MIGHT have a virus - alittle help?

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  1. Ghost Prime

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    ok i think the pc im using has a virus but im not sure...

    firstly when i turn the pc on it goes to the desktop ok but takes AGES to load anything up and when it does it opens a menu called SYSTEM FOLDER which has the following in it

    game
    soundma
    svchost
    immh
    00013
    and a VXD and IID program?

    any idea what this could be? it tries to connect to the internet sometimes but we use one of that walk free internet attach things (looks like an mp3 player, you pop it in the USB and you can connect to the net) so i dunno if that has anything to do with it.

    we havent been looking at any odd sites or anything, i mainly just come here and ebay and she only really uses it for work.

    Any ideas what this might be and whats best to use to get rid of it?
     
  2. Methos

    Methos ...Hail Megatron

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    svchost-Is a window component
    soundma-Is list as a type of virus by a good many sites.
    VXD-Might be your (walk free internet attach things)
     
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    Virus scanner > TransFormers message board.
     
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    I suppose you should go get checked out. Probably nothing that some antibiotics can't help with. Just get a lot of fluid in you and make sure to keep your temperature down. If possible, keep yourself indoors.

    Nuh-Ugh! Oh wait, yeah, I guess so, since you can't have one without the other, if you do get a virus.
     
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    i think it might be best to format my pc and then load everything up again. can someone refresh my memmory as to how you start formatting a laptop? it has no floppy drive so i cant start from a boot disk.
     
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    You're gonna format? That's the lazy man's way of fixing it. For me, if anything goes wrong with my computer, formatting is the last step.
     
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    Ebay:
    Do you still have all the boxes and manuals for the PC?
    If so please package it up and take it back to the shop.
    Yes, it is that serious.

    You are to lame to use a computer.
     
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    There's an entire subset of the PC software industry devoted to applications for detecting AND removing viruses, yet to a forum it is...
     
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    when I was living in Western NY, the had a bunch of local gurus who had a radio program about computers. These guys seemed to know their stuff. Their website is security Tango and it has all sorts of tips links to free virus scans, checkers, etc. Just follow the directions (print them out first) and you should be good to go. Just a FYI, the site is a bit cornball but if it solves your problems then I guess it isn't so bad. Good luck.
     

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