it from being installed in the first place. It blocks the popular spyware ActiveX controls, and also prevents the installation of any of them via a webpage.

Avoid illegal sites, because that's where most malware is present.

Let your antispywarescanner(s) scan frequently and don't forget to update before.

And I do suggest you perform an online virusscan once in a while. (Housecall and/or Bitdefender). Because what one virusscanner can't find another one maybe can.
Also make sure that your virusscanner, the one that is installed on your system is always up to date!

Make sure your windows has the latest updates: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

If you are having XP SP2, read here how to configure Security Features for Internet Explorer:
http://www.microsoft...xp/iesecxp.mspx

More info on how to prevent malware you can also find here (By Tony Klein)

Happy surfing again! :)
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Oh yah one last thing, what do you recommend for a anti-virus program? I want something that won't make my computer slow down a lot and isn't just a free trial. I also want it to be effective, such as not only clean and delete viruses or spyware but blocking things like that. Any suggestions?
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Lol, see my previous post for preventiontips.

For the antivirusscanner.. (and I suggest a firewall as well)

AVG, Bitdefender OR Avast are good FREE antivirus.
Never install more than one antivirusscanner or firewall on your system! Several together can give problems and decreases the reliability of it seriously!
Zonealarm, Kerio OR Sygate are FREE firewalls.

Understanding and using firewalls

Edited by miekiemoes, 01 October 2005 - 11:48 AM.

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lol yah i was making a post as you posted so "my bad" lol. Ok well thanks again!
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No problem.. and you're welcome :tazz:

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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :tazz:

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