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  • I've been Virused...

    Yea so I got a virus on my computer and it's laggin' the hell out of **** and giving me popups. I'm pretty sure it's linked to steam because the day after I got a friend request from some dude I've never heard of who had 0 anything in common so I blocked him. The moral os the story is I'm not going to be playing for a bit until I figure out what to do. On the contrary, anybody have any suggestions on what to do?
    "Be careful guys, he's got a gun"
    - Sparhawxx

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    Re: I've been Virused...

    I don't think that guy could've given you and STD if he only gave you a friend request. Did you visit and particular website, download/save any file in the past couple days?

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    • #3
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      An STD, are you kidding me axis?

      Conen get yourself spybot, avg anti virus, ccleaner and windows defender. Run them all and let it clean your computer out.


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      • #4
        Re: I've been Virused...

        for a more convenient and sure way.. i often re-format my pc..
        If you show your head then your dead....

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        • #5
          Re: I've been Virused...

          Originally posted by Vulcan View Post
          An STD, are you kidding me axis?

          Conen get yourself spybot, avg anti virus, ccleaner and windows defender. Run them all and let it clean your computer out.
          Yes, I am obviously serious that computers can get STDs.

          That's why I take the necessary precautions.


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          • #6
            Re: I've been Virused...

            Right that's it! I'm off to the chemist!

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            • #7
              Re: I've been Virused...

              That was my first plan Vulcan, but my brother reformated the computer a little while back and he never re-installed spybot. So I tried yesterday but my computer was too laggy so I just forgot about it.

              I just booted up my PC (I'm on my Mac right now) and the following abnormalities occurred:
              -No programs that are set to launch upon start-up (Steam, and an AVG Anti-Virus popup saying I need to update it that I've been ignoring for a long arse time) did not start, and my computer was kept on a perpetual loading state.
              -Then It gave my a popup saying that a program could not be opened, It was a program I've never heard of though.
              -Then I opened my internet browser and it said that It was running a Proxy server that did not allow connection. I opened my downloads window and All I've downloaded were three counter-strike maps, 2 from FPSbanana and 1 from LanManiax. BUT WAIT... there was also a very mysterious download that I don't know what it was or where it came from, it was downloaded yesterday (After the Virus was already contracted), so that spooked me a little.
              "Be careful guys, he's got a gun"
              - Sparhawxx

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              • #8
                Re: I've been Virused...

                Originally posted by Axis_Sniper View Post
                Yes, I am obviously serious that computers can get STDs.

                That's why I take the necessary precautions.

                LOL good one.

                Conen you may be screwed now and have to reformat again. The other option is to run virus scan in safe mode but that's a rather arduous task.


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                • #9
                  Re: I've been Virused...

                  Techsupportforum.com

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                  • #10
                    Re: I've been Virused...

                    I think reformat is my best option. I just need to figure out how, it's my brothers computer and he knows all the stuff to do with it, but he lives in Italy now. I just hope that my steam account hasn't been hacked or anything.
                    "Be careful guys, he's got a gun"
                    - Sparhawxx

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                    • #11
                      Re: I've been Virused...

                      Go to my link and post in the virus/trojan/spyware help forum. Read the stickies first. They will help you clean your computer without a reformat. Someone will eventually come help you. Just follow their directions.

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                      • #12
                        Re: I've been Virused...

                        STD sometimes is the correct term. If you get a virus while surfing porn, then it's an STD! ;)

                        A good firewall serves as an Internet condom, but sometimes condoms fail, so you need defense in depth.

                        BTW, this being a software issue, posting in the Hardware and Software forum will get you the best minds from ALL the gamers at TG. ;)
                        Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

                        snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

                        Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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                        • #13
                          Re: I've been Virused...

                          Originally posted by Axis_Sniper View Post
                          I don't think that guy could've given you and STD
                          A Steam Transmitted Disease?

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                          • #14
                            Re: I've been Virused...

                            If you get a virus, reformat without question or hesitation. There's no way to guarantee that you'll fix everything on a Windows system. While virus software may eliminate the virus, it rarely repairs the damage. I generally reformat once every six months or so, although I don't have to use the Windows installer to get it on my computer, so it's much less painful for me.
                            The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. ~
                            I have a tendency to key out three or four things and then let them battle for supremacy while I key, so there's a lot of backspacing as potential statements are slaughtered and eaten by the victors. ~
                            Feel free to quote me. ~

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                            • #15
                              Re: I've been Virused...

                              Doesn't a reformat wipe the system clean? I think a reformat is a little drastic. Do you know what kind of virus it is?




                              "Certainly, being bombarded with 105 millimeter shells is bad. But the knowledge that you've armed your enemy thus, with your sloth and your ineptitude, unfolds in the heart like a poison." Tycho from Penny Arcade in reference to the nuke in MW2

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