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I have SpyBot and Ad-Aware, and I run them multiple times a day. Today I got a huge virus anyway. When I start Internet Explorer, it goes directly to a 'homepage', or rather some virus lion's den called Home Search. A pop-up screams 'YOU ARE INFECTED!' No really. I tried going to optonline, my real homepage, and resetting it several times but that doesn't work. I've already run Ad-aware and SpyBot and checked for updates on both several times but to no avail. If you know what I can do besides throw my computer into the highway, please tell me.


-LittleJimmy

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Ad-awre and spybot are after the fact ,removal tools you need something to block the viruses.the choices are many ,some better than others ,some free some costPlease run these free online Virus scan

free online Virus scan

Be sure to Check off Auto Fix on this site

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp
please run this one also to be sure .

http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/com/activescan_principal.htm

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http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGLD,GGLD:2004-50,GGLD:en&q=virus++tools+

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I'm really having trouble with this virus. My computer is acting slower than ever. Could someone please tell me the name and website of a free anti-virus download? Not the after-the-fact kind, but the kind that actually prevent the virus infection in the first place?
I'm too incompetent to find one on my own.


-Little Jimmy

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Are you too cheap to want to spend some money on keeping your system secure?

I've seen and tried free and cheap antivirus solutions and they don't do much of anything except giving you a false sense of security (especially against new virusses, some are moderately effective against old ones)..

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I'm really having trouble with this virus. My computer is acting slower than ever. Could someone please tell me the name and website of a free anti-virus download? Not the after-the-fact kind, but the kind that actually prevent the virus infection in the first place?
I'm too incompetent to find one on my own.
-Little Jimmy

This website is about helping people help themselves; if you can spell 'incompetent,' I doubt that you are.

This thread offers protective measures you should find useful:
http://www.daniweb.com/techtalkforums/thread5690.html
(Yes, it even has a link to a free antivirus program)

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I'm really having trouble with this virus. My computer is acting slower than ever. Could someone please tell me the name and website of a free anti-virus download? Not the after-the-fact kind, but the kind that actually prevent the virus infection in the first place?
I'm too incompetent to find one on my own.


-Little Jimmy

I have in my signature all the free porgrams you need lust click on the software tools link!good luck

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I guess I am too cheap, Jwenting. Or gee, maybe just too broke. But I don't quite get your point, since you admit yourself that you've tried free virus protection. I don't care enough about the freaking thing to spend more money on it when I don't have to. Maybe you should call Computer Social Services on me.

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LittleJimmy. I have used and am using now, free AV's with no problems whatsoever.
I am using the one in my sig. Definitions update almost daily.

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Thanks alot Crunchie. I'll check that out.

-LJ

LittleJimmy. I have used and am using now, free AV's with no problems whatsoever.
I am using the one in my sig. Definitions update almost daily.

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I tried it and it worked! My computer has never worked better. Thank a lot!

-LJ

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Great; glad we could help. :)

You might still want to post a HijackThis log for us to look over, though; the log will give us a pretty good idea of whether or not you still have any lingering traces of "unwanted guests" in your system.

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