[Help] Computer got hit pretty bad with viruses

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    So basically I was wanting to get malwarebytes premium from a certain site ;) that many people may or may not use and basically one to____t I got had a fake install and cr__k for it so basically I got screwed with viruses. Does anyone know or can suggest how I can make it like it never happened? Thanks! :D
     


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    If your system is infected badly enough you have no choice but to reinstall Windows and delete any files you had on your PC that might have been infected (specifically executables and archives)
    But you can try to run Malwarebytes (the real one :P), SuperAntiSpyware and a decent AV from safe mode and see if that gets rid of everything.
     
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    Sorry for being a bit nooby but I do have the un premium malawarebytes and I'm not sure what superantispyware is? Or what an AV is? And also how can I boot into safemode and no I don't believe I need to re windows.

    MOST of it is pretty much annoying adware and blocks things and such
     
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    You have heard of Google right? Use it.
    And AV = Antivirus.
    How to boot into safe mode depends on your Windows version. In Windows 10 you can do it by going to Settings->Update & Security->Recovery->Advanced Startup though I think there's an easier way to do it.
    In Windows 7 you can spam F8 during boot (this may also work on Win8/10, I'm not sure)
     
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    Sorry /: and yeah I'm on Windows 10, so what good antivirus would you recommend
    EDIT: first I'll try without it and then I guess I'll try avira
     
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    If you have a recent system restore, that can help things along. And if all else fails, there's always Windows Refresh.
     
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    Yeah, you probably won't be able to install it in safe mode.
    I use Panda Antivirus, but AVG and Avast are also good (as far as free AVs go)
    All three score very highly on tests.
    Stay away from Windows Defender (it's included in Windows 10 now), it's useless as the detection rate is poor.
     
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    You got viruses by trying to download a pirated version of an anti-virus software.
    Wew lad
     
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    lmao and I should of noticed it was 20 mb larger than ANY other torrent

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    No I don't really back up my computer
     
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    It happens, everyone screws up lol Just be more careful next time you're pirating stuff.
    And I think wiping your hard-drive and re-installing Windows is your best option.
     
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    I really don't wanna lose everything and I also have limited bandwidth rip I'll do what was suggested above
     
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    Welp, good luck!
     
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    Thanks panda installing right now then gonna try :D
     
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    System Restore runs by default on Windows. You probably have a Restore Point from before the infection, but you should only run it after you run Malwarebytes and clean up your computer.
     
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    As stated above in trying to get into recovery, so after doing what was said I'm now on a blue screen with options and am not sure what I should click?

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    Nvm got it welp gonna try now Hope it works!
     
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    If you're in your Recovery Options but have not run a scan with Malwarebytes, I would recommend booting into Safe Mode with Networking (without Networking if you already have the free uninfected version of Malwarebytes installed with the latest definitions). Once in Safe Mode, you should run that scan.

    If you've already scanned and cleaned your computer with Malwarebytes, you should boot into System Restore and restore to a Restore Point dated before the infection.

    Malwarebytes+Restore Point is all I need to do on infected computers 99% of the time, aside from setting up the user with a regularly updating real-time antivirus. I usually set people up with Windows Defender because of its low disk usage and because it doesn't require any user interaction to keep it up to date and running.
     
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    "Does anyone know or can suggest how I can make it like it never happened"?

    Simply check the URL Bar at all times.
    Also, never click on shortened URLs, like those on Twitter, these can possibly compromise your Account.
     
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    I'm gnna first se if its ok without the restore because I'm guessing it wasn't made yesterday
     
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    A Restore Point is labeled with the date it was created, and Windows usually makes one each time before it installs a program or update. If you ran a scan with Malwarebytes, the infection is likely gone. However, you might have some lingering effects, such as browser modifications.

    Edit: A System Restore doesn't affect the entire system. If you have a virus on your computer and haven't cleaned it, a System Restore is unlikely to get rid of it. After you've cleaned an infection, a System Restore is used to hopefully undo some of the damage.
     
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    Makes sense will try afterwards

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    Wel I'm currently running all 3 program's so let's se what happens