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Help me get rid of virus without downloading?

August 31, 2013 at 12:42:54
Specs: Windows 7
I have a virus on my laptop that has stopped me from downloading ANYTHING! Consequently, I am unable to download a fix. Can anyone advise me how to deal with this problem please. As I am not a computer geek, I would appreciate any info to be given in the simplest possible form. Your help would be very much appreciated. Thank you. Note: The message that pops up when I attempt to download states that the download has a virus, even though I am sure that it has not.

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August 31, 2013 at 12:50:18
It might need considerable work to clear the virus but often running MalwareBytes freebie can get it to the state where it is then easier to apply other methods if necessary. Download the file and SAVE it onto a flash drive on another computer. Then transfer the flash drive to your computer and double click the file to run it. You can get MWB here:

If the virus prevents it from installing then there are a few tricks we can apply.

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August 31, 2013 at 14:18:37
Thanks for getting back to me. I will try this sometime next week and let you know how I get on.

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August 31, 2013 at 21:02:18
Have you tried booting in Safe Mode w/ Networking?

Two easy ways to get there:
1.) Tap F8 (or whichever key it says on the screen) during boot up on the manufacturer's screen. This is before the Windows loading screen.
2.) Open the System Configuration utility (Start > Search bar > type: msconfig), go to the Boot tab, check-mark: Safe boot, radio button: Network. Next time you boot, you'll see a window acknowledging someone was using that utility. Just place a check-mark in the box of that window to stop it showing up until the next time you use the utility. Additionally, you'll have to un-check Safe Mode from within the utility when you're ready to boot normally.

Apologies if I don't respond to your reply immediately. I don't check this site daily, but you're welcome to PM me as a reminder.

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September 24, 2013 at 14:00:33
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Can you personally vouch for that website? Most folk come on here because they want free help and that one looks like something you have to pay for.

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