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Old 03-15-2005, 12:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation virus maybe?

Last night before I turned off my computer I ran Disk Cleanup and McAfee. When I started it up today my welcome screen and all the text was coded in like wingdings or something. My icons are like that and so is everything else. Some things aren't encoded like what I'm typing now but it is in a totally different font and everythings is just messed up. Any help is appreciated.
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Old 03-15-2005, 12:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Did you run a virus scan today? Try your av and as well try an online one and do the usual spyware scans. See what happens. Check your display font settings in the appearance tab on display properties to see if they have been changed. If they haven't you probably caught something.
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Old 03-15-2005, 12:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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spyware?
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Old 03-15-2005, 03:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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looks like some sort of malware
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Run Macfee and go get the Microsoft Spyware beta Software...at Microsoft.com
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Old 03-15-2005, 09:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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^^^
I suggest ditching mcafee completly as free antivirus has worked much better than mcafee or norton for me.

I would also recomend Microsoft Antispyware beta, amazing program.
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Okay, I've seen this before...on another forum.
http://forums.techguy.org/t245818.html
http://forums.techguy.org/t248576.html

Hope these help. Liz
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Old 03-24-2005, 12:13 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Okay i know the first guy couldnt restore so his problem was worse than mine. cause i just restored my comp. and everything is back to normal. i just kinda feel bad for the other guy who reformatted. hey thanks for the help!!!
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Old 03-27-2005, 02:51 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Throw your pice of junk, and get a new PC. It's not worth fixing. lol
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Wait don't throw it, sell it to an antique shop and you'll get millions!!!!
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