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I Need Help With A Virus!

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#1 sarahnlayne


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Posted 10 December 2005 - 11:30 PM

I have a virus, or so i think, and cant get rid of it. i need help from someone who really knows how. every time i open certain web pages i get a box popped up that says iexplore has an error in videoc.dll and will now close..... i cant even check my email. also the icons in the lower right hand corner of the screen disappear when i take my mouse over them sometimes. anyone know what could cause all of this and how to fix it? please help asap! thank you!!!

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#2 jaybeast69


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Posted 11 December 2005 - 12:35 PM

first of all, tell us just what you have already tried to rid of it? it is parasitic in nature per Castle Cops and shold not be on your system, but we need to know what it is you have already tried, really i would post this further in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis of this site, but Read this topic before posting a log.

#3 tg1911


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Posted 11 December 2005 - 01:23 PM

Are you using these basic security programs?
(They're all free.)
aČ free
ewido security suite
Spybot S&D

These 2, will help prevent spyware/malware from being installed in the first place:

Download them, update them, and then run them.
These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

When installing ewido security suite, under Additional Options uncheck:
Install background guard
Install scan via context menu

Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS damage, if not used properly.

Other useful Tutorials:
Using Ad-Aware SE
Using SpywareBlaster
Using SpywareGuard

If you are still having problems, then do as jaybeast69 suggested and post a HijackThis log to be examined.
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