Old 12-15-2009, 12:27 AM   #1
britishknight
FFR Player
 
britishknight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 3
Default So I got a virus...

Cannot use google at all...

The origin was probably from encyclopediadramatica and I got blue screen of death. Did a system restore, now my computer is ****ed. I have no taskbar, no icons on desktop.

How do I use task manager to restore these

Someone please help, this is the absolute worst time for a computer to break during finals week.

edit: Even microsoft.com won't load, wtf.

edit2: c'mon ppl i'm freakin out

Last edited by britishknight; 12-15-2009 at 12:42 AM..
britishknight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 12:46 AM   #2
Izzy
Frau Bow
FFR Simfile AuthorFFR Veteran
 
Izzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Kansas
Age: 31
Posts: 9,201
Default Re: So I got a virus...

In my opinion you should probably just reinstall your OS and stop browsing the internet stupidly and without noscript enabled or no antivirus software on your computer.

Also do ctrl alt delete and go file, new task, and type in explorer.exe to bring back your taskbar.
__________________
Join SMO IRC. irc.rizon.net#smo
Izzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 12:49 AM   #3
goffballz
FFR Player
 
goffballz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: ʎssnd sɯnɯ ɹǝʎ
Age: 29
Posts: 125
Default Re: So I got a virus...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Izzy View Post
browsing the internet stupidly
I blame pr0nz.
goffballz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 01:08 AM   #4
NSane
Retired Staff
Retired StaffFFR Veteran
 
NSane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 475
Default Re: So I got a virus...

Usually to restore the Start Menu / Task Bar / and Desktop you would go to run new task in the task manager and then run "explorer.exe", without the quotes of course.

Edit: Didn't read Izzy's post. He beat me to it =/
__________________
Retired from FFR/Stepmania
Playing Hearthstone now

Highest Hearthstone Rank: Legend
Lannix#1632 @ Americas
NSane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 01:12 AM   #5
Dr Tran
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,104
Default Re: So I got a virus...

Help my laptop won't turn on D: I tried putting the battery in water but no luck D::::::
Dr Tran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 01:12 AM   #6
britishknight
FFR Player
 
britishknight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 3
Default Re: So I got a virus...

Damn. My computer is really ****ed this time. Can someone give me a link to download antivirus via 3rd party site. This virus is a smart **** and it won't let me go on any helpful sites to fix this pc.
britishknight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 01:21 AM   #7
Izzy
Frau Bow
FFR Simfile AuthorFFR Veteran
 
Izzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Kansas
Age: 31
Posts: 9,201
Default Re: So I got a virus...

Write down all your program and applications and reinstall your operating system. Copy files to an external harddrive as well.
__________________
Join SMO IRC. irc.rizon.net#smo
Izzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 01:24 AM   #8
britishknight
FFR Player
 
britishknight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 3
Default Re: So I got a virus...

Thanks. I don't wanna **** anything up more , so I'll just give the desktop to a computer repairman to fix.
britishknight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 02:08 AM   #9
Dr Tran
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,104
Default Re: So I got a virus...

cool i want to pay 200 dollars to have someone else reinstall my os too!
Dr Tran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 02:28 AM   #10
JD_Flava
FFR Player
FFR Veteran
 
JD_Flava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 198
Default Re: So I got a virus...

lmfao
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr Tran View Post
cool i want to pay 200 dollars to have someone else reinstall my os too!
I'd do it for free if you were nearby
JD_Flava is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 02:36 AM   #11
Mollocephalus
Free COVID-19 test inside
FFR Veteran
 
Mollocephalus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Italy
Age: 32
Posts: 2,568
Send a message via Skype™ to Mollocephalus
Default Re: So I got a virus...

yeah lmfao you just insert your os cd in the disc drive and reboot

then you just

PRESS F8
SAY YES TO EVERYTHING

voila system restored gimme 200 dollards nigguh
__________________
Mollocephalus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 02:59 AM   #12
poochieCREAM
FFR Player
 
poochieCREAM's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Age: 27
Posts: 480
Default Re: So I got a virus...

