Are u fed up with Viruses in ur computer just like me

India
October 7, 2009 4:45am CST
Is ur computer slowing down day by day and making things worse creating it tiresome to even start it within few minutes does it creep everytime and is heavily infected with virus Now what do u do in such a stage do u format it and loose ur valuable data or just keep running the same to preserve the important files or u have soom antivirus which can clear it i hope there is very low probablity of any antivirus to get installed on an infected PC what do u do guys any suggestions
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24 responses
• India
7 Oct 09
i am using Windows Vista, and i am using Laptop and i am on net for 17-18 hrs. a day. i never face the problem with virus.
• India
7 Oct 09
same here i think u use a good antivirus and never visit untrusted websites
• India
7 Oct 09
oh sorry, i forgot to mention. i am not using any type of antivirus, and i am going to all site, weather it is trustable or untrustable. i am web developer so i has to visit all site for the review.
• India
7 Oct 09
if i install anivirus in my machine then i will get problem. and if i install antivirus and make a scan, i am sure i will get millions of virus on my laptop. if you dont install any anitvirus and just update your windows from microsoft you will not get any problem.
@levite (1062)
• Philippines
7 Oct 09
I'm quite fed up with computer viruses even if I have an antivirus software installed on my PC. Although I have an antivirus installed, some newly-created viruses and spywares can still infect my PC and I still need to scan my computer to get rid of it. It is better to have an antivirus program installed rather than reformatting your hard drive repeatedly. Your valuable data are surely lost if you haven't backed them up. You can still install an antivirus software on an infected PC, I have tried it before and the antivirus worked pretty well and removed the virus. Prevention is better than cure.
@aylim14 (501)
• Philippines
7 Oct 09
yes i agree, but as you said so yourself, antiviruses are not perfect, so another way to prevent your data from being destroyed or lost altogether, then just back up your files. Me, i do it every Saturday morning, at 9:30 am so that i would be able to ensure that my files are stored safely and in case of a virus attack during the week, at least i have my files safe and secured. and monthly, i do a second back-up in another storage device. so yeah, a bit hassle and time-consuming (around 5-10 minutes since i keep my files in a single folder with plenty of subfolders, for ease of back-up), but at least my files are really safe.
• India
7 Oct 09
try updating the anti virus even i faced the same problem in my desktop few months back but shifting to a new OS , that was win 7 and a good antivirus kaspersky , made my pc run well enough and never troubled me again
@levite (1062)
• Philippines
7 Oct 09
I have my antivirus program always updated on a regular basis but viruses can get very complex nowadays and powerful antivirus is best. Kaspersky is really good. A complete virus protection, I think, is best: an antivirus/antispyware, firewall, anti-phising,anti-rootkit all-in-one Internet security.
@tixepower (1196)
• Sweden
7 Oct 09
No, my computer viruses live their own life and I let them be. We have a peace agreement and we do not want a world war 3.
• India
7 Oct 09
exactly, i am also doing the same thing.
• India
7 Oct 09
hahahhaaha ... am literally laughing man cool , so buddy when are u going on date with them
@tixepower (1196)
• Sweden
7 Oct 09
I'm not sure, I think that it's time to do that soon. We've known each other for so long time now and it's time to take the next step in this relationship.
@Archie0 (5175)
7 Oct 09
Hello velocity, well yes even i am pulling my hair off from my head due to my pc problems my pc has lots of viruses as well as it has a very low virtual memory in it.I have to fix in two things that is a powerfull ram and a good antivirus. lets see i need some money for it though.
@aylim14 (501)
• Philippines
7 Oct 09
yes, but there are two viable options too. A pretty good antivirus or a different OS aside from Microsoft. see my upper reply to the owner. I do not see upgrading computers as a viable option since it costs way lot more than just changing to a reliable antivirus or a different OS.
• India
7 Oct 09
before installing an antivirus u need a tool which removes viruses or atleast quarternines the viruses i think u may get it at kaspersky website for free i read in the user manual
• India
8 Oct 09
Hello, I had similar problems with my PC. I have installed a good antivirus program known as Kaspersky.Ofcourse before I installed, formatting was done to delete the virus, and refornmating was done in only one drive where my OS is installed.Kaspersky will sort out all the problems and is a good antivirus program. I am much relieved now.The program has to be updated freaqquently in a day. That should help you. Thanks.
@mohitseth (568)
• India
8 Oct 09
yes my friend my pc is also suffering from many virus attacks.i have foldersin folders and folders in folders.my speed is so slow and i can;t open my microsoft office in time. its being slow down day by day. i am not formatting my window.plz suggest me any good antivirus? happy mylotting.
• India
8 Oct 09
ok thats a common virus when u see the name of folder with a same file name in it format it once u back up all ur data then install n update the anti virus
• India
8 Oct 09
and dont forget to scan the backup before u restore it
• India
8 Oct 09
there is only one solution- "UBUNTU".Install ubuntu in your system and feel the difference!!!
• India
9 Oct 09
Can u tell me about This unbuntu , i askd people but no reply anyone can reply back i want to know whats it all about ?
@jpso138 (7860)
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
I used to get viruses on my computer. Most especially that I do allow other people to insert removable disk on my computer to share some of my files. Well, I am glad that I have used a good anti virus. It has been on my computer for almost a year and I have noted that I have never experience any problem such as viruses and other harmful things. I am using "avira' anti-virus. A friend of mine who is a computer programmer has introduce me to this anti-virus. Not only it is effective, it is also very light and its free.
