View Full Version : virus, need advice
06-15-2003, 04:16 AM
my computer works fine most of the time. but lately is getting worse
started with curser jumping all over screen then my open windows while online start dissapearing then kicks me offline. then it goes crazy poping up about everything on the screen.
i have uninstalled norton & reinstalled 2 complete scans no virus found.
any advice on how to find a virus, or is this just a wore out computer?
06-15-2003, 06:30 AM
Are you updating the virus definitions for norton prior to scanning?
You may not have a virus, but a trojan, and most virus scanners won't detect trojans. Try this place first:
My sister had a virus once that was aware of Norton AV, and would kill it when you tried to scan. It was easy to get rid of though because it showed up on the task list when CTRL-ALT-DEL was pressed. You could kill it there, edit the registry and prevent it from restarting.
Learn from the mistakes of others, you won't live long enough to make all of them yourself.
06-15-2003, 10:24 AM
I'm not sure that that's a virus. Do the popups just occur when you are online?
In case you are still having problems and think that there may be a virus on your PC. (Another alternative or option)
FREE ONLINE VIRUS SCAN
You can check your PC or Macintosh (Macs usually do not get viruses) for free. You can scan without registering.
06-16-2003, 03:17 PM
jim, i will try trojan scan, yes i keep norton updated,
steven, like on here i open several subjects on here at once, then one by one they disapear, then im kicked offline, then a bunch of time date stuff starts poping up like i clicked on them.
pn, i will run that scan 2 just to be sure
06-16-2003, 04:38 PM
I would skip useing Norton all together. It sucks and failed for two months finding a "kak.worm" virus we had in e-mail. Check out http://www.eanthology.net/. It's the best and found all kinds of crap like spyware etc. It even has a pop up blocker. Check it out and try it, trust me you'll never use Norton again. It even has a daily new virus update.
I was also thinking that there may be spyware on his PC, and I was going to suggest a freeware such as Spybot Search & Destoy, or Adaware. If you are a heavy net user, you may want to use one or both of these software products to get rid of the dregs that are on your computer.
GR, I understand that you have to pay for the Antivirus software, but is the on-line virus scan free?