Possible Virus, Need Help

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  1. LL COOL JEW

    LL COOL JEW Well-Known Member

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    Ok so in the past 4 days my computer has developed a substantial amount of problems
    1. All my system restore dates have been erased
    2. Popups like crazy
    3. Can't open internet applications
    4. Any application open more than about 5 minutes "does not respond"

    I haven't downloaded anything in over a week
    no Dirty sites or anything
    so someone please help
    I have both Webroot Windows Washer and Webroot Spy Sweeper
    Please Help
     
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    if you have comcast call them
    if not download a free trial of norton
    or call bestbuy
     
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    LL COOL JEW Well-Known Member

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    I forgot to add I have mcafee antivirus
    but It did not find anything when I scanned for viruses
     
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    Hm. Any new programs installed not by you when you go to start>all programs? Install anything recently in general?
     
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    Get AVG instead of the other anti-viruses.
    Its free and one of the good anti-viruses.

    Do NOT give it to geek squad.

    What are the pop ups of specifically?
    Like ads or errors pop ups?
     
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    Or try avast. I like avast though i use AVG at the moment but i prefer avast from my past experiences. Although i have AVG installed i have avast and several other stand alone anti viruses that i run off my flash. I also agree. Don't give it to geek squad unless its a last resort. They'll probably a) Basically try minimally and say they cannot do squat and charging you a lot of money or b) charge you a whole lot of money for something that could be so simple. Are you using the latest version of Spy sweeper? with updates etc. I still use spy sweeper mainly for the fact that it removes the little tracking cookies and for the fact that it tells you if something new is installed. Though i'm not sure if the latest version (the one im using now) does that.
     
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    run hitmanpro, windows advanced cleaner & Malbytes Anti-Malware should do the trick ;)

    google for the names if you dont know what they are
     
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    I will try these ideas
    thanks
     
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    Get AVG or Avast, update them, start your computer in safe mode, and then run it, don't touch anything.

    Should be a done deal, but to ask again, what are the pop ups of specifically?
     
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    ads, and like OMG your computer is infected click here to get ------ed over
    I'll do that tomorrow I am tire tonight
     
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    the malbytes antimalware should take care of that :)
     
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    Sounds kinda like a 'virus' my mom got, from an XP Antivirus 2008... was a pita to remove because of how you get it in the first place.
     
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    well i'll try the malbytes because avg and avast didn't help
    thanks guys
     

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