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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials / Redirect virus! HELP!

14 Dec 2012   #21
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Not paying "attention" can also infect other user's computers... not only on your network, but if you picked up a "BOT"... it will eventually infect many thousands of other computers.

We're here to help stop that type of spreading Internet infection.

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15 Dec 2012   #22
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Not paying "attention" can also infect other user's computers... not only on your network, but if you picked up a "BOT"... it will eventually infect many thousands of other computers..
Exactly. If your PC is infected, it poses a threat to other PC's. The infection will more then likely try to spread to your friends PC's and others, where it will spread out more... and so on.... Not to mention anything you plug into it (USB drive) will likely carry the infection to the next PC you plug it into.
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15 Dec 2012   #23
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I'm glad we helped you get fixed.
Please Note:
1. Change all your passwords
2. Using utorrant and P2P is one of the best ways I know of to get infected again.
3. Programs I recommend using and keeping on your computer.
C. Windows built in firewall.
4. Any thing you had plugged into your computer while it was infected will most likely be infected also. That includes all backups.
If your computer is clean I would remove all restore points and create a new one.
System Protection Restore Points - Delete

System Restore Point - Create
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20 Dec 2012   #24

Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit

Thanks guys. I will remember to pay attention next time :)
And MSE actually want to run and operate. I am not sure which one of the steps in this post fixed it. But Microsoft Defender Offline is recommended!
Thanks again!
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