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My computer is sick

Really, really sick. It caught a virus and I can't get on the Internet, any anti-virus software or system restore. I know this is a long shot, but can anyone help?

ETA: Oh, and I know I'm a huge doofus for getting a virus.
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Re: My computer is sick

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    When this happened to me, I took my laptop the the Geek Squad.  But since I didn't have my recovery discs they wouldn't touch it.

    So I brought it to work and asked our IT guys to look at it and they fixed it.

    I dunno if that helps - but our IT guys fixed it for free, and if I would have had the discs I prolly would have paid a couple hundred bucks at the Geek Squad.

    If this doesn't work, try Tamiflu.
    panther
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    Download AVG onto a flash drive and run it via flash drive install.  Also, depending on how bad it is, you may need to do a reformat of your machine.  If you're flailing, I can probably have H help you this weekend.  (He has more patience for this than I do.)
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    So, I should take my computer to your IT guys?
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_computer-sick?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:17Discussion:5f28a0de-b808-45f6-9d46-8d5777c9bfb4Post:fbae06f6-69c9-40bc-9c37-ed2f0c714398">Re: My computer is sick</a>:
    [QUOTE]Download AVG onto a flash drive and run it via flash drive install.  Also, depending on how bad it is, you may need to do a reformat of your machine.  If you're flailing, I can probably have H help you this weekend.  (He has more patience for this than I do.)
    Posted by Night_Sprite[/QUOTE]

    NS, I know this is dumb, but what is AVG?
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    edited December 2010
    Mail me that shiit.  I bet they'd fix it.

    You don't have any computer dudes at your job?  You could just ask them before you take it in (if you do want to take this advice).  That's what I did.  Haha, I've taken it in twice.

    And don't feel bad about catching a virus - it can happen to anyone.  I think Facebook carries a TON of viruses and everyone uses it.
    panther
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    I have AVG on my computer too - it's free virus software.
    panther
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    It's free antivirus software.  Do you know the virus's name?
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    AVG is a free anti-virus software.  DH installed it on our laptops at home.
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    I have IT *women*, AATB. Jeez. Don't be so sexist.

    No, I'm kidding. I work for a huge company, so they're not accessible.

    I don't know the virus's name. How do I find that out? I'm really quite dumb, you guys.

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    Crap, er, I meant IT PEOPLE.  But that sucks you can't take it to them :(
    panther
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_computer-sick?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:17Discussion:5f28a0de-b808-45f6-9d46-8d5777c9bfb4Post:cf8284c8-bb25-4357-a145-a24200c84306">Re: My computer is sick</a>:
    [QUOTE]Crap, er, I meant IT <font color="#ff0000">Asians</font>.  But that sucks you can't take it to them :(
    Posted by AllAboutTheBenjamin[/QUOTE]

    <font color="#000000">Fixed!

    Asians are smart. So its not offensive. No one get mad.</font>
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    I took mine to Best Buy as well and they did a good job, but it was expensive.  I agree with AATB--if there's anyone who can look into it, I'd go that route first.

    I <3 AVG.
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    If it helps identify the virus, the only porno.com and viagra.com pop up. And dioging.com to purchase anti-virus software.
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    God MIAF, quit looking at all that porn. Basically, ditto what NS said.
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    Do you have a flash drive, MIAF?
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    Yeah. But it wont let me run the software.
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    do you have the install file on the flash drive?
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    Yeah. Now I'm able to download it on safemode. I'm just downloading the basic, free anti-virus software, will that help me?
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    Thanks to NS and the power of SB, my computer is fixed!
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