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    Anyone had Antivira malware/virus

    Just wondering if anyone has had the antivira malware/virus affecting their computer?

    Ended up with this on my laptop on last night and found a guide on the internet saying to start up in safe mode with networking and remove proxy settings on the Internet connection and to run malwarebytes.

    I have followed the guide and the program found some items and quarantined them and have done another scan and not returned additional threats etc.

    What I want to know with me not being computer savvy when it comes to viruses etc, is their anyway I can make sure the virus has been removed as don't want to log into my Internet banking on my laptop just in case their are still bits of it on their

    Hopefully someone can give me some advice

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    What antivirus software are you using currently? Malwarebytes is decent so I doubt you have anything to worry about, but if you don't have any antivirus software on there now download a free one.

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    Am using microsoft security essentials on my laptop

    When I had the virus it wouldnt let me access the Internet apart from their page saying pay for antivirus and putting false virus pop ups on my screen saying it was infected and started doing a fake scan. Luckily I had a firefox shortcut and managed to access the net from their but now can also get back on with IE7.

    Just wanted to make sure that all the bits are gone as read that it can ste your data when you log into sites

    thats a very common one and should of easily been dealt with by Malwarebytes

    I had this yesterday too, running mse aswell. I just used system restore to get rid of it. Had one like it before and didn't seem to cause any further problems

    Hitman Pro /thread.

    make sure everything of any value to you,ie photos,important documents,maybe films music anything you thing is important,and back them up regulary,save them to an external hard drive,this will save you so much pain if ever you get a virus in the future,i always do a factory restore on my computer every 6 to 12 months u,ll also notice the big improvement on speed when u do this,im only assuming you dont back up things but if you do then totally disregard what ive said

    Original Poster

    Thanks everyone

    Original Poster

    chillyyyy

    make sure everything of any value to you,ie photos,important … make sure everything of any value to you,ie photos,important documents,maybe films music anything you thing is important,and back them up regulary,save them to an external hard drive,this will save you so much pain if ever you get a virus in the future,i always do a factory restore on my computer every 6 to 12 months u,ll also notice the big improvement on speed when u do this,im only assuming you dont back up things but if you do then totally disregard what ive said



    I tend to keep everything on my external drives to be honest as lost stuff on a previous computer so I learnt my lesson from my previous experience lol

    Think people that create these viruses etc are so low

    I presume this virus/malware is quite recent

    A colleague had a similar virus, essentials was running, let it in and didn't highlight it in any scans.
    Malwarebytes helped and Avira free (genuine av) spotted it first scan and removed rest of it.
    I use Avira and think/beleive it wouldn't have let me accidentally download this type of file.
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