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Old February 17th, 2008
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I had the same issue, uninstalled Norton's Internet Suite completely, including Live Update, which doesn't uninstall with the rest of the software, then downloaded Microsoft's Live OneCare, this cool software allows you to install it in up to three computer for the price of one!

It protects you puter against viruses, adware, trojans, etc. It also can be scheduled to backup and maintain your puter, and guess what? You can use it for 90 days before you decide if you keep it!

Have fun and happy computing!
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Default Blowing up my PC

Please help. I am not sure if this virus came from Limewire, but my pc shuts down frequently, blinks in and out, runs sluggish and causes my anti-virus to not work properly. It seems to blink in and out most frequently while scanning. The reason I mentioned Limewire is 2 other users have had the exact same issue. The only place we go that is in common is Limewire. Any help would be sooooo appreciated.
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Try an alternate virus scanner: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition

It might fix the virus without the same problems as you existing scanner.
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Default Viruses

Hello,

Thank you for the reply, however, I have already tried that. The crazy thing is... the more I do (in regards to antivirus software / cks) the worse it gets. I even did a complete restore and it didn't help. I am not sure if a Windows restore is infact a real wipe. Do you happen to know?

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Post You may try this ...

Open Control Panel/Administrative Tools, there open Services, look for the entries Remote Procedure Call (RPC) and Remote Registry, double click the entry and go to the tab named Recovery, it the setting is "Restart the computer", change it to Take No Action, set the three fields like that.

If this doesn't fix your problem, you should check the CPU and power suply fans.

If you suspect a trojan or adware infected your computer, I will also recommend you to go to PC Tools - Essential tools for your PC and download PCDoctor, you can fix your computer with the trial.

System Restore can be effective, but if you are restoring from a point where the computer was already infected you will eventually experience the same thing.

Good luck!
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I have another post going talking about limewire and my concrens with how alot of the programs on limewire are infected. I attempted to download a program and trend micro picked up on a trojan but it could not remove it I think it was called TROJ.VENDO any sug on how to get rid of this I have already tried spyware doctor, spybot s&d as well as AVG free is there anything else I can do computer perfomance has changed since this has happened I have also tried restoring from previous restore point as well as restore factory image but it didnt seem to help
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Hi ... McAfee does not have any signs about a virus, trojan, or malware with that name, if you have the file available you may want to go to McAfee - Antivirus Software and Intrusion Prevention Solutions and submit a sample, it may be a worm.

You can also try to run an on-line scanner, symantec or McAfee got the resource for free.
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TROJ_VUNDO.AO - Description and solution it was vundo not vendo there is a pattern file for it but trend micro said something about it being imbedded in a file written to a disk or something along those lines and it was very hard to remove this. It recommended identifying the infected file and removing manually through the add files option in the quarantined files screen
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AVG is total garbage.
This statement is also applicable to the great majority of 'popular' so-called protection apps.

I do not care what anyone thinks if they are opposed to my above comment.

It is only necessary to search for the 'real' statistics re: so-called success rates in both detection and elimination of 'malware' and 'viruses'.

ANYONE who elects to use AVG is deceiving themself if they believe one single report of results from a scan or alert.

It is totally useless and those who believe that they are protected when using AVG are BAD for all of the rest of us... It actually INCREASES the dangers for all of the rest of us because it is assumed that protection is working when it is NOT.

Challenge my words here if you wish, but I will blow ANY of you out of the water with the worst of arguments----- CURRENT FACTS.

There are huge numbers of posts here from members of all so-called 'qualities' and 'experiences'.... They are ALL nonsense garbage if they say anything other than to REMOVE AVG and use something real.

So there.

btw... False Positives are lies, normally.
Malicious and DELIBERATE lies to encourage people to BUY the garbage apps...
When you actually run the full apps they usually find either nothing, or the usual 'innocent' stuff such as Alexis and others.

REAL A-V protection, today, is available from only 3 companies...
The OTHER REAL PROTECTION... The FUNDAMENTAL PROTECTION, is enhanced by the correct configuration of Windows Accounts and the access permitted to non-Administrator Accounts.

NEVER LOG ON TO THE INTERNET WITH AN ACCOUNT THAT HAS ADMINISTRATOR PRIVELEGES ENABLED.

ALL of this information is readily available to ANYONE with an internet connection.

If you do NOT have your User Accounts established correctly than you are ALWAYS going to be vulnerable...

BLAHHHHHH.... Sick of this nonsense and the ludicrous 'advice' endlessly regurgitated by far too many of you !

I wouldn't care at all if it was not for the simple fact that if fools are not wise enough to protect themselves effectively, than p2p networks are going to be increasingly filled with utter sh¡te files.
This I do not like.

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perhaps I'm being blind, but I fail to see where you mentioned the names of the 3 companies you think are good suppliers of AV products...would you care to fill us in?

I've been pretty happy with Kaspersky's (other than the learning curve to learn a new program)...
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