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    Need help with a virus problem

    Hi all,

    My gf's computer keeps finding different virus. She is running the Zonealarm security suite (full version for now) and it has found a win.32 trojan and something called explicit.32 or something like that.

    Both are rated high

    Can anyone recommend some free tools I could run on her computer to stop her having these problems?

    I will check this thread again tomorrow night and leave rep for all helpful advice

    Thanks a lot

    15 Comments

    AVAST home edition anti-virus can run a boot scan that tackles virus before windows boots can be easier to remove things...some similar threads on here if you have a search, plenty of advice out there. Also worth googling the virus' you can sometime find specific solutions

    Zonealarm is pants.

    Install AVG Free edition then rescan, AVG will then give you an option to clean the files infected.

    i prefer to use ]comod firewall and ]avast anti-virus

    they are both free and will find the viruses and delete them instantly, avast has a boot up virus scanner, run that and it will find the virus before windows starts ......

    faevilangel;5265655

    i prefer to use ]comod firewall and ]avast anti-virusthey are both free … i prefer to use ]comod firewall and ]avast anti-virusthey are both free and will find the viruses and delete them instantly, avast has a boot up virus scanner, run that and it will find the virus before windows starts ......



    seems to be popular set up

    I dont trust AVG any more, didnt seem to pick up half the things avast does, but then again each have positives and negatives. boot scan is amazing though

    also use ccleaner to clean the registry once the files have been deleted, as this will hopefully stop the virus from reinstalling. Also, spybot is quite a good thing to have on your comp as it will stop anything adding itself to your registry unless you allow it.

    I use to have zone alarm on my old pc its crap tbh. eset.co.uk/pro…DEA thats the best anti virus ive used.

    spic;5265682

    also use ccleaner to clean the registry once the files have been deleted, … also use ccleaner to clean the registry once the files have been deleted, as this will hopefully stop the virus from reinstalling. Also, spybot is quite a good thing to have on your comp as it will stop anything adding itself to your registry unless you allow it.



    nice one ..... ccleaner is a must to keep windows bug free (which isn't as easy as it seems :w00t:)

    bfjem;5265667

    seems to be popular set up :pI dont trust AVG any more, didnt seem to … seems to be popular set up :pI dont trust AVG any more, didnt seem to pick up half the things avast does, but then again each have positives and negatives. boot scan is amazing though



    i used to have avg but it was pants, then found avast and got comodo recommended and never gone back :thumbsup: i run the same set up on 3 pc's and 1 laptop (and was on my old pc) and they are all bug free :-D

    free software that works 10x better than norton :w00t: scoreeeeee

    I still use AVG and have been virus free. Although I might try Avast sometime, but if it ain't broke don't fix it.

    As others have said, AVG/Avast/Avira + Comodo + CCleaner + AdAware of Spybot.

    That'll keep you running sweet.

    if its got a virus there will also be spyware in there, try
    [url]www.malwarebytes.com[/url] as well

    DragonChris;5266517

    I still use AVG and have been virus free. Although I might try Avast … I still use AVG and have been virus free. Although I might try Avast sometime, but if it ain't broke don't fix it.As others have said, AVG/Avast/Avira + Comodo + CCleaner + AdAware of Spybot.That'll keep you running sweet.



    see the only thing with AVG I have found is that with the mrs computer everything seemed fine and virus free, but when I ran a scan with AVAST after taking AVG off it found a ridiculous amount of nasty things hidden away. I wouldn't like to say this is always the case with AVG, but did seem odd to me that id didnt pick up one if the several trojans/worms nested in the system. It must do something right though as it is one of the more well known free anti-virus'

    bfjem;5266958

    see the only thing with AVG I have found is that with the mrs computer … see the only thing with AVG I have found is that with the mrs computer everything seemed fine and virus free, but when I ran a scan with AVAST after taking AVG off it found a ridiculous amount of nasty things hidden away. I wouldn't like to say this is always the case with AVG, but did seem odd to me that id didnt pick up one if the several trojans/worms nested in the system. It must do something right though as it is one of the more well known free anti-virus'



    I can't argue with it, 'cos I haven't removed AVG and put Avast on to find out :P

    I think AVG runs fine though and does stop most things, but I wouldn't call it faultless by any means. I suppose as long as it's up to date, it should by rights operate smoothly.

    It might be worth a shot to flick to Avast out of interest and see if it finds anything though. Just need to find time to do it... :whistling:

    maddogb;5266872

    if its got a virus there will also be spyware in there, … if its got a virus there will also be spyware in there, try[url]www.malwarebytes.com[/url] as well



    Yes forgot to mention that as well, MalwareBytes is great for removing nasty viruses.

    Original Poster

    Guys you have all been extremely helpful! I am going to go through all the programmes you mentioned and hope one works and sorts the problem!

    Also, what is so bad about Zonealarm??

    As I go through all the posts Rep will be added to all of you!

    thearbiter65;5284645

    Guys you have all been extremely helpful! I am going to go through all … Guys you have all been extremely helpful! I am going to go through all the programmes you mentioned and hope one works and sorts the problem!Also, what is so bad about Zonealarm??As I go through all the posts Rep will be added to all of you!



    ZA is bloated and has had a few problems in recent years. I used to use it, but Comodo is far superior
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