Your In-House Tech

August 1, 2008

XP 2008 Anti-Virus

Filed under: Computers,Software — Ralph Kirkland @ 11:44 am

This is not an Anti-virus program. Do not download and install it. Do not download and install any program that pops up on the internet and tells you that you have a virus.

Do not install any program from a pop-up when surfing the web. This program is installed from a pop-up that warns you that your computer has a virus. You run the inspection. It installs a program that poses as anti-virus. You get a report of multiple viruses, trojans, etc. on you drive. You need to send them $49.95 to remove the problems. Don’t send them money fi you have the problem.

Save yourself. If you have downloaded it, turn off the system restore feature. Uninstall the program. This may take several steps. You may have to manually delete files.

Then run your own anti-virus software and Spybot Search & Destroy. The system should not need to be re-formatted so you have to start from scratch. You may have to manually delete some files.

Once you have eliminated the malware, you should restart the system restore feature.

If you are unsure of how to proceed, call a reliable computer technician. I am in the Decatur, GA, area.

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