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Old 12-13-2007, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA/Washington, DC
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My computer has been infected with the Trojan virus. I have already bought a decent spyware/virus remover in webroot spysweeper w/ virus protect but i'm still feeling the effects of the Trojans and they keep coming back. Any advice?
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:48 PM
 
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Turn off System Restore, reboot in Safe Mode and run your scan. After the scan is done turn System Restore back on and reboot.

See if it stays clean.
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:29 AM
 
Location: right outside your window
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So when system restore is on - are you more prone to these pests or when system restore is off?
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Old 12-14-2007, 04:41 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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So when system restore is on - are you more prone to these pests or when system restore is off?
No, you want to kept system restore on. Having system restore on will make no difference in whether your computer becomes infected with malware or not.

Since system restore points are often created by the OS or by certain software programs, if you have malware on your computer it will also be included in whatever system restore point that was created when the malware was active. However, malware cannot reactivate itself just by being in a system restore point. The user can inadvertently reactivate the malware if they use a "bad" restore point to restore their system.

I think it's normally better to wait until a system is clean and then "flush" the older restore points.
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Old 12-14-2007, 04:51 PM
 
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So when system restore is on - are you more prone to these pests or when system restore is off?
Having System Restore on or off has nothing at all to do with being prone to acquiring these programs. Always leave System Restore ON unless you are trying get rid of one that keeps coming back after you thought your Anti-whatever program got rid of it.

As I noted in my initial post, after you turn off restore and run your program, turn restore back on and reboot.

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No, you want to kept system restore on. Having system restore on will make no difference in whether your computer becomes infected with malware or not.

Since system restore points are often created by the OS or by certain software programs, if you have malware on your computer it will also be included in whatever system restore point that was created when the malware was active. However, malware cannot reactivate itself just by being in a system restore point. The user can inadvertently reactivate the malware if they use a "bad" restore point to restore their system.

I think it's normally better to wait until a system is clean and then "flush" the older restore points.
Actually there are quite a few Trojans and other programs that rely on you keeping restore on (and thus saving those restore points that contain said nasty) while you try to rid yourself of them. As soon as you clean off all their junk it gets put right back on because the trigger files are in the restore. If you research this you will find countless references to going through this process to get rid of some types of malware.

OP: Keep in mind that you don't have to follow my advice.
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:34 AM
 
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Default Computer Trojans

Can anyone help me to remove a ton of virus on my computer or would it easier to crash it ? I need help with either !!!!!
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Warner Robins, GA
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Do you have any anti-virus protection on the computer at all?
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:06 PM
 
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Start with AVG (free.grisoft.com). Let it scan your PC at least twice.

Then move on to Spybot Search and Destroy. Same thing.

Then get MalwareBytes... Same thing.



Repeat ad nauseum until the system is clean.
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:06 PM
 
Location: southern california
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for sure hold on 1 minute.

down load this and run it like yesterday

http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:19 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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First you need to clean off things in the virus category (virus, trojan, worm, etc.). Do that with AVG Free. Repeat . Reboot. Whatever it prompts you to do. If it won't come clean, run it in Safe Mode. After AVG is done, move on to Malwarebytes to clean off several different forms of malware, such as adware or spyware.

Then made sure you have a popup blocker enabled, pay attention to what you click on, keep AVG up to date and run Malwarebytes occassionally.
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