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Old 09-26-2005, 02:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok, i'm having a big problem with virus in my computer. I think i have alot of spyware too. Do you know how can i delete them from my registry files. I went to housecall virus scan, and every time i go to that site, it give me an error, and everything closes down. I don't really like to reformat my computer, I wanna know how to clean all those junks.
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Ok this isnt that bad! Ill try and give you a list of free/shareware tools that should get you back up and running. As always boot into safe mode with networking support.

Spyware!
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Adaware - Full system scan - works well no question.

CWShredder - Scans for a list of know spyware not like a sys scan but more like a checklist scan. pretty good.

HiJackThis - Wicked for showing you whats booting up on boot. Better then msconfig for sure.

MSAntiSpyware - Some will give me 5#17 for this but in the right settings this guy does a decent job. Mainly if you can just roll it out on to a network with LEGAL WINDOWS COPYS! (they should be anyways you pir8s!)

Virus!
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The Cleaner - Really more for trojans but it will pick up alot of irc bots and other shady tojans that you might not know you have like dsnx i.e. 847943879843784975.exe that dont really do anything... or do they?

Avast - I love this software because its got email/p2p/live protection, its also got web protection that will scan inside archived files (zip/rar/tar) so if you goto www.freecracks.il and theres a bot in theyer rar file itll be blocked or warned.

AV- Theres lots I just like avast, its my fav of the free ones right there but theres a number, just get one with up to date definitions and you should be good. That will kill like 90% of them.

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FireFox - Everyone says that putting on FireFox(FF) will save you. Right now that holds pretty true. From all the security sites and new sites, with all the users switching to FF soon FF wont save you. But right now Ill provide that extra little layer of comfort that should cut down a lot of hte internets crap.

Hope this helps ya, If not reply and Ill help ya out some more.
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do you know how can i clean my registry files. like when i go to run, i write regedit, is there a virus there too.
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TweakNow Regcleaner is a nice program for cleaning your registry. But its not for virus's.
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best thing to do after a virus is reformat anyway.
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Old 09-27-2005, 12:49 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Sorry there is no easy way unless you can develop complex AI Algorithms to seek out and remove the viruses. But sadly most of us dont have the time so reformat and stay away from "P2P" ALWAYS!!!!!! P2P is what gives you viruses 90% with society today so stay away and as far as HTTP goes use verified and trusted sites only!

For future protection use kaspersky and a good firewall that blocks both incoming and outgoing transmissions unlike windows firewall only monitors incoming. If possible implement Hardware firewall as well.
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Old 09-27-2005, 06:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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best thing to do after a virus is reformat anyway.
Huh? Not if you have a competent AV program. I can understand if the virus has totally damaged your system beyond repair but you have to be joking. Reformat after every virus. Just don't visit all those porn sites and hack/warez sites and you will fine.
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Try a AVG Scan and have the below programs.. that may help..!

AVG : http://www.grisoft.com/doc/5/lng/us/tpl/tpl01
BSpam : http://www.bspam.com/download_bspam.htm
Zone Alarm : http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/home.jsp
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