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Title: Virus Help...
Post by: EHME on May 01, 2009, 08:46:07 AM
I have a virus known as the "WinPC Defender" virus on my log in for windows XP. I also believe a poster from here cough*Twisted Intestine*cough sent it to me.

Cowboy #'s has tried to help, but for some reason the program he reccomanded isn't working. Can anyone else help?

Title: Virus Help...
Post by: Tigger on May 01, 2009, 09:00:58 AM
I don't even know how to send people viruses if I wanted to... and if I did I wouldn't, you paranoid fuck.
Title: Virus Help...
Post by: Venkman on May 01, 2009, 09:09:00 AM
You need to buy a new PC. That's what I did.
Title: Virus Help...
Post by: Smues on May 01, 2009, 09:13:41 AM
My answer to every major computer problem is to format the harddrive.
Title: Virus Help...
Post by: EHME on May 01, 2009, 09:16:56 AM
You need to buy a new PC. That's what I did.

I don't think thats an option. Plus I have 2 computers(including the one with the virus) and 3 lap tops.

Plus this computer is perfectly fine with the other log in's aside from mine.
Title: Virus Help...
Post by: Venkman on May 01, 2009, 09:18:30 AM
Well, I suggest using something called "Safe Mode" when using a program to remove it. Apparently me not doing this is why my previous PC got destroyed.
Title: Virus Help...
Post by: Tigger on May 01, 2009, 09:18:52 AM
EHME, can you tell me why you think it was me?
Title: Virus Help...
Post by: Venkman on May 01, 2009, 09:19:48 AM
I am curious about this accusation as well.
Title: Virus Help...
Post by: EHME on May 01, 2009, 09:23:52 AM
Well, I suggest using something called "Safe Mode" when using a program to remove it. Apparently me not doing this is why my previous PC got destroyed.

Tried it, it didn't work.
Title: Virus Help...
Post by: EHME on May 01, 2009, 09:25:38 AM
I am curious about this accusation as well.

Mind your own business.
Title: Virus Help...
Post by: Venkman on May 01, 2009, 09:30:59 AM
Anytime a white Ontario man is blamed of a hate crime, it is my business.

I don't rememeber what virus I had exactly, but it was the one that kept demanding you do a virus scan or download some patch or something, then causes havoc with your e-mail, then your wallpaper is changed. I removed a lot of it via Norton, but it ended up deleting key operational files and removing my internet connection. The whole thing became unusable - I'm sure it could have been fixed, but it was an excuse to get a better PC so whatever.
Title: Virus Help...
Post by: Tigger on May 01, 2009, 09:33:57 AM
I had a virus that kept bringing up popups saying to download some anti-virus program. I got a program called "malaware" or something like that and it took care of it.
Title: Virus Help...
Post by: AndrewTS on May 01, 2009, 02:32:57 PM
You could either download/update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and then run the scan and remove the virus (this is probably what Twisted was saying--it would be more helpful to tell him the actual name!):
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/malwarebytes/mbam-setup.exe (http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/malwarebytes/mbam-setup.exe)

Or try the removal instructions from this page:
http://www.2-spyware.com/remove-winpc-defender.html (http://www.2-spyware.com/remove-winpc-defender.html)
Title: Virus Help...
Post by: griffinmills on May 01, 2009, 05:54:48 PM
I am curious about this accusation as well.

Mind your own business.

I recommend removing the accusation from the first post if it's still possible to edit it or you'll probably continue to get inquiries from time to time, it's only a suggestion though.  GL with the virus removal, I personally use AVG free and safe mode when needed.
Title: Virus Help...
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on May 01, 2009, 06:01:22 PM
You could either download/update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and then run the scan and remove the virus (this is probably what Twisted was saying--it would be more helpful to tell him the actual name!):
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/malwarebytes/mbam-setup.exe (http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/malwarebytes/mbam-setup.exe)

Or try the removal instructions from this page:
http://www.2-spyware.com/remove-winpc-defender.html (http://www.2-spyware.com/remove-winpc-defender.html)


This is what  I told him to do but he said it wouldn't install.
Title: Virus Help...
Post by: Tigger on May 01, 2009, 11:49:57 PM
lol, I really couldn't remember what it was called, and it was on my old computer.

*Gives people viruses and then shady instructions on how to get rid of them*

Thanks though! I'm going to download that now.