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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:24 pm
Well i dint go to football today becuase i had a a fever so i go onto the computer check my myspace no big deal.So i was gonna watch some video and i needed to get something for my windows media player...long story short some how a program called "XP Antivirus 08" got installed on my computer and its a real bitch.It keeps saying i have all these viruses and it wont let me uninstall it..... :? errr

Anyone know what to do??
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:37 pm
webelieve wrote:Well i dint go to football today becuase i had a a fever so i go onto the computer check my myspace no big deal.So i was gonna watch some video and i needed to get something for my windows media player...long story short some how a program called "XP Antivirus 08" got installed on my computer and its a real bitch.It keeps saying i have all these viruses and it wont let me uninstall it..... :? errr

Anyone know what to do??


Sounds like your downloading porn....

best bet is if you uninstall that **** in safe mode... i don;t know how to get in safe mode but i know when your computer boots up if your holding down a certain button it will get yu in safe mode.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:38 pm
PAWNOGRAFFITI wrote:
webelieve wrote:Well i dint go to football today becuase i had a a fever so i go onto the computer check my myspace no big deal.So i was gonna watch some video and i needed to get something for my windows media player...long story short some how a program called "XP Antivirus 08" got installed on my computer and its a real bitch.It keeps saying i have all these viruses and it wont let me uninstall it..... :? errr

Anyone know what to do??


Sounds like your downloading porn....

best bet is if you uninstall that **** in safe mode... i don;t know how to get in safe mode but i know when your computer boots up if your holding down a certain button it will get yu in safe mode.


no i wasnt downloading porn

thanks pawno il give it a go
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:39 pm
http://www.xp-vista.com/spyware-removal ... virus-2008

try here... mate.. if all else fails do not attempt to delete the prog by offering your CC details over the net to buy a prog that deletes it..

the prog is used to capture your CC details and they sell the number to Russian Mafia.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:40 pm
ive seen the thing before i went to someones myspace page and its taken me there before i usually just close it hella fast
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:24 pm
lol, spyware isn't a problem when ur using a mac :mrgreen:
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:40 pm
jimbob631 wrote:lol, spyware isn't a problem when ur using a mac :mrgreen:


how are those?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:05 pm
I have had a long series of Macs. Slick and trouble-free for me. Never any issue at all, really. Apple software is very nice and the new Macs run Windows just fine in case you need the odd program.

I understand gamers like the PCs because of their video cards. I do know that IT people love PCs because they will always have a job.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:40 am
check the solution i provided below...
Last edited by chrismullin17gs on Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:32 am, edited 1 time in total.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:10 pm
thanks man il go and do it tonight
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:53 am
if someone wants to download freeware just to remove spyware, etc. is that the best one? I don't have a virus but would just like to check to make sure I don't have any spyware hanging around.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:32 am
XP Antivirus 2008 Removal steps:



Please download 'Combofix' to your desktop from the link below. If prompted, select 'Save' DO NOT SELECT RUN.



http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/ComboFix.exe



Once the 'Combofix' file is on your desktop, please reboot your computer into 'Safe Mode':



**DO NOT RUN COMBOFIX IN NORMAL MODE**

**DO NOT RUN COMBOFIX MORE THAN ONCE**



Finally, please follow these instructions using the 'Combofix' file:



In safe mode, close all open windows.



Double-Click combofix.exe. NOTE: MAKE SURE THAT COMBOFIX.EXE IS ON YOUR DESKTOP. A blue window will appear. Wait a few moments while the application loads.



Once the application finishes loading, you will here a couple of system ‘beeps’ and a disclaimer should appear. Click ‘Yes’ on the message to continue.



A second message will appear asking if you still want to run the utility; click ‘Yes’ again to continue with the removal process.



The window will ask you to wait while the application processes the infection. This may take several minutes to complete.



Once complete, you may or may not be prompted to reboot. If you are not prompted a window will appear with the ComboFix.txt log. If you are prompted, simply reboot and the ComboFix.txt log should eventually (this process can take over an hour on occasion ) appear in notepad on your desktop.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:36 am
hobbes, it really depends...I rarely trust freeware at all...u r much better off purchasing spysweeper or a more comprehensive anti-malware software...the only reason i recommended malwarebytes for this particular virus is because spysweeper doesnt seem to have the definitions to combat this virus quite yet...if u r going to choose freeware, i would recommend:

ad-aware
malwarebytes
hijackthis (u have to know about registry editing to use this)
spybot
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:45 am
Hello - Before I bought Norton Antivirus a couple years ago I used Adaware Antivirus. It's free but it doesn't quite add up to Norton. Norton Antivirus runs you about $50 and every year you pay about $30-$40 to renew. Norton has saved me many times and removed many a (porn) virus. :) I'd recommend that.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:55 pm
chrismullin17gs wrote:XP Antivirus 2008 Removal steps:



Please download 'Combofix' to your desktop from the link below. If prompted, select 'Save' DO NOT SELECT RUN.



http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/ComboFix.exe



Once the 'Combofix' file is on your desktop, please reboot your computer into 'Safe Mode':



**DO NOT RUN COMBOFIX IN NORMAL MODE**

**DO NOT RUN COMBOFIX MORE THAN ONCE**



Finally, please follow these instructions using the 'Combofix' file:



In safe mode, close all open windows.



Double-Click combofix.exe. NOTE: MAKE SURE THAT COMBOFIX.EXE IS ON YOUR DESKTOP. A blue window will appear. Wait a few moments while the application loads.



Once the application finishes loading, you will here a couple of system ‘beeps’ and a disclaimer should appear. Click ‘Yes’ on the message to continue.



A second message will appear asking if you still want to run the utility; click ‘Yes’ again to continue with the removal process.



The window will ask you to wait while the application processes the infection. This may take several minutes to complete.



Once complete, you may or may not be prompted to reboot. If you are not prompted a window will appear with the ComboFix.txt log. If you are prompted, simply reboot and the ComboFix.txt log should eventually (this process can take over an hour on occasion ) appear in notepad on your desktop.


that worked perfectly if anyone else ever has that problem it worked awsome!i did it it took no more than 20 minutes,its gone my computer stopped being a little bitch its all gravy again.

hey chris do you work with computers?because that was the easiest ive ever seen it written,and it seems like you know what your doing.thanks man
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