My brother said that Macs aren't as prone to viruses as PC's are..? True/false?
I'm so bad with computers. I'd get raped sideways if I ever got a virus.
__________________
LOVEGENERATION.
poochieCREAM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 03:26 AM   #13
Mollocephalus
Free COVID-19 test inside
FFR Veteran
 
Mollocephalus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Italy
Age: 32
Posts: 2,568
Send a message via Skype™ to Mollocephalus
Default Re: So I got a virus...

i have a macintosh and i'm good with it. i can see and delete any virus for windows os without problems. oh, i also don't have any antivirus. this computer doesn't need one!

if you dont want to dilapidate your money there are also other os, like linux.
__________________
Mollocephalus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 03:29 AM   #14
poochieCREAM
FFR Player
 
poochieCREAM's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Age: 27
Posts: 480
Default Re: So I got a virus...

Yeah, I have this 6 year old iBook G4 and I've never had anything wrong with it (except me bashing the keypad to the point where it doesn't work.. so I use a wireless keyboard lolol rage bad)

Will hopefully get a new iMac soon
__________________
LOVEGENERATION.
poochieCREAM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 06:51 AM   #15
Patricoo
FFR Player
 
Patricoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: From Harrisburg to Philly
Age: 33
Posts: 432
Send a message via AIM to Patricoo Send a message via Skype™ to Patricoo
Default Re: So I got a virus...

Buy a Mac.
__________________
Patricoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 07:10 AM   #16
25thhour
I like max
FFR Veteran
 
25thhour's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Vancouver/Burnaby/East Van
Age: 27
Posts: 2,886
Default Re: So I got a virus...

Quote:
Originally Posted by poochieCREAM View Post
Yeah, I have this 6 year old iBook G4 and I've never had anything wrong with it (except me bashing the keypad to the point where it doesn't work.. so I use a wireless keyboard lolol rage bad)

Will hopefully get a new iMac soon
I raged out my Powerbook G4 keyboard is all broken and lines on the screen. :P
__________________
r bae adam bae max bae bridget bae claudia bae trevor bae adam2 bae mayo bae keith bae
25thhour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 10:46 AM   #17
Izzy
Frau Bow
FFR Simfile AuthorFFR Veteran
 
Izzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Kansas
Age: 31
Posts: 9,201
Default Re: So I got a virus...

Quote:
Originally Posted by poochieCREAM View Post
My brother said that Macs aren't as prone to viruses as PC's are..? True/false?
I'm so bad with computers. I'd get raped sideways if I ever got a virus.
I'd agree that 99% of viruses are written for windows and therefore wouldn't work on a mac. Mac avoids a lot of problems like viruses by limiting the things you are able to do to your own operating system. You have no control over your PC and there you go. Virus resistant OS.
__________________
Join SMO IRC. irc.rizon.net#smo
Izzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 10:55 AM   #18
Patricoo
FFR Player
 
Patricoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: From Harrisburg to Philly
Age: 33
Posts: 432
Send a message via AIM to Patricoo Send a message via Skype™ to Patricoo
Default Re: So I got a virus...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Izzy View Post
I'd agree that 99% of viruses are written for windows and therefore wouldn't work on a mac. Mac avoids a lot of problems like viruses by limiting the things you are able to do to your own operating system. You have no control over your PC and there you go. Virus resistant OS.
Right. You can "do less" with a Mac in the form of geek-related material, but as someone who doesn't really care and just wants to laugh his head off when an .exe files comes through unannounced, it works for me.
__________________
Patricoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 11:08 AM   #19
Izzy
Frau Bow
FFR Simfile AuthorFFR Veteran
 
Izzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Kansas
Age: 31
Posts: 9,201
Default Re: So I got a virus...

Suit yourself. You'd have to be pretty dumb to get a virus on windows by executing an exe.

If an exe was being download to your PC the minimal of UAC settings would inform you. And after that you'd have to double click it yourself even though you didn't know what it was and it was probably labled like wer65.exe

Most viruses aren't really harmful and aren't received by downloading executable. But if you just want to use a computer to browse facebook and play with pictures and not really do any work or play games then I'd use a mac to.
__________________
Join SMO IRC. irc.rizon.net#smo
Izzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 11:45 AM   #20
WTFBrandon
Shout out to Hades
FFR Veteran
 
WTFBrandon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Dan's pillow
Age: 30
Posts: 1,387
Default Re: So I got a virus...

Quote:
Originally Posted by poochieCREAM View Post
Yeah, I have this 6 year old iBook G4 and I've never had anything wrong with it (except me bashing the keypad to the point where it doesn't work.. so I use a wireless keyboard lolol rage bad)

Will hopefully get a new iMac soon
Mine went off my balcony.
Don't feel so bad. (:
__________________
I'm a bad bad Boy.
WTFBrandon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright FlashFlashRevolution