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Old 10-28-2009, 11:32 AM   #21
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Avast and surfing **** for 3 years now without a problem.

hijackthis is good if you want to sit on the various forums, post logs, and run various scripts and fixes all day. It might come to that, or a reinstall if you don't have too much crap to copy.

Usually a google with the exact popups you're experiencing will return a solution. If it's a new flavor of virus, it'll probably take a few days or a week but that **** spreads so fast, word will get out and geeks with no lives and the desire to be heroes will be all over it with a solution.

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Old 10-28-2009, 12:04 PM   #22
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Loaded avast. Took forever to run. It found one virus. Went back to try to load malwarebytes and it still can't find the .exe file so something is still wrong.

Tried to get back on here with IE. It wouldn't load. Had to get on with Chrome.
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Popups seem to have stopped. Just can't load the Malwarebytes. Restarted IE and it won't work. Chrome seems fine. Oh, well.
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and what are the pop ups? google is awesome for removing this crap, you need to stop the instance of the virus running and get at it.

a mac is like the MSM of miatas.
What about a mac with dual partitioned HD running windows as well?
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What about a mac with dual partitioned HD running windows as well?
piggyback solution.
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Try Kaspersky

Been using it for a long time with absolutely ZERO problems.
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Old 10-29-2009, 12:39 AM   #28
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I found out that the reason IE wasn't loading and Chrome was slow was that I had the real time verification on for the avast. As soon as I turned it off everything loaded normal speed. I know that this defeats the purpose of an active antivirus but it was unsuable.

Popups are still gone so I guess all is well. It's my work computer so if it dies again I can call IT. I hesitate to do that, though because his solution to fixing any virus problem is to blow it away and reload everything so I am without a computer for a day which sucks at work.
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Well, I'm sure it will be gone now. Against my better judgement, I went to see our IT guy. I told him that I couldn't get it into safe mode. He told me to force it through msconfig. I told him that, from what I read on the internets, that if you couldn't get it to go through the normal manner to not force it. He said to try it anyway.

Well, I did. After that I couldn't get it to boot under normal, last configuration, nothing. It just apologized and said that something in the hardware of software must have changed. Duh.

So, I spent the last three hours of my work day reloading windoz. Tomorrow he gets to spend another eight hours reloading all of my software. Looks like I'm bringing my home laptop so I can at least have internet and webmail email at work tomorrow. I hate doing everything from my BB.
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