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 What is a virus scan?

Answer A virus scan is a program or operation that runs within a computer to detect and remove any kind of software threat to the machine or its operations. Many virus-scan programs also detect spyware an... Read More »
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How can you tell if a spyware scan or anti virus scan is working or not?

This really depends on the antivirus program. Most antivirus programs will have some sort of status screen where it will show the actual files it is scanning. What antivirus program are you using?
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Computer has virus and won't let me download an anti-virus or scan or update windows, what can i do?

It certainly sounds like you have been infected with some kind of malware. Whenever you suspect you have an infection, there are several things you must do. Unfortunately, if you find one infectio... Read More »
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Anyone know a free really good anti-virus scan that will also help remove the virus?

you should try malwarebytes and look for a serial on youtube this is a really good anti virus
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How do you detect which virus has infected your computer - and if you are unable to find it can you just use a free virus scan that can detect and remove the virus from your computer?

Answer You need to run these 6 essential steps to remove all the spyware on your computer. 1. Run Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) 2. Run the vundo and combo fix 3. Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware ... Read More »
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