Windows 10: ?Question about virus behavior. Solved

  1.    07 Sep 2015 #1

    ?Question about virus behavior.


    Hi all,

    story;
    I got a virus about 6 months ago[?],,around then,,
    I had a pro-virus program, and it found virus after virus,after virus,,,,uhh infected files,,,
    my question is;
    why didnt the virus program kill the "source of the virus"?
    was i helping to spread it by opening the same infected file over, and over again?[without knowing, of course]
    was that the reason my pro virus program couldn't kill it??
    it finnaly locked-up my hd, so I trashed it,,,I got mad at it!,,

    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    PS;
    in my new win 10, I got Chrome for my browser, but it will only open if I right-click and run as admin.
    I set the browser in compatible mode to run as admin, but i still have to rt-clic to run, if I double click
    the desktop shortcut it does nothing?

    Thnx!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 11,223
    W10Prox64
       07 Sep 2015 #2

    zargon48 said: View Post
    Hi all,

    story;
    I got a virus about 6 months ago[?],,around then,,
    I had a pro-virus program, and it found virus after virus,after virus,,,,uhh infected files,,,
    my question is;
    why didnt the virus program kill the "source of the virus"?
    was i helping to spread it by opening the same infected file over, and over again?[without knowing, of course]
    was that the reason my pro virus program couldn't kill it??
    it finnaly locked-up my hd, so I trashed it,,,I got mad at it!,,
    Hi zargon48 and welcome to Tenforums.
    Without knowing what specific virus you had, I can guess that it was some sort of a rootkit, which is the kind that keeps spawning over and over. There are special tools to get rid of these types of infections; many times your normal anti-virus can't do that.


    zargon48 said: View Post
    PS;
    in my new win 10, I got Chrome for my browser, but it will only open if I right-click and run as admin.
    I set the browser in compatible mode to run as admin, but i still have to rt-clic to run, if I double click
    the desktop shortcut it does nothing?

    Thnx!
    Google Chrome browser 64-bit is currently not compatible with W10. You'll want to uninstall that, and use their 32-bit version for now, or their new "Canary" version.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    08 Sep 2015 #3

    Hi simrick, Thnx for the welcome,
    Your helpful answers were most appreciated.
    Think Ill try the new firefox40,,
    me and IE just dont get along,,
    I try to browse safely, but some of my games require patches from questionable sources
    to download,,guese I'll have to be more strict on where I get the game patches,,
    I try to stick to steam-games, they seem to be the safest for me,,so-far,,

    Thnx again!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 11,223
    W10Prox64
       08 Sep 2015 #4

    zargon48 said: View Post
    ...Think Ill try the new firefox40,,me and IE just dont get along,,
    Yes! And then install some add-ons to help keep you safe; adjust Flash and Java to "ask to activate" or "never activate".
    Edge will have extension support probably around the October timeframe; you might be happy with that as well.

    zargon48 said: View Post
    I try to browse safely, but some of my games require patches from questionable sources
    to download,,guese I'll have to be more strict on where I get the game patches,,I try to stick to steam-games, they seem to be the safest for me,,so-far,,
    Thnx again!
    Oh yes - be very careful where you download these game patches, and always run a Malwarebytes scan on them as soon as they're downloaded.

    Please go ahead and mark the thread "solved" in the top-left corner. Good luck!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    08 Sep 2015 #5

    Thnx for the great advice and tips!!, they are appreciated!

    wow,,I didnt know that about flash, and java,,awesome tip!!,,Thnx!

    yes,,thnx I will close thread, see ya!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    12 Sep 2015 #6

    And never ever run a browser as admin. By doing so you give the browser almost unrestricted access to almost anything. Makes it easy for an infection to spread. Generally running anything as admin is bad (with justified exceptions of course) and especially that's the case for software that accesses the internet.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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