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Posted November 03, 2010 - 05:48 PM

Hey guys,my computer is acting odd,it may have picked up a virus or something,so if I disappear for a while,my computer might be down.

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Posted November 03, 2010 - 05:49 PM

What's it doing?

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Posted November 03, 2010 - 05:53 PM

Well,how can I explain.It is all of a sudden really slow,my e-mail freezes up sometimes,if I am looking at say a YouTube video,the picture will freeze up but the sound continues.These are just some of the things I have noticed in the last day or two.

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Posted November 03, 2010 - 05:53 PM

Mine picked up some kind of scamware. Wouldn't let me activate virus scan or delete it in any way, nor reload to an earlier date. It wanted $80 for a virus deleting program. Isn't that sweet, they invade your computer, then want money to remove it! I finally got the computer in safe mode, then reloaded my computer to an earlier date & all is fine now.

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Posted November 03, 2010 - 05:54 PM

Wonder how much ram memory is available?

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Posted November 03, 2010 - 06:00 PM

Good question.

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Posted November 03, 2010 - 06:01 PM

Yeah usually you can select something that brings the computer back to when It was running good...

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Posted November 03, 2010 - 06:02 PM

When my RAM memory gets slim, it can act like you describe. These sort of problems are spread out so much that I forget how to fix it & have to learn all over again. Maybe someone else here can lead you through checking your RAM.

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Posted November 03, 2010 - 06:05 PM

I'm new to this kind of thing,so I'll have try to figure it out.I have a neighbor who is good with computers,maybe I can get him to have a look at it.I wish I new a little more about computers.

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Posted November 03, 2010 - 06:10 PM

See,It's kinda hard to "talk someone through something" when they don't know what they're doing.:confuse::confuse::D

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Posted November 03, 2010 - 06:21 PM

My first question would be have you installed anything new in the past week?

If you say no and the computer has really started to act differently in the last two days then there is a good chance you have a virus. Do you have an anti virus program installed? Do you happen to remember going on a website and it was almost like your screen flickered?

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Posted November 03, 2010 - 06:24 PM

...then reloaded my computer to an earlier date & all is fine now.


Dan, It'll be back. Had the same thing here 8 & 6 months ago. I defeated it by running the following programs:

Spybot Search & destroy
Adaware Free
AntiVir Free for Personal (This is the one that I think killed it)
Malware Sweeper
SuperAntiSpyware Free (This one found a bunch more stuff than all the others)
and Abexo Registry Cleaner

All of these are available from Download.com (make sure they're the free versions.)

I had AVG Free when I got the damn thing, I have switched to AntiVir until someone tells me it's a mistake. No more problems yet.

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Posted November 03, 2010 - 06:26 PM

I have not installed anything recently.and yes,I believe maybe I do remember the screen "flickering" once the other day,but I didn't think anything of it.So what should I do,or have somebody do for me?

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Posted November 03, 2010 - 06:28 PM

AVG used to be a great free antivirus program. The virus you guys are talking about is usually named Antivirus 360 or A360. It installs hidden files and makes a registry entry so when you log in it trips the program to give the warnings. It also makes proxy changes to your web browser so it is like you can't connect to the internet.

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Posted November 03, 2010 - 06:28 PM

Do you happen to remember going on a website and it was almost like your screen flickered?


There's an alert here on Craigslist that a redirect throws a pop-up that tells you that you have a virus, then when you click ANYTHING, it actually loads the virus that wants $80 to steal your Credit Card info. Thank you very much... (a-hole virus writing jerks)




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