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  1. #1 Crazy Virus. 
    I got infected with a fake alert virus (from a knitting pattern site of all things) and also a Google redirect virus.

    The virus prevented me from using Malwarebytes until I figured out a workaround. I ran Rkill and Malwarebytes as well as my usual firewall stuff. Now things seem normal but I'm hesitant to reboot since when I did before (midway through the scouring process), the fake alert returned.

    Is there anything else I should run before rebooting? I use this notebook every day so theoretically, I could just let it sleep and never reboot until replacing the battery. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    I got infected with a fake alert virus (from a knitting pattern site of all things) and also a Google redirect virus.

    The virus prevented me from using Malwarebytes until I figured out a workaround. I ran Rkill and Malwarebytes as well as my usual firewall stuff. Now things seem normal but I'm hesitant to reboot since when I did before (midway through the scouring process), the fake alert returned.

    Is there anything else I should run before rebooting? I use this notebook every day so theoretically, I could just let it sleep and never reboot until replacing the battery. ;)
    If it was me I would reformat the drive and reload Windows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    If it was me I would reformat the drive and reload Windows.
    I tried that but the Virus was in SyS$Root .I swapped drives to an older smaller XP backup and the virus jumped to that drive.After I installed AVAST I was able to delouse both drives !
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    I tried that but the Virus was in SyS$Root .I swapped drives to an older smaller XP backup and the virus jumped to that drive.After I installed AVAST I was able to delouse both drives !
    Avast is what I use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    If it was me I would reformat the drive and reload Windows.
    If it was me, I'd get a mac.

    But then, it is me, so I don't need to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hampshirebrit View Post
    If it was me, I'd get a mac.

    But then, it is me, so I don't need to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zafod View Post
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    I don't think a Mac could run something as complicated as a virus!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    I don't think a Mac could run something as complicated as a virus!
    bwahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!
    One does not greet death when he knocks at your door.

    Nay you repeatedly punch him in the throat as he slowly drags you away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    I don't think a Mac could run something as complicated as a virus!
    Watch out for Mac Fans all over you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    I don't think a Mac could run something as complicated as a virus!
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