Virus help...

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  1. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP AKA Beve Stuscemi

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    So today I ran a scan on my computer and it found a Trojan virus. Not a big deal I thought, since I get them all the time and they're usually deleted as soon as their discovered. But this one can't be quarantined and I don't know how to get rid of it.

    I'm using Bell Internet Security as my anti-virus which has served me well for many years and the virus is located under Windows Defender/Scan. Could I not just delete Windows Defender to get rid of it? I don't know how to delete the specific file so should I just delete the whole thing? I don't remember ever using it (it says it hasn't been accessed since 2008)and it'd solve my problem right away I would think.

    I'm a little virus jumpy after a got one a few months ago that basically melted my computer. Any suggestions?
     
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    Sokar Well-Known Member

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    My only suggestion might be to try to boot into safe mode using the msconfig menu and try scanning/quarantining from there.

    Otherwise you could try a bootable virus scanner like Rescue CD | PC Rescue and Repair Toolkit | AVG Canada

    No guarantees of course, but it sounds like if you can catch it before windows loads you might be able to quarantine it.
     
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    Smashs Internet: Pure Truth Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    What's the name of the trojan?
     
  4. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP AKA Beve Stuscemi

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    I'll try that, thanks. I'm running another scan right now and set the Antivirus to just delete as soon as it's found, but if not I'll try that.
     
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    Oh sweet, that worked. I am now virus free. Thanks, dude!
     
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    Good to hear that it worked!
     
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    Next time your computer fucks up, I recommended injecting an antivirus from your nose and through your USB port.
    Fire against fire.
     

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