AVG displaying computer threat
Hi, I'm hoping someone who is computer savvy can help me fix my laptop. My antivirus has just popped up displaying 'multiple threats'. The list of infected file and registry reports was ongoing and as it didn't seem to stop I shut the laptop down.
The file and registry entries all mentioned crossfire.exe I've googled this and found little bits of information, but nothing concrete on how to fully remove it.
I mentioned in chat and got replies regarding porn, but that isn't the case. The only 'dodgy' website I visit on the laptop is 1channel.ch to view tv shows/movies.
I use my PC for placing the majority of my bets, but frequently will use the laptop too. Obviously, I want to know any machine I use to bet with is safe.
So I'd really appreciate some advice on how to make sure the laptop is clean.
When the warnings first popped up I was browsing as per usual, I'd just opened skyplayer to watch sky sports news. Something I can't imagine causing the problem, so I'm not sure how confident I'd be with a system restore, as it has been fine up until then.
The last time I visited 1channel.ch was last night and the tv show I was watching did crash before the show finished. The laptop was fine this morning, although I only used it for about 10 mins.
All help greatly appreciated.
A system restore might be the easiest way to go I think, try restoring it back to before the time you first noticed it, if that doesn't work, go back a bit further, etc etc. That is IF you have system restore actually on, I know sometimes I've gone to do it and it's not been turned on which is annoying.
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Looking at this quickly is crossfire a game of some sort? Few googles have this down as being a false positive and not a virus.
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I have had this a couple of times on different computers hipp. I think as is mentioned above it is not a virus. The screen i saw said click here to delete viruses, I imagine that if I had clicked this button then a virus would of been installed.
I have ran different virus and malware scanners since and nothing has been returned. I'm no computer expert but think there is no need for worry.
Thats if its the same thing I had, a window opened and it showed a list of drives that were 'infected', it looked like the screen when you open My Computer. The only difference was it had a counter of files that were 'infected' in each drive abnd this counter kept on going up at a very fast rate.
i have had the multiple threats thing come up before and as you rightly say once you start clicking on stuff you will be activating viruses, it uses scary terminology like "trojan and worm viruses found on your PC" click here to quarantine and delete etc. Best scenario i have found is downloading the anti virus on a different PC putting it on a USB stick and then putting it on the infected PC that way you dont have to download anything.... good luck. i hate viruses and the losers that make them