Need help with Heur virus

By westwhjohn
Oct 10, 2008
  1. Hello and I hope you all can help me. I have Kapersky anti virus installed. Last night I noticed my computer was running very slowly and also that my automatic updates was being detected as Off even tho it was set to On. I did a scan and I have the heur virus. The Kapersky scan will detect it but I cannot delete the virus. I also tried downloading the lates version of IE 7.0 but that will not work, since the download will not complete becuase my automatic updates is not set to On (but the screen says it is on).

    Any ideas on how I can get rid of this?
  2. BillAllen55

    BillAllen55 TS Maniac Posts: 368

    If you will go to this techspot guide and perform the 8-step Spyware/virus removal guide, this should assist you with all insidious virus/spyware related issues.
    One may be tempted to bypass a process or two. I would recommend you resist that temptation.

  3. westwhjohn

    westwhjohn TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Bill

    Thanks Bill. Another quick question. The virus is on my home computer which I really just use to read the news and my son does some children type things on it. All this means is that the files I have on here are not critical.

    Question-Would a System restore to a date prior to the virus resolve this?

    Thanks agian for all your help.
  4. BillAllen55

    BillAllen55 TS Maniac Posts: 368

    A bit of a loaded questions, as there are no ways of knowing exactly what type of virus/spyware/malware you have. First gut impression based on experience I would say not worth the time and effort to do a restore. Hard telling what other things that may have been included on your OS that may not be there after the restore. Typically (which these days what is that? ) I would suggest you go through the 8-step process and go on from there.
    Good luck.
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Thread Moved from Introduce yourself
  6. westwhjohn

    westwhjohn TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Bill thanks a ton for the help and the others that pitched in. I think I am in the clear.
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