by Kris Reid  May 17, 2010 9:07 pm

I thought AVG was a good anti-virus program. I guess I was mistaken. Recently, I acquired a virus on my computer. I’m pretty sure that’s what it is because my secondary disk drive isn’t working. Some dillweed put it on a link that I opened in MySpace when someone sent me an e-mail. She played stupid and claimed she didn’t know what it was after I confronted her about it. Earlier this year, a friend of mine from England who visited me completely rebooted my entire computer. I don’t know exactly how to do that, and I think my licenses for some of my stuff cannot be retrieved. I want to know if I can take into a computer repair shop and they can fix the problem. Is this possible, or do I have to have someone completely gut the whole thing again? How much will it cost if I just want them to restore the items and hope to smash out the virus? BTW, hasn’t anyone got anything better to do with their time than try to send out computer viruses?

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  1. by michael s May 17, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    If you know the name of the attacking virus…type this on the internet as a search….Free removal tool for………… (name of the virus)….also you can go to Microsoft download Center and download their Malicious Software removal tool also…the tool is free and will scan your computer off-line and making a temp folder on your computer so you can run it again in the future…go to run…type in MRT…hit ok…..

  2. by rg May 17, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    try McAfee, I also thought that AVG was good but changed my mind after I had to format my computer because of a virus.

  3. by fullmetaljacktt May 17, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Well you can figure out the exact name of it and do a search for it and manually delete it. Avg will only catch the viruses it knows so if someone came out with a new one then it will not know to contain it. If your computer has a restore point you can restore it to an earlier date that was before the download and it will delete anything that was downloaded from that point on. System restore will be in your start menu under programs, accessories, system tool, system restore. If you do not have this then you can get the full version of the avg and maybe that will help you wipe it out.

  4. by Georganna V May 17, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Before you do all that, depending on your system, have you tried to reset the computer to a previous date. Choose one say a month ago. On my system it is an option on the same page as re-boot. Try that first.

    Also, the only information you need, along with the original booting disks, is the number of the lisence, which is held within your operating system. I’ve had to do these things too many times recently, 3 kids messing with stuff, and I’m still using windows 98.

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