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ben mercer

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11th January, 2008 at 12:05:27 -

My computer has somehow been infested by this company called rightonadz, which has installed things on my computer that open it up to be totally raped by popups among other things. I also get these message boxes offering to scan my computer for virus (yeah right), and sometimes i get this thing where the "download complete" windows sound plays spontaniously every 2 or 3 seconds.

Has anyone got any idea how i could get rid of this crap off my PC? I've done full system scans using symantec, adaware, spybot S&D, and super anti-spyware, and whilst they tend to get rid of most of the ads, there are some trojans or something hidden somewhere that just download it all back again.

 
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11th January, 2008 at 12:13:38 -

In the past when I used to get viruses as bad as that, I'd just back up any important files (MMF projects etc) and then format the HDD. A bummer I know but it works.

I'd also recommend you install some variety of antivirus. Also keep away from adult sites.


But erm yes. I'm sure someone else here who knows way more about computers will come up with a better suggestion - Give it a few minutes.

 
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11th January, 2008 at 12:13:43 -

To be honest? Reformat.

 
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LIJI

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11th January, 2008 at 12:17:50 -

You don't use IE, do you?

 
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11th January, 2008 at 12:23:04 -

Format.

 
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11th January, 2008 at 12:40:04 -

Lol Slink, you just beat me to it

 
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11th January, 2008 at 12:43:37 -

Use HijackThis. However if you don't use it correctly it might blow up your computer just like the icon says.

 
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11th January, 2008 at 12:46:59 -

I've had to format twice so far, once due to ads and once due to overpopulation.

 
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11th January, 2008 at 12:49:18 -

i had a major problem once that wouldn't go away. With popups telling me to download virus scanners because i was infected every 3 seconds + random porn pop ups even when i wasn't connected to the internet.
I think i found a specialized program just for these cases.

I think the virus type was called a Malware.

 
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11th January, 2008 at 12:52:48 -

A lot of years ago, I had msblast.exe

Nasty one, that. It would pop up at any time it liked after boot up and tell me it was going to shut down my PC after a breif count down for no valid reason.


Bully.

 
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11th January, 2008 at 12:57:24 -

Yep. Most decent anti-spyware program suits will rid of that. I've always liked AVG Anti-Virus... because it doesn't ENSLAVE your pc, like Symantec and McAfee seem to.

 
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11th January, 2008 at 13:27:19 -

That's a good way of putting it! AVG is a nice puppy for me. I've only had to format the XP side of my imac once in 15 months.

My friends on his 20th install of Vista

 
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11th January, 2008 at 13:28:31 -

NOD32 is the answer to everything, my friends.

 
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Klikmaster

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11th January, 2008 at 14:18:43 -

Nod32 is genius. That & Spybot should be all you need. Just don't install random crap you find on the internet and you're safe.

 
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LIJI

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11th January, 2008 at 14:19:52 -

And use a REAL browser:
http://getfirefox.com
http://opera.com
http://apple.com/safari

 
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