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#1 pdp44

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:41 AM

my computer has been running rather slow but in the last week it is rediculous. I ran some malware and antivirus programs and they tell me that I have like 2000 problems. I am unemployed, have no money to buy a expensive antivirus package or anything but need my computer to look for work. Do you have something that may work for my pc?

Edited by bloopie, 14 January 2013 - 12:58 PM.
Moved from Windows 7 to Aii. ~bloopie


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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:34 AM

Hi,

I think you are in the wrong forum - if you believe that your computer is infected, you should post this in the section 'Am I infected ?'.

However, you say that you have run several anti-virus and anti-malware programs which have told you that you have 2000+ infections. This number is unlikely, and you don't say what programs you have been running.

Go to this URl and download and save the installer to your desktop, then double-click on the icon and follow the instructions.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/malwarebytes-anti-malware/

When it has installed and updated itself, run a 'Quick scan'. If you do have any nasties on your computer this will detect and fix most if not all of them. If this sorts your problem, well and good. If it doesn't, post this request in the correct section of Bleeping Computer and wait for more expert and specialist help, but list the programs you have run.

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PS - Malwarebytes has two things going for it. First, it works very well, second, it's free !

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#3 BaddJone

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:47 PM

I have money but I have net bought an AV. AVG and Avast are as good as the paid ones. Full scan your computer in the safe mode and everything would be fine.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:03 PM

Try commodo firewall with microsoft security essentials and some sort of free spyware scanner. All these programs are free with a fairly good amount of protection.

Sounds to me like you have a rouge anti-virus on your computer though. I say this because regular anti-virus programs such as norton, macfee, etc. usually don't range that high in terms of virus and malware detection (not even in the worse case scenarios or heavy infestations). Rouge anti-viruses however,tend to exaggerate or lie about viral infestations on your computer so...

This is all speculation however.

Edited by Al_Capwn, 14 January 2013 - 01:05 PM.





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