Help my PC is infected with Spyware!

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  1. Predaking

    Predaking Well-Known Member

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    I have not seen such infestation of spyware on my PC for a very long time. I have AVG installed and there's a lot of AVG popups now warning me another spyware is detected so I have to constantly heals it, I also have a stupid icon that I can't remove keep telling me my computer is infected with spyware and telling me to use special tools to prevent data loss. I have a feeling it's the spyware doing it but I can't remove the icon. Please help.
     
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    majorgeeks.com -- saved my ass on things like this before.
     
  5. Predaking

    Predaking Well-Known Member

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    I used Spybot and that seems to work. Thanks for all of your help.
     
  6. Cheetatron

    Cheetatron Eh

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    "malwarebytes" I have used it to get rid of persistant rogue antispyware programs and other mal ware
     
  7. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    Malwarebytes is really good and so is Spybot. I've had to use both on a friend's system that just wouldn't get clean.
     
  8. cobra zartan

    cobra zartan Think's He's a Detective.

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    adaware
    spybot
    malwarebytes
    hijackthis
    siri smitfraud

    ...run them all in safemode
     
  9. Belgrath

    Belgrath Boom! Nutshot!

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    Malwarebytes and Ad-aware works for me.
     
  10. Kickback

    Kickback Proud father Administrator Super Mod News Staff

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    This destroyed my old PC. I thought I had zapped it and it didn't work.

    AVG is a great anti-virus program, but because of the popularity, it's a target, and it's usually the first thing that a virus takes out. As much as I hate McAfee, it's saved my dad's ass while AVG has let something run amuck on my system.

    Whatever you want to do to fix it, you need to fix it NOW and FAST.

    p.s.

    braskt.exe
    and karnel.dat

    Are going to ruin your life.
     
  11. awful_gollum

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    Try using McAfee and Super Anti-Spyware. Those should help cleanse the spyware from your PC and make it heavily resistance in future cases.

    While we're talking about this, I'd like to add that my family's computer once got so heavily infected with spyware that we had to get a new computer.:( 
     
  12. cobra zartan

    cobra zartan Think's He's a Detective.

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    Sorry dude but spyware doesn't cause hardware failure, the most you would of needed to do is reformat.
     
  13. awful_gollum

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    Well, my family was completely against reinstalling everything. Especially me. I know it sounds dumb, but it's just a pain to delete everything you worked so hard at building up.

    And it did cause hardware failure. Recently my bro tried starting it up again, just for fun, but it wouldn't start up. :( 
     
  14. cobra zartan

    cobra zartan Think's He's a Detective.

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    I do pc repair for a living and have never seen spyware or virus's cause hardware failure, years and years ago yes virus's could kill the pc but not now, and you wouldnt of had to delete everything if you were going to format. Rename the windows, program files and documents and settings dirs pop in your windows disc and when you get to the step that asks to format you will now have an option to leave the file system which is a fresh windows install but your files would be saved.
     
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    I agree that viruses and the like cannot destroy hardware.
     
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    avg sucks, try avira instead.
     
  17. Kickback

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    Viruses cannot destroy hardware.

    But they can destroy all the important software, thus making one believe that their hardware is fubar'd, thus causing a new system to be taken.

    I got a new PC simply because mine was getting very old and I didn't feel like searching for my restore disks.
     
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    I've never heard of a virus causing hardware damage, but there is precedence for software damaging hardware. Starforce was notorious for causing Windows to run optical drives in old mode that most new drives aren't designed for, eventually leading to drive failure.
     
  19. awful_gollum

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    That's interesting to hear you do PC repair for a living, Cobra Zartan. :) 

    When my family's computer got so screwed up from spyware, adware, and couple other viruses, we took it to this guy who was a computer whiz and had knack for repairing PCs. We hoped he could repair in the way that you described about repairing infected PCs. Well, he did all he could for the computer, but in the end it was so corrupted with viruses that it was beyond saving. :( 

    So finally, my family lost patience with it's very slow activity, constant pop-ups, & horrible internet connection and stopped using it altogether. So one day we decide to buy a new (and more improved) PC. So we got a new computer, put the old one into storage, and pretty much never used it again.

    Anyway, you guys are right about viruses being unable to kill computers in this day and age. I guess I kind of exaggerated by saying that the computer was killed by viruses. What I meant to say is that the computer was so virus infected that it was no longer worth using, thus it felt like it was dead. Of course, it got worn out in storage due to dust build up and the elements, so it no longer works at all.

    Of course, that's all behind my family now. :)  We've taken it as a lesson to be prepared in the future, and we have been very careful ever since. My laptop has had a couple close encounters, but fortunately it prevailed. :D 
     
  20. TF rocks

    TF rocks Try and stop me!

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    My PC is suffering the same thing. Is there any way to get rid of it for good?:confused: 
     

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