In many cases, online gaming sites are infested with a smörgåsbord of malware
and an increasing source of system infection. They can lead to other sites containing more malware which you can inadvertently download without knowledge or consent. Users visiting such sites may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads
and Flash ads
that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. Gaming sites can put you at risk to fraud, phishing and theft of personal data
. Even if the gaming site is a clean site, there is always the potential of some type of malware making its way there and then onto your system. In some instances an infection may have caused so much damage to your system that it cannot be successfully cleaned or repaired. In those cases, recovery is not possible and the only option is to reformat/reinstall the OS.
Please print out and follow the instructions for using SDFix
in BC's self-help tutorial
"How to use SDFix
".-- When using this tool, you must use the Administrator's account or an account with "Administrative rights"
-- Disconnect from the Internet and temporarily disable your anti-virus and any anti-malware real time protection before performing a scan.
When done, the SDFix report log will open in notepad and automatically be saved in the SDFix folder as Report.txt
. Please copy and paste the contents of Report.txt in your next reply. Be sure to renable you anti-virus and and other security programs before
connecting to the Internet.