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Here's some decent instructions on what to do:
https://www.reddit.com/r/techsupport/comments/33evdi/suggested_reading_official_malware_removal_guide/

For more help, post :)
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Viruses & How To Remove Them
« on: August 03, 2012, 12:12:21 AM »
Has your computer recently gotten a virus? Need help removing it? Post here.

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Re: Viruses & How To Remove Them
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2012, 02:06:58 AM »
When I click on FT I get a pop up that my computer is infected. It looks like "Win 7 Antivirus 2012".
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Re: Viruses & How To Remove Them
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2012, 02:09:44 AM »
I got a warning when going on to Kol Halashon.
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Re: Viruses & How To Remove Them
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2012, 09:00:58 AM »
When I click on FT I get a pop up that my computer is infected. It looks like "Win 7 Antivirus 2012".
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Re: Viruses & How To Remove Them
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2012, 03:38:26 PM »
Has your computer recently gotten a virus? Need help removing it? Post here.
Were you offering to help?
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Re: Viruses & How To Remove Them
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2012, 03:42:40 PM »
Were you offering to help?
Seems that way but he's offline now (and has been since you posted your question). I have B"H never had a virus.
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Re: Viruses & How To Remove Them
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2012, 03:45:10 PM »
Seems that way but he's offline now (and has been since you posted your question). I have B"H never had a virus.
A lot of times many have one and don't know it. Those are the worst kind.
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Re: Viruses & How To Remove Them
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2012, 03:47:18 PM »
A lot of times many have one and don't know it. Those are the worst kind.
well in that case. How do I remove a virus I don't know about?
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Re: Viruses & How To Remove Them
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2012, 03:53:06 PM »
well in that case. How do I remove a virus I don't know about?
First step is an good AV to detect it

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Re: Viruses & How To Remove Them
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2012, 03:57:57 PM »
First step is an good AV to detect it
I use free windows defender. seems to work great! Jbtw there anyway is a large thread on antivirus programs I believe...
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Re: Viruses & How To Remove Them
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2012, 04:49:43 PM »
First step is an good AV to detect it
Do you know any that will detect and stop "Win 7 Antivirus 2012"?
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Re: Viruses & How To Remove Them
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2012, 04:50:47 PM »
well in that case. How do I remove a virus I don't know about?
You might want to run a program like combofix.
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Re: Viruses & How To Remove Them
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2012, 06:15:07 PM »
Yes. I'm however away for the weekend. Will help on monday

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Re: Viruses & How To Remove Them
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2012, 06:18:36 PM »
Yes. I'm however away for the weekend. Will help on monday
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Re: Viruses & How To Remove Them
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2012, 07:00:11 PM »
Do you know any that will detect and stop "Win 7 Antivirus 2012"?

Find a freeware program called process explorer and figure out which exe is running, restart into safe mode (F8 immediately after bios at boot), and delete the exe. Not a thorough fix, but sometimes does the job.

The problem with these imposter-AV viruses is that many of them modify your registry so that you can't run (exe) programs any longer.
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