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Jeffrey Arulraj
Jeffrey Arulraj • Oct 30, 2012

Discussion on computer viruses

What exactly are they? can some one tell in detail about Malware and stuff like that
https://www.crazyengineers.com/skype-affected-by-malware-in-india-5091/

This sparked me to know more how will I be able to know if my computer is infecteed some tips will be more helpful
manishks
manishks • Oct 30, 2012
malware is malicious software, generally created to disrupt computer operations and sometimes with an intent of obtaining sensitive informations. There's a difference in malware and defective software. Defective software are created for legitimate purpose but are unable to fullfill the requirements due to various possible reasons.
If you suddenly find some new file with some weird names like 9a3f643...etc etc..there are chances that its created because of some virus. You should immediately scan your computer. One virus which infected my pc was recycler! I really had tough time while removing it.
Jeffrey Arulraj
Jeffrey Arulraj • Oct 31, 2012
What about trojans
jeffrey samuel
What about trojans
Trojans do not infect the file like malware does. It steals the protected information or deletes that information so that a hacker or even other viruses can access that protected part!
Normally, trojans eat up the firewall protection and hackers easily hack your IP
Banashree Patra
Banashree Patra • Nov 7, 2012
manishks
malware is malicious software, generally created to disrupt computer operations and sometimes with an intent of obtaining sensitive informations. There's a difference in malware and defective software. Defective software are created for legitimate purpose but are unable to fullfill the requirements due to various possible reasons.
If you suddenly find some new file with some weird names like 9a3f643...etc etc..there are chances that its created because of some virus. You should immediately scan your computer. One virus which infected my pc was recycler! I really had tough time while removing it.
manishks
how did you remove this recycler virus---other than formatting. Because scanning computer with avg does not remove this virus.
rahul69
rahul69 • Nov 7, 2012
Banashree Patra
manishks
how did you remove this recycler virus---other than formatting. Because scanning computer with avg does not remove this virus.
There are many ways to remove Recycler Virus, :
  1. Manually deleting the virus containing folders using Safe Mode : This method involves using safe mode with command prompt using DOS commands, this method is little risky, so you must first get all steps ready before executing .
  2. Using Antivirus: Use an updated Norton Antivirus, I have tried and it removes the recycler virus.
safiajen0055
safiajen0055 • Nov 7, 2012
rahul69
There are many ways to remove Recycler Virus, :
  1. Manually deleting the virus containing folders using Safe Mode : This method involves using safe mode with command prompt using DOS commands, this method is little risky, so you must first get all steps ready before executing .
  2. Using Antivirus: Use an updated Norton Antivirus, I have tried and it removes the recycler virus.
"Manually deleting the virus containing folders using Safe Mode" Could you please describe this point in detail
And also i am using avast 4.8 Avast anti virus, Is avast 4.8 is capable to delete recycler virus??
grsalvi
grsalvi • Nov 7, 2012
Can anybody give an idea that how viruses and malwares get copied to system from net or USB drive ?
And how the code starts its own execution ??
rahul69
rahul69 • Nov 7, 2012
safiajen0055
"Manually deleting the virus containing folders using Safe Mode" Could you please describe this point in detail
And also i am using avast 4.8 Avast anti virus, Is avast 4.8 is capable to delete recycler virus??
This step involves use of safe mode with command prompt and should be done carefully, I personally would not recommend this, as a mistake may corrupt your OS, anyways here is the link for steps:
https://www.overclockers.com/manual-malware-removal-guide/
Regarding the Avast, I have not checked, but u can update it and check whether it does or not, I have checked Norton Antivirus trial version and after updating it, it can remove Recycler after scan.
Also there are 3-4 variants of Recycler virus, I don't know the one which affected your PC, the steps given above are for the one that creates shortcuts of folders
Banashree Patra
Banashree Patra • Nov 7, 2012
rahul69
There are many ways to remove Recycler Virus, :
  1. Manually deleting the virus containing folders using Safe Mode : This method involves using safe mode with command prompt using DOS commands, this method is little risky, so you must first get all steps ready before executing .
  2. Using Antivirus: Use an updated Norton Antivirus, I have tried and it removes the recycler virus.
rahul69

can you explain more elaborately how to delete it manually.
rahul69
rahul69 • Nov 7, 2012
Banashree Patra
rahul69

can you explain more elaborately how to delete it manually.
I have already mentioned the link that describes the procedure😀.
manishks
manishks • Nov 7, 2012
i think..not every antivirus detects recycler! Yes norton does. But i used system restore fascility..😀
Jeffrey Arulraj
Jeffrey Arulraj • Nov 7, 2012
grsalvi
Can anybody give an idea that how viruses and malwares get copied to system from net or USB drive ?
And how the code starts its own execution ??
Virus execution starts when you first trigger it by clicking on the viral link

It is like an infinite loop once you trigger it out they are impossible to be stopped with out anti virus

Some viruses which get downloaded from the Web if they had invaded the boot files of your system they get automatically installed and start their work the next time you boot your system they are the ones you are to watch out for the most
grsalvi
grsalvi • Nov 8, 2012
jeffrey samuel
Virus execution starts when you first trigger it by clicking on the viral link

It is like an infinite loop once you trigger it out they are impossible to be stopped with out anti virus

Some viruses which get downloaded from the Web if they had invaded the boot files of your system they get automatically installed and start their work the next time you boot your system they are the ones you are to watch out for the most
But some viruses get triggered due to mouse motion made by us.How that is done ?
Chinu1
Chinu1 • Dec 4, 2012
Some malware replicates itself until it fills up all obtainable space on your hard drive, turning your computer into an element. Other kinds corrupt data on your machine or make your computer unstable. A few will even attempt to use your e-mail programs to deal out the malicious code to everyone in your contacts list. And there's always the possibility a cracker -- that's a malicious hacker -- will use malware to get remote access to your computer.
safiajen0055
safiajen0055 • Feb 9, 2013
rahul69
This step involves use of safe mode with command prompt and should be done carefully, I personally would not recommend this, as a mistake may corrupt your OS, anyways here is the link for steps:
https://www.overclockers.com/manual-malware-removal-guide/
Regarding the Avast, I have not checked, but u can update it and check whether it does or not, I have checked Norton Antivirus trial version and after updating it, it can remove Recycler after scan.
Also there are 3-4 variants of Recycler virus, I don't know the one which affected your PC, the steps given above are for the one that creates shortcuts of folders
Thanks a lot for elaborating the point....

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