⌂HomeMailSearchNewsSportsFinanceCelebrityWeatherAnswersFlickrMobileMore⋁PoliticsMoviesMusicTVGroupsStyleBeautyTechShoppingInstall I only download torrents from vertor, who checks all of their torrents with two different anti viruses and even then I scan them once they're downloaded - Again I say NO Dave March 5, 2012 Hard to say. Turn off any router or hub that your computer may be plugged into. 3.

This has effectively locked me out of my PC with a dummy screen demanding to open. Click on the Scan button. NEWSLETTERS Get the best of HowStuffWorks by email. If it tells you to quit a program, do it!

CCNAR&S |CCNA Security|Network+ | B.S. - Information Technology | System Administrator If I am helping you and have not replied within 48 hours, please send me aprivate message. Please remember to copy the entire post so you do not miss any instructions. Just go directly to the system restore, this is much quicker and more thorough than MalWareBytes. Ashampoo firewall used normally but it makes no difference if switched off.

Next, open your web browser and download the Malwarebytes program from Malwarebytes.org. It also helps me keep my computer running fast and smooth. Once you find the virus just delete all instances of it and that will get rid of it. If you need more time, just let me know.

I would add the CCleaner registry tool. Search Computer Repair Advice On Google Plus! When I uninstall them, they just keep reappearing at boot. While I was pondering that, the window disappeared, and the next thing I knew, System windows, Internet Explorer windows, and JavaScript windows were popping up so fast my head was spinning.

I am also A+ certified and do this for a living. So engage with the virus: keep an eye out for any security messages that pop up, as these usually provide the exact name of the virus that has infected your computer. this requires more skill and is more efficient.