How Can I Get Rid of a Virus on my computer without Formatting?

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  1. MrDillDough
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    Member MrDillDough GBAtemp Regular

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    Firstly, I'm just wondering, but how many of you people have some form of anti-virus program installed on your computer?

    I'm not 100% sure in their usefulness, but then again, I have never actually tried. My friend told me though that the anti-virus that he put on his computer really wasted time and slowed down his computer with all the virus scans and all. So yeah, I don't know whether to put it on my computer or not.

    Well, my computer now has a virus. I'm not sure how I got it or when. I think the virus goes by the name "troj/rustok-n". I am not even sure if its real because my Google search is really lagging. But I do think that I have been infected with a virus. Its really annoying but the only thing that I find wrong so far is Googling, as it lags so much for some reason. Even when I search up other things.

    So I'm just wondering if installing an anti-virus would be beneficial or not. And if there is some way that I can get rid of the virus that is affecting my computer without actually formatting the hard drive or getting rid of some of my files. The reason that I don't want to format right now is because its not a convenient time and I've already done it a few times and I'm getting sick of re-installing programs again. [​IMG]

    Any help or advice is appreciated. [​IMG] Thanks.
     
  2. a2h

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    If the answer is no, your computer is too slow.

    Look at software like avast, AVG and Avira. Or if your computer really is that slow, ClamWin.
     
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    just install avast, if your computer is too slow just install ubuntu on it...
     

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