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Old 07-28-2011, 12:35 PM   #1
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Might have a virus

Alright, so I booted up my computer this morning to get some addresses before heading to the post office with my eBay load. My computer froze, and so I hard reset it and started it up in safe mode. While is safe mode, I ran a full virus scan with Avast! anti-virus. It found a threat (in Java of all places), so I ordered it deleted. My computer is now running windows normally, but it's a tad slower than usual. Should I just move everything important and reformat the drive in case?

P.S. If you don't have Avast! you need to get it right this instant. I will swear by avast! anti-virus.
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:27 PM   #2
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I need to get Avast. All I have is Malware Bytes.

As for your compy issues, I really can't say what you should do, as I'm rather inexperienced on the matter of viruses.
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I need to get Avast. All I have is Malware Bytes.

As for your compy issues, I really can't say what you should do, as I'm rather inexperienced on the matter of viruses.
Honestly, whenever something like this happens, I just consider it job training.

Anyway, my system recovered nicely, it just took its time. I think I'm fine. You know that feeling when someone or something knocks the air out of your gut, and it takes you a few minutes to get back to speed? My computer basically had that same effect only it took a couple hours instead of a few minutes.
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Btw, did you use the free version of Avast, or was it the version you have to purchase?
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I have Kaspersky, which is amazing. Clean out your drive and scan it one more time to be sure. That's what I do :3
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:43 PM   #6
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Btw, did you use the free version of Avast, or was it the version you have to purchase?
free version. My trial ran out, but I can still scan and such for free. I can get the full version at a discount for $20 currently due to a summer sale. i plan on taking advantage of that.
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I have Kaspersky, which is amazing. Clean out your drive and scan it one more time to be sure. That's what I do :3
Is it free?

I'm just a cheap bastard that wants a good anti-virus program for free.
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Well if you're that cheap, go steal one and crack it.

Avast! free does enough for being free, but if you can afford the extended version, get it.

As for your computer, I'd defrag it before anything else. It might help.

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I defragged pretty recently, though,
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SAME HERE. Get a torrent.
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