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Default Help with Expired Virus Protection - 11-28-2008, 03:40 AM

Ok, like an idiot I let the McAfee virus protection expire before renewing. My Mini-9 got infected and attempts to reach McAfee's website or AVG's for that matter have failed. What do you recommend I do?

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Default Re: Help with Expired Virus Protection - 11-28-2008, 04:09 AM

The virus is stopping you from accessing security software websites? I've heard they can do that.

www.trendmicro.com has selection of free tools, one is called house call which is online virus scanner. Try it out.

Do you have another computer?
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Default Re: Help with Expired Virus Protection - 11-28-2008, 04:32 AM

Hmm. . . too many p0rn sites huh.

Sorry to hear that. Hope you can get it worked out.
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Default Re: Help with Expired Virus Protection - 11-28-2008, 06:32 PM

Thanks, I'll try TrendMicro. Is it possible to run antivirus software from another computer linked my Mini-9 to resolve this as well?

Thanks again.
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Default Re: Help with Expired Virus Protection - 11-28-2008, 07:21 PM

Format your system and start over.
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Default Re: Help with Expired Virus Protection - 11-28-2008, 11:53 PM

McAfee is worthless anyway. I recommend Norton Internet Security 2009 or Norton 360.


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Default Re: Help with Expired Virus Protection - 11-29-2008, 04:17 AM

Hook it up to an external cd drive, insert windows disk, format and reinstall. It is easy as pie. Then download the newest drivers from dell support. Don't install any of the crap on the cd.

Now, go download avira antivir and rejoice. Less porn. Oh, and download a browser like firefox or opera, far more secure than IE.
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Default Re: Help with Expired Virus Protection - 11-29-2008, 01:00 PM

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you can download Malwarebytes and run that. That should fix issues if you have malware or hijackers infecting your system. Follow that by running a real antivirus scan like eset's NOD32. They have a free online scanner located here
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