Problems with computers

@vonvonex (284)
Philippines
February 2, 2009 9:25am CST
My computer sucks man! How about your? I just can't get ride of some freaking viruses swarming in the internet! It is now slowing the performance of my computer. CAn anyone help me out here? I'm getting pissed of the viruses and my antivirus cant detect the freaking viruses and the worst part, my mom and brother just keep in dowloading things from the net without even knowing of those things that they have dowloaded containi viruses. My God!!! Guess what?! I can no longer change the wall paper of my disctop because some unknown virus that my antivirus cant detect. My antivirus is kasperskey and I'm planning to buy a new OS for my computer and new antivirus and plannin to reformat my freaking computer one I have enough earning here. Gosh!!! I;m relly pissed of with my brother and my mom just downloading things. GRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!! now , O can't even log in to neobux!!!
13 responses
@user_786 (1340)
2 Feb 09
If you can afford to put some effort, i would suggest your format your hard disk and install new Windows and other software. The other option for you is to buy good antivirus like Symentac, McAfee, etc or download free ones like Avira, Comodo, AVG, etc and when you do , make sure you update the antivirus atleast once a week (unless the antivirus software does it automatically). Apart from this, download anti spyware. This tool is different from antivirus and detects other type of softwares that might be residing on your PC to get your information or to slow your PC down or anyother thing. There is also an online virus scan . Search on your favorite search-engine "online virus scan", there are a few online virus scan services, which will scan and remove any viruses from your PC. Try doing all that and if your PC is still running slow, try the follwing 1- Run Windows Defragmention tool - it takes quite a long time to complete its job. 2- Uninstall unnecessary software from your PC 3- If your PC still doesnt start to work fast, you then probably need faster CPU and larger RAM. It is also possible that your HDD (Hard disk drive) has bad sectors in it (Bad sectors mean that the disk s physcially damaged at some places). You can run a scan called scandisk in Windows which can tell you condition of your disk. If there are many bad dsectors , you then need a new Hard disk. Hope it helps
@Toony182 (256)
• United States
2 Feb 09
Ha I've tried formatting mine, but at about 90% (which took nearly an hour to get that far) it just stopped, and some kind of error popped up... A lot of the problem is I only have 30GB of hard drive space ;-; total, not free...
• Canada
3 Feb 09
If you only have thirty gb you should get rid of some stuff so that your hard drive is only about half full. Your computer needs space for temporary files and such while it is running. The less junk you have on there the better. Remember how fast your computer was when it was new without all that stuff on it?
@user_786 (1340)
3 Feb 09
If the disk formatting stopped, it clearly means your disk is faulty (it has many bad dectors in it) , and you should get a new one. You can try a few more times to format the disk and if it stops again, it confirms then that you need new disk. Do not format with /q format - Quick format
@plasma (675)
• India
2 Feb 09
Same problem here. Sometimes, it's so annoying that my PC seems like a storehouse of viruses rather than of useful programs. I have scanned my system with almost every major anti virus program but none of those was able to weed out the problem. I think the only way now is to reformat my hard drive and wait for another attack. :-)
@vonvonex (284)
• Philippines
2 Feb 09
Yeah! It really sucks. Bu I heared that OS from apple can not be infected with viruses. I veary eager to know if that is really true? do you have any idea about this?
• Canada
3 Feb 09
Mac still gets viruses but most are written for PC because most people have PC. If most people had Mac the scum would concentrate on Mac viruses.
@plasma (675)
• India
3 Feb 09
Right. One business brings another. :-)
@mariposaman (2968)
• Canada
3 Feb 09
I agree you need CCleaner as suggested. Your Kapersky is a good anti virus and adding more antivirus programs will not help. You can try an online scan like Trend Housecall. What I would suggest is to go to www.freedomlist.com/forum and start your own thread in the PC Protection section. It is a small website but some of the best experts check in there. You will be asked to run one or more scans with one or more programs but I have yet to see them fail in cleaning up a computer.
