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    Apparently, sometime last night between the time I went to bed and the time I woke up this morning, some serious malware was downloaded on my computer. My Norton doesn't pick it up as it usually does so that I can follow the instructions on how to remove it manually as I can't really afford to pay for a removal program, and all the searches I do just leads me to sites that offer removal programs but no instructions. The name of the program is Personal Antivirus. It's in my program files on my C drive, so I'm running a targeted scan now to see if maybe it'll pick it up, but I doubt it will since it didn't pick it up on the full scan. Anyway, are any of you familiar with this pain in the ass and how to manually remove it. If you can direct me to a site that will give me the instructions on how to manually remove it, I'd appreciate it.

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    Re: Need help

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/viru...onal-antivirus

    I hate those fake antivirus trojan scams more than almost anything. Print out the instructions above, and run through it step by step. It'll be somewhat frustrating, I'll warn you in advance...BTDT with a number of computers at work.
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    Try downloading www.malwarebytes.org

    I had a computer geek download to mine.........works well for me

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    Re: Need help

    Quote Originally Posted by Geaux Dawgs View Post
    Try downloading www.malwarebytes.org

    I had a computer geek download to mine.........works well for me
    Yep, that's good freeware (and part of the aforementioned removal instructions).
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    Re: Need help

    Thanks, I was hoping to be able to do it without having to download a program, but I went ahead and downloaded that one. It has worked. Thanks again.

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    Re: Need help

    Wish I could help more here, but I use a mac.

    don't flame me!

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    Re: Need help

    Quote Originally Posted by RustonNative View Post
    Wish I could help more here, but I use a mac.

    don't flame me!

    Never used a Mac. To the computer lay person like myself what are the major differences?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigdog13 View Post
    Never used a Mac. To the computer lay person like myself what are the major differences?
    to a layperson, a mac is overpriced.

    You can get pretty much the same computer for 700-800 less buying from Dell/HP/Sony/etc... and putting windows on it.

    I've just been using Mac OSX for a few years now and really enjoy it, especially the 'bsd' style terminal command line.

    There seem to be fewer virii, and malware attacks against a mac. But the again I've learned to avoid the common pitfalls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustonNative View Post
    There seem to be fewer virii, and malware attacks against a mac. But the again I've learned to avoid the common pitfalls.
    You know this, but some might not... it isn't something great that Mac does with their OS, it's just statistics.

    If you were an evil malware (spyware, virus, adware, trojan horse, etc) creater and wanted to effect the most people, would you create your evilness to attack 95% (Win) of computers, or 5% (Mac)??

    Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocMarvin362 View Post
    You know this, but some might not... it isn't something great that Mac does with their OS, it's just statistics.

    If you were an evil malware (spyware, virus, adware, trojan horse, etc) creater and wanted to effect the most people, would you create your evilness to attack 95% (Win) of computers, or 5% (Mac)??
    Yeah, I didn't mean to insinuate that mac was so much better at defending against viruses or malware -- it isn't. Mac has security problems of its own.

    Doc is right, windows dominates the market, so virus writers focus their time on what will give them the biggest bang for their buck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustonNative View Post
    Yeah, I didn't mean to insinuate that mac was so much better at defending against viruses or malware -- it isn't. Mac has security problems of its own.

    Doc is right, windows dominates the market, so virus writers focus their time on what will give them the biggest bang for their buck.

    Please, please don't ever say that again.

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    Re: Need help

    hahaha. I calls 'em how i sees 'em.

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    Re: Need help

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtydawg View Post
    Please, please don't ever say that again.
    Oh come on ole Dirty one.. at least it was about COMPUTERS.... and not just a sorry opinion!!

    Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocMarvin362 View Post
    Oh come on ole Dirty one.. at least it was about COMPUTERS.... and not just a sorry opinion!!
    yeah, it was spot on too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocMarvin362 View Post
    Oh come on ole Dirty one.. at least it was about COMPUTERS.... and not just a sorry opinion!!
    Alright, alright. You know I love ya. Besides, I might need a piggy back ride back to the tailgate after the games, so I better go easy on you.

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