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Roarthealmighty

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#1 10 years ago

So I just bought a new laptop maybe a month ago. Runs fine and everything except sometimes i'll close internet explorer window and all of a sudden about 30 additional windows keep popping up, over and over again untill i manually shut down the computer. The windows say they're going to the same site that i had just closed, but it says towards the bottom of the window it's downloading something. I don't give it enough time to download and like i said, i manually shut it down. Looks like a virus to me. Any suggestions?




Makrin

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#2 10 years ago

What site does it say, your homepage or something else? If it's your homepage, I'd change it to another site. Say, if you have Yahoo!, then switch to the Dell default homepage (dell.myway.com). If it's another site...don't visit that site. And, does it only happen when you minimize the explorer? After a certain ammount of time?




Roarthealmighty

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#3 10 years ago

It happens to any site that i was on when i close the window. it's happened to me when i have the window minimized and fully open, no amount of time really. I just happened to me twice in a row, the first time after bein open for about an hour and the 2nd time just barely 5 mins.




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#4 10 years ago

Yes, that sounds like a virus.

What are you using for anti virus protection, and what happens when you do a scan?




Roarthealmighty

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#5 10 years ago

well i just have the basic stuff windows vista comes with. i have my firewall up, automatic updating, and Windows defender. when i scan with that it says the computer is running normally. although i have no malware protection?




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#6 10 years ago

you need an anti virus program. Try AVG or AVAST, both have free versions that should be able to remove the virus.




Roarthealmighty

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#7 10 years ago

alright cool, thanks i appreciate it!




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#8 10 years ago

Get Avast!. It is by far the best free AV, and can pick up things AVG can miss. You can also do a boot time scan, which will scan your computer before Windows actually loads up.

I also recommend getting Spybot Search & Destroy, and the free version of Ad-Aware 2008.




Kilobyte

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#9 10 years ago

Apollo75;4440551Get Avast!. It is by far the best free AV, and can pick up things AVG can miss. You can also do a boot time scan, which will scan your computer before Windows actually loads up.

I also recommend getting Spybot Search & Destroy, and the free version of Ad-Aware 2008.

I second Ad-Aware 2008 Free - Lavasoft.




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#10 10 years ago

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