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Got my first virus today

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Roparadise, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    I got my first virus on my main pc,and lost nearly 6.0GB of seo tools,guides etc. IDK how I got it when i downloaded Microsoft's free security suite. I got avg now,so hopefully it won't happen again. The only good thing is that most of the files are on the download section of this site:D
     
  2. positivcriss

    positivcriss Power Member

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    Dude, your antivirus sux :). I can help you on skype to make "nasa computer" from your computer :D.
     
  3. ericsson

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    So u couldnĀ“t remove it before u reinstalled your computer u mean!?
     
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    positivcriss Power Member

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    Any virus can be fix with right antivirus :). You just need experience with that, Anyway, contact me, I will help you in future :).
     
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    Use one of the following:

    Avira
    NOD32
    Avast

    AVG sucks to be honest. Just make sure you select one of the above them use it in conjunction with Malwarebytes or something :)
     
  6. ericsson

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    Spybot & Malwarebytes is also a must except the AV program u are running.

    So think about that next time, and u will be good.
    Also, whatever virus u have, always search on it on google, if u finds out what it is called. Then u might find a "fix" or "removal kit" for it..
     
  7. GrizzlyAdams

    GrizzlyAdams Regular Member

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    hopefully you'll keep all your important stuff on a flash drive from now on.
     
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    Its always handy to buy a windows boot cd from ebay because they are what PC technicians use + You can remove the virus from BIOS using that CD.

    Hope that helps !
     
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    tacopalypse Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    lol you didn't have to wipe your entire hard drive.
    you could've just plugged it into another computer as an external and ran a virus removal tool from there.
    even if you did delete everything, you can probably still run a file recovery tool on it, followed by a virus scan.
     
  10. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    Thanks for the advice. I'm not going to use Microsoft's security software anymore since that was the av i was using when i got the virus, not avg
     
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    Kaspersky Internet Security rocks :D
     
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    I regularly back up my important files, offcourse all the courses downloaded from here. coz we dont know when the system will crash.

    Prevention Is Better Than Cure
     
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    Ah, I remember my first virus. I was 14, I was trying to download porn in a fake website. Then I told my parents that maybe it was because they always open email chains. xD
     
  14. redmoon

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    Avira + Comodo + Sandboxie + MalwareBytes = Fort Knox in a box
     
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    Yeah, that happened to me too few days ago...lost some CPA accounts with over $500 balance. Lost about $300 from paypal too, but started a dispute and recovered them.

    I used in the past Avira + Malwarebytes and they were the freakin' best... but last week I reinstalled my OS so I forgot to install an antivirus lol.


    So you should go with Avira and Malwarebytes and if you download much stuff , get Sandboxie too, as redmoon said.
     
  16. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    I just got all those programs.:D
     
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    I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials for a year now and haven't got a virus since :)
     
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    virus Cherry just got taken!