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Thread: Warning computer worm

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    Senior Member ploverwi2's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Diana View Post
    DH got a a horrible virus on his computer, destroyed everything. Norton showed the warning as the virus was destorying eveything....Norton did nothing to stop or warn before it hit. Had to wipe the computer hard drive and start over. We now have one of the best, we have heard and so far is doing a great job, it is free....Microsoft Security Essentials. Go to Microsoft on the internet...only Microsoft....it is a free download.
    Norton is the worst program there is. Kaspersky is very good. It is expensive, but it is so worth the cost. Walmart sells it for about $60.00. It is what many computer techs use. I have had mine for years. I renew it every year and would never want to be without it. I can never understand why people will spend huge amounts to buy a computer and then not spend money to protect it.
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    I caught one of those buggers at work and it actually blew away part of our security program. IT had to reload my computer. These malware programs often attach to the background even if it appears that they are gone. DEFINITELY run a scan on your computer and I have to agree that Norton doesn't seem to keep up with current viruses and other cyber attacks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ploverwi2 View Post
    Norton is the worst program there is. Kaspersky is very good. It is expensive, but it is so worth the cost. Walmart sells it for about $60.00. It is what many computer techs use. I have had mine for years. I renew it every year and would never want to be without it. I can never understand why people will spend huge amounts to buy a computer and then not spend money to protect it.
    After so many problems with Norton, we went to Kaspersky. We used Microsoft Essentials in the short time Kaspersky expired and getting to Walmart to get another one. Never had a problem with Kaspersky. If you can't afford the cost, Microsoft Essentials is a very good program. I didn't expect it, but the problem began when I clicked on a link through this board awhile back.

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    there is a fix for that worm at symantec.com. it is very difficult to get rid of, though, even if you follow the directions exactly as they are given. it is worth a try, though. part of this worm is that it continually duplicates itself, and keeps showing up as informing you that you have a "virus", or by showing something that is "near porn" to show that you are "infected". the other poster is right--if you click on any part of this box or little window, you have downloaded it onto your computer. it might be worth taking it to someone who know how to completely delete it--or at least talking to them. good luck!
    "life is a banquet, and most poor fools are out there, starving to death!"--"auntie mame"

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    I purchased Malwarebytes for $25 from computer repair shop. It scans my files periodically and blocks incoming info that would harm my computer. I have anti-virus also.

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    According to Deloa's website, it has been shut down from Feb 23 - 28..but seemed to work fine for me just now.
    Anne Freeman
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose L View Post
    To completely rid yourself of worms & virus' try Malwarebytes.com. Download the free version and run a full scan. My computer repair place uses this program. When you see a worm happening (that popup box) try to click the Malware link on your desk top immediately and run the program. DO NOT CLICK ANYTHING ON THE POPUP BOX. Not even to try to close it. Clicking is what sets the worm free.
    My son is an internet technician and he says not to click on anything instead PRESS ALT.CONTROL.DELETE all at once
    then click on: TASK MGR - PROCESS TAB, HILIGHT ALL: iexplore.exe ONE AT A TIME, YOU MAY HAVE MORE THAN ONE. Then click END PROCESS.
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