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I've been using Webroot ever since it came with my computer last summer. So far its been serving me well, but I've also got Malwarebytes just in case it fucks up.

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About 3 years ago I had troubles removing norton from my PC and it had a fight with spyware doctor which stoped my computer from starting windows and all i got was an empty black screen so i just accessed safe mode and did a bunch of things to try and fix it. it did not work so i tried a system recovery and everything worked fine. I then Fired both programs and used ESET and Spybot S&D and i was never plagued again.

My current situation is bellow:

Now on the familly computer we use AVG and well a combination of spywhare(which it will not remove) and Some trojans (5 and only 1 was not deleted) and this is all because, My mums boyfriend goes on any old pornsite and downloads any old thing. My bro clicks on any ad that flashes 'Free games!!!!'

and when my sister comes round she downloads god knows how many games from stupid sites ( I tell them not to and that it is bad but they deny doing these things and claim it is no their fault).

The one that remains is called svchost and i tried everything to remove it but the problem is since getting it most anti virus software will not load and i can't go onto any website/install any new free ant virus software as it seems to be blocking it.

I suggested formatting it to my mum and she went crazy because she is not a tech savi person and thinks she needs a new pc

I need help.

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About 3 years ago I had troubles removing norton from my PC and it had a fight with spyware doctor which stoped my computer from starting windows and all i got was an empty black screen so i just accessed safe mode and did a bunch of things to try and fix it. it did not work so i tried a system recovery and everything worked fine. I then Fired both programs and used ESET and Spybot S&D and i was never plagued again.

My current situation is bellow:

Now on the familly computer we use AVG and well a combination of spywhare(which it will not remove) and Some trojans (5 and only 1 was not deleted) and this is all because, My mums boyfriend goes on any old pornsite and downloads any old thing. My bro clicks on any ad that flashes 'Free games!!!!'

and when my sister comes round she downloads god knows how many games from stupid sites ( I tell them not to and that it is bad but they deny doing these things and claim it is no their fault).

The one that remains is called svchost and i tried everything to remove it but the problem is since getting it most anti virus software will not load and i can't go onto any website/install any new free ant virus software as it seems to be blocking it.

I suggested formatting it to my mum and she went crazy because she is not a tech savi person and thinks she needs a new pc

I need help.

If they're not willing to change their behavior, reformat and install Linux on the PC. Then sit back and watch them click whatever they want without consequence.

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Cortes

I want somebody here to explain thoroughly why they think Norton sucks gay because I'm still on the fence about this giant yellow window that tries to assure me its not gay

I mean, I've had it since owning this laptop for about half a year now. It's 'worked' more or less

except

that I've only had one system restore since then, the result of me filesharing and getting spyware as well. Plus I'm not sure if I had even installed or updated anything on Norton.

During that time, Norton wouldn't update or couldn't update due to "compatibility" issues or some bullshit. So basically the spyware was too good for Norton. But the same amount of time since that happened and the system restore has passed, and it appears Norton has won the battle or something I don't know it confuses me, really.

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I don't know if I should use Avast or MSE since McAfee became shit.

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I want somebody here to explain thoroughly why they think Norton sucks gay because I'm still on the fence about this giant yellow window that tries to assure me its not gay

I mean, I've had it since owning this laptop for about half a year now. It's 'worked' more or less

except

that I've only had one system restore since then, the result of me filesharing and getting spyware as well. Plus I'm not sure if I had even installed or updated anything on Norton.

During that time, Norton wouldn't update or couldn't update due to "compatibility" issues or some bullshit. So basically the spyware was too good for Norton. But the same amount of time since that happened and the system restore has passed, and it appears Norton has won the battle or something I don't know it confuses me, really.

In order for you to see why, you would first need to be in a position similar to mine. I get computers in the shop I work in every day, with updated versions of Norton Internet Security, that are heavily infected.. meaning that Norton isn't doing it's job.

Also, any software that has an entry in Add remove Programs AND requires you to download a specific removal tool from their website...

aka the Norton Removal tool Is not to be trusted, since Symantec knows that even when you do what you are supposed to to remove the software, you STILL have large pieces left behind.

Also, traces of Norton left behind can cause a bluescreen error (requiring microsoft's file verifier to be run to correct)

Also, Symantec's corporate protection is more powerful, yet a much lighter client on resources.

You would have to remove Norton, and replace it with Avast or AVG to notice the difference in gained resources, as well as how your computer is protected just as well (if not better).

These are some of the reasons why people bash Norton.

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About 3 years ago I had troubles removing norton from my PC and it had a fight with spyware doctor which stoped my computer from starting windows and all i got was an empty black screen so i just accessed safe mode and did a bunch of things to try and fix it. it did not work so i tried a system recovery and everything worked fine. I then Fired both programs and used ESET and Spybot S&D and i was never plagued again.

My current situation is bellow:

Now on the familly computer we use AVG and well a combination of spywhare(which it will not remove) and Some trojans (5 and only 1 was not deleted) and this is all because, My mums boyfriend goes on any old pornsite and downloads any old thing. My bro clicks on any ad that flashes 'Free games!!!!'

and when my sister comes round she downloads god knows how many games from stupid sites ( I tell them not to and that it is bad but they deny doing these things and claim it is no their fault).

The one that remains is called svchost and i tried everything to remove it but the problem is since getting it most anti virus software will not load and i can't go onto any website/install any new free ant virus software as it seems to be blocking it.

I suggested formatting it to my mum and she went crazy because she is not a tech savi person and thinks she needs a new pc

I need help.

If they're not willing to change their behavior, reformat and install Linux on the PC. Then sit back and watch them click whatever they want without consequence.

While talking about Linux, there might be a Linux-based boot CD with a virus scanner on it or something.

