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Old 07-15-2008, 08:27 AM   #1
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Computer virus question / warning...

Ive somehow got a program in my computer I cant get rid of. Anyone delt with Antivirus XP 2008 ? It loaded itself, changed my backround and now Im getting a bunch of pop-ups. We were able to get rid of some of the segments last night, but its stll here. We tried loading a new version of Nortan and it won't let it load completely...Anyone ????
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:35 AM   #2
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I had something like this a year ago. It was a spyware bugger that could not be dealt with using anti-virus software. I found something called Spyware Doctor and it worked great. You can download it - costs ~$30 - but the free trial will identify the problem. If you want the software to fix the problem you have to buy it.

Now I own a Mac.
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Just did a google search on the virus you mentioned. Lots of pages available with supposedly free info on how to remove the virus. I'd be careful about downloading anything.
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:44 AM   #4
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I use spyware doctor with anti-virus and it's pretty good. I also use Spybot Search and Destroy http://www.spybot.info/index2.html , it's free you if you decline the invitation to donate. It's pretty good also.
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:22 AM   #5
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Whatever program you use to get rid of it be sure to start with a hard reboot from the Safe mode. That way it will get rid of anything in memory which will just load itself back up if you run it from the regular mode.

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Old 07-15-2008, 09:53 AM   #6
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Download Smitfraudfx http://siri.geekstogo.com/SmitfraudFix.php
run in safemode AFTER READING THE INSTRUCTIONS.
Then put on MalwareBytes http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php and use that from now on....buy it for automated protection. (better than Spybot S&D IMHO)
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:05 AM   #7
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scotty, are those things new? haven't heard of them.
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scotty, are those things new? haven't heard of them.
been in my toolkit for a while. Smit is the kinda stuff those IT geeks have in their back pocket.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:58 AM   #10
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thanks all...will pass all this on to the wfe when she gets home....She's the comp. person around the ranch here...
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