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#1 Johnz414

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 09:15 AM

Hi,

Could someone please familiarize me with this extremely malicious program. It is absolutely virulent.

I'm trying to straighten out a friends PC and the CD/DVD players aren't working, other wise I'd just do a total reinstall. And I still might by temporally using my CD/DVD player in their PC.

However, in the mean time could someone help me get to know what the hell this product is doing on the market. It's virility blows the mind. It's absolutely obnoxious.

My friend the owner of this PC obviously didn't know what they were getting themselves into when letting it onto their PC.

So, how does one remove this plague from ones PC safely?

Please let me know all about it and how to get rid of it asap! Thanks!

John :thumbsup:

Edited by Johnz414, 28 August 2007 - 09:16 AM.

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 09:20 AM

I believe that SuperAntiSpyware will remove the Winantispyware infection. Download the free version for home users of SuperAntiSpyware, install it and then update the definitions (by clicking the "Check for Updates" button). Then reboot your computer into Safe Mode (How to start Windows in Safe Mode) and run a scan by clicking the "Scan Your Computer" button and checking "Perform Complete Scan". After the scan is finished reboot your computer back into Normal Mode.
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Posted 28 August 2007 - 10:46 AM

Also download RogueRemover and save to you Desktop. (compatible with Windows 2000, NT, XP, Vista)
  • Double-click on rr-free-setup.exe to install in C:\Program Files\RogueRemover.
  • During the installation an icon will automatically be created on your Desktop.
  • Double-click on the RogueRemover icon to launch the program and select Check for Updates.
  • If prompted, click Download to receive the latest updates.
  • When completed, close the update window.
  • Select "Scan" and the program will walk you through the remaining steps.

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 01:11 PM

Hi Budapest and quetman7,

Thanks for the advice. I downloaded both and used them. Her PC seems to be working great and bug free now.

However, now that I can actually use the PC and navigate around on it I have found that the sound system and CD/DVD players do not work.

When trying to listen to an Internet radio station only barely recognizable garbled sounds come through. And the CD/DVD players (one CD player and one CD/DVD player) will not even register that they have something in their drive no matter what I put in them.

I'm thinking that it might just be a software problem but I,m not sure. I have no problem with accessing the Internet and doing email and running programs, etc. with the software.

I've even switched her CD/DVD player with my CD/DVD player and still have the same problem which lends to the idea that it's a software problem.

Now here is the point, sense I can't access the CD/DVD players to do a total re-install which is exactly what I'd do here how do I straighten this situation out?

"How do I fix the software if it's the software (and everything indicates it is the software)."

Please, it seems to be a great computer. At least that's what I'd like to think of it as. It's a Dell PC with a real nice package of XP Media Addition, 2 CD/DVD players, a 220
GB HD, seems to have a lot of toots and whistles and a great warranty.

However, Dell has already been out here to fix a number of things on it, mostly what I thought was user problems, viruses and things. But this last time under my watch Dell has come out to replaced the mother board and power supply. Fortunately, the warranty is good for about another two years.

I on the other hand have a 4 year old custom built PC with no such warranty that I've never had this kind of major problems with it, knock on wood, and I use it all the time.

Anyhow, her Dell will be a great PC if we can get everything to work on it the way it is suppose to work.

So, do any of you have any idea what might be the problem here with garbled sounds and 2 none functional CD/DVD players and what I might do to correct it especially if it's just a software problem?

I really will appreciate what ever advice you may have to offer. Thanks.

John

PS I guess that I'll also post this on the forum for software/hardware problems?

Edited by Johnz414, 31 August 2007 - 01:20 PM.

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 10:34 PM

...the sound system and CD/DVD players do not work...guess that I'll also post this on the forum for software/hardware problems?

Yes, with the malware removed this now sounds like a hardware problem so you should start a new topic in the Hardware Forum.
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