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My Laptop might have a virus - Please help.

JONJONJON Avatar
1d, 5m agoPosted 1 decade, 5 months ago
Last night i was surfing (trying to find the lyric of a song) and a box came up to install a plug in - I ment to say No but must have hit the Yes key. Since then I turn the laptop on and it boots up OK but all I see is the screen saver, I don't have any icons to click on or even the Start button/toolbar.

Any ideas what to do ?
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1d, 5m agoPosted 1 decade, 5 months ago
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#1
Press CTRL ALT Delete keys together [once only!]

You should be able to see the programmes that are running and end the screensaver.

If you can see your icons and desktop, right click on a blank part of the desktop and choose properties, then Desktop tab, then change the screensaver option to whatever you want.
#2
It's probably not a virus as such, just one of those nasty click to install a screensver things...
#3
I've hit the F8 upon start up and gone in on safe mode and run a full virus scan but it found nothing. Its weird...... Basically its made the Laptop unusable.
#4
probably spyware

use adaware SE to get rid of this kinda stuff, also delete all internet temp files.

hth
#5
If you're running Wndows XP or ME and you can get in to safe mode, why not do a system restore?
#6
Given the lappy to PC World - they reckon they'll sort it for £49.95 !!! Health Check or something.
I wish I was made of money, they think I am !
#7
Well good luck with it and hope it doesn't cost you any more :)
#8
[SIZE=2]The best anti-virus software i have used to date is Kaspersky. I work in the I.T industry & Kaspersky is the best. [/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]You can download a free trial of the Pro version from the Kaspersky website, update it with the latest definations & run a system scan.[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]Also a good software to get rid of spyware and adaware is XoftSpySE, do a search on google for it.[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]Cheers[/SIZE]
#9
http://free.grisoft.com

All you need. :) It's free and I've found it finds more viruses than Norton!!
#10
Alternatively, use [url]www.ccleaner.com[/url] (crap cleaner)

fantastic program + free.
#11
That's for certain things thouhg, not really for all viruses.

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