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Macho Madness

every fucking 20 seconds I get a little thing that pops up that says "exception processing message c000000013 Parameters 75b6bf7c 4 75b6bf7c 75b6bf7c" and it says "Windows - No disc". This is pissing me off since If I hide it in the corner "my computer" won't load. I uninstalled an old ass floppy drive and removed it and it still shows up, and I installed AVG which told me I had 16 viruses, it removed all but 2. I'm also thinking it's the new quicktime though or a virus so can someone help me with this? also my computer has been extremely slow recently even though it's XP on 2GB of RAM.

and no I'm not doing a system recovery/reinstall of windows, I'll lose a bunch of my things that aren't already on my external HDD. This is really pissing me off.

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In my opinion, Avast! sucks. i used once, and it didn't do nothing but looking for viruses, while on the webite it said that it was able to remove it

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I don't know about you, but my Avast can remove malware just fine.

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About 3 years ago I had troubles removing norton from my PC and it had a fight with spyware doctor which stoped my computer from starting windows and all i got was an empty black screen so i just accessed safe mode and did a bunch of things to try and fix it. it did not work so i tried a system recovery and everything worked fine. I then Fired both programs and used ESET and Spybot S&D and i was never plagued again.

My current situation is bellow:

Now on the familly computer we use AVG and well a combination of spywhare(which it will not remove) and Some trojans (5 and only 1 was not deleted) and this is all because, My mums boyfriend goes on any old pornsite and downloads any old thing. My bro clicks on any ad that flashes 'Free games!!!!'

and when my sister comes round she downloads god knows how many games from stupid sites ( I tell them not to and that it is bad but they deny doing these things and claim it is no their fault).

The one that remains is called svchost and i tried everything to remove it but the problem is since getting it most anti virus software will not load and i can't go onto any website/install any new free ant virus software as it seems to be blocking it.

I suggested formatting it to my mum and she went crazy because she is not a tech savi person and thinks she needs a new pc

I need help.

If they're not willing to change their behavior, reformat and install Linux on the PC. Then sit back and watch them click whatever they want without consequence.

While talking about Linux, there might be a Linux-based boot CD with a virus scanner on it or something.

You're correct. I don't know the name of it at the moment, however.

Also, there is a boot CD Linux created for the purpose of changing your Windows password.

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The one that remains is called svchost and i tried everything to remove it but the problem is since getting it most anti virus software will not load and i can't go onto any website/install any new free ant virus software as it seems to be blocking it.

I don't think that's possible. Someone smarter than me correct me if I'm wrong, but svchost is a generic host process name for services that run from dynamic-link libraries. I can't see how that'd be a virus.

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The one that remains is called svchost and i tried everything to remove it but the problem is since getting it most anti virus software will not load and i can't go onto any website/install any new free ant virus software as it seems to be blocking it.

I don't think that's possible. Someone smarter than me correct me if I'm wrong, but svchost is a generic host process name for services that run from dynamic-link libraries. I can't see how that'd be a virus.

Some malware makers try to trick the user by creating files with the same names as generic processes on Windows, so nobody suspects a thing. Some of them also use some sort of random name generator for active files so removing the malware is never the exact same process for two different computers.

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Oh, I see.

Could you possibly tell me if an svchost is supposed to take 170,000-180,000 in CPU? I remember when I ran on Windows Aero scheme, it was about 250,000, so that's why I'm curious

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The one that remains is called svchost and i tried everything to remove it but the problem is since getting it most anti virus software will not load and i can't go onto any website/install any new free ant virus software as it seems to be blocking it.

I don't think that's possible. Someone smarter than me correct me if I'm wrong, but svchost is a generic host process name for services that run from dynamic-link libraries. I can't see how that'd be a virus.

Some malware is named svchost.exe as an attempt to disguise itself.

If that's the case, open up Task Manager and go to the processes tab. Afterwards, look for anything named svchost.exe and end the process(es) that isn't accompanied by the username "System", "Local Service", or "Network Service". The one with the aforementioned names for the username is the real svchost.exe.

It'll also help to go to the start menu, choose search, and search for svchost.exe to see if you can find anything with the name that doesn't look familiar or doesn't look like where the real svchost.exe is located and try to delete it.

And Cyn, I've never seen an svchost.exe process use up that much CPU, so there's a chance it could be a form of malware. I'm not sure though, but scan the thing to make sure there's nothing wrong with it.

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Ah, alright. That solved any doubts I had since both of them are under the name System and I found nothing in the start menu.

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one time I had a virus called svchost that was the same name but was a virus. and it used up 1,500,000K.

I hit end process and it has never bugged me again

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jim jones

okay so i know jackshit about viruses so bear with me

i just got plagued with win32/nuqel.e and after it shut down windows explorer (and thus preventing me from deleting it) i had to reboot my computer in safe mode and remove it manually

main question: does spyware/trojans like nuqel.e come in "groups" or "clusters"?

i haven't had any problems since but the bug attacked me in the first place when i tried opening a file i'm afraid of opening any

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I'm not entirely sure where to put this. When I surf the web, sometimes pages pop out of nowhere. Some sites like IGN will have iGoogle pop up, and iGoogle has not been running well on Firefox lately. When I'm on this site pages like Yahoo pop up. Now when I'm on this site, not only does Yahoo pop up, sometimes I'm spontaneously redirected to something like a porn site, or more recently VideoCop. Maybe it's some joke (even though I highly doubt it and hope it not to be so). I'm thinking this is caused by a virus or a spyware program, but none of the antivirus programs that I have tried out have come up with any positive results.

Anyone know a cause to the problem, and maybe a solution?

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Btw, if anybody needs to take a look at VideoCop,

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Yeah, I can TOTALLY trust this site!!!!!...

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