Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:15 AM
A virus hit our pc after I thought I was downloading a JAVA update. (annoying ads)
My DS tried to remove it, but to know avail. Plans this week are to upgrade from XP to Windows 7.
I started to move all the files I have downloaded(I purchased the yearly club so I have a lot!)
to the Ext HD, but it will only do the Zipped files. I didn't save all the Zip files from this past year.
Is there something I can do to move all the downloads??
Can someone point me in the right direction?
Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:43 AM
HTH, I'm sure others will be along with sage advice for you.
Posted 15 October 2013 - 11:30 AM
But what you're talking about with the annoying ads sounds like a browser thing. I believe it is malware rather than a virus. I had something similar a while back and after I uninstalled and reinstalled my browsers and it went away.
My Gallery I scrap with Photoshop CS6, but can help with older versions: PS7, CS2 & CS4.
Posted 16 October 2013 - 09:51 PM
Posted 17 October 2013 - 04:03 AM
Well, I tried to uninstall and reinstall the browsers and it didn't work...those things are tricky!
My son-in-law plans to upgrade my XP to Windows 7 so hopefully it will all be gone soon!
It depends on where the virus/malware is located. Unless you plan to wipe the hard drive an upgrade may not remove it.
Have you checked your installed programs, quite often when you download/install something it also installs something else. This normally happens when you just click next in the dialogue box without reading what it says. No virus/malware scan will detect/remove these.
Edited by ValerieT, 17 October 2013 - 04:05 AM.
Posted 17 October 2013 - 08:05 AM
The one thing that downloaded called Snapdo? I did go and try to uninstall it. It said it was uninstalled, but when I pull up the browser after a restart its still there.
Posted 18 October 2013 - 05:02 PM
I've had several Trojan virus and mal ads lately. I think they came in while I was downloading or updating something on the web. They stopped my anti-virus software too. I re-down loaded Microsoft Essentials Anti virus software, set it up, and ran full scans several times. As far as I know it got them. I look through the list where you uninstall programs, looking for anything I don't want and uninstall them also.
I still may have malware running- not sure-it is a little slower. but running the software full scan sometimes will catch it. I also use ccleaner, a free little cleaner program my friendly tech told me to use. I run it everyday. It will also clean your Registry where these odd ball programs like to hide.
I either "move" or "copy" my supplies to an ehd.
Win 7 or Mac Pro, PSE 11, Picasso
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