Did you get any Viruses on your Computer lately?

@marciascott (25557)
United States
April 20, 2009 5:51am CST
I think I have some but not sure, something popped up from Microsoft telling me I have Viruses and to downlad this one program, then down at the bottom of the page it said don't download it, it keeps popping up. so I just deleted it, My grand children was downloading a lot of stuff on my computer, That why I don't like my Grands to get on Computer, because everytime, my computer just start acting very weird. And I know that I have some Virues, I guess I will wait and Let my Avast scan my Computer, and It will be ok, I think?
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@chimrani (1431)
• India
3 May 09
One month back my computer was infected with virus and i tried to delete them but failed so i went to computer specialist and he formated my computer.Now iam using kaspersky and it is the best antivirus software for me. I experienced many problems when my computer got infected.My internet explore shutdown automatically and some times my pc shutdowns automatically and some times it restarts.
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3 May 09
The thing is, it is much better to sort the problem out ourselves than to hire expensive experts.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
4 May 09
I did hae to get a Specialist to come out. He put another Anti Virus promgram in. AVG.
4 May 09
Avg is a great tool for scanning and removing viruses. I wish you luck.
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• India
20 Apr 09
I caught a virus 2 years ago from my system. That means I am free from viruses since two years. Do you know how? I switched to Linux. Everybody knows that Linux is virus free and therefore it provides a safe and secure environment for computing. For my friends, I suggest Linux Operating system as it has become more user friendly than before. Moreover, you can run both Microsoft Windows as well as GNU/Linux on the same PC without any problem so that you can fulfill your needs and at the same time, you can have a virus free computing also.
• Pakistan
5 May 09
[b]well i have got a thousand of them... really cant get rid of these viruses these days.... [/b]
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
6 May 09
Why don't you get AVG. Download it?
@marciascott (25557)
• United States
12 May 09
Hi Moon, Have a Great Night it is Morning here, Tuesday, 5:00am. why don't you download AVG. Antivirus? It is good for Scanning the Computer.
• Pakistan
12 May 09
[b]well thanks dear, i was using Kaspersky and then last month i switched over to Avira. here in my project Lab's PC... but i dont have an antivirus in my computer at home. [/b]
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
22 Apr 09
no thank god no viruses lately, I did write an article on conflicker though,
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
22 Apr 09
Hi Winterose what is that? How are you! Fine I hope!
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
22 Apr 09
it was the big virus that was suppose to hit on april lst.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
22 Apr 09
yes I heard about that, it even had a name. I don't think it affected my Computer did it affect yours? I hope not! I see you are up, What time is it there? It is 5:45 here in OH.
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@pitstryke (310)
• Philippines
22 Apr 09
yeah i just scanned my computer last month and surprisingly....my computer contain lots of trojan..im not really sure from where my computer got it i really dont download anything from the net...so im not quiet sure where my computer got those....but glady i have anti malware...ehehe to detect if my pc has one...and that day my antimal just detected something so i scanned my computer really quick...
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• Philippines
22 Apr 09
oh i remember..my bestfriend used my computer for her project and she used her flashdisk..and when i check that one it contain worms and trojan...my computer wasn't infected the flashdisk does..ehehe
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
22 Apr 09
Welcome to Mylot that is really good, you caught it right in time. I think sometimes you do have to do it manually.
@marciascott (25557)
• United States
22 Apr 09
Seems like you know how to keep your Computer together, Sometimes you can ge a Virues just by someone emailing you something, and maybe they don't even know they are sending you one.
• Netherlands
21 Apr 09
As far as I know I haven't picked up any but I do have an program that is set to run every night automatically while I am asleep and it seems to be working since I don't seem to have any problems...that I know!
@marciascott (25557)
• United States
21 Apr 09
I use to have one that ran a certain time of night it was AVG Anti Virues.
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• Netherlands
22 Apr 09
You said you use to have the AVG Anti Virus run every night, is there a reason that you don't still have it?
