100 virus Warnings in just 1 hour ?!?! whats wrong in my computer?

@dreamssri (1796)
India
August 16, 2008 1:31pm CST
OHM..i'm fed up with this virus warnings...have you ever got 100 warnings in just one hour? i had and still getting right now...i'm using avast and i know it is one of the best..but i dont know what is happening here...i do not visit any SCAM websites...all the websites i visit are good(like google,gmail,yahoo,mylot,etc,..) Have you ever experienced this?
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16 responses
• India
16 Aug 08
Yes, restoring is a pretty good option here it seems. Also, do clean all your temp files. I also suggest you to use a good anti-spyware or anti-malware program, like Spyware Doctor or Spybot-Search n Destroy. Check for any rootkits installed on your PC. You can try that with Sophos. It's pretty good at it's job. You can try scanning your PC with archive scanning turned on. You're using avast, that's why I said it. Feel free to delete any files that are in the quarantine. You won't harm your PC that way.
• India
16 Aug 08
Yes, you are right about it. These programs come as is, with a huge part to be played by you in the end. Anyways, sophos is much easier to use, and offers a good documentation too. And the best part is it's recommendation feature. It tries to tell you what should be removed, what not and what to inspect further. Now, that's a tiny bit of help, right? :P
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@Arkadus (899)
• Canada
16 Aug 08
Sounds good then, I'll check it out, it'll be a nice addition to the arsenal. And if it's easy enough to use I'll put it on the discs I give people who have no idea what they're doing. Which I wouldn't do with say, avg anti rootkit... that's not a newb friendly program at all. :D Or it didn't used to be, might be now it's been a year or so.
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@Arkadus (899)
• Canada
16 Aug 08
How's this Sophos program idiot proof wise? Any other anti-rootkit program I've run into takes way too much of that 'knowing what you're doing' thing for me to recommend it to random people. Way too easy to cripple your machine to the point of needing to reinstall windows with most of them. But yeah, spybot does scan for rootkits it's gotten good at removing them too recently.
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@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
16 Aug 08
The obvious question that springs to mind is whether you have a myriad of viruses or whether it is the result of adware. It is not unknown for a computer to become seriously affected, but I would not expect that while using an antivirus program. When a virus alert appears, if you are prompted to download a program to solve the problem then you probably have adware that is providing the message to promote a specific download. In either case I would agree with the previous suggestions of running System Restore, which can solve many problems. failing that I would consider a clean install of Windows and start again.
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• India
16 Aug 08
Restore you PC and fast before it does more damage no antivirus can stop these.I have tried Mcafee,Norton and AVG it would be great if you do it ASAP. I don't know I got something like internet security toolbar and couldn't remove it with those antivirus and anti spyware.If this is the same problem please restore your PC.
• India
18 Aug 08
yeah even I did it on Sunday I can't find a better way to get rid of them.
@dreamssri (1796)
• India
17 Aug 08
i'm planning to re format my PC...its a long time since i done this and i think my pc need a break...probably i will do it today evening!
• United States
17 Aug 08
i know whjat is the problem ... ur pc is fulfill with the viruses, u need to download nod32 and AntiVir Softwares to keep ur windows out from virus if this don't help u .... reinstall ur windows and then immigeately install these anti-viruses ... dont install these norton or avg etc ... they are heavy and they are not good ... install those which i have told u ... =] then i am sure ur pc willl be safe from the viruses. =]
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
16 Aug 08
In Avast logs there are Alerts, Criticals and Warnings. In every one of them avast will prompt you what to do next, did you mean you were prompted 100 times and you have responded to it every time in just one hour? Did you receive that while doing a scan, while browsing or accessing a file? are you using a firewall? Just some clarifications to know what happened and a possible to know what to do next.
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@dreamssri (1796)
• India
17 Aug 08
yes!! it prompted me more than 100 times and i responded to it.i dont receive it while scanning but i received it while browsing..i think avast atrts to scan whenever i start my computer..Moreover i'm not using any third party firewall..i just turn on the windows firewall,thats all..
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
17 Aug 08
Try using firewall then, I'm using PCtools firewall plus its free and effective or commodo firewall as other here are using, you've seen how windows firewall is ineffective in preventing those malwares.
@NrgDfenZ (1810)
• Belgium
17 Aug 08
I should create a backup from your most important files.. Be sure to scan them good before you use them the next time.. :D Maybe you can format your pc ? Have a good day..
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@dreamssri (1796)
• India
17 Aug 08
yes,as already said in previous comments i'm planning to format my computer by today evening!
