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Old 03-28-2009, 08:08 AM   #1
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I got a virus aaaaah. Thankfully I still had the owner account, which is unaffected. Here's the story: My brother was on YouTube when a page said he needed to install the latest Adobe Flash Player. So, my brother clicked on the link and it was downloading, when it opened this porn site (which my brother immediately closed) and there was a new program on my account (the account he was on, not Owner) called Privacy Center. It's pretty useless cause basically it says "all hell is breaking loose on your computer" and it scans and it comes up with like 3 cookies a second and there's like 23 virus threats and then when it's like 75% done it makes a billion error messages saying I don't have enough memory. Oh and by the way, every single time I turn on the computer and go to that account, it just shows my desktop background and the Privacy Center pops up. I eventually can exit it, but I don't think Task Manager would be of any help. Oh and from the owner account, I was thinking if transferring my stuff from the infected account to the owner account, but when I was at Documents & Settings, and I clicked on my account (I'm sure that was the one I tried the others too), it said access denied. Later, I did scans with AVG Free, Ad-Aware, and I have yet to do Windows Defender, but besides that, I'm totally stumped up and helpless. Please help me!!!
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:13 AM   #2
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Run a scan with a PAID antivirus, avg almost never updates itself, so if the virus came out in the last 5 months it probably won't do anything about it.
I have never paid for an Antivirus, I only use an free one, and My computer never got a virus as long as its running. I used AVG, and my friends use Kapersky, both are a great free Antivirus, they performed way better than Mcafee and Norton which are paid Virus (came with trial with new computer).

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Kinda sounds like you have an rogue Antivirus which I think its an malware, which tells you your computer is infected with these viruses you dont have and wants you to buy the software to repair it, which it actually infects your computer even more.
Download this (Malwarebyte) and install and run it. Then use an Antivirus to make sure you are free of it.
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:32 AM   #3
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Don't insult me when you can't use proper grammar. You probably haven't gotten a virus because you a very weary of your free "anti-virus", that you don't download anything that even has a 10% chance of being a virus.
Oooo, I my jerk senses are tingling!
haha, im not going to even bother arguing with you, you will just end up wasting my time.
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Yup, I agree with Teny, you got something hidden in your system that needs taking out.

The best program for doing the job would be the one he suggested, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
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I agree with Teny and Atomic. AR is dead on with malwarebytes.

As a side note avg free does update on a schedule so your computer just needs to be turned on. Contrary to what RATM said, it does work. I do prefer NOD32 over everything, but AVG is my favorite free AV.
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:12 AM   #6
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HALELUJAH!! Yay I don't have to pay a computer repair guy $80! I'm virus-FREE! That Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware program really works! Only one problem, I downloaded the trial-version... oh well. I'll buy it anyway (it's fully functional practically without buying it but you can only use for 30 days.) It says $25; does that mean monthly, yearly, or forever?

Ah well.

Again, thanks a lot guys!
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