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  • Hard Drives
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  • Virus
  • Windows 8
  • Internet
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May 28, 2014 11:35:45 AM

I believe I have some type of virus or manewear... I went on a website (that I have not been n before) to stream some Game Of Thrones episodes, but then just after minuets of been on the website my internet just went!!! so I try trouble shooter and it did the trick but said internet limited, (I fixed this by just restarting the connection) so I thought it was fine... but it takes 3 MINETS TO ONLY LOAD GOOGLE HOME PAGE!!! so after this I got the new driver update for my NVidia graphics card and it all goes corrupted and to be onist I have no idea what the hell happened then! it was all over the place and took 5 HOURS TO FIX WITH A ONLINE CHAT WITH NVIDEA THEM SELFS!!! they believe its a virus of some sort! so I did a full scan with the latest Bullguard and nothing but tracking cookies turned up! and now I have different issues such as when ever I try to update a game using steam it will start off ok 1mb/s then drop to 300kb/s then the internet will disappear!!! and a repeat from before! I all so cant use two tabs or less it goes down! its been 4 days like this now and I am really at my wits end!!! please help!!!! ohh yeah my driver keeps going on and off!!!

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May 28, 2014 11:48:08 AM

4 days, and you could have done a complete clean install in an hour.


It is pretty much a myth that you can clean an infected computer, most of the time.

Sure there are people that can do it, but you average person, doesn't have a chance.
Even if you find it, you won't get it all, even if it has been rendered benign.



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May 29, 2014 5:43:58 AM

what would you recommend doing then???
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May 29, 2014 7:15:42 AM

I would backup all my stuff, and reinstall windows, with a full format.

Do you have the hardware for backup?
Do you have an installation disk, or a restore partition?

Edit
What operating system.
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May 29, 2014 8:28:23 AM

reformat for sure!
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May 29, 2014 1:28:09 PM

I don't have a windows disk or a back up disk.. :/  well...
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May 29, 2014 1:32:58 PM

jim dude said:
I don't have a windows disk or a back up disk.. :/  well...


I could be wrong (maybe someone can confirm it), but when I bought windows8 they offered me to download an .iso and I did.

My guess is that you could download an .iso on the microsoft website directly.



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May 29, 2014 3:05:00 PM

You could down load an ISO, but you have to check into that.
The last I herd the the contract with the sight that did it for Microsoft has expired, and the downloads weren't available.

Have you tried Windows Restore to a date previous of the problem????
Viruses, and Malware mess with this usually, but it is worth a try.


If you have to do it the hard way, you have to use multiple programs.
At least 2 virus scanners, and maybe 3 or more malware scanners.
I haven't done this in a while, but

for viruses
Any reputable brand's "online scan".

For malware

Malwarebytes
Adaware
Super Anti Spryware
Hijack This

I may be behind the times, but that is what I used to do.

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May 29, 2014 3:09:56 PM

Is this a store bought computer?
If it is, it probably has a "restore to factory default" partition.
Different from "Windows Restore"


What operating system?????????
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May 30, 2014 7:04:41 AM

millwright said:
You could down load an ISO, but you have to check into that.
The last I herd the the contract with the sight that did it for Microsoft has expired, and the downloads weren't available.

Have you tried Windows Restore to a date previous of the problem????
Viruses, and Malware mess with this usually, but it is worth a try.


If you have to do it the hard way, you have to use multiple programs.
At least 2 virus scanners, and maybe 3 or more malware scanners.
I haven't done this in a while, but

for viruses
Any reputable brand's "online scan".

For malware

Malwarebytes
Adaware
Super Anti Spryware
Hijack This

I may be behind the times, but that is what I used to do.




check out this thread on microsoft.com

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/window...
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May 30, 2014 7:14:26 AM

sorry I haven't been able to reply I have been busy try to fix the pc and work now its only detecting one card and ay error43 in the devis manger
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June 3, 2014 6:20:55 AM

ToineF's link works.
In fact it led me to a download for Vista, that I revived an old Vista Laptop with.
The laptop still had a key sticker, barley readable.
The Vista download was a little trickier, because it wasn't an ISO, so you had to turn it into one.
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June 3, 2014 6:41:54 AM

millwright said:
ToineF's link works.
In fact it led me to a download for Vista, that I revived an old Vista Laptop with.
The laptop still had a key sticker, barley readable.
The Vista download was a little trickier, because it wasn't an ISO, so you had to turn it into one.


hey glad it worked mate! Good old vista in da house! haha

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June 3, 2014 6:48:32 AM

It is my first Vista, so I'll see how bad it is.

Thanks for the link
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June 3, 2014 6:54:56 AM

millwright said:
It is my first Vista, so I'll see how bad it is.

Thanks for the link


From what I heard is that if your Vista is up to date it's not that bad! Everything has been fixed... from what I heard of course.

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June 3, 2014 7:44:58 AM

I've herd that too.
Ubuntu was OK but it was a pain to link with my Win7 computers, and printers.

I did order 4gig of memory as 2 gig was clearly too little.
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