• Philippines
17 Aug 08
just throw away your computer, or gve t to me,,,!!
@dreamssri (1796)
• India
17 Aug 08
you really really made me to laugh!! Thanks a lot JAN_yuanjia33 !!! Have a nice day, Sri
• Philippines
17 Aug 08
heheh its only a joke!!!!!! ahmmm hehe can we fren??
• Indonesia
19 Aug 08
Did you opened/downloaded any file from the email you've received? Or maybe accepting some yahoo ID, or maybe you sign up for something that allowing third party to send a backdoor trojan to your computer? You better check your computer, is there any new programs that you're not previously installed, but it's there.
@dreamssri (1796)
• India
19 Aug 08
No nothing like that and moreover i am using Gmail..and the problem is now solved..i just restored my computer and i installed nod32...everything going fine.. Take care, Sri
@cuttyrish (2662)
• United States
17 Aug 08
i am using avast and so far i don't have any problems for me... check your startup, because sometimes viruses will disguises itself as a startup, even do your antivirus will delete it, if the startup keeps opening it, or keeps it.. check the startup, by going to run - msconfig...check if there are startups that you have'nt seen before..also check your registry, for unknown programs... do you know the name of the virus, can you post it here? so that we can tell you what exactly you can do? if you can't remove the virus, use sytem restore.. update your antivirus and scan your computer again.. then delete the files with the virus..
@dreamssri (1796)
• India
18 Aug 08
yup friend! i restored my computer and i removed avast and right now i am using NOD32...but i will never say that avast is bad...just a change..I LOVE CHANGE Take care, Sri
@venkygec (783)
• India
17 Aug 08
There it might be a virus in your computer... and every time the system tries to access that file.. you will get the warning... Maybe Avast has detected some virus.. but it cant clean the virus... I recommend you to do a full system scan with ESET NOD32 Antivirus Bussiness Edition... It will clean all the viruses... If you dont have NOD32.. go to task manager.. end the explorer process tree.. and start explorer and your antivirus again.... Note the message on the warning... regarding the file path.. and delete that file it is not a system file... If you still have a problem... you can ask me...
@dreamssri (1796)
• India
18 Aug 08
No problem now...i just restored the computer to an earlier time and now i am using NOD32 as many people here suggested me to use it..and i have no problem now... Take care, Sri
• Philippines
17 Aug 08
Friend, there something wrong about your web page history... a page that you have been visited with a spam or downloading while you did not check the system.
@dreamssri (1796)
• India
17 Aug 08
i just cannot understand what you meant here...can you please explain in detail? it may help me...
• Philippines
17 Aug 08
i advice you to use xoftspySE, avast and nob killer, first scan it with xoftspy after finish xofspy,second scan it with avast and the last is nob killer all the virus will deleted whether it is spyware, tagalipa,trojan, etc....
@dreamssri (1796)
• India
17 Aug 08
wow!! thats a great piece of information!! thanks a lot for that!i will certainly try it...
@neothegod (208)
• India
17 Aug 08
do u run updates daily....as without updates avast will be of no good, best thing to do now will be to log off from internet-----shut down ur computer-----tap F8 when u restart---enter safe mode----run system restore---restart----connect to internet manually run updates---log off from internet---run full system scan and delete the quarantine files when done...it should work in ur case
@dreamssri (1796)
• India
17 Aug 08
updates are must for a proper functioning of a anti-virus software and i already know how to restore my system and i had done it...and i'm gonna re format my system by today's evening....
17 Aug 08
well,it's too terrible!there are 100 virus in you computers in one hour,i suggest that you shoud reinstall your window system and install a good software to protect your computer.
@dreamssri (1796)
• India
17 Aug 08
yes,yes...i will format my computer by todays evening..
• New Zealand
17 Aug 08
lol. ive only ever had one virus avast is junk lol try commodo or avg and then see what happens
@dreamssri (1796)
• India
17 Aug 08
i dont think avast is junk..but i'll say commodo is junk...it doesn't detct anything...the reason why i do not use AVG is it takes lots of RAM and it slows down my system...
@debu004 (182)
• India
17 Aug 08
Well if your computer is infected with so many viruses its better to format your PC as soon as possible.And try to use antivirus softwares which are very effective.It might have happened that your antivirus is out of date and thats why its not secure.Well I am using an antivirus NOD32.I feel this one is really effective and is free.The best part of this antivirus is that it gets updated almost everyday with its latest version automatically if you have an internet connection and keeps secure from the latest viruses.Better try this one as Norton,etc are of limited versions.