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I Think I May Have A Serious Virus! How Can I Find Out?

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#1 friscoboy77


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Posted 12 January 2008 - 11:15 AM

I'm worried that my computer may have caught a serious virus..I will admit that most of time when im online im browsing favorite xxx sites and i guess i dont know how to set up internet security options. when ive been browsing a particular x rated site after a few minutes my computer freezes and wont let me open up any more pics and internet explorer begins to act funny. when i exit it and restart internet explorer it pops up differently missing the bar menu with tools,file,favorites etc..so im almost sure i have a virus but dont know if i really trust a security scan being that i have a free security program installed. how can i find out for sure if and what virus i have?

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Edited by TMacK, 12 January 2008 - 11:58 AM.

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 12:15 PM

What OS (Win XP, XP SP1, XP SP2/2000, etc) are you using? What type of anti-virus are you using? Have you performed any anti-spyware scans? Have you tried doing your scans in "Safe Mode"? Are you doing scans while logged into the "Administrator Account" or an "account with administrator privileges"?

You need to start there first and then perform an Online Virus Scan like BitDefender.
(These require Internet Explorer to work. Watch the Address bar in IE. You may receive alerts that "This site might require the following ActiveX control...Click here to install...". Click on that alert and then Click Install ActiveX component. If given the option, choose "Quarantine" instead of delete.)

"IE Recommended Minimal Security Settings".
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