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
22 Apr 09
I had it with my old computer, everything got kind of screwed up, and my computer crashed, zi was going to get it fixed, but I ended up getting a new Computer, a Compac H.P. and they had Norton on it for 60 days, now I have Avast. it is only for 60 days, but I have had it for a month already. Thanks for input!
• Singapore
20 Apr 09
Hi honey, Thankfully no. I didn't get any virus, not any that I am aware of. Why would you get popup messages from Microsoft concerning viruses anyway? Unless you are talking about the Windows update malware scan, then Microsoft doesn't have a virus scanner! I would suggest you fire up your anti-virus program, update to the latest virus definitions and run a scan. Then, you can be more sure if you have any virus in your computer and the anti-virus program might possibly be able to help you kill the viruses if any. I suspect what you encounter it from surfing some malicious websites showing banners that hope to deceive you into downloading viruses (instead of genuinely removing them). So... try the scan like I suggested above.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
20 Apr 09
Kids were on Myspace downloading, different things and downloading a lot of Music, I know that will give you virues.
@marciascott (25557)
• United States
3 May 09
hey where are you? I haven't seen you in a while, I didn't know you can get Virus that you download, especially from a Banner? Have a nice week!
@marciascott (25557)
• United States
13 Jun 09
Hey I still haven't seen you are you alright? I hope so.
@Darkwing (21590)
20 Apr 09
I used to get that window popping up all the time... it's a virus my friend. Don't touch it! Mine disappeared eventually but I don't know whether it was down to my security or what. However, I'm happy to see it gone! lol. Brightest Blessings, my friend.
@marciascott (25557)
• United States
20 Apr 09
I know you are glad it's gone. Mind still is here, I have been out all morning to get something done about Niegbor. I think I will try scanning it, by I really think my Grands had something to do with it, I know for sure it is a Virues. Because that is the only time I get Popups is when a get a Virues. Thanks for responding.
@Darkwing (21590)
21 Apr 09
You're welcome, my friend. Somehow, it seems to slip through the blockers.
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@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
13 Jun 09
I have had an apple for about4 years now. In that time, not a single virus problem. I am way lucky than you guys on Windows. I just hope it stays that way.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
13 Jun 09
You'dbetter hope, so, that good you never got a Virus. I have a new computer but it can still happen anytimes, especially when the Kids download stuff from Myspace and Music Videos. Hope you are having a great weekend!
@vicky30 (4779)
• India
13 Jun 09
I just got my computer repaired from the service centre and i always have my antivirus updated So i don't have any virus till now.We cannot when the virus will attack the computer.It can come even through infected sites.We should have the antivirus guard on to detect viruses when we surf harmful sites.
@marciascott (25557)
• United States
13 Jun 09
Yes, It is best to have some kind of protection. I am glad you got it fixed, no fun when your Computer is down.
@mano5chi (207)
• Spain
12 May 09
I got a virus on my computer a few months ago; www.ziddu.com, one of those pages that pays the users every time others download the files the user have uploaded was hacked. I was active in this website, visit it and got a virus. My computer started acting weird too and it was running extremely slow. And if this weren´t bad enough, my antivirus, Panda Internet Security 2008, was one the worsts I´ve ever seen. It took me a month to understand where the problem was and finally I had to format the hard drive. It was terrible! Be careful the websites you visit.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
12 May 09
Yes I know that problem has haapen to me alot, everytime My grandchildren gets on my computer, downloading different things a get all kinds of Virus, they think I am being funny for not letting the get on my Computer much, because they do screw it up bad. I always have to scan everything when they get off my computer. Thanks for you input, yo are right you do have to watch what websites you go to. you never know if you will get a Virus or not. When you computer runs slow, best to beleve you definely have a Virus. I have taught myself alot working on my computer I also watch my Computer Guy do somethings when he comes out to my house. He makes a living fixing computers. Have a great day!
