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Computer software SOS

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JayFarrar, May 30, 2007.

  1. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    I've gotten spyware or something. A message alert keeps flashing on my toolbar and a balloon pops up that says "system alert: trojan-spy.win32@mx"

    Someone please tell me how to make it go away. I'm on a thinkpad laptop, if that helps
  2. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    Jay, do you have Norton? It's been a godsend for me. You can purchase it online and download it right to your computer. I did and have had zero problems since.

    Hope this helps and you're able to deal with this.
  3. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    I also recommend http://www.avast.com/ free anti-virus.
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Congratulations! You've been infected with a computer virus! Sounds like you may already have antivirus software installed; if not, I strongly recommend that you pay a visit to the home of the free version of AVG Antivirus immediately.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    And if immediately is too far in the future, now would be a good idea.
  6. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    In this case, I think he needs to do this somewhat sooner than that. :D
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    seriously, the antivirus software 2MCM linked to is very good for freeware
  8. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Some say BETTER than Norton.
  9. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Same product they sell to businesses --- I think the business plan is like that of Red Hat, where you try to make money off business support. All I know is this: It's the best AV product I've seen on Windows. (Still not as good as Disinfectant, back in the day when I used a Powerbook 145B running System 7.5.3.)
  10. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    We switched to avast two years ago, protected our computer better than Norton.
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