Computer with Virus

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by bobblaine, Jul 28, 2007.

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  1. bobblaine

    bobblaine Notebook Consultant

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    Say I have a computer with a ton of viruses, will reinstalling my Operating System delete all my files and the viruses, because I only play games, so don't care for anything, Ill just redownload, how often should I use disk defragment?
     
  2. afsalva

    afsalva Notebook Geek

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    Try to use a latest antivirus to remove your virus.
    Reinstalling operating system maynot be help. But if you can format the system completely and install the OS again then your problem will be solved.
     
  3. bobblaine

    bobblaine Notebook Consultant

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    Is gaming nessicarliy bad for your computer?
     
  4. azntfl

    azntfl Notebook Evangelist

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    you dont get viruses by gaming. porn gives you viruses.
     
  5. Playmaker

    Playmaker Notebook Deity

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    So does pirating. But wait, why is this thread in the "What Notebook Should I Buy?" section? I almost thought the OP wanted to buy a notebook preloaded with viruses.
     
  6. someone777

    someone777 Notebook Evangelist

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    lol i hope you are joking XDD
    okay to the point. yes it will delete the virus because whole file will be rewrited or formated. however if you don;t want to go through all those stuff, go to safe mode and download the anti virus
     
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    TwiztOG43 Notebook Evangelist

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    maybe you should get firewall, spyware and virus removal software
     
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    odin243 Notebook Prophet

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    On a completely seperate note, did you change your handle recently?
     
  9. azntfl

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    or linux :)
     
  10. Sam

    Sam Notebook Virtuoso

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    Back to the original poster's questions:

    You can't get a virus by gaming offline (unless the game shipped with a virus like Sony's rootkit :eek:). You can get a virus via pirated files such as music or videos. You can get a virus if you download a file/open an attachment that is a Trojan horse.

    Reformat the entire hard drive completely and install Windows. Or you can boot into Safe Mode and run some sort of up-to-date antivirus. AVG has a free antivirus scanner that is pretty good.
     
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