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Old 05-16-2011, 07:08 PM
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Unhappy virus that REALLY messed up my computer someone help

ok i was just siting on my computer( im posting this via psp) and a html doc showed up on my desktop( its name was just a) and i tried deleting it. BIG mistake as soon as i did half of my programs disapeared and eventually it even took my wallpaper and i shut it down (manually) and disconnected it. someone please help.
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:16 PM
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What OS are you running? You could try starting in safe mode and restore your comp to a couple days ago.
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:20 PM
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an 04 win xp
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:21 PM
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You should have win restore on that machine.
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:27 PM
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ill put it in tommorow it should work but im DEFINATELY going to invest in better antivirus software
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:29 PM
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Default Re: virus that REALLY messed up my computer someone help

I have gone to the Windows XP Forums many times and had good luck with solving problems like that.
Search "a" virus or "a" document - something like that. Often a recent infection will be getting activity and may be at the top of a thread when you get there.
Some viruses will disable sys. restore.
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:30 PM
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what were you using? Viruses are 99% always user error. I run AVG free and have been for about 11 years now on my same PC and never have had any issues.

If all else fails, you can reformat your HDD.
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:37 PM
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do a system restore. it always has worked for me. Only takes a few minutes.
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:41 PM
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if and when you get back up and running, DL microsoft security essentials. It is 100% FREE and is the best on the market, IMHO. I like to think of it like this, you run Motocraft parts in your ford, you should run microsofts anti-virus on a microsoft ran system!
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:59 PM
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i dont like avg anti virus i got avast plus what great i have avast antivirus the it wont expire tell the year 2038 lmfao i love working on computers
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:06 PM
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Default Re: virus that REALLY messed up my computer someone help

x2 on the anti virus forums... you can probly find a how-to on how to remove the virus (assuming you can dig through your files and find it) and how to delete it. Sometimes it is not possible to delete it, or your anti-virus program or malware remover won't get it in normal mode, but it will in safe mode... or you can't delete it in normal, but you can in safe mode.... just depends on the virus.

Good luck. If you can't fix it, try the system restore, take into account if you haven't backed it up recently, you may lose some stuff you have saved since the last time (unless you have it set up to do automatic restore points every so often), and if you still can't get it fixed, re-format your hard drive... but back up the stuff you want to save first.
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