Help me, I have a virus!!!

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Rob Varto, Nov 18, 2003.

  1. Rob Varto

    Rob Varto Supporting Actor

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    Well, there's a first time for everything. I finally got my first virus. I tried the usual Norton Anti-virus, but I couldn't even get it to start up. So I did a search at this forum and found someone to recommend the AVG Free software. It worked great... to start. It found the virus and told me to "move it to the Virus Vault". So I selected "move to Virus Vault"... but then my cpu locks up - every time!! What can I do?

    For the record, the virus is called Trojan Downloaded.Winshow.B or something like that. Can anyone recommend an application that will eradicate this gd thing?!?

    Thanks so much in advance!
     
  2. Tony Casler

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    Have you tried starting up in safe mode and running your anti-virus? Reboot your computer, and press f8 at the bios screen, and select safe mode, then run your anti-virus. (I'm assuming you have XP, other versions of windows may be different, I don't remember.)
     
  3. Gordon Moore

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    Here's the Details on your Trojan...nasty [​IMG]

     
  4. Rob Varto

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    Does anyone know how I can get rid of this virus? I've followed the instructions of messing w/ my regedit, but no luck.
     
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  6. Rob Varto

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    Well, AVG came thru. Thanks for your help everyone!
     

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