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my computer has a virus, is it to late to download anti virus ? am i too late?

is it too late to install an anti virus now that my computer already have a virus? or is it still ok?

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7 Responses to “my computer has a virus, is it to late to download anti virus ? am i too late?”

  1. Hank102938 said:

    You can still download and install anti-virus software depending on what the virus is doing and its programing. Some viruses mess with your internet connection and are “smart” enough to not allow download or installation of an anti virus, or other programs for that matter. You should give it a shot, there is no harm in trying to get an anti virus while you computer is infected.

    The best thing to do is download an anti virus software on a different computer and burn the files to a disk or copy to a usb key. Then take that to the infected computer and attempt to install it, or in some cases with software designed to run from a disk or usb keys, run it.

    It is best to keep your computer off of the internet and your network to prevent private data from being sent to the virus creator and to prevent the spread of the virus. So, physically remove Ethernet cables and turn off the wireless (if applicable). Also remove any unnecessary storage devices (external hard drive, usb keys, cd’s, etc) to prevent further infection. And don’t transfer backed up data to other computers before checking for viruses.

    There are a few free anti virus programs, such as http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage

    As well as more advanced programs that may help you get the virus cleaned up (as in it isn’t automatic and may required some know how) such as http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/

    If you want you can even take it to a computer repair shop. Most have tools to remove viruses and will get the job done right.

  2. John C said:

    Nope it’s not too late, but even after installing the anti-virus program, you still have to carry out disinfection before your computer can be clean.

    Download and run MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. MBAM is known to be rather useful in detecting and removing malware infections. There is a free version of the software available:
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/

    Once downloaded, close all programs and windows on your computer.
    Double-click on the icon on your desktop named mbam-setup.exe.
    This will start the installation of MalwareBytes Anti-malware onto your computer.
    When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the installation process.
    Do not make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure a checkmark is placed next to “Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware” and Launch “Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware”. Then click Finish.
    MalwareBytes Anti-malware will now automatically start and you will see a message stating that you should update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
    Now make sure the “Perform quick scan” option is selected and then click on the Scan button to start scanning your computer. When the scan is finished a message box will appear that it has completed scanning successfully. Click OK. Now click “Show Results”
    Ensure all entries have a checkmark at their far left and click “Remove Selected” button to remove what has been found.

    If this fails, or if you believe your computer to be infected still, there are forums on the Internet where trained specialists help to completely disinfect your PC at NO cost. One such forum is:
    http://www.battlevirus.com/forum/

    Hope you get your problem solved!

  3. Don said:

    try a online virus scan Safety.Live.com (that one is Microsoft’s) Symantec.com Comodo.com or Panada.com they will clean your machine for free and some even offer a free antivirus/antispyware…

  4. mr.grumpygit said:

    Personally, I think the best way to deal with any malware or virus is to use the services offered by one of the many free computer support forums.

    Follow the instructions in the link below and a trained analyst will check your logs, help you sort it out for free and give you advice on keeping your computer clean in the future
    If you cannot complete any of the steps, let the analyst know and he will advise you what to do next.

    http://www.tnthelpforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=834.

  5. knowguy said:

    You can run antivirus and antispyware programs, but the sad fact is if you have found one virus on your computer, you probably have several. Cleaning the computer now requires you to follow these steps, because modern viruses and spyware entrench themselves in files that your computer needs in order to run:

    1. Virus-check your data files (not application files– you have installer CDs for those).
    2. Back up the data files, getting them off your hard drive.
    3. Get your original operating system CDs that came with your computer.
    4. Boot your computer from the operating system CD.
    5. Select the option that erases your hard drive and then reinstall your system software.
    6. Turn on your software firewall that came with your operating system.
    7. Reconnect to the internet, and download *all* Windows updates, no matter how long it takes.
    8. Reinstall your application software, and update the applications as much as you can.
    9. Reinstall your data files.
    10. Create a limited user account on your system that does *not* have administrator access, and web surf only from this account.

    Yes, this is a pain in the butt. No, there is no other way. No, antivirus and antispyware programs cannot fix this problem on its own.

    So, what do you do in the future?

    1. Never click on links you find in an e-mail.
    2. Never open an e-mail attachment, ever.
    3. Only download files from a reputable website that you know is on the up-and-up.
    4. Never use bit-torrent and other file-sharing programs.
    5. Never use an unsolicited drive-checking site.
    6. Turn off all java and java scripting by default, and only enable java and java scripting for sites that you know you can trust.
    7. Never read an unsolicited e-mail, and delete spam immediately. It is possible to be hacked by reading an e-mail alone.

    Please adhere to the ‘dont’s’ I provided above, because you will have to repeat the cleaning steps that I listed first *every time you get infected.* Anti-spyware and anti-virus programs are good to have, but they are a second line of defense. The best way to protect your system is you, and changing your behavior.

    Good luck!

  6. Michael F said:

    No it`s not too late ,but you might have to use another computer to download your anti virus , anti spyware programs to a removable media (disk or flash drive ) and manually install them on your computer and run them in safe mode to get rid of your problems

  7. ilknur K said:

    Follow this instructions to Remove Virus in you Computer.
    Restart You Computer Safe Mode with Networking

    1. Log out and reboot your machine.

    2. When the machine starts the reboot sequence, press the F8 key repeatedly.

    3. Select Safe Mode with Networking from the resulting menu.

    4. Login. If the malware has changed your password, try logging in as
    Administrator. By default, Administrator has no password.

    5. The machine will continue booting, but the Windows desktop will look different.

    Then in The Safe With Networking .Download by using Rkill press here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic308364.html

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