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HELP - Trojan attacking my computer

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Somehow a trojan has got onto my computer. I have had AVG security running for a long time now and never before had a problem. Anyway, I keep getting pop ups saying my computer is not fully protec… Read More
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
Somehow a trojan has got onto my computer. I have had AVG security running for a long time now and never before had a problem.

Anyway, I keep getting pop ups saying my computer is not fully protected and would I like to purchase a security program, a window then opens which takes me to a website selling a product called Anti - Virus Soft. There is a icon in the bottom right hand corner of my screen (where all the icons are next to the clock) for this program which says its running a free scan but to remove the software I will have to purchase the full product.

I have run the scan on AVG which took a few hours and it identified a Trojan which was then moved to the virus vault. I have emptied the virus vault but the pop ups etc keep coming up

Can anybody please help!!
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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#2
This is not really a trojan (virus) but more malware/spyware.

AVG mainly checks for Viruses (and some malware).

Try and get malwarebytes

http://www.malwarebytes.org/
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^^This^^
#5
thanks guys, ill report back on how it works later, ive got a job application to do online first with a deadline for tomorrow so this virus is the last thing i need
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roryk83
thanks guys, ill report back on how it works later, ive got a job application to do online first with a deadline for tomorrow so this virus is the last thing i need


tell them you downloaded their attachment and it gave you spy/malware!!

(that is, if you downloaded any attachments from the company email)
#7
Sounds like you have the very common fake programs that have been around for quite a while .Ransomware is what it's called as it tells you you have trojans etc and demands your credit details in order for it to get rid of them .You have to get rid of the root source , normally a .exe file hidden on the PC . The antivirus/spyware programs will get rid of some of the nastys it find , but on re-boot the hidden file executes and the whole process starts all over .2 programs I used ages ago that worked were SuperantiSpyware and MalwareBytes. Best run is safemode too . I'm sure one doesn't run in safemode though ...............It might be SuperantiSpyware.
The ones[fake programs] I've dealt with in the past left a load of registry files behind and lots of .dll's . so, have a good clearout using ccleaner when finished .
#8
i have had a lot of this lately using torrents, usually just vieing them and not even downloading. avg was rubbish, switched to avira which was better, but still not perfect. Been using ghost though so i can just go back to my last backup, which is fantastic. dont like norton security, but ghost has been good to me!
#9
why is it whenver someone posts about having PC problems, it generally seems to be that they're running AVG?

its a terrible prog.
very bad false positives, bloated memory usage.
even Norton 2010 gets better reviews and thats saying something!!!
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slackrat77;7882969
why is it whenver someone posts about having PC problems, it generally seems to be that they're running AVG?

its a terrible prog.
very bad false positives, bloated memory usage.
even Norton 2010 gets better reviews and thats saying something!!!

yeah; it is becoming an increasingly recurring theme yet still some people recommend it to others! :w00t:

Get a decent AV product - anything is better than AVG which leaves you in a false sense of security

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