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    Got my computer back after my brother borrowed it - internet history deleted and this on my desktop:

    WARNING YOUR'RE IN DANGER! YOUR COMPUTER IS INFECTED WITH SPYWARE!" on your desktop followed by something like "ALL YOU DO WITH COMPUTER IS STORED FOREVER IN YOUR HARD DISK. WHEN YOU VISIT SITES, SEND E-MAILS... ALL YOUR ACTIONS ARE LOGGED. AND IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO REMOVE THEM WITH STANDART TOOLS. YOUR DATA IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR FORENSICS. AND IN SOME CASES" "FOR YOUR BOSS, YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR WIFE, YOUR CHILDREN. Every sit you or somebody or even something, like spyware, opened in your browsers, with all images, and all downloaded and maybe later removed movies or mp3 songs - ARE STILL THERE and could break your life!" "SECURE YOURSELF RIGHT NOW!" "REMOVE ALL SPYWARE FROM YOUR PC!"

    What do I do? It's only on my user, my sister's isn't affected, but I can't seem to delete my username of the computer. I didn't have antivirus (stupidly) but that was because it kept saying error before when I tried downloading it.
    I've come across sites that claim to get rid of viruses and spyware for a one off payment of about £40, but are any of these sites legit?
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    (Original post by PinkFriday)
    I've come across sites that claim to get rid of viruses and spyware for a one off payment of about £40, but are any of these sites legit?
    Wouldn't trust them. They'll probably just give you more viruses and spyware.

    Tried Avast? If the virus is only affecting one user account, try installing some free antivirus software like that on the other account and doing a full system scan.
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    format it.
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    (Original post by PinkFriday)
    Got my computer back after my brother borrowed it
    Well there's your problem.

    It's probably fake and is a prank by him. But if its real then format it.
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    (Original post by PinkFriday)
    Got my computer back after my brother borrowed it - internet history deleted and this on my desktop:

    WARNING YOUR'RE IN DANGER! YOUR COMPUTER IS INFECTED WITH SPYWARE!" on your desktop followed by something like "ALL YOU DO WITH COMPUTER IS STORED FOREVER IN YOUR HARD DISK. WHEN YOU VISIT SITES, SEND E-MAILS... ALL YOUR ACTIONS ARE LOGGED. AND IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO REMOVE THEM WITH STANDART TOOLS. YOUR DATA IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR FORENSICS. AND IN SOME CASES" "FOR YOUR BOSS, YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR WIFE, YOUR CHILDREN. Every sit you or somebody or even something, like spyware, opened in your browsers, with all images, and all downloaded and maybe later removed movies or mp3 songs - ARE STILL THERE and could break your life!" "SECURE YOURSELF RIGHT NOW!" "REMOVE ALL SPYWARE FROM YOUR PC!"

    What do I do? It's only on my user, my sister's isn't affected, but I can't seem to delete my username of the computer. I didn't have antivirus (stupidly) but that was because it kept saying error before when I tried downloading it.
    I've come across sites that claim to get rid of viruses and spyware for a one off payment of about £40, but are any of these sites legit?
    download the free version of Malwarebytes anti malware,it will get rid of your virus,it did when my antivirus didnt detect the virus we got.
    hope that helps
    good luck
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    Sister just had this, her antivirus completely broke down and died. We ended up having to backup her files after multiple attempts and then wipe the whole thing and reinstall windows, didn't help that she was the administrator user! I wouldn't go for the one-off payment stuff, you're better off getting a legit antivirus software, but i'm not a tech geek like my brother so I'm not entirely sure.

    I woud kill your brother though..
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    Evidently your brother has been on some fun sites .

    But yes, first things first attempt to get any sort of Anti-Virus program on there. Don't be a fool and give money to a website to remove it, giving them your bank details is at the top of the stupidest thing you can do.

    This sort of thing has been on the rise over the last couple of months, just attempt to get something like Avast, Microsoft Security Essentials ect on there to remove it first.
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    (Original post by gt-ere)
    Well there's your problem.

    It's probably fake and is a prank by him. But if its real then format it.
    Apologies if this is a stupid question, but what do you mean by formatting and how can it be done?
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    EDIT: Ignore me. I forgot to take my pills this morning
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    I could give you a certain batch file to help...
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    up a screenshot

    what this is is likely a fake virus, especially if it's giving you a link to buy some spywhere/antivirus

    You can delete all processes that went on after a certain time.
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    Is this message just a desktop background or is a program or popup saying that? Could you post a picture of this, what is actually on the screen?

    As for computer security, a really good combination is Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes. I would install those, boot into safe mode and run them.

