My comp got hit by a virus earlier this evening.

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  1. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    'XP Anti-Virus 2012". AVG caught the Trojans while I was browsing TV Tropes, but I wasn't able to do anything about them on account of the virus blocking most every action. It stopped me from browsing the internet and it stopped me from doing a Restore. So I had to turn it off and reboot it in safe mode. Thankfully, I was then able to do a system restore from there. And now all seems well... the virus is now locked away in AVG's virus vault.
    But is there anyway I can make sure the virus is gone for good? Or do I have to wait it out and see? This stuff makes me nervous, and I just want to be sure.
     
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    Now my comp is all kinds of messed up. I have to use safe mode primarilly, since apparently a virus has corrupted a file that can't be removed. The computer is split into seperate partitions, and the other doesn't seem to be effected. But I hate using that partition since it doesn't have an up to date Anti-Virus. Have I mentioned before that I hat computers? Because I do. Loathsome machines...
     
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    Try Malwarebytes Anti-malware. It was always good at getting rid of that stuff. You'll probably need to start up up in safe mode to get it and run it.
     
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    Do a google search for "XP Anti-Virus 2012". If MBAM and a system restore didn't work, you'll have to do it manually. This will involve deleting files and registry keys, and any number of websites will tell you how to do it.
     
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    If all else fails, I say back up your files if you can and then do a system format. Sometimes its just better to go back to square one. It sucks but better than nothing.
     
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    I don't think I'm gonna push getting this computer fixed. I've been saving money on the side to buy a new one anyway.
    And all the Malware is gone it seems, the only corrupted file is one I can't do anything about unless I do it manually, as recommended above. And I'm really not computer literate, and I don't want to make something worse then it already is. I did manage to get some of the important stuff backed up, so since thats accomplished, I'm not gonna sweat over it to much.
    And damn... system format is a pain in the ass. Last time we got a major virus like this, thats we had to do... and then we spent weeks trying to find the right drivers.
     

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