03-04-2011 05:28 PM - last edited on 03-04-2011 05:42 PM by bananaman
Apologies if I'm in the wrong place...
I have an X201 and suspect I'm plagued with viruses, but still have a functional computer.
I don't know if I should do the virus scans -- from my experience the viruses protect themselves and prevent scans from finding and deactivating them.-- or pursue an entire system reinstall?
And if I were to do that, how would I prevent viruses from coming along?
I would really appreciate some help before I get frozen up and totally disfunctional and have to start working off my Mac Powerbook -- which is not like the tank of x201 or even close.
Moderator edit: Matched subject to question.
03-04-2011 05:37 PM
So what do I do if I suspect there is a trojan or other malware on my computer.
I've had experiences that this virual stuff will fool the security settings and not appear.
For example, when my x201 was new, MS secruity essentials was always flagging files that it blocked.
Lately scans show zero problems, and i'd swear I wasn't hallucinating when recently a quick on screen flash came by which said I had 362 trojans -- that could have been an intrusion itself or it could be real.
How do I know for sure. My computer acts a bit wacky at times..
03-05-2011 05:35 AM - edited 03-06-2011 05:46 AM
Welcome to Lenovo Community
From your brief description, I have a feeling that you may be infected by one of the rogues that is giving you a fake alert. Is it claiming to be Microsoft Security Essentials that is giving you this alert?
Let's see if we can get you started...
Please download Rkill by Grinler from here Rkill and save it to your Desktop (or to a CD or USB Stick and transfer it to the Desktop) of the infected computer. If that does not work try this alternate Link
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
On the Scanner tab:
Back at the main Scanner screen:
Note:-- If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,
you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process.
Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately.
Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
-- MBAM may make changes to your registry as part of its disinfection routine.
If you're using other security programs that detect registry changes (like Spybot's Teatimer),
they may interfere with the fix or alert you after scanning with MBAM.
Please disable such programs until disinfection is complete or permit them to allow the changes.
**If you need to re-install MBAM but encounter issue in re-installing, try using the MBAM Cleanup Utility by downloading it from HERE==================================
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03-06-2011 05:47 AM - edited 03-06-2011 05:48 AM