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1. Posted: Tue 25th Aug 2009 14:28 BST
I have no idea how, but my anti-virus thing keeps saying that I have a trojan virus. What should I do?
2. Posted: Tue 25th Aug 2009 14:29 BST
What anti-virus is it?
Edited on Tue 25th August, 2009 @ 14:29 by metakirbyknight
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3. Posted: Tue 25th Aug 2009 14:43 BST
Well, I have Avira AntiVir Personal Free aNtivirus Norton Scurity Scan and Personal AntiVirus.
4. Posted: Tue 25th Aug 2009 18:35 BST
A trojan virus?
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5. Posted: Tue 25th Aug 2009 18:38 BST
Which antivirus program is giving you the warning, and does it include instructions or options for cleaning, etc?
It's also possible that the warning itself is fake, so make sure it's coming from a trusted antivirus program.
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6. Posted: Tue 25th Aug 2009 18:40 BST
I've lost track of how many threads I've dropped that link in now, but give this a try. Full scan it, then let me know if it killed it.
And Avast is THE best free anti-virus, trust me I've tried them all. Avoid AVGFree like the plague!
7. Posted: Tue 25th Aug 2009 18:41 BST
I wouldn't really trust any free antivirus myself. I use McAfee and so far it's done a really good job of keeping my computer safe
8. Posted: Tue 25th Aug 2009 18:42 BST
malwarebytesI've lost track of how many threads I've dropped that link in now, but give this a try. Full scan it, then let me know if it killed it.And Avast is THE best free anti-virus, trust me I've tried them all. Avoid AVGFree like the plague!
Yup, Avast is the way to go. I used to put AVG everywhere but too many things pass right through it.
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9. Posted: Tue 25th Aug 2009 18:51 BST
@lz: Avast IS trustworthy. Like I said, it is the best free one out there. And McAfee is ok, I am using it too, but that misses stuff also. There is no one solution, which is why at least a couple of layers of protection is the best bet.
And a lot of virus progs don't search for spyware/malware so you'll need something else for that (link in post #6). And don't use flippin' Internet Exploder, that's the oldest rule in the book. Don't!
10. Posted: Wed 26th Aug 2009 00:17 BST
Well, Free Antivirus keeps on saying it and when I do a scan with Avira is says that. I haven't tried Norton yet. I keep on thinking I got it from either my brother or this card reader/wirter I got to put music on my Dsi. The card reader is Dane-Elec.
11. Posted: Wed 26th Aug 2009 00:38 BST
And have you tried the free programs I suggested? They have saved me in the past when others failed. Trying to help here dude.
12. Posted: Wed 26th Aug 2009 01:53 BST
I'd try what Machu said. If that doesn't work, then there are a number of programs that offer trials or free removals. Just make sure its a reliable program that you download from a reputable source.
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13. Posted: Wed 26th Aug 2009 15:07 BST
Machu, I'm downloading Avast right now, so I'll tell you if it works.
14. Posted: Wed 26th Aug 2009 15:10 BST
@Machu: That's true. I'm not using Norton anymore as that stupid program gave me the "blue screen of death" when it tried to update. I'm using McAfee Internet Security and for some strange reason it doesn't slow down my computer like people claim that it does.
15. Posted: Wed 26th Aug 2009 15:11 BST
Also,try kaspersky online scanner and housecall by trendmicro
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16. Posted: Wed 26th Aug 2009 15:23 BST
@Xkhaoz: Try malwarebytes also as that looks for stuff that antivirus does not. Good luck. @lz2009: McAfee IS a bloater, just like Norton. I only use it cos it doesn't touch 4 processors. But on the other pc i use, I daren't cos it's chugtastic.
Edited on Wed 26th August, 2009 @ 15:26 by Machu
17. Posted: Wed 26th Aug 2009 15:32 BST
Norton detects more than some people claim, but the real problems are that it doesn't catch some of the newer problems. That, and as has been said, it's a freakin' resource hog, especially on an older computer.
18. Posted: Wed 26th Aug 2009 16:03 BST
And here I thought this was gonna be a naughty thread...My advice is to buy a Mac.
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19. Posted: Wed 26th Aug 2009 19:09 BST
Bad Sushie, LOL @ both points.
20. Posted: Wed 26th Aug 2009 19:21 BST
Personal Antivirus is fake. It's what's known as 'scareware', and it tries telling you that there are several severe threats in order to make you pay for the ful software so you can 'remove' them from your computer. That's likely the problem.
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