PC Virus/Malware/??

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Re: PC Virus/Malware/??

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:00 am

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Re: PC Virus/Malware/??

Postby Quatermass » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:19 am

Conforumist wrote:Looks like it worked!

Tell your guru I really appreciate it!

I still don't get why I can't do anything with Ad-aware though?? I'll put Norton back in after the current malwarebytes scan is done...


Ad Aware stuffed up for me once. I just uninstalled it and reinstalled it. It works now, after a fashion, but I'm afraid to use the full scan (as opposed to the smart scan), as the fan on the computer revs up to alarmingly loud levels when it does so, and this computer's a pretty good one.
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Re: PC Virus/Malware/??

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:55 pm

Con.

Daniel says that you should update your browser. The thinks you are using an old version of Firefox.
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Re: PC Virus/Malware/??

Postby Conforumist » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:25 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:Con.

Daniel says that you should update your browser. The thinks you are using an old version of Firefox.


Ok, I'll check for updates. I have been putting it off, so it may be true. I'm actually not too crazy about these later version of it.
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Re: PC Virus/Malware/??

Postby ChristianBecker » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:42 pm

You should probably also update java or remove it. There was until recently a very big security hole in it that might be the cause of your mess.
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Re: PC Virus/Malware/??

Postby Jason » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:01 pm

I'd be careful with Ad-aware. I stopped using it a while ago when it tried to install itself as the default anti-virus program.
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Re: PC Virus/Malware/??

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:24 pm

I've never had any problem with ad aware except they keep bugging me to install the new version, only problem is I have a good Av program and it would conflict with their one and I don't want to change it.
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Re: PC Virus/Malware/??

Postby Conforumist » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:10 am

ChristianBecker wrote:You should probably also update java or remove it. There was until recently a very big security hole in it that might be the cause of your mess.


But millions of programs run on Java, right? :?
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Re: PC Virus/Malware/??

Postby Conforumist » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:13 am

I installed Ad-Aware with some trouble, then because of Bouncy's help it is fixed now. I installed Norton again thinking it would remove Ad-Aware but they are both running now, along with Malwarebyte.
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Re: PC Virus/Malware/??

Postby ChristianBecker » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:18 am

Conforumist wrote:
ChristianBecker wrote:You should probably also update java or remove it. There was until recently a very big security hole in it that might be the cause of your mess.


But millions of programs run on Java, right? :?


Trueish... probably not the ones you're using, though.
Anyway, that's why I put "update" first. I have Java, too, although I don't like it, just because I know some programmes need it.
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Re: PC Virus/Malware/??

Postby Conforumist » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:21 am

Java does update on a regular basis for me.
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Re: PC Virus/Malware/??

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:50 am

Go to their site site and download the latest update.
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Re: PC Virus/Malware/??

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:31 pm

I had a lot of problems with the latest version of Java and, in the end, I unstalled it and installed an earlier version which worked just fine. ;)
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Re: PC Virus/Malware/??

Postby Conforumist » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:52 pm

Tonyblack wrote:I had a lot of problems with the latest version of Java and, in the end, I unstalled it and installed an earlier version which worked just fine. ;)


I've done that with a few versions of Firefox as well.
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Re: PC Virus/Malware/??

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:34 pm

Con. All running OK now?
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