Airsoft Sniper Forum banner

Computer Virus

2127 Views 9 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  Cheese Man
Having some major problems with my computer. A small window popped up, stating something along the lines that my AVG was infected. ???

It says its a problem with Windows, and that Windows is trying to take care of it. I am terrible with computer technology and stuff, but I have Dell XP computer. Is that connected to windows? (Could possibly be a very stupid question).

Basically, I am thinking the virus protector thing is the virus. Happened on my old computer. I am going to shut her down for the night. Will check back later, but am worried to use this computer due to possibility of things screwing up. Will try to get on a laptop or something in the meantime.

Any advice appreciated until I get one of my family members to help, as they are relatively good with this kind of stuff.
1 - 2 of 10 Posts
Use your terminal equivalent and hang onto the 'top' command. That should get you a list of all of the processes. Then, when the window pops up, find the pid (process ID) and track it to its home folder. Change directories to the folder, rm the file, and, TA DA!!!
Do it yourself. Get a root kit onto your computer that you can access through a separate machine. Then, if you do get a virus, isolate it, and rm the file from the other machine. That will remove the virus permanently from the computer.
1 - 2 of 10 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.