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My laptop (Windows Vista) is freaking out, and I strongly suspect a virus or three. I have Avast. Any other free anti-virus/spyware stuff I should/can download to try and clean this thing out?

ETA: BankerFox.A

FML

Date: 2010-05-18 02:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cathybites.livejournal.com
Malwarebytes!

Date: 2010-05-18 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] star-maple.livejournal.com
Apparently whatever nasties I have on my drive have disabled my ability to access and download from certain websites-- Almost all of which are anti-virus software related. I can't even access the Malwarebytes page, and I can't get an internet connection to update the virus files on Sophos Anti-virus (which I get free from my school) which means it won't run.

Date: 2010-05-18 07:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cathybites.livejournal.com
Have you tried connecting while in Safe Mode?

Date: 2010-05-18 07:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] star-maple.livejournal.com
Yup.

I think something may have gotten damaged while I was trying to run virus checkers last night... This morning my scans say they can't find BankerFox.A, but there's 4 other viruses on there it can't seem to get rid of, and when I plug into the internet outside of safe mode Avast pops up all these warnings that I'm sending out spam... so I'm just keeping my ethernet unconnected for now.

Date: 2010-05-18 07:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cathybites.livejournal.com
BLARRGH.

I recommend this site for assistance on figuring out what's wrong: http://www.geekpolice.net/

They've helped my sister...a few times.

Date: 2010-05-18 05:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] glockgal.livejournal.com
OMG dude. :( I should buy you Win 7 upgrade as a belated birthday present or something. No one should have to deal with Vista AND a virus.

Date: 2010-05-18 07:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] star-maple.livejournal.com
My dad is supposed to be getting me a Win 7 upgrade this summer because it's $15 through his school.

...God, I hate Vista with a burning passion.

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