1. EmericAn's Avatar
    Im just your average computer user, I dont know that much.

    But I was trying to watch a video on a site and it said I needed to DL some active X thing. And now my computer is messed up hella bad. Whenever I google something it only shows porn related, I get popups saying my computer is under a bad threat, and when I go through My Computer I get the same thing.

    Norton couldnt find the viruses, and Im trying anything. I need help asap!
    2008-05-14 07:21 AM
  2. dale1v's Avatar
    Direct download link for Ad-Aware 2007:

    http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-200...dlPid=10837062

    install it and run a scan.

    Norton is rubbish, by the way
    2008-05-14 07:27 AM
  3. EmericAn's Avatar
    Direct download link for Ad-Aware 2007:

    http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-200...dlPid=10837062

    install it and run a scan.

    Norton is rubbish, by the way
    Yeah I know. But will that link get rid of it for sure? I DL'd AVG and the problem is still there. And this seems kinda serious
    2008-05-14 07:30 AM
  4. dale1v's Avatar
    Have you used the link I gave you?
    2008-05-14 08:16 AM
  5. EmericAn's Avatar
    Have you used the link I gave you?
    I tried and it didnt work, then someone reccomended me SmitfraudFix, and that did the job.

    Ive been fighting this virus for like 6 hours.
    2008-05-14 08:54 AM
  6. sedjav's Avatar
    I hope we don't see viruses for the iPhone
    2008-05-14 10:27 AM
  7. Serenity's Avatar
    2008-05-14 10:41 AM
  8. ajl917's Avatar
    Use a combo of AVG, Adware 2007, Spybot and Spyware Blaster. You cant go wrong lol
    2008-05-14 12:46 PM
  9. .:MirrorminD:.'s Avatar
    ^^^what ajl917 said and also hijackthis to see what you got
    2008-05-14 02:42 PM
  10. bhz1's Avatar
    Use a combo of AVG, Adware 2007, Spybot and Spyware Blaster. You cant go wrong lol
    This was my standard setup for several years until a few months ago when I noticed all scans came up clean but I was convinced I ad something on my system. I ran Trend Micro housecall (online)a few times which found a few things like Memwatcher which slows even my son's gaming rig to a crawl. I tried free trials of Kaspersky, and Eset which both seem to do a great job (no longer hear my disk spinning while doing nothing). neither program seems to affect PC performance the way Norton and McAfee do. I have Avast on my laptop. That is pretty good too, better than AVG for a free package.
    2008-05-14 05:18 PM
  11. Aiyo's Avatar
    Solution:
    Buy A Mac

    If I ever helped you or made a comment you like, press the "thanks" button!
    320GB HD 4GB RAM 2.2GHz Macbook
    500GB HD 4GB RAM 2.6GHz Macbook Pro
    2008-05-15 12:42 AM
  12. ronzo's Avatar
    I been using Avast AV for a couple of years now with no problems but these days spyware, adware, etc. are a bigger pain. I use spybot for that stuff but I recently found a great app called malwarebytes that I used to clean out a friends pc. It's a great program. You can get it at
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
    Download the free version.Hope that helps.
    2008-05-15 01:16 AM
  13. dale1v's Avatar
    Solution:
    Buy A Mac
    Was only a matter of time before some iNoob would post this. GO AWAY.



    But OP, why are you using Internet Explorer, lol. Use firefox or opera.

    These are the only two decent browsers in the world, on any platform
    2008-05-15 02:13 AM
  14. DoerrFan's Avatar
    Solution:
    Buy A Mac
    Not a solution, there is actually the same trojan for Mac.
    2008-05-15 02:55 AM
  15. Aiyo's Avatar
    Was only a matter of time before some iNoob would post this. GO AWAY.



    But OP, why are you using Internet Explorer, lol. Use firefox or opera.

    These are the only two decent browsers in the world, on any platform
    hey hey hey. Calm down lol. I used to be a PC lover and hated Macs.. Seriously, but now im for the macs and frown up vista, but i like winXP
    I am not an "iNoob" i simply favor Apple over what windows has done to itself which was destroying its good name with vista

    If I ever helped you or made a comment you like, press the "thanks" button!
    320GB HD 4GB RAM 2.2GHz Macbook
    500GB HD 4GB RAM 2.6GHz Macbook Pro
    2008-05-15 03:36 AM
  16. m3thodandr3d's Avatar
    I completely agree with Aiyo about the whole destroying their name with Vista thing. Vista was the downfall of Microsoft. Vista represents an unfinished, swiss cheese OS that acts like an over protective mother that makes you ask permission to do anything.

    XP is the better of the two evils, but Leopard is better
    Please hit the thanks button if I helped you out
    2008-05-15 03:39 AM
  17. EmericAn's Avatar
    Was only a matter of time before some iNoob would post this. GO AWAY.



    But OP, why are you using Internet Explorer, lol. Use firefox or opera.

    These are the only two decent browsers in the world, on any platform
    I use Opera actually.....


    But the virus is gone as I posted above, this thread can be destroyed.
    2008-05-15 05:38 AM
  18. dale1v's Avatar
    Aiyo, I was joking (mostly), lol
    2008-05-15 06:10 AM
  19. Aiyo's Avatar
    haha me too!(i think)

    If I ever helped you or made a comment you like, press the "thanks" button!
    320GB HD 4GB RAM 2.2GHz Macbook
    500GB HD 4GB RAM 2.6GHz Macbook Pro
    2008-05-16 12:21 AM
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