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Uh-oh, Trojan Virus


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I'm getting pop ups performing 'scans' on my machine and it states I have numerous Trojan concerns.

Any advice? Aside from stop clicking myspace links, of course.

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The trial expired, if memory serves.

Download FREE antivirus software - avast! Home Edition

That has a 60 day trial and a free key if you register. But if you don't think that was your virus software warning you, then it's probably one of those DANGER YOUR COMPUTER IS FULL OF LIZARDS CLICK HERE!! type nonsense. But download it and do a scan if you want to be on the safe side :up:

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My further thoughts on this. I don't really use myspace, unless I'm going directly to an artist's page, but I do use Google Chrome which I find to be fantastic and I never get any fucking hassle with it. However, it may not support your favorite plug-ins so it's maybe not for everyone.

*oh, and it has a pr0n mode called incognito which is awesome!

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Get yourself onto majorgeeks.com. Loads of free security programs on there and everythings sound. I use comodo myself. Also a good idea to download web of trust. This will help you identify dodgy websites. A couple of other bits and pieces you might want are Ccleaner which you can use to get rid of any useless files and super anti spyware. these programs are all free and will keep your computer safe and running at it's full potential. Hope that helps.

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yea myspace links. sure.

It actually was. I don't download porn - I just stream it. ;)

It was actually a link in the status bit from a local female artist that seems to have triggered it. :swearing:

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Download:

Combofix (Google, bleepingcomputer link)

SuperAntiSpyware Free

Malwarebytes AntiMalware

Run them all in safe mode. (Install SAS before going into safemode)

Delete previous system restore points if you have actually been infected.

As long as links in the popup weren't clicked, should be alright. Better safe than sorry tbh.

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