do i have a virus?

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  1. Team_Subspace
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    Team_Subspace Citizen Marsalevsky

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    i was on facebook and an app needed me to do a survey, so i did and then a lot of popups came up when i went to google and so i tried to run my avg setup, and my computer went to something called "blue screen" and then it reebooted... is this the doing of a virus??
     
  2. _Chaz_

    _Chaz_ GBAtemp's Official Mook™

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    If you have to ask yourself "Do I have a virus?" than you probably have a virus.


    Boot into safe mode and run some scans with AVG.
     
  3. Ikki

    Ikki GBATemp's grumpy panda.

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    You most likely do. Don't trust Facebook apps. Specially Farmville.
     
  4. monkat

    monkat I'd like to see you TRY to ban me. (Should I try?.

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    You didn't list any of your symptoms.

    It could just as well be a bacterial or fungal infection.
     
  5. _Chaz_

    _Chaz_ GBAtemp's Official Mook™

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    Actually, perfect oppurtunity to link to the thread for this kind of thing.

    View this thread.
     
  6. Team_Subspace
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    Team_Subspace Citizen Marsalevsky

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    i tried to install avg and it said fatal error and didnt install....
     
  7. Elvarg

    Elvarg Zyzz™

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    Umm why would you go onto the internet with a anti-VIRUS protection.
     
  8. _Chaz_

    _Chaz_ GBAtemp's Official Mook™

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    Boot into safe mode and try it.
     
  9. Elvarg

    Elvarg Zyzz™

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    *safe mode with networking.
     
  10. R3yn4rd

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    That's really a strange activity of your computer. If the safe mode and scanning process of your anti-virus didn't work, you need to run the restoration. Restore it even the last file before you encounter this.
     
  11. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

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    It could be Sarcoidosis. It's never Lupus though, so thank god.
     
  12. GundamXXX

    GundamXXX Ergo Ego

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    Imagine if its lupus, then the Mayans were right!
     
  13. Ossot

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    Because only idiots get infected. And idiots are too stupid to install av software. It's a vicious wormhole.
     
  14. gifi4

    gifi4 How am I a 'New Member'?

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    What's your point here?
    You go on the internet with an anti-virus program to protect you from these type of things, seriously look up the definition of the prefix "anti".
     
  15. Team_Subspace
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    Team_Subspace Citizen Marsalevsky

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    so now my laptop is literally RESTRICTING me from any wireless activity... i got kaspersky (anti-virus) and went to activate my free trial and my laptop is not letting me do it since ut invilves needing a connection... i took a chord and plugged my laptop into the router/modem (its a combo) and i still have no access
     
  16. Sausage Head

    Sausage Head Lord Sausage LXIX

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    Do you have another computer? Load the installation software on a USB and install it from there. Remember to clean off your USB and scan it for viruses after you've done it.