#1
Right whilst I was out, someone on MSN sends me a link to my pc that said

"Is this really a picture of you :S "

I closed the window but discover the virus file saved to my desktop. My housemate, whilst I was gone thought it was genuine so he clicked the link.

Ive deleted the file that is the virus file as saved on my desktop and Ive asked people if Im sending out links and Im not. Does this mean the PC is clear of the virus?

I do not want to have to reformat a 3 week old computer!

And why dont my housemates keep there hands off my stuff and out of my room. The landlord doesnt allow locks on the door because its a fire risk!?

Sat in a lab, curing diseases. They actually LET me play with chemicals!
#3
If its 3 weeks old, whats the harm of a reformat? Im not saying you need to, but you're hardly gonna lose a lot of data.

And Edit: You're friends an idiot for falling for it
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#4
you shoulda got a mac mate =/

anyway is the computer acting weird? is it vista because if its vista then the answer is yes.
what i'd recommend you do is go to trend micro's website and get one of their free virus scans, because its easily one of the best and strongest virus scanner and it'll pwn the **** out of any virus you've got.
#5
-basically, you are asking weather or not the virus is gone. Firstly, use a virus scanner and make damned sure. Secondly, use a malware/spyware program (spybot ftw) and scan for nasties like that. Then, report your findings.

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you shoulda got a comp with linux, mate =/


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#6
Quote by DTOE
If its 3 weeks old, whats the harm of a reformat? Im not saying you need to, but you're hardly gonna lose a lot of data.


think of all the porn one could download with a three week old computer with little on it to slow down the bit rate... sounds like heaven!
#7
Forgot to mention, virus scanning and spyware software cant detect anything wrong.
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#9
Quote by Zakkmann
you shoulda got a mac mate =/

anyway is the computer acting weird? is it vista because if its vista then the answer is yes.
what i'd recommend you do is go to trend micro's website and get one of their free virus scans, because its easily one of the best and strongest virus scanner and it'll pwn the **** out of any virus you've got.


+1 Exactly what I would have said...
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#10
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Forgot to mention, virus scanning and spyware software cant detect anything wrong.



Righto, then for now, just delete everything in your profile (i believe they have those on MSN) and keep it blank for a week. Sign on to your account from a different computer, and sign on to another s/n from that same comp. If the account that isnt yours sees a crazy thing in your profile, then get rid of that s/n. If not, then you should be clean.
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Quote by Zakkmann
you shoulda got a mac mate =/

anyway is the computer acting weird? is it vista because if its vista then the answer is yes.
what i'd recommend you do is go to trend micro's website and get one of their free virus scans, because its easily one of the best and strongest virus scanner and it'll pwn the **** out of any virus you've got.

+1
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