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I Believe I Have A Malware


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#1 dacamino

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 07:05 PM

Recently, I accidently downloaded a program on my computer which is causing problems with the internet and prompting me to download a spyware removal program from this internet website: http://www.virusprotectpro.com/?aff=1012
I have tried removing the file from my directory manually, but I cannot delete the file because it says its encoded and/ or being used by another person. I also tried running Ad-Aware, Spy Bot, and one of the programs you recommended- Housevisit? It didn't detect the program and I am at a loss? I have some type of trojan or malware- I think. Please help.

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#2 oldf@rt

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 07:12 PM

Here are two ways to remove vpp, one is to follow the Instructions here. The other is to download Rogue Remover Free from malwarebytes.org.
You should also run Superantispyware
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Posted 17 July 2007 - 07:13 PM

Removal instructions in link below
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/98219/how-to-remove-virusprotect-or-virus-protect-removal-instructions/

You should run the programs below to remove the malware that accompanies the Smitfraud malware.
Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com/

Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

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Post a Hijack This log in the Hijack This Forum by following the directions in the link below if the programs above have not removed ALL malware. DO NOT post the log in this forum.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/
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