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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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  1. 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.
  2. what would you recommend doing then???
  3. 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.
  4. reformat for sure!
  5. I don't have a windows disk or a back up disk.. :/ well...
  6. 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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    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.
  8. 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?????????
  9. 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/windows_7-windows_install/where-can-i-download-windows-7-iso-i-have-a/7d964b05-2be9-4800-bc7f-3ca30356fc3d
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. It is my first Vista, so I'll see how bad it is.

    Thanks for the link
  14. 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.
  15. 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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