    Personally, this just sounds like a prank to me.
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    (Original post by Will Lucky)
    Evidently your brother has been on some fun sites .

    But yes, first things first attempt to get any sort of Anti-Virus program on there. Don't be a fool and give money to a website to remove it, giving them your bank details is at the top of the stupidest thing you can do.

    This sort of thing has been on the rise over the last couple of months, just attempt to get something like Avast, Microsoft Security Essentials ect on there to remove it first.
    That's the problem though, I can't download anything on my computer because everything says error.
    Is it likely my computer could break forever? And how long does it take for it to happen (if it does)?
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    (Original post by Dude Where's My Username)
    It's 100% true that anything and everything you view online is permanently stored (or leaves an invisible "footprint") on your hard drive, whether you delete it or not. However, that still sounds like a malicious programe. Don't even think about buying anything from their site (if it's leading you to one)

    Plus unless you've viewed child porn, what are you so worried about anyway? :confused:
    Erm - that my computer might break forever. I don't have money to buy a new one. Plus this is a shared computer. My brother borrows it a couple of times and it breaks. My dad will blame me for it (he has a short temper) and will think I've broken it.
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    (Original post by PinkFriday)
    WARNING YOUR'RE IN DANGER! YOUR COMPUTER IS INFECTED WITH SPYWARE!" on your desktop followed by something like "ALL YOU DO WITH COMPUTER IS STORED FOREVER IN YOUR HARD DISK. WHEN YOU VISIT SITES, SEND E-MAILS... ALL YOUR ACTIONS ARE LOGGED. AND IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO REMOVE THEM WITH STANDART TOOLS. YOUR DATA IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR FORENSICS. AND IN SOME CASES" "FOR YOUR BOSS, YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR WIFE, YOUR CHILDREN. Every sit you or somebody or even something, like spyware, opened in your browsers, with all images, and all downloaded and maybe later removed movies or mp3 songs - ARE STILL THERE and could break your life!" "SECURE YOURSELF RIGHT NOW!" "REMOVE ALL SPYWARE FROM YOUR PC!"
    It's what is known as 'scareware'. Scareware is designed to trick people into purchasing or downloading a piece of software which in fact carries an even deadlier virus, and also steals card details upon purchase. It also uses a lot of misnomers (this example is in fact false if you go into technicalities regarding wiping data from hard drives), so when something sounds scary and is also too good to be true, then you should ignore it and use anti-virus/anti-malware from more reputable vendors, and if the message keeps on bugging you, then you're most likely to be infected by a virus and should be removed immediately using tools.
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    (Original post by Dude Where's My Username)
    It's 100% true that anything and everything you view online is permanently stored (or leaves an invisible "footprint") on your hard drive, whether you delete it or not. However, that still sounds like a malicious programe. Don't even think about buying anything from their site (if it's leading you to one)

    Plus unless you've viewed child porn, what are you so worried about anyway? :confused:
    No its not. It's true deleting doesn't clear away the data, but unless it's an SSD, the section'll be continuously written over plenty of times quite soon. If that was the case, it'd be quite easy to double, triple etc the storage capacity of disk, but truth is it's only recoverable after one or two write overs at most, and the standard disk can't read the differences to do it, it takes much more sensetive ones.

    Had to get rid of this a few weeks ago on one of my friends' computer, it's just the latest thing doing the rounds. Go into safemode with networking, get malware bytes, update it and run it, it'll kill it off.

    Edit: I'd love to know, was I negged for adding in the safe mode part others hadnt mentioned, which is necessary for the worse form of this one. Or for correcting the guy on trying to scare people unnecessarily about their computers.
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    Have you tried system restore?
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    I would only use formating as a last resort after trying things that people on here tell you. Formating a drive depends on your operating system:

    Windows Vista/ 7

    Windows XP
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    Google Eset online scanner. Its free
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    (Original post by Dude Where's My Username)
    It's 100% true that anything and everything you view online is permanently stored (or leaves an invisible "footprint") on your hard drive, whether you delete it or not. :
    This is wrong.

    (Original post by PinkFriday)
    Thanks. It worked until I logged off and logged back on again. Then it just went back to how it was before. I think it's a pretty bad virus...

    You have some kind of Scareware installed on your computer. Download Microsoft Security Essentials (http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/) and Malwarebytes (http://www.malwarebytes.org/) and run scans with both of these programs. If these scans do not find anything you will need to start your computer in Safe Mode by turning it off then turning it back on again and hit F8 until you're asked how you want to start Windows. Safe Mode doesn't allow you to connect to the internet but it also stops any crap the virus has loaded from running.


    trust me im tech support
 
 
 
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