Question by curiousx3: help with laptop and virus/program?
hi, i have two questions and one is
ive had the HP pavillion zv6000 for about 4 years
how much longer do you think my laptop will last if ive only been using it at home and dropped it about 4ish times?
it hasnt had a serious virus or anything
but i just wanted to know how much longer until i would have to buy another one
i have this constant pop up from the Security Center Alert about a program/software/virus named win32.zafi.b
and when i click enable protection, it pops up a page where i can download some type of protection
what is it and how can i get rid of it?
thank you :)
Answer by owsleyskid
I don’t know about the laptop question, but it sounds like you caught the SmitFraud virus. Antivirus 360, Spyware Guard 2008, Antivirus 2009 and many similar sounding programs are versions of the smitfraud virus. Most popular AntiVirus programs have trouble with it. There is a specific tool to address this problem. You can run it in scan mode first to make sure that this is the problem.
Go to this link:
Run it in safe mode in a command prompt window.
Don’t ever click on a popup “antivirus warning” unless the name of a program you have already installed is in the title area a the top of the window.
Start > Run
Start > Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt
Drag the file icon into the Command Prompt window. The entire file path should appear.
Hit enter to run.
Restart the machine.
Press F8 before the Windows StartUp screen appears.
The boot choices menu should appear.
Press the number for the safe mode option.
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