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    Virus removal

    Apparently, my laptop has a trojan horse virus problem. I disconnected it from the Internet, since that didn't seem to be providing any real benefit.

    Any good ideas on removing this? I thought I could go to avg or somewhere, but my browsers look to be disabled due to this thing.

    Ugh. This looks ugly right now.


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    Re: Virus removal

    Does it pop up a window of a fake anti virus program (one that you don't have installed on the PC) that wants you to do a scan? If so, Google how to remove that and there should be answers.

    If not, download Malware Bytes and run that in safe mode. This seems to be one of the more effective ways to treat bugs. However, since you said your browsers were disabled (something that I have been hearing happen more and more due to bugs) just using Malware Bytes might not be enough.

    I forget the exact procedure to turn Firefox, or IE, or whatever's internet back on, but it's not too complicated. Once you believe that you have the trojan files gone, then try Googling how to turn the browser internet back on.



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    Re: Virus removal

    Good point. I think it's time to try safe mode, since it won't open malwarebytes in regular operations.


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    Re: Virus removal

    Quote Originally Posted by risiusj View Post
    Does it pop up a window of a fake anti virus program (one that you don't have installed on the PC) that wants you to do a scan? If so, Google how to remove that and there should be answers.

    If not, download Malware Bytes and run that in safe mode. This seems to be one of the more effective ways to treat bugs. However, since you said your browsers were disabled (something that I have been hearing happen more and more due to bugs) just using Malware Bytes might not be enough.

    I forget the exact procedure to turn Firefox, or IE, or whatever's internet back on, but it's not too complicated. Once you believe that you have the trojan files gone, then try Googling how to turn the browser internet back on.
    This. Literally just spent most of last night dealing with this same problem...

    Had trojans on my computer that disabled my browser as well as most everything else. I put my computer in safe mode, downloaded and ran Malware Bytes, deleted the trojan crap, and then I was back in business. FYI, the scan took a good 40 minutes.



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    Re: Virus removal

    Get a hammer and wail away on it. No way a virus can handle that.



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    Re: Virus removal

    Get this on a usb stick, if the safe mode malwarebytes scan doesn't work.

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    Re: Virus removal

    safe mode scan is running right now.

    Apparently this has been out there since June 2009, so I imagine that I'm current enough.

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    Re: Virus removal

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    safe mode scan is running right now.

    Apparently this has been out there since June 2009, so I imagine that I'm current enough.

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    Re: Virus removal

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    safe mode scan is running right now.

    Apparently this has been out there since June 2009, so I imagine that I'm current enough.

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    If it's still acting funny even after Malwarebytes says it is clean, try Combofix, if you can get back to the internet (could try booting Safe Mode w/Networking).

    Combofix link

    That can usually get at some of the deep infested Rootkits and can really mess things up.



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    Re: Virus removal

    Quote Originally Posted by JUKEBOX View Post
    My monitor isn't in HD, so I feel like I didn't get the full effect.


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    Re: Virus removal

    If you had only purchased a MAC...............



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    Re: Virus removal

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    My monitor isn't in HD, so I feel like I didn't get the full effect.
    In HD, it's really a life altering experience.



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    Re: Virus removal

    At least you don't have a trojan rabbit problem. Those are the worst.

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    Re: Virus removal

    Quote Originally Posted by JUKEBOX View Post
    In HD, it's really a life altering experience.
    I did actually feel emptier watching in SD, as though I was missing something that would change everything.


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    I did actually feel emptier watching in SD, as though I was missing something that would change everything.
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