@vonvonex (284)
• Philippines
3 Feb 09
Wow!!! I did not expect that their will be so many of you responding to my discussion. Hehehehe... I hope this topic becomes one of the top topics for at least a day. I would like to say thank you to all of you who have responed and suggested some things about my problem. Hehehehe...
• Goose Creek, South Carolina
4 Feb 09
The best antivirus program I know of is avast! antivirus. It's available at http://www.avast.com for free download.
@hotsummer (10307)
• Philippines
3 Feb 09
i never had that kind of problems with viruses yet. but i am not into downloading programs on the net that is why i don't get them. cause i am not really interested on things to download on the net. i just download some basic things. anyways, i think that reformatting our computer will be the best way to get rid of these viruses. i think that the OS we use is not the problem just reformat it then i think that most of the problems that you have now with viruses will be deleted as well. but i know that it is really hassle to reformat and to download those programs again in your computer that you are using usually.
@nsujin (91)
• India
3 Feb 09
Use Adware Se personal to move away from spyware.
@sunil_008 (1270)
• India
3 Feb 09
well have you tried the new NOD 32 anti virus. Or the BIt Defender antivirus. they are good in this section as they are light in weight and won't create problem while in computer. their scaning is also quite good. internet comes with new viruses everyday so does the solutions for them too. viruses are created to increase the sale of the anti viruses...:) well all i can say don't install anything from internet without checking the authenticity of the web page...enjoy...try the trial version today and see the difference...
• Philippines
3 Feb 09
I understand that it can be really frustrating when we cannot do anything about our computer which has multiple problems because of viruses. It happened to me once and I learned a lot from it! I used to have Internet Explorer as my net browser. A lot of my IT friends told me that it's better to use Mozilla Firefox because it has higher security level and it has add-ons that block unwanted information from the internet. I followed their suggestion and added Malwarebytes that I run every week to remove unwanted files and programs from my PC. But of course before this, I had to delete all trojans and other files that made my computer awfully slow. This site really helped me a lot! ( http://www.computing.net/answers/security/trojan-horse-generic11/23504.html ) Now, I am very much satisfied with how my computer is performing. I love Mozilla Firefox!
• United States
3 Feb 09
What antivirus did you use? Try using avira along with avast. Don't forget to run anti-spyware scans like spybot search and destroy
@VANILLAREY (1473)
• India
3 Feb 09
Try udating kasperskey and running full PC scan. If it does not work then try downloading trial versions of various other antivirus and scaning your PC. It usually happens that one antivirus does take care of a virus but another one can.
@irhille (275)
• Philippines
3 Feb 09
try to use linux OS... all viruses are made for windows os... if you dont want to use linux then you have to format your pc now coz once your pc is infected it may cause trouble as the time goes... before you reformat your pc first back up all your data... then install fresh os... then install anti virus i suggest you use avira antivir... and tell your siblings not to downloading anything coz we dont know if it has a virus or not...
@reon862 (134)
• United States
2 Feb 09
A. Every OS on this earth is subject to infection by a virus, there is no impenetrable OS out there. B. Get some security programs like a firewall (i recommend comodo) and some antispyware programs (like AdAware, Spyware Search and Destroy, etc) C. Use your common sense when browsing the net. If it looks sketchy and the name is sketchy, then it probably is sketchy.
• United States
2 Feb 09
Sounds like you are experiencing some real bad problems there. My suggestions is go online and get CCleaner run all the tools it has to offer. Cleans cookies, temp files, prefetch, etc. The other benefits of CCleaner is it also cleans the registry which will help in many occasions. One more beneifit is that you can manage the things that actually start up when you first turn on your computer. Yes, can stop some of those annoying programs from actually starting. This is where I would start if I were you. A friend of my from IBM was the one that told me about it and I have been using it ever since. Hope that helps, Bobbi