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i am about to rip my hair out!!!!!!!!!

Question Posted Wednesday July 30 2008, 3:41 pm

ok so instead of having a SMART computer that warns you AS SOON AS IT SPOTS THE TINIEST VIRUS, my computer just decided to tell me the other day that i have 2,989 VIRUS'S ON IT.

its making it really difficult to type, do anything online, or just anything general. this laptop is now basically useless unless i find a way to get these damn virus's off of it. problem is, my family is kind of tight on money right now? and so i dont want to wait 5 days for some cheap software to come in the mail. i tried restoring it, putting up a firewall, and installing this antivirus thing, but nothing works.

so my question is this: does anyone know of any good antivirus program that i can download for free online? much appreciated.

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theymos answered Thursday July 31 2008, 12:55 pm:
Whatever told you that you have 2989 viruses is actually a virus itself. They want you to buy their useless "antivirus" product.

Follow my guide here:
[Link](Mouse over link to see full location)
If that doesn't work, post at a malware removal forum:
only search

Follow their instructions exactly.

Here's my comparison of free antivirus applications:
[Link](Mouse over link to see full location)
I recommend Avast for newer computers and AntiVir for older computers.

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Jessika1023 answered Thursday July 31 2008, 10:58 am:
I use AVG Anti-Virus Free and I have NEVER had a virus since I installed that. It works wonder and best of all, Its FREE!. Good Luck:)

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SQuiRToFLeMoN answered Thursday July 31 2008, 12:37 am:
i am warning you... any and i mean ANY free antivirus software is very dangerous to download because most of those are scams and cover ups to put MORE viruses onto your computer... no body makes a good antivirus software and just gives it away for free thats just our capitalist nation.

but you seem to be having a large problem i suggest you download mcafee's 30 day free trial because its the best/cheapest antivirus software i have found so far

[Link](Mouse over link to see full location)

thats the website and you can get a 30 day free trial and if it really works for you maybe you'll consider buying it but i'm not pushing anything

good luck

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BrunetteBeauti answered Wednesday July 30 2008, 4:57 pm:
If you reinstall everything on your computer that usually helps. It should have came with a cd that allows you to do that. good luck

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