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my computer is overrun w/ viruses. beyond hope i think

for 2 weeks i have been fighting this thing. i have googled and looked in every forum. i have downloaded everything it seems. most work. for about 2 hours. then right back to square 1. it seems as though my computer is beyond repair. i have a sony vaio running on xp. right now i have the google redirect virus (which makes it hard to try to help myself), IE wont open at all, i keep getting that xp security thing trying to get me to buy it. this is apparently from an ave.ex thingy that i delete and it comes back. i have downloaded hitman 3.5 which was supposed to be good, but it never finds anything. i downloaded malwarebytes anti-malware. this detects something sometimes, but after it removes the problems, i still have them, and i have Fix-It utilities which does nothing and was a waste of $20. any ideas or is this thing ready for the glue factory? thanks

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theres more

oh yea, and my computer also frequently closes all its pages and when i restart the computer a folder comes up called "Common." ugh. kill me

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More Information Needed About The PC

When all else fails, it sometimes is best to simply format and reinstall everything back to the factory condition.. We'll need more specific information about your make, model, operating system, etc. if we're going to help much.

Do you have the Recovery Discs that came with the computer?

Many newer computers have a recovery partition which can be enabled and will reload everything from a hidden parition on the computer.

Most importantly, make sure you back up all your personal files, documents, etc. so they can be reloaded after the recovery.

Hope this helps and let us know more.


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Need some more info, OS etc. Things to try. From a CLEAN computer, download Malwarebytes to a flash drive. Boot the infected computer to SAFE MODE, try running MWB (from flash drive) on infected system, pretty simple to do and may be effective. Or as previous poster suggested, format and reload OS.

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