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    Re: Computer Help

    I wouldn't worry.
    You should only run one scanner.

    But if your Norton is already hosed up, thats the idea of the switch.
    You'll be protected from the trojan in the other system too.

    If you run that online tool, you could get that nastiness cleaned, then fix or remove norton, then if you did remove norton, fire up avast.


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    Re: Computer Help

    "Webby" wrote:
    I wouldn't worry.

    You should only run one scanner.

    But if your Norton is already hosed up, thats the idea of the switch.
    You'll be protected from the trojan in the other system too.

    If you run that online tool, you could get that nastiness cleaned, then fix or remove norton, then if you did remove norton, fire up avast.



    A possible path.


    TWINS, my man, its that time of year again!
    So you've given up on the Wild now that the Twinkies have started up?

    As to Norton - I prefer it over anything labeled McAfee.

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    Well so far I've gotten rid of Norton has completely as I can. It is still in the System Restore and Application Recovery. I d/led Avast! and scanned my computer. It came up with nothing as did the online virus cleaner that Avast! runs as well. One thing that was strange was both the online scanner and Avast! was unable to scan certain files. Is this normal? I d/ed one of those Adaware programs and am currently scanning the computer. So far it's come up with one problem that I am unable to see until the scan is complete. It's located in the Registery so that at least is a sign that points towards where the file was supposed to be. Once again thanks everyone for your help and ribbing to make me laugh.

    Thanks Josdin

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    Re: Computer Help

    "Webby" wrote:
    You should turn off restore, kill all old restore points until you are cleaned up too.


    Once Norton is disabled, its a beeyatch to clean up and fix your system.
    It will leave remnants all over.

    Oh well.

    Try the Noad and Lavasoft, usually a one-two punch is needed if not three, and you will need to do it over and over after reboots, etc to get towards clean, and get that new anti-virus on there.

    I can't say how much I love it and how many times it has stopped all that virus-laden porn from Del Rio from infecting my computer.

    I think Ultra puts him up to it.
    What is the link for the noad? I tried noad.com and it was some guitar site and then I tried noadware.com and that was more what I was looking for but when I scanned with it, I could not remove any of the infected files it had found without purchasing it. I think I may have went to the wrong place. :???:

    Thanks Josdin

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    Re: Computer Help

    I have 55 win2k, and 14 winXP all virus/worm/rootkit/net laden probs free using a combination of:

    Esset Nod32 (Antivirus)
    Webroot SpySweeper:

    the software is free, the subscription can cost like $19.


    Berecuda makes a good anti spam mail system.. but unless you are running exchange, or linux variant.. it's not needed.

    Biggest problem with worms, and trojans, is that they mulitply themselves.. and sually the clone remains dormant until the other is set or a registery key violation.. like,

    a key searches for a .dll, it can't find it. runs secondary, finds clone. clone then duplicates second hidden file.

    best way to clean these up is run a specific cleaner in safe mode. (pressing F8 while booting) this keeps many services from starting and allows for removal of infected files.

    If you run into serious windows problems, try first just running a serice patch again.. this can help repair most of the system files to working order.

    If you have winXP i would suggest taking a drive image and putting it on a cd/dvd.. it's the best restore method i have found.
    Drive Image is a great program. and u can find many retail copies around the net.

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    Re: Computer Help

    "Webby" wrote:

    To avoid getting trojans and stuff, stop surfing porn.

    Just shoot me right now.


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    Re: Computer Help

    "singersp" wrote:
    "Webby" wrote:

    To avoid getting trojans and stuff, stop surfing porn.

    Just shoot me right now.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
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    Re: Computer Help

    "mnvikes61" wrote:
    "Webby" wrote:
    You should turn off restore, kill all old restore points until you are cleaned up too.


    Once Norton is disabled, its a beeyatch to clean up and fix your system.
    It will leave remnants all over.

    Oh well.

    Try the Noad and Lavasoft, usually a one-two punch is needed if not three, and you will need to do it over and over after reboots, etc to get towards clean, and get that new anti-virus on there.

    I can't say how much I love it and how many times it has stopped all that virus-laden porn from Del Rio from infecting my computer.

    I think Ultra puts him up to it.
    What is the link for the noad? I tried noad.com and it was some guitar site and then I tried noadware.com and that was more what I was looking for but when I scanned with it, I could not remove any of the infected files it had found without purchasing it. I think I may have went to the wrong place. :???:
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    Re: Computer Help

    Thanks for the link Marrdro. I scanned my drives with Ad-Aware and it came up with 20 or so files. Not sure if Ad-Aware deleted or quarenteed them. Just can't recall what it said last night.i scanned it with Ad-Aware quite a few times and everytime it came up with something new. Does this mean that the Trojan has infected other parts of my computer? . I scanned with NoAdware my drive it came up with 16 files that were troubling. I was unable to clean/delete them unless I registered. Any ways around that or should I just purchase it?

    Thanks Josdin

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    "mnvikes61" wrote:
    Thanks for the link Marrdro. I scanned my drives with Ad-Aware and it came up with 20 or so files. Not sure if Ad-Aware deleted or quarenteed them.i scanned it with Ad-Aware quite a few times and everytime it came up with something new. Does this mean that the Trojan has infected other parts of my computer? Just can't recall what it said last night. I scanned with NoAdware my drive it came up with 16 files that were troubling. I was unable to clean/delete them unless I registered. Any ways around that or should I just purchase it?
    Most of that crap ad-aware finds is cookies stuff or temporary internet files, data miners.....mostly harmless. It should tell you what it was.
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