I need a free virus removing program ASAP

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Ericman197, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. Ericman197


    Feb 23, 2004
    The other day my friend unknowingly sent me a particularly nasty virus. For days I tried to start up my computer to no avail... until now. For some reason, things are... sort of kind of working. I'm having a lot of trouble with the CD drive so Norton is a no go... I need something from online. I'm also a little skeeved out about giving out credit card info while I have this virus, so I'd really prefer a free program if one exists.
  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
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  3. Ericman197


    Feb 23, 2004
    Hmmm, this is going to be rough. I tried it but it only works on internet explorer. Right now only Firefox is working for me. My start buton in the corner of the screen doesn't work so unless there's an alternative way of starting internet explorer, I won't be able to do Housecall.

    Thanks though.
  4. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
  5. Rat


    Mar 15, 2005
    Boston Sewers
  6. Gorcbass


    Sep 16, 2005
    Galway, Ireland
    Get ad-aware or spybot. I am too lazy to link to them. :oops: :)
  7. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Those aren't reall anti-virus programs. Viruses and spyware are different things. But I also second the AVG. I have used it for two years with great results.

    Oh, you might also try a system restore if things get too whacked.