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I think I have a virus on my PC

I think I have a virus on my PC. Is there any reputable fixes online that I can use? Or would I be better off having a computer tech come and fix this?

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More details please.

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You've given us nothing to go on.
Dafydd.

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Re: virus

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If your regular antivirus (which one?) doesn't catch it in a full scan, download an antivirus CD or USB from another reputable maker and boot from that for a scan. It's not really online, but kind of.

Why do you think you do have a virus?

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I think I have a virus on my PC

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I have Comcast's Norton antivirus. Am using Firefox. Keep getting messages that something is busy or not responding and it locks up my desk top PC. I have to refresh Firefox constantly. I usually have Pandora running in the background.

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Two AVs at the same time?

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That's not good and could slow it down. Have you tried resetting firefox?
Dafydd.

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Virus on my PC

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As stated I have to refresh Firefox constantly.

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My desktop was malfunctioning

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My desktop was malfunctioning due to a virus. Inext squad effectively sorted out the problem, and now for any kind of PC related problem, I consult with them and, every time get quick resolutions.

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If you research Inext Squad you find scammers.

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Don't taint your reputation here by advising folk to use this company.

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Antivirus Software

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You should install Antivirus Software on computer. It help safe when you are on internet

Post was last edited on February 22, 2016 5:42 AM PST

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Virus on my PC

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Will these antivirus software remove a virus already on my computer?
Has anyone used FixMeStick? My wife found this online.

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Re: stick

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http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2405102,00.asp says
"Many users don't have the tech skills to burn an ISO image or deal with the often-arcane interface of bootable solutions. For them, FixMeStick ($49.99 direct) will do the job. The design of this USB-based security tool centers on making malware cleanup as easy as possible, even for users with limited tech abilities."

Personally, I'd use the free tool from any reputable vendor, like http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/rescuedisk.
The choice is up to you.

And what is "something" when you write 'Keep getting messages that something is busy or not responding and it locks up my desk top PC."

Did you already try to reset Firefox to defaults. it's free and might help. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/refresh-firefox-reset-add-ons-and-settings.
Or is this what you already do "constantly"? Then certainly something is very wrong with your PC.

Kees
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Running a scan will remove stuff already on your machine.

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Most virus software does realtime blocking of attacks. What is have done to help friends out with removing Malware (viruses are just one type of malware). I first look in Programs and features in the Control. I order by date (click on the column heading). Typically the bad software has been recenly installed. I look at the software I knowingly didn't install and uninstall it. I then run Anti-Malwarebytes (a free malware removal software) and I have Norton 360 for viruses which i run.

Typically your protection software will allow scans to remove but to get real time protection there is a fee. AMB is like 29.00 for a year to get real time malware protection.

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Computer tech

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Since you dont know what kind of virus it is, or what it can do, you should probably let a tech guy come and take a look. Find out whats wrong with the PC, and how he is going to fix it. Then you'll know what to do next time.

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