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So I'm doin' a bit o' browsin when I gets one of these pop-ups telling me my computer has issues and it CAN run a scan etc.....y'know the ones that look similar but not the same as Windows programmes. Yeah right thinks I, either a real programme but it than asks for £20 to download the fix bit or more likely just a virus. So.....

I closed it down but it keps popping back up!
So I tried to come off the web but page wouldn't close.
So I closed everything Down from Task Manager
NeXt my Wallpaper disappears.
I ALSO now have an icon for 'System Tool' (no 's') in My bottom bar....and it keeps trying to run!
O.k, so I think I'll just go to Control Panel and remove lAtest 'download'.....exept nothing is reponding at all, no mouse nothing.
So I reboot the Laptop.....big mistake!

When Laptop turned back on it appears to boot normally but things not helped here by fact that Windows had recently been trying to run a Auto Update as it sometimes does.
I had postponed it earlier, so this means it would automatically do it next time I reboot.
So when we get to the green screen and the massage saying 'Configuring Updates 3 of 3, do not switch off your computer' etc it now just gets stuck.

I have tried to bypass this by doing the old F2 and F8 and Fix Computer option and doing the following:

Running in safe mode (without adapters is default)
Running MemoryPproblem Dignostic (gets to 99% then just freezes)
Running from last system back-up (won't complete says not enough memory or summat)
Running from last good Configuration (just gets stuck as normal)
Pressing F8 lots of times to bypass the boot (just goes straight to black screen and stays there)
And everything else I can think of but to no avail so far.

Somtimes it reboots itself again automatically after a minute or two and then just repeats the whole thing, in a loop.
Mostly the Windows Updater goes after a couple of minutes and I'm left with a balck screen with a single white flashing cursor in top right hand corner.

Phoned my P.C expert mate and he thinks I have something called the Anti Virus 2011 Scam. He told me all about Downloading Malware Bytes and RKill onto a flash drive stick and then porting it from that onto my Laptop etc...

.....thing is I cannot switch the bugger on to begin with!

My buddy thinks it is the Virus itself running each time I try and switch it on as he says with the Safe Mode activated it shouldn't run the Windows Auto Updater at all (with or without adaptors).

He also thinks the black screen and flashing cursor could mean it's lost some Operating System information........(going to turn the place upsidown for my original System Discs of corse)......but in the meantime...

Anybody got any bright ideas....PLEASE! :GL:GL:GL
 

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I had a similar problem not too long ago, I did a system restore. I had already tried a few different ways of getting rid, just like you did, but in the end, restore did it. Not a compugeek so not sure if this'll work, but you never know good luck :ILU:
 

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Just had to deal with the exact same thing on my Mums laptop.

It wouldn't let me click on anything to start with, but I kept clicking on the little icon in the bottom right task bar thing and every time I opened it up and then closed it all again it would sometimes allow me to click on stuff. After a long time of doing this I finally managed to install Avg and run a scan, detected a trojan and deleted it, all sorted now T:
It was hard to tell if anything was happening as it was making it run so slow.
 

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system restore in safe mode did it for me a few days ago . i put a thread up on it about mcafee and how rubbish it was to spot this , even got all my money back off mcafee and stuck avast back on my systems . prob now gone . i had 2 users that could log on to the same pc and 1 was infected and one wasnt . try f8 before reboot and restore from there is all i can offer you to do as i said it did it for me ...
sorry not to much help !
 

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Do a system restore to a point a couple of days before you first had the problem or download and run a program called http://www.malwarebytes.org/. Your better off starting you computer up in Safe Mode With Networking (Press F8 on startup and you see the options). Download the program, update it and then run it, that should sort System Tool out.

Flippin hate malware rubbish like this.

HTH
 

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Problem with this is it doesnt get flagged as a virus by current antivirus programs as its not destructive, its been designed to scare people into paying to remove it, malwarebytes or autorun from sysinternals can be used in safe mode to remove this pain in the a**e !
 

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Problem with this is it doesnt get flagged as a virus by current antivirus programs as its not destructive, its been designed to scare people into paying to remove it, malwarebytes or autorun from sysinternals can be used in safe mode to remove this pain in the a**e !
and even mcafee want to charge ppl to get rid of it !!! lol
 

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Lots of helpful suggestions and offers of help already......think I need to cry myself to sleep now and have another fiddle and put all your advice to work in the morrow.....in the meantime I just gotta say.....T4/T5 drivers are just the nicest of people! Thanks for the advice and good karma so far all!:grphg
 

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A friend of mine is always getting these fake antivirus mallware infections and i always ended up reinstalling all his software to get rid of it. Both me and my wife don't seem to, both of us use Mcaffee. Then my wifes laptop picked one up, and i was in the room when her machine started playing up i told her to do nothing and i'd have a look at it. Now usually when my mate gets one its so far gone therss nothing for it but a full re install. With my wifes i got a chance to play, it hadn't installed itself in the programmes driectory yet so that was good but it was still somewhere. Eventually i figured out it had installed itself into the browser, not the machine itself. we use firefox which turned out to be a good thing, simply un-installed firefox, restarted her laptop and re instaled firefox and the nasty buggy thing had gone.

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Working again! Cheers for help all but special place goes to Welshtourist:

Thanks soooooooo much Welshtourist. You the man! I crown you the official king of the techys.

Tis behaving itself for now.....it knows I have a tough ally you seee.

Seriosuly buddy, you totally bailed me out today.

I am not worthy, I bow to your secret language and genius knowledge of all things befuddeling to the rest of us.

T:T:T::ILU::ILU::ILU::cheers:cheers:cheers:db:db
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I had a pop up saying 'AVG your computer is infected' the other night while on the forum. I just turned off the power then done a full Norton scan.
Turns out no viruses were found.
To be honest it s**t me right up :eek:
Has everyone else had this happen while on the forum or while just on tinternet?
 

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I had a pop up saying 'AVG your computer is infected' the other night while on the forum. I just turned off the power then done a full Norton scan.
Turns out no viruses were found.
To be honest it s**t me right up :eek:
Has everyone else had this happen while on the forum or while just on tinternet?
its not the forum , mine was on my son's profile and its never been on this forum . more than likely youtube or some seedy porn site :eek:
 
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