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User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 800 times:

somehow, i have gotten yet another virus in my AIM. i don't know how it got onto my computer but i just want it off! i scanned with AVG and Norton and neither of them picked it up. what can i do?

by the way, if anyone here know who is responsible for stupid sh*t like this let me know. i'm in the mood to kick some serious a** right now!!


"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
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User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 786 times:

Stop using AIM.. You must be talking to some bad people, or else somehow people got your IM name.. So:

#1- Format your HDD and start from new..
#2- Get a NEW AIM NAME, and only tell the people you totally trust..
#3- BEFORE GOING ONLINE, install the Virus scanners and then go online and UPDATE RIGHT AWAY..
#4- Update regularly
#5- if you get a virus again, just deal with it.. it happens.. sadly..

Chris

Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5426 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 784 times:

You hardly need to do anything as drastic as what Chris is saying. What, precisely, is the virus doing?


South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 753 times:

it continually erases my buddy profile and makes it nearly impossible to talk to people. i have to click thier name in the buddy list about a million times before a im window pops up. ive tried the virus scan, none of them are able to catch it.


"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
User currently offlineCha747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 788 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 744 times:

Cancidas...totally off the topic...what does your screen name mean, if anything? Just curious.


You land a million planes safely, then you have one little mid-air and you never hear the end of it - Pushing Tin
User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 738 times:

#1- Format your HDD and start from new..

And he loses his credibility a the very first suggestion! Is this a new record?  Smile



Cunning linguist
User currently offlineSophiemaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 726 times:

A friend of mine just got some sort of AIM bomber virus or something.

User currently offlineJamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 716 times:

I use spybot search and destroy...so far has been able to find some things that my mcafree missed...free to download over at downloads.com

Good luck.
J



Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 707 times:

cancidas is the name of some medication. when i was trying to choose a screenname i was stuck, looked down at my desk and on a notepad my dad brought from work (he's an MD) was the name cancidas. i said fine, cancidas....


"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 707 times:

Actually, Cancidas, I got it from you the other night. Thanks! :-p

It's gone now, though, I think!



Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 703 times:

cancidas is the name of some medication. when i was trying to choose a screenname i was stuck, looked down at my desk and on a notepad my dad brought from work (he's an MD) was the name cancidas. i said fine, cancidas....

Cancidas...that is so weird. I went to my parents' house last weekend and was using the computer in my mom's office and she had Cancidas Post-It's all over the desk. I think it had "Cancidas" in maroon letters and some whitish-orangish background?

I guess your dad might be in hematology/oncology?



I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5426 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 697 times:

Cancidas, please contact me offsite and tell me what OS you're running..I may be able to fix you up.


South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineHaveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 684 times:

Spybot with the free ZoneLabs firewall stops everything before my virus software neeeds to do anything

Eric


User currently offlineCha747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 788 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 680 times:

Cancidas...thanks. I thought it was curious that a med name would be used as a handle...not many people outside the medical profession even know that it exists. "Can" for candida (yeast) and "cida" for kill (though it is also indicated for resistant aspergillosis). In anycase, it's used for transplant medicine, cancer patients, and people in the ICU. Too bad the real cancidas can't get rid of your computer virus. Best of luck to you.



You land a million planes safely, then you have one little mid-air and you never hear the end of it - Pushing Tin
User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 675 times:

thanks !


"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 666 times:

Cancidas...thanks. I thought it was curious that a med name would be used as a handle...not many people outside the medical profession even know that it exists. "Can" for candida (yeast) and "cida" for kill (though it is also indicated for resistant aspergillosis). In anycase, it's used for transplant medicine, cancer patients, and people in the ICU. Too bad the real cancidas can't get rid of your computer virus. Best of luck to you.

Cha747...it's basically a fungus (aspergillus?) inside your body...at least invasive aspergillosis is...correct?

It's great having parents in the medical field  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
User currently offlineCha747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 788 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 648 times:

Cha747...it's basically a fungus (aspergillus?) inside your body...at least invasive aspergillosis is...correct?

Yep...you're right. Bacteria and yeast are floating around us and are on surfaces all around us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week...people with healthy immune systems can keep these things from proliferating once inside the body. The problem is that you get an immunocompromised patient (somebody with HIV disease, somebody who's sick, or somebody who is immunocompromised secondary to medications like a transplant patient) then these bacteria, fungi, and viruses GROW GROW GROW!



You land a million planes safely, then you have one little mid-air and you never hear the end of it - Pushing Tin
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