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Old 16 December 2012, 14:21   #11
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Do google search for 'bleeping computer' - see if anything here matches your issue. They often have dedicated help for specific issues that will 100% sort the problem. But you have to follow the steps.

Also check malwarebytes.org and run that.
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Old 16 December 2012, 14:28   #12
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It's enough to make a bloke buy a Mac
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Old 16 December 2012, 14:33   #13
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You only know you got a virus when you suffer the consequences or scan for a virus. Most Mac users don't scan for virus' so are blissfully ignorant whether they have a virus or not.

I'm a Mac and PC owner and have no bias.

Apple drop virus immunity claim for Macs
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People have long criticised Apple for making their systems and now their phones too restrictive, but with the exception of a Flash problem, Flash being a very poorly written piece of software, the last virus on a Mac was back in 1999 ish when there was a worm and the only harm it did was to slow the system down every ten minutes.

The old reason people used to use was that not enough people used Macs so there was no point writing viruses for them, but now they have to admit that the system is far too secure and the only was to do it is via a poor third party plug in.
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People have long criticised Apple for making their systems and now their phones too restrictive, but with the exception of a Flash problem, Flash being a very poorly written piece of software, the last virus on a Mac was back in 1999 ish when there was a worm and the only harm it did was to slow the system down every ten minutes.

The old reason people used to use was that not enough people used Macs so there was no point writing viruses for them, but now they have to admit that the system is far too secure and the only was to do it is via a poor third party plug in.
Well said Thomas! Buy a Mac will you?

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Symantec Security Check tests your computer's exposure to a wide range of online threats. It's free and an effective tool that helps determine your Internet security needs
http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/h...JBTVISBYWWYPWX
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Microsoft Security Essentials is very unobtrusive. I run it on around 15 PCs and to date have not had a problem. I would say, however, that most problems I see come from downloads - people putting stuff on their PCs that they don't fully understand or need. In a moment of inattention, I recently missed some opt-out box and got a pile of cr@p I didn't want - and that was from a mainstream supplier.

Kerny, IIWY, I'd use System Restore (Recovery in the Control Panel) to wind back the OS to a date when it was working. After that, the PC will reinstall any missing updates. Just make sure you get Flash (minus any extra cr@p) and take it from there. You'll be 17 days younger too....
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Thanks for the replies and advice guy's at the moment all seems well but if it comes back and there is a good chance it will , if it's still lurking in the background, I will put some of your recommendations into practice.

Nos that spybot sd ... can I run that along with my McAfee I am using at the moment ? my pc is windows vista and I use google chrome. thnx.
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my pc is windows vista
That'll be half yer throuble then
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