• India
14 Oct 09
ya pen drives and removable devices are one of the major problems to deal with keep ur anti virus updated , u would never face it again
@junior07 (972)
• India
8 Oct 09
Yes, I am also fed up of viruses, how they come instantly by just connecting the computer to internet, I sometime think that from where they come, sometime I thought that they are created by the Antivirus making companies itself.
@gjoy993 (19)
• Malaysia
8 Oct 09
Don't use cheap or free 'antivirus' software. Use a good 'internet security' software which is much more complete such as Kaspersky Internet Security or AVG Internet Security.
• India
9 Oct 09
ya i learnt a lesson
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
yes, i think some anti virus are also viruses in disguise. I have to learn a lot of things about those anti virus because I am always victimized. A friend of mine told me that I have to always update my anti virus to avoid problems
• India
8 Oct 09
sometimes it happens that ur anti virus software is infected by a virus , and in turn it too works for the virus poor anti virus ;)
@akotalagato (1335)
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
I havent had any problems with viruses for a long long time. ever since i installed AVG free. it is a good antivirus which you can update everyday and most of all it is free! ciao!
• India
8 Oct 09
AVG free is good even i feel so it is the best free antivirus available
@whitf0rd (32)
• United States
8 Oct 09
Nope! Because I have a Mac!
• India
8 Oct 09
thats a good option
@rdsantos (320)
• Philippines
7 Oct 09
it's no use to install any anti-virus on a infected pc,since the virus alreat spread and it will just put its self on the exception list,most newer virus has this feature.what i can recommend though is use deepfreeze it will prevent your system from unnecessary changes of any kind even if you don't have an anti virus you are well protected just restart your pc and voila everything goes back to its original state.you can do research about deepfreeze or similar applications.that's what i have now. an do clean your pc first before doing putting it since it will also be useless.
• India
7 Oct 09
u r right buddy i asked someone in the section but no reply thanks
@angeliam (206)
• China
7 Oct 09
yes, it bothers me a lot.if i sit before a computer for a long time, i will feel terrible. they say a plant may help to reduce these virus.
• India
8 Oct 09
hahaha every1 is scratching their heads with this problem
• United Kingdom
7 Oct 09
Before I really started getting into computers I remember being inundated by viruses. Things have changed now! I carry out regular backups on a Friday morning and this ensures that all my important information remains intact. If I do suffere a catasrophe then I have the means to restore my backups. I recommend that you do this on a regular basis. Get yourself an external hard drive, something you can plug into your usb port, this is the easiest option. The most important thing is to make sure that your antivirus product is kept constantly up to date. There are new viruses being found all the time but there are things that we can do to ensure that our system works very well. I haven't had any problems with my pc to date. If you have backed up your date then it's ok to format your computer and start fresh. Andrew
• India
7 Oct 09
thank u
• India
7 Oct 09
if i was in your place and i had some important data then first i would try to install an antivirus and try to clear the threats but if it didn't work then i would just copy my data to a hdd and format my whole pc. yes you are right these days threats are damn dangerous and smart enough,they wont allow you to install any kind of antivirus program on your computer... so it's always better to install antivirus at the beggining itself ! but like they say """It's Never Too Late !".
• India
7 Oct 09
thts wat i will do with my pc now
• India
7 Oct 09
Hi there, in spite of having an anti virus, my computer still has a virus. Of course because of the anti virus, it is not able to do anything in my system, but the problem is, when I down load some thing in the pen drive, it goes into the pen drive, and when I give the pen drive to some of my friends, they get very angry with me.
• India
7 Oct 09
Buddy ur anti virus may be out of date , try updating or get new version of the same one it will be more powerful
@aylim14 (501)
• Philippines
7 Oct 09
hi there. I am also fed up with this too, especially with the computer shops here in the Philippines. That every time you mount a USB, it is already infected with lots of viruses and trojans and worms. To address this problem, i can only see 2 viable solutions: one, a pretty good antivirus program. personally, i prefer using Kaspersky as it detects everything and as of the moment, i do not have any problem with it. Next and final solution, try another operating System. not downplaying Microsoft, but it really has the most virus and application problems unlike using Mac or Linux. So that's up to you right now, but for me, im planning on using Linux in the near future. as of right now, i am using microsoft, but when i upgrade my computer, i could probably choose one without an OS or probably a Mac if i have the budget.
• India
7 Oct 09
haha :D i know even i feel linux is better in security point of view and i heard it never gets infected with viruses is it true and if yes y so
@malpoa (1218)
• India
8 Oct 09
I have antivirus installed so it doesnt bother me much. Also I have c leaner which i use after every time I switc off the modem, it does help a lot. But the worst thing is when the machine ahngs!!! I hate to install programs especially operating syustem as it takes a lot of time and there is no other option but to do this when harddisk hangs!!
• India
8 Oct 09
Hi..yes man this a very serious issue for those who can't live without computers....I face the same problem as you do....i get very fedup when my coputer ges slow....i dont have that much passions....What i do is..i asks frnds for anti-viruses...i keep changing them when they are outdated....if still i face the same problem then dude the only way is to get it formated..... Guys any suggestions regarding this please let me know..... Take Care