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24-11-2014, 03:24 PM
Virus query?
Been receiving a virus warning from free service provider re another forum I use quite a lot.............. I reported as false positive.
Keep asking me to upgrade too. Makes me wonderDodgy
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24-11-2014, 03:46 PM
RE: Virus query?
(24-11-2014 03:24 PM)Mr Woof Wrote:  Been receiving a virus warning from free service provider re another forum I use quite a lot.............. I reported as false positive.
Keep asking me to upgrade too. Makes me wonderDodgy

A lot of scam antivirus providers do do this (try to convince you that you have a virus infection), then try to get you to buy their defective product. Maybe post in Filox's thread about computer maintenance (I forget what it's called) he might be able to give you more specific advice as to what to do, if anything.

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24-11-2014, 03:56 PM
RE: Virus query?
(24-11-2014 03:24 PM)Mr Woof Wrote:  Been receiving a virus warning from free service provider re another forum I use quite a lot.............. I reported as false positive.
Keep asking me to upgrade too. Makes me wonderDodgy

I'm a tech.

Can you name the antivirus product?

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24-11-2014, 03:58 PM
RE: Virus query?
My personal suggestion would be to look into a piece of software called MalwareBytes - they have a free scanner and they're a legitimate antivirus provider (as far as I'm aware), so if you google them you might be able to download and scan your computer to remove the offending software.

If this sounds too technical go grab some brat from somewhere and stand over it with a shotgun while it fixes your PC. Brats employed by computer suppliers are probably your best bet if you're willing to spend money, otherwise relatives.

Edit: Oh, brilliant! You've got a real tech to help you Smile Yay!

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24-11-2014, 04:51 PM
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(24-11-2014 03:56 PM)Free Wrote:  
(24-11-2014 03:24 PM)Mr Woof Wrote:  Been receiving a virus warning from free service provider re another forum I use quite a lot.............. I reported as false positive.
Keep asking me to upgrade too. Makes me wonderDodgy

I'm a tech.

Can you name the antivirus product?

Avast.......hope they don't sink me.
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24-11-2014, 04:57 PM
RE: Virus query?
(24-11-2014 03:46 PM)morondog Wrote:  
(24-11-2014 03:24 PM)Mr Woof Wrote:  Been receiving a virus warning from free service provider re another forum I use quite a lot.............. I reported as false positive.
Keep asking me to upgrade too. Makes me wonderDodgy

A lot of scam antivirus providers do do this (try to convince you that you have a virus infection), then try to get you to buy their defective product. Maybe post in Filox's thread about computer maintenance (I forget what it's called) he might be able to give you more specific advice as to what to do, if anything.

I was waiting in a Best Buy once for something to get done, (not on my laptop) and a number of people brought in their laptops to the Geek Squad.
Every single one was told "You have 125 viruses".
Gasp The least they could do is vary the number once in a while.

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24-11-2014, 06:08 PM (This post was last modified: 25-11-2014 09:40 AM by Free.)
RE: Virus query?
(24-11-2014 04:51 PM)Mr Woof Wrote:  
(24-11-2014 03:56 PM)Free Wrote:  I'm a tech.

Can you name the antivirus product?

Avast.......hope they don't sink me.

This is for everybody.

Here's my system for repairing infected computers. Normally, after these files have been run, there are no bugs at all on the computer. Sometimes however, advanced teching is required, but the list below should eliminate any bugs you have.

Step 1: Remove Avast (or any Antivirus as they impede the ability of the tools listed below to perform), reboot, come back here.
Step 2: Right click your Desktop screen, choose "New," and select "New Folder.
Step 3: Go to the following links and download the following files to the New Folder on your Desktop, After you download then all, run in the order you see on this list below:

The first 6 programs listed below can all be downloaded and run to completion within 30 minutes total time. Remember to download ALL (8 of them, including the last 2 of Malwarebytes and Microsoft Security Essentials) the programs FIRST, before you begin any scans


Rkill: Download the link that disguises it as iExplorer (Internet Explorer) This file will shut down any malicious software running on your system

AdwCleaner: Removes Adware and numerous Junk files. It will want to reboot the computer to finish removing any adware.

Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) Same as above with other detection databases

Combofix (Will not work on Windows 8.1): Can find numerous bad files and folders and also gets the Zero Access Rootkit virus.

TDSSkiller: Looks for Rootkit viruses

CCleaner: Removes internet junk from system cache. This is important because it can remove gigabytes and gigabytes of junk files including bugs, which significantly reduces the amount of time Malwarebytes and Microsoft Security Essentials (listed below) take to scan the computer. The less junk files you have on your computer, the faster the scans from Malwarebytes and Microsoft Security Essentials will be.

That completes the first 6 programs. The next two can take considerably longer to run a scan, and you can either run them 1 at a time, or both at the same time.

For the two programs listed below, download, and install both before you run any scans. You want the antivirus installed and updated first before you run Malwarebytes because if Malwarebytes scans a file that is a virus known to Microsoft Security Essentials, then Microsoft Security Essentials will detect it and remove it while Malwarebytes is still scanning.

Malwarebytes: Best free antimalware program available. After it is installed and has updated its database, you have 3 choices for the type of scan to perform. Click the scan button near the top, then select "Custom Scan," then click "Scan now." The screen will change, and then on the left side check the box for "Scan for Rootkits," and near the top click your "C" drive (assuming C is where Windows is installed.) Then click Scan. This can can take as long as 3 or 4 hours, but you can still use the computer while it is scanning.

This last scan is optional, but advisable.

Microsoft Security Essentials: All antivirus programs suck, but this one simply sucks less. Install it, update it, then optionally run a full scan after Malwarebytes has finished its scan, or alternatively you can run a full scan at the same time Malwarebytes is scanning.

That's it, and this system is part of what I use as a pro.

Good luck.

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24-11-2014, 11:28 PM
RE: Virus query?
(24-11-2014 06:08 PM)Free Wrote:  Rkill: Download the link that disguises it as iExplorer (Internet Explorer) This file will shut down any malicious software running on your system

I see that it's a bleeping computer link... the fact that it disguises itself as Internet Explorer would normally make me extremely nervous about downloading it though...

Thanks for the list, that's a fantastic resource Smile

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24-11-2014, 11:29 PM
RE: Virus query?
(24-11-2014 04:51 PM)Mr Woof Wrote:  Avast.......hope they don't sink me.

Avast free antivirus do have a very good reputation though (AFAIK). Consider You might actually have a virus. Regardless, ol' Free's procedure above is prolly gonna nail it... one hopes...

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(06-02-2014 03:47 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  And I'm giving myself a conclusion again from all the facepalming.
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25-11-2014, 08:00 AM
RE: Virus query?
(24-11-2014 11:28 PM)morondog Wrote:  
(24-11-2014 06:08 PM)Free Wrote:  Rkill: Download the link that disguises it as iExplorer (Internet Explorer) This file will shut down any malicious software running on your system

I see that it's a bleeping computer link... the fact that it disguises itself as Internet Explorer would normally make me extremely nervous about downloading it though...

Bleeping Computer is highly respected in the tech world. Also, the reason you can download rkill with the disguised name of iExplore.exe is because iExplore.exe is the same name for Internet Explorer, and viruses think it is Internet Explorer that you are launching and will not try to stop it. Basically, the virus can't see rkill coming when it's disguised as Internet Explorer.

It's a technique I have also used with other things. I change the name to fool a virus.

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