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post #11 of 17
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how do i check my startup programs again? i knew but i forgot
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post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by simon741
Ok so I am on aol instant messanger and my friend goes haha look at this and gives me a link so i click on it and then it says run or save or cancel so i ran it then it said internet security warning same as when you download anything of the net so then i clicked run. now i think this is a virus because all of a sudden the messanger got choppy adn it opened windows and closed them before i could read them well it turns out that this thing will take the hhaa ur so funny and the link and start sending it to EVERYONE on your buddy list and all my friends weere like stop sending me this so my friend really didnt send that to me he got it to so now this thing is sending the link to everyones computer adn if they run it everyone they no will get it if they click it. so what do u think this thing is? and it does it with every screen name i have not just the one
Actually, I think you got hit with the punctuation virus. It disables all your commas and periods.
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post #13 of 17
ol i always say something like "Check this out" or "Look at this" so it may actually b3 your friend.
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post #14 of 17
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no it wasnt cuz i asked them. ok so how do i delete my restore points? is it safe to do that? how do i make a restore point?
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post #15 of 17
Get Adaware and Spybot... update all definition files... Just scan your computer in safe mode with command prompt. Use the task manager to open your virus scanner and spybot and adaware.
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post #16 of 17
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ok i have those and did it i want to know how to delete and set restore points, and to know if that is safe or not.EDIT: why open them in the task manager?
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post #17 of 17
Because when you are in safe mode with command prompt, the fastest way to load a program is through the command prompt...
Right click my computer, click properties. Go to system restore, and disable it from there. I'm on a win2000 PC right now, so I don't have pic by pic instructions... =P

EDIT that's how you disable it.... to set and remove them, go to start>programs>accessories>tools>system restore. It should have a step by step process.
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