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Hi, I am new and I have no computer experience

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#1 caroljones


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Posted 11 April 2005 - 03:41 AM

:thumbsup: I have been invaded by viruses stemming from the XXX porn site which I entered my first day on the computer. They say curiosity killed the cat. Well its trying to. I'm so lost . I've been using the McAffee security scan and the last time I ran a scan it said I have 18000 viruses. What do I do? Please help.

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#2 Grinler


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Posted 11 April 2005 - 08:32 AM

Did you let mcafee clean up your machine? You can also download and install the latest free version of AVG:


#3 Sliver


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Posted 11 April 2005 - 10:03 AM

If you really have 18,000 viruses, its probably best to format the PC. Even if a AV cleaned up all the infections the mess left over in the registry, and file fragments will only bog your PC down.

McAfee is one of the top rated right now, and since you already have it , it is best to stay with it.

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 02:46 AM

RescueME will allow you to download several different AV scanners to try and clean up your PC.

Boot into safe mode and see here for further instructions on how to boot into safe mode

If you can boot into safe mode with command prompt if your using XP, 2000. If you don't feel confident to use safe mode with command prompt select one of the other safe mode options.

Run at least 2 of the virus scanners on your system. Then run spybot and adaware, if you haven't got them installed - install them.

Then post a Hijack this log


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