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Think I Have Malware, Can't Get Rid Of It


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#1 gtsamp

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 02:23 PM

I have done a Window's update, Loaded Trend Micro PC-cillin and ran a scan, Loaded and ran Ad-Aware, Loaded and Run Spy-Bot Search & Destroy. I still get this annoying shild with a red x and then blue question mark blinking in my tray saying I need to download more uptodate spyware. I have been running scans since last week and ran another today. Ad-Adware found Malware and I quaretined today, but I thought it found it last week and got rid of it. I don't know what else to do.

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 03:28 PM

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Hiya,

Try Here Run the scan in safe mode.



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Posted 30 September 2007 - 03:40 PM

whats so special about running virus scanes in safe mode?? does it work better or is there some hidden reason(if it is better ill start doing it asaap)

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 03:48 PM

Sorry, forgot to mention, when I first downloaded all these tools, I did run them in Safe Mode. I did not do that just today though.

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 03:56 PM

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Hiya,

Running any scan whilst in safe mode does take a little longer than if in normal windows mode, however, it permits the scan to thoroughly interogate the whole system and applications; Therefore carrying out a far superior scan.

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 04:04 PM

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Hiya,

Running any scan whilst in safe mode does take a little longer than if in normal windows mode, however, it permits the scan to thoroughly interogate the whole system and applications; Therefore carrying out a far superior scan.

Regards

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oh ok ill start scanning in safe mode from now on then

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 05:51 PM

Super Antispyware may remove the antivirgear malware. If you still have a problem, follow the removal guide in the link below.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/108399/how-to-remove-antivirgear-removal-instructions/
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Posted 30 September 2007 - 10:22 PM

I tried SuperAntiSPy, but got "The system Admin has set policies to prevent this installation". I even tried logging in as admin. Luckily, I got the home page of bleeping computer and wouldn't you know, my frient AntiVirGear was there and I followed the SmitfraudFix and now it seems to be gone! Yippee.

However, my PC seems to be running alittle slower than normal, but maybe it is the addition of all the antispyware I tried to load to get rid of this thing! ugh!

Thanks so much, this website is awesome.

Tracy

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 05:21 AM

You most likely have other malware on your computer.
It would be a good idea to run a scan with Super Antispyware in safe mode and an online scan with Bit Defender to remove the malware that accompanies the Smitfraud malware.
Just have one antivirus program and one antispyware program running at startup. You can use the settings in each program to control that or you can use a program such as Startup Inspector.
Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

Remove temporary files, logs, cookies, etc. by using Ccleaner. Do not use "Advanced Settings" or the "Issues" button. Use only the default settings. http://www.ccleaner.com/

Once you have removed all malware, flush your "system restore" points as some are infected. Info (if you need it) on how to do that is in the link below.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/windows-xp-system-restore-guide/

http://www.windowsstartup.com/startupinspector.php
“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”




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