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The Dreaded Microbills.

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#1 Microbills-hater123


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Posted 09 December 2007 - 12:48 PM

My computer is infected with Microbills. I have tried lots of things, and some of them have seemed successful for a while but sooner or later this virus comes back to haunt me. How can I remove it? Any suggestions welcome!


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Posted 09 December 2007 - 04:18 PM

Please download Brute Force Uninstaller and save it to your desktop
  • Click My Computer, then C:\
    In the menu bar, go to File-> New-> Folder.
    That will create a folder named New Folder, which you can rename to "BFU"
  • Unzip/extract bfu.zip to the new folder named BFU in this location: C:\BFU
    (Click here for information on how to do this if not sure. Win 9x/2000 users click here. A ZIP file requires an unzipping utility. If you need one, download 7zip (its free).
RIGHT-CLICK HERE and choose "Save As" (in IE it's "Save Target As") in order to download MicroBill Remover.
Save it in the same folder you made earlier (C:\BFU).

Reboot your computer in SAFE MODE" using the F8 method.

While in safe mode, open My Computer and navigate to the C:\BFU folder or go to Start > Run and type: C:\BFU
Press Ok.
  • Start the Brute Force Uninstaller by double-clicking BFU.exe
  • Next to the 'Scriptfile to execute' field, click the yellow folder icon and select mbs.bfu.
  • Press "Execute" and let the script do it's job. (You should see a progress bar if you did this correctly)
  • Wait for the complete script execution box to pop up and press "OK".
  • Click the option to save a logfile.
  • Press "Exit" to terminate the BFU program.
For a pictured overview of using BFU, see here.

Reboot your computer normally and continue as follows:

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop. DO NOT use yet.
Please download and install SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • 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 "General and Startup", make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Under "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences button.
  • Click the Scanning Control tab.
  • Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
    • Close browsers before scanning.
    • Scan for tracking cookies.
    • Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
  • Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.
  • Do not run a scan just yet.
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".

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.
  • To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
    • Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
    • Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
    • If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
    • Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
  • Click Close to exit the program.

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