Hey Guys I have scanned my laptop with adoware and avg antivirus, adoware didnt pick up anything but avg has been picking up these 3 java viruses for a really long time, And i was widering if i get rid of these could my laptop performe faster?? It's been picking it up for ages and the scan takes tooo long to wait for, and when the scan actually is finished avg does not do anything about it it just says virus detected and then does no realing or deleting. So i have to press ok and nothing happens. Could any of you guys help me please? Here is a screenshot of the 3 java viruses below, (They are the last three scanned things at the list) Thank You
Won't they delete?
Try Norton if you have it... if nor quarrentine them
I dont have norton. And i cant delete or quaranteen. AVG does not heal, delete, or quartine these viruses for some reason.
Look up the viruses with google, you'll find removal instructions like this.
But keep in mind that whenever your PC gets infected the reasonable thing to do is to format and set it up in such a way that it doesn't get infected again (firewall, antivir, antispyware, all windowsupdates, secure IE settings and alternative browser).
You want me to reformat my re-formated hardrive again?? All my files and everything will get deleted.
P.S what do you mean? does windows updates keep you safer? and do you mean turn up higher security settings in IE
FireThroneYou want me to reformat my re-formated hardrive again?? All my files and everything will get deleted. P.S what do you mean? does windows updates keep you safer? and do you mean turn up higher security settings in IE
Most people who have some experience with viruses will advice you to format. You only have to do it right once and then you won't be bothered by it for a long time.
Windows updates are essential for security, they fix all the bugs in software which can be exploited by a virus. You can have the best virus-scanner and a good firewall and it won't help you if you don't care about those updates.
Security settings in IE can also make your PC a lot more safe. Just disable everything there and use an alternative browser like Firefox. Firefox should also be set to high security settings. There are also some windows settings which improve security, for example some services (like the messaing-service) should be disabled as it can be used to spam you with advertisement.
If you have important files on your HD just make a backup; safe them on CD or create several partitions.
MrFancypantsIf you have important files on your HD just make a backup; safe them on CD or create several partitions.
^What do you mean by making several partitions? My HD is only 4.00GIG, and i have one floppy drive and only a CD drive not a rewritable drive. But anyway do you think along with the reformating do you think those vruses actually pose a high risk? Thanks
Ok, 4gb is not that much if you want partitions because windows uses so much space these days. But if you ever get a new HD you can create some partitions. That is a virtual HD (your HD is split into several smaller ones). You can use one to store data and another for windows. Like this you can format the windows-part without losing all your data.
As for the virus, Java/byte is an explioit which is used to install malicious java templates on your PC. A trojan horse can be used to spy out data on your PC (online banking, passwords etc.) or to draw CPU power from it for hacker-applications. Getting rid of those things seems like a good idea.
You should get Norton 2006 or Mcafee.
So it is serious. I have a Comqa Armada 3500, and i never knew you could partion your hardrive and reformat only windows without touching the data files, that sounds good. Could i unistall the whole java thing, that way it may solve the probleme. If not i may buy a new hardrive, because i have like only 350MB of free space, and if i get a new one im sure it will proberly run faster, And i barely have that many files compared to my 160GIG HD on the desktop.