@tonytt2009 (1706)
• China
8 May 09
Hi there,I'm using the Mcafee~recently,I would say it's perfect!BUT I think it's some viruses on my laptop for a long time as I can not access to the internet using directly the model~~As a matter of lazy,I don't go and check with the sale untill now~~ Happy lotting everyday~~
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
12 May 09
Hi, AVG for me rught now My Computer Guy just installled it about a week ago. No problems what so ever. Have a great day!
@Canellita (12059)
• United States
8 May 09
I hesitate to answer this but I am very careful about my computer. It is not connected to a large network and like most people I don't use floppy discs anymore so the risk is low.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
12 May 09
Sorry for replying so late, but someone else had replied after 5 days so I am back. Yes, Be carefuul so yu don't get any Viruses. Have a great day1
3 May 09
The programs I have are eset nod 32 internet security, and spybot search and destroy. The best thing is to do is ignore the pop ups that say that a person downloads some program, as this will require extra money paid on a program that makes the problem worse. The way to get rid of the viruses is use a reputable program in safe mode.
@marciascott (25557)
• United States
4 May 09
Yes I know that, I do't think I will hae anymore problems.
@roberten (3134)
• United States
27 Apr 09
I have no grands, marcia, but my kids manage to tangle up my computers quite often. I just got a laptop at Christmas and it is lock up tighter than a drum with some fierce virus. I generally use my desktop while my 17 & 20 yr old kids use the laptop. I told them I am not paying to have this one fixed; this is a recurring problem that pops up about every 3 to 6 months. I spent enough last year repairing computers to have purchased a new system. This time the kids are on their own, the bank of mom is closed. LOL!
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
27 Apr 09
I know exactly what you mean, the Kids seem to screw p computer downloading different this it happens everytime, the My grandchildren thinks that I am being funny for not letting them get on my computer, I just had my computer guy come in and do a lot of stuff. so I should be ok, he downwd AVG, it suppose to scan my computer every day, like at 3:00am, so it should be find now. thanks for you input.
• Philippines
25 Apr 09
Downloading something from the internet is really risky specially if you don't know that someone is downloading something from the net without your knowledge. I think I also have some in my computer I just scan it later. My computer has been running a little slow so there might be some virus in its system.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
25 Apr 09
That is when you know you have Virues, When you computer runs slow you do have a Virues, another theing, do you delete your cookies? A Newscaster on t.V. said that years ago, always delete cookes, I don't know hpw true it is, but I do that sometimes, and if you have other windows open that makes your computer slow too. Thanks for input have a nice weekend!
@gemini_rose (16194)
22 Apr 09
This happened to my mum on her computer not so long ago. She had a message from microsoft saying the same thing but she did not have an anti virus and so downloaded it and it was a virus and infected her computer. It cost her a lot of money to have it all sorted out as well.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
22 Apr 09
I didn't open it, well, at firt I did and I thought about it, because My Computer said at the bottom of the page, do not download it so I didn't thank God I didn't. have agood day! +
@elitess (5077)
• Ipswich, England
22 Apr 09
Hi there Marcia Scott. I have had some recent pests - a rather nasty malware that was changing my search engine (in the top right of Firefox) that wouldn't go out easily, but i managed to kick it out and now i am back to my good old antivirus that kept me safe for the last 3 years - i was trying symantec for a change, as it was recommended to my by a good friend, but since i wasn't satisfied, i returned to my previous one.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
22 Apr 09
that good now you have no more prolems, I think I might go back to AVG.
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@gina009 (58)
• Malaysia
22 Apr 09
yeap, my pc got infected by Trojans so many times, but luckily can be fixed using AVG Anti-Virus program. It's good that you have Avast on your pc, just use it to clear off all the viruses.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
22 Apr 09
Welcome to mylot that is what I am trying to do.
@csrobins (1125)
• United States
21 Apr 09
I don’t get a lot of virus threats on my computer, I also don’t have a antivirus protection program right no w either so it’s probably a good thing. Tell your grandkids not to download anything when they get on your computer or they may not have one to get on soon. You might want to look at cleaning it out and getting a bunch of stuff you don’t use off of it. I bet there’s a lot of stuff that is slowing it down.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
3 May 09
I just got AVG, installled.