Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    i_bleed_purple's Avatar
    i_bleed_purple is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Canadialand
    Posts
    16,776
    Blog Entries
    2

    Help with a virus!

    I'm pretty good with computers, and know how to fix them and allt hat, but i'm having a hell of a time with a couple of viruses

    the first virus i have makes it so that anytime i enter something in google, all that comes back are porn results.
    I actually fixed that but i have another

    A fake Windows security centre popup shows up saying i have spyware and should download a
    spyware program.
    I already have Spybot S&D as well as AdAware.
    I have also used Malware removing tools, but it still is there.
    I know these are not real, as Windows in itself has no ability to detect spyware.
    Has anyone had this and able to help?

  2. #2
    Prophet's Avatar
    Prophet is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    17,388

    Re: Help with a virus!

    I'm not sure, but I bet there are a few members on this site that would pay you to get the virus so the search results would be more effortless.
    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain

  3. #3
    ultravikingfan's Avatar
    ultravikingfan is offline Administrator
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    NE Ohio
    Posts
    24,514

    Re: Help with a virus!

    What about system restore?

    You may to hit Ctrl>Alt>Del and see what processes are running and find out what is running that should not be.

    You really should run a anti-virus program.
    Try AVG from download.com; its free.

  4. #4
    BadlandsVikings's Avatar
    BadlandsVikings is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    26,564

    Re: Help with a virus!

    The new cure for computer problems around here is just to buy a new one

  5. #5
    SharperImage's Avatar
    SharperImage is offline Hall of Famer
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1,721

    Re: Help with a virus!

    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    I'm pretty good with computers, and know how to fix them and allt hat, but i'm having a hell of a time with a couple of viruses

    the first virus i have makes it so that anytime i enter something in google, all that comes back are porn results.
    I actually fixed that but i have another

    A fake Windows security centre popup shows up saying i have spyware and should download a
    spyware program.
    I already have Spybot S&D as well as AdAware.
    I have also used Malware removing tools, but it still is there.
    I know these are not real, as Windows in itself has no ability to detect spyware.
    Has anyone had this and able to help?

    I have the same problem the virus wont let me get on google..and i keep gettin those annoying pop ups about windows anti virus

  6. #6
    i_bleed_purple's Avatar
    i_bleed_purple is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Canadialand
    Posts
    16,776
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Help with a virus!

    i do have Symantec anti virus and it somehow sneaked by. I do update it pretty much every 2 weeks.

  7. #7
    singersp's Avatar
    singersp is offline PPO Newshound
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    52,204

    Re: Help with a virus!

    The first virus you found & supposedly got rid that is giving you just porn results is coonly called the Cajunvike Virus. It's a sneaky little worm bastard & just as you think you got rid of it, it rears it's ugly little head again. Watch out, it is more sneaky than a DC lawyer.

    The second one might perhaps be the Trojan.w32.Looksy virus. Have you seen the image below? If you try to close those pop-up windows for the anti-spyware do more windows pop up?

    If so, check out the following PP.O. thread;

    [size=13pt]Need help getting rid of Looksky Trojan Virus[/size]

    I used NP's link on page 3 to get rid of it& you want to run it in safe mode.

    http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/How-to-remove-trojan-w32-looksky-removal-instructions-t165752.html

    Here's that image I was talking about........






    [img size=100]http://www.purplepride.org/media/kunena/attachments/legacy/images/Looksy.jpg[/img]

    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

  8. #8
    shockzilla's Avatar
    shockzilla is offline PPO Ambassador
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
    Posts
    6,204
    Blog Entries
    29

    Re: Help with a virus!

    AVAST antivirus is a pretty good free one too
    PPO Ambassador, Defender of the Purple Faith and Guardian of the Gates of Valhalla

  9. #9
    i_bleed_purple's Avatar
    i_bleed_purple is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Canadialand
    Posts
    16,776
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Help with a virus!

    well nothing worked so i just reformatted my drive and reinstalled windows.
    Thanks for the help though.

Similar Threads

  1. Need help getting rid of Looksky Trojan Virus
    By singersp in forum Help / Suggestion Box
    Replies: 46
    Last Post: 02-02-2009, 11:18 AM
  2. Beware of iPhone virus
    By BadlandsVikings in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-10-2008, 07:26 PM
  3. VIRUS ALERT! IMPORTANT!
    By Guitarzan-54 in forum Vikings Fan Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-20-2007, 01:36 PM
  4. New Virus; Beware
    By ultravikingfan in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 11-23-2005, 10:21 PM
  5. Flu-like virus -ohh no...Get some Tussin
    By Vikes in forum Vikings Fan Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-30-2004, 04:53 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •