#1
If I click on somthing in My Computer or click on a folder I get a message that states the following
"System Error!
Some dangerous trojan horses detected in your system. Microsoft Windows XP files corrupted. This may lead to the destruction of important files in C:\WINDOWS. Download protection software now!"
And I can not open any programs or any files. If I click on somthing a little hourglass symbol appears then disapears. Can anyone please help me?
Left Jab, Right hook, Then I knocked him out I hate player haters so I pissed in his mouth
#2
Theres a condom in your hard drive
Quote by Le_Bunny
Money doesn't fuel good music. Passion does.

#4
1. Quit going to sketchy porn sites.
2. Download an antivirus program if you don't already have one.
3. Restart in safe mode.
4. Run virus scan.
5. This will usually work 90% of the time, if it doesn't then go to another forum that is intended on solving issues like this.
#5
Quote by DiMeTiMe
Trojan horses?

Haha ya Trojan Horses
Left Jab, Right hook, Then I knocked him out I hate player haters so I pissed in his mouth
#7
Your best bet, as I don't know if you have a virus software installed (which you should have and it should have caught the trojan and isolated it) is to do a system restore, as I don't think you know enough about what trojan it is to manually quarantine and rewrite the registry.

Start Menu> Accesories> System Tools> System Restore
Quote by dale-banez

my gear:
oh wait, no one cares

Quote by uncboy19
man all guitars are female. if they werent you couldn't make sweet love to them with your fingers. ok somebody better quote that ****. thats like quantum guitar **** rite there.
#8
Quote by rcw110131
1. Quit going to sketchy porn sites.
2. Download an antivirus program if you don't already have one.
3. Restart in safe mode.
4. Run virus scan.
5. This will usually work 90% of the time, if it doesn't then go to another forum that is intended on solving issues like this.

1. Haha learned my lesson
2. Req. any?
3. Never delt with safe mode, how do I do this?
4.Ok
5.Thank You
Left Jab, Right hook, Then I knocked him out I hate player haters so I pissed in his mouth
#9
housecall65.trendmicro.com

Run the virus scanner there.

Once it's finished, download Spybot Search and Destroy. Scan with that.

If you still can't open anything after that the virus might have messed with your windows files. Boot to your windows cd and go into repair, do everything it says.
Then type "chkdsk /p /r" without the quotation marks.

If that doesn't work, restart your computer, and hit f8 until it brings you to the screen asking how you'd like to boot. Boot to safe mode with networking. Then update and run your virus scanner if you have one or download avast! or avg free.
If that doesn't work, download hijack this and run a scan. Then search each file you think is suspicious on google, and fix it if you think it's the problem.

If your computer still doesn't work, well google that shit. Or transfer your important stuff over to a backup, external, or flash drive and format then reinstall.
Last edited by SuperiorToYou at Jul 5, 2008,
#11
To get to safe mode click on your start menu. Click on Run. type in msconfig and hit enter. Click on Boot.ini tab. Check mark SAFEBOOT and minimal. Click apply and now your comp will reboot in safe mode with just the neccesary background processes running.
Quote by dale-banez

my gear:
oh wait, no one cares

Quote by uncboy19
man all guitars are female. if they werent you couldn't make sweet love to them with your fingers. ok somebody better quote that ****. thats like quantum guitar **** rite there.
#12
Quote by tv14sld
delete system32


Nice...delete system32...NOT!!!!!
Quote by dale-banez

my gear:
oh wait, no one cares

Quote by uncboy19
man all guitars are female. if they werent you couldn't make sweet love to them with your fingers. ok somebody better quote that ****. thats like quantum guitar **** rite there.
#13
ummm just stop watching ****ty internet porn. be a man and take your dads credit card an order it online. don't be a pussy.
#14
Quote by SuperiorToYou
housecall65.trendmicro.com

Run the virus scanner there.

Once it's finished, download Spybot Search and Destroy. Scan with that.

If you still can't open anything after that the virus might have messed with your windows files. Boot to your windows cd and go into repair, do everything it says.
Then type "chkdsk /p /r" without the quotation marks.

If that doesn't work, restart your computer, and hit f8 until it brings you to the screen asking how you'd like to boot. Boot to safe mode with networking. Then update and run your virus scanner if you have one or download avast! or avg free.
If that doesn't work, download hijack this and run a scan. Then search each file you think is suspicious on google, and fix it if you think it's the problem.

If your computer still doesn't work, well google that shit. Or transfer your important stuff over to a backup, external, or flash drive and format then reinstall.


Spybot is crap. You don't need to go through all that. All you need to do is a system restore to a point where you know the comp was running ok. It will get rid of the virus and chnage registry settings back to the way they were before the virus executed. I work as an IT so I know what I am saying.

And for a good virus software (that is free) use Avast!
Quote by dale-banez

my gear:
oh wait, no one cares

Quote by uncboy19
man all guitars are female. if they werent you couldn't make sweet love to them with your fingers. ok somebody better quote that ****. thats like quantum guitar **** rite there.
#15
first off BS on shredder, get avg, spybot, adaware, and spyware doctor all create protection for you pc, boot up in safe mode and run all the scans and fix any problems, save system restore for a last option, over time if you use it to much it starts to case problems for the system.
#16
Quote by shredder.cheese

And for a good virus software (that is free) use Avast!

so true, my buddy just recommended it to me and it already found trojans and other things i had no idea i had.

honestly. avast ftw
#17
Quote by tv14sld
delete system32

im not going to, but you should be reported for bad advice like that =| this isnt 4chan
#18
the only reason I don't like avast is because it is ALWAYS scanning which is nice but when playing games it starts to lag a little bit, but it's still annoying as hell.
#19
Quote by gagnerants
first off BS on shredder, get avg, spybot, adaware, and spyware doctor all create protection for you pc, boot up in safe mode and run all the scans and fix any problems, save system restore for a last option, over time if you use it to much it starts to case problems for the system.


All those you listed just run a lot of extra processes in the background (I have used them all) and most give you a lot of "false positives." You can read endless threads on comp sites where this adware or spyware protection (all the ones you have listed) start eating up cpu, give off false positives and miss a lot of registry hacks.

I agree to some extent that using System Restore for most people that have installed a virus program would be a last resort but when you have already contracted a virus and you either don't have virus protection or inadequate virus protection, then using System Restore is by far the easiest and safest way to combat the worm/trojan. Downloading and installing a spyware or anti-virus app after the fact rarely takes care of the virus as it has already done it's damage and then most people freak out and completely wipe their comp clean and do a complete reinstall, which they probably didn't need to do. System Restore is about 90% effective in stopping the virus, restoring the comp to its proper working condition before the virus entered and without losing data. I have used that method many times and without any adverse effects to any of the comps. No BS!
Quote by dale-banez

my gear:
oh wait, no one cares

Quote by uncboy19
man all guitars are female. if they werent you couldn't make sweet love to them with your fingers. ok somebody better quote that ****. thats like quantum guitar **** rite there.
#20
Allright I so system restore was not sucessful. So what to do now? Antivirus program?
Left Jab, Right hook, Then I knocked him out I hate player haters so I pissed in his mouth
#21
it only eats up cpu when you are RUNNING THE PROGRAM like every other program, I have only ran into one or to false things, but every anti virus does it's because it's doing what it was made to do. And for registry hacks use ccleaner, but for many people it only makes a small difference if you clean it up or not, it's not going to be a life changing event in your computer most of the time.

installing before or after a virus has effected your computer would make no difference it looks for the program that matches up with it's definition file, once it finds it match you tell it to do what ever with it. In all honestly here I've gotten more than my share of viruses cause guess what I look at a lot of porn and I've waited days before I took care of them, and when I didn't have avg back when I used macafee I ran across spyware doctor it was the only **** that took care of them, and guess what between doctor and avg and the others I can look at all my shocking amounts of porn without worrying, and if I do get one guess what it's gone with the first scan.
#22
Quote by OtisB Driftwood
If I click on somthing in My Computer or click on a folder I get a message that states the following
"System Error!
Some dangerous trojan horses detected in your system. Microsoft Windows XP files corrupted. This may lead to the destruction of important files in C:\WINDOWS. Download protection software now!"
And I can not open any programs or any files. If I click on somthing a little hourglass symbol appears then disapears. Can anyone please help me?


You have Adware or Spyware, it's a way for people to force you to download their crappy, Spyware infested programs that just take over your computer. I suggest downloading a good virus scanner, that does NOT mean AVG. Spybot S&D is a very good one.

Also, the bolded statements are key here. No, and I repeat, NO Windows warning message will single out a certain virus or problem. Windows addresses the problem with technicality. This is the first sign that it's not genuine. The second thing that Microsoft will never do is simply 'tell' you to download 'Protection Software'. They usually, if not, always give you a link to their website for some bad Microsoft brand virus scanner. This is not an indication to download said Microsoft scanner, but to find one that will work.

And stop going to pr0n sites.
Last edited by 'Leviathan' at Jul 5, 2008,