How do I remove a virus that wont let me download antivirus software?

by on May 21, 2010

Q: I have a virus on my computer and it won’t let me download an antivirus program. It keeps on saying application cannot be executed “the file …… is infected and then opens internet explorer.” I can’t get any applications to work apart from my computer and Mozilla Firefox.


One Response to “How do I remove a virus that wont let me download antivirus software?”
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    Try downloading and running the Portable Version of SuperAntiSpyware: http://www.superantispyware.com/

    You may need to download it from another computer and put in on a USB stick. If you have trouble getting it to run, you might need to boot into safe mode. http://bit.ly/c0FGhp

    For regular virus/spyware protection, I suggest you install Microsoft Security Essentials (free) http://bit.ly/btJ6Jy