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saray
28-11-06, 16:12
the other day i was on msn and somebody sent me a link. i didnt know what it was so i clicked on it and it turned out to be a trojan.


not only that, but i also have a couple of PUP virus' aswell.



can anybody tell hom how to get rid of them without having to pay for a professional to come out?


thanks.

Lord Icon
28-11-06, 16:30
the other day i was on msn and somebody sent me a link. i didnt know what it was so i clicked on it and it turned out to be a trojan.

You shouldn't be clicking on links that you get in emails or IMs.

can anybody tell hom how to get rid of them without having to pay for a professional to come out?

1. Download, install, update and run the following programs: Ad-aware (http://www.lavasoft.com/), Spybot (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html).

2. Update and run your antivirus program. If you don't have one you can download from HERE (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showpost.php?p=611249&postcount=2).

3. Also wouldn't hurt to have a firewall installed. You can get a free ZoneAlarm (http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/home.jsp).

Good luck.

saray
28-11-06, 16:33
thank you... i do have an anti- virus.. and a firewall. but for some reason it didn't stop this particular virus coming through....

Joseph
28-11-06, 16:44
Which antivirus program do you have? Was it well-updated with the latest definitions?
What makes you think you have a trojan now? Might as well be just spyware.

saray
28-11-06, 16:53
i'm using mcafee. my dad updated it about... 3 weeks ago.


it'sokay now. i think i have managed to save my computer :D thanks.

Joseph
28-11-06, 17:16
my dad updated it about... 3 weeks ago.
That's not OK. It should update automatically, constantly.

Maybe you meant your dad upgraded to the 2007 version? :)