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#1 Kate_Scarlett

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 10:11 PM

Yesterday I clicked a link on Facebook, but it was from a page who's links I click on often. That's when my computer told me the page wasn't trusted, which seemed odd at the time because as I mentioned, I visit the site all the time. My computer restarted itself and wanted to go into safe mode. I started it normally, thinking nothing of it. That's when I read the word "Trojan" in a pop up box from my anti-virus software, Microsoft. I used Microsoft to quarantine and remove the virus, and thought that was the end of it. That's when I heard my computer talking to me? I had no other explanation as I closed every program and it was still talking. Although I couldn't make out what it was saying, I decided to shut my computer down and restart. As I predicted, I turned my computer back on and everything was back to normal. What I didn't count on was the noise starting again. I called Tech Support (which I regret not calling Dell first, even though Google had Dell's name beside Tech Support's number) who told me someone had been tracking my history on my computer and when I got on Facebook, it was in fact a copy of Facebook. Four hours and $200 later, they had installed a new anti-virus software and told me everything would be taken care of. It wasn't. I called back last night, for a tech to tell me the problem was in my hard drive and try to sell me a new one for $150. I hung up on him and decided to call it a night with my computer still trying to speak for itself. Up to this point, the audio ha been bits of commercials and what sounded like British news channels. This morning I called again with Tech Support after getting on my computer and having a full Cheeze-It commercial play with no programs open. The tech I reached apologized for the service I received the previous day and started over, from scratch, reinstalling the antivirus software and everything. Did this solve my problem? Not according to the Coca-Cola commercial that started playing when I was on Facebook, and continued after I'd exited off all programs. The Coke commercial was followed by what sounded like distant advertising and two men with accents talking, but I wasn't able to make out anything said with all the background noise. I called Tech Support, AGAIN, and while I was on the phone with this representative, the audio started playing while he had access to my computer. He said he'd heard of the problem before and would fix it. He went into safe mode and did some virus scanning and stuff and told me the virus was gone and the audio should stop. However, it got worse. I started hearing more of the advertising background including the men's voices. My final call to Tech Support (made a little over two hours ago) was absolutely no help, with the rep trying to sell me a hard drive without even knowing my actual problem.
In conclusion, I haven't the slightest idea where the audio, which transformed from barely audible bits into commercials into people talking(the most recent sounded as if a child was present), is coming from or if the virus is even gone. I would like to feel safe and at ease using my computer again as I have many use for it, my number one being essays for my AP summer assignment. I've Googled some possible things that could be wrong (leading me to this site), and many of them listed something known as a Zeus Banking Virus, picked up through Facebook.
What should I do? I need help in completely getting rid of this virus and the ads that come with it.

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