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#1 mikem3


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Posted 30 September 2007 - 11:03 AM

I recently got AntiVirGear into my PC.
After following the instructions posted on this site, I managed
to get rid of it, but I couldn't run the Smitfraudfix in safe mode.
There are too many icons on my desktop and I don't know how
go to the far right of the screen in safe mode.
Later I had another issue and got a Blue Screen shut down.
I followed the instructions found in the Microsoft site and fixed
that one.
The computer is working fine now, but when I am working with
it, every so often, (I never timed it), the desktop flashes through
the picture I see, whether it be a DTP job, Photo Editing or being
on the Internet. It appears for a fraction of a second and goes
away again. This is not really an issue, but could it be the start
of something bigger?
I am running XP Home SP2 on a Sony Vaio computer
Any suggestions will be gratefully received.


Edited by boopme, 10 November 2007 - 09:17 PM.
{Mod Edit:Moved to more appropriate forum~boopme}

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 04:23 PM



#3 boopme


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Posted 10 November 2007 - 09:10 PM

Hello mikem3, Welcome to Bleeping Computer
You should be able to Left click and drag the icon to a location on the left side, where it iwill be easily seen in Safe Mode.
You may need to move one to the right side temporarily.

After following the instuctions provided by hamluis do this:

Download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free
An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from HERE and unzip into the program's folder.)

Under Scanner Options
Close browsers before scanning. Scan for tracking cookies.
Terminate memory threats before quarantining.

Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware
Choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
After the scan is complete, Click "OK".
Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.
Click Close to exit the program.

Edited by boopme, 10 November 2007 - 09:15 PM.

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