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Old 03-25-2012, 07:52 AM   #1
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Guys i downloaded Counterspy from piratebay and there was a nasty virus in the file.Symptoms are screen freeze after boot up,i can move the cursor around although when i click on anything the cursor arrow circle just sits rotating..Tried running scans with Nod32 ,Malwarebytes and SuperAntispyware in safe mode but to no avail..If i were to restore to an earlier state would this help .I went to add remove programmes and it was giving me the 1 option to just change Counterspy,although i was promped to restore to an earlier state to access this change feature for some reason.Any help would be welcomed with this.thanks

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Guys i downloaded Counterspy from piratebay and there was a nasty virus in the file.Symptoms are screen freeze after boot up,i can move the cursor around although when i click on anything the cursor arrow circle just sits rotating..Tried running scans with Nod32 ,Malwarebytes and SuperAntispyware in safe mode but to no avail..If i were to restore to an earlier state would this help .I went to add remove programmes and it was giving me the 1 option to just change Counterspy,although i was promped to restore to an earlier state to access this change feature for some reason.Any help would be welcomed with this.thanks
Ok think i got it..I booted into sfe mode again and used Malwarebytes file assasin to clear what i could from Counterspy then i restored to an earlier date and it seems to have done the trick.

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Thanks for letting us know. This goes to show the perils of using torrents and cracked software from sites such as pirate bay.

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