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Virus on my laptop

by Essa1165 / January 26, 2016 2:03 PM PST

There is a weird virus that took over my laptop when I was trying to download a game. It says software release pack 4.07 is available and wants you to install it... what do I do???

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i have it too
by jaswc08 / February 5, 2016 9:50 PM PST
In reply to: Virus on my laptop

I have the same problem. there isnt an option to get rid of it. it asks to update, skip or try later. if you skip, it just keeps popping up...

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Re: weird virus
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 26, 2016 2:29 PM PST
In reply to: Virus on my laptop

These things can happen if you download a cracked game for some shady site. It usually doesn't happen if you download a paid game from the official publisher or a well-known shop as A well-known fact, and your own choice.

What to do:
- If you want to install it, you answer yes.
- if you don't want to install it, you answer no.
Couldn't be simpler, could it?

If you want to remove that virus and your regular antivirus program can't do it, try the 'run from bootable cd''-version of another program

If that doesn't help and you still have that virus, go back to factory conditions (how exactly to do that depends on what version of Windows you have and what specific things the maker made for that purpose).


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Software pack virus
by DedSecShadow / February 20, 2016 1:25 PM PST
In reply to: Re: weird virus

This virus is most commonly acquired via the download of cracked software or having downloaded a program that upon installation asks you to install third party applications. Having said that, this virus is easy to remove without having to completely restoring your computer to factory settings. All that is needed is to simply open system restore and restore the computer to a date before the cracked software was installed.

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