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Vx2 (ad Aware 2007 Identifies; Can't Remove)

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#1 Acorn


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Posted 15 January 2008 - 09:39 PM


I'm new to the site, so please pardon if my format's off.

I'm using a shared computer, and unfortunately it's in sad order; it's been having recent memory difficulties, and obviously suffers from far too many downloaded files and programs [I see the file sharing programs Limewire, BitTorrent, Soulseek at a glance]. The computer runs slowly, and I'm convinced it's not entirely because of a deficiency of space, as anti-virus programs keep turning up positive results (I'm using mainly free versions of the programs, so they'll reveal that there's a problem, yet be unable to fix it).

Ideally, I'd like to avoid deleting others' files and programs, although it is always a last chance option [and will have to be done eventually] to scour the computer for excess files.

I don't know if I'm approaching this the right way, but I'm trying to 'clear' one anti-viral/spyware/etc program at a time, starting with Ad Aware 2007 (the free version [V, I believe]). It identified and removed a number of problems (somewhere around the order of 350 were identified).

However, "VX2" keeps rešppearing under the search results even after being deleted and listed as gone, detailed under "Registry Entry."

I looked on sites such as THIS, but turned up none of the listed files in their "Manual Removal" (No "Blackstone", "IEHelper.dll", or "domlst.cch", and no specified file in the "Registry Editor").

I have tried rescanning, restarting, rescanning, restarting, and rescanning several times (then without intermittent restarts), but VX2 always turns up, despite appearing to complacently be deleted by the program.

I'm sure my computer has more pressing concerns, but it's stable at the moment. I'd appreciate any suggestions for removing this program if it indeed needs to be removed.

Thank you!

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#2 boopme


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Posted 15 January 2008 - 11:06 PM

Hello and welcome. A few questions and suggestions.
Obviously you live dangerously at those P2p sites. Is this an XP system withservice pack2 installed?
How much Hard disk space is left? You should remove unneded programs thru Control Panel Add/remove Prorams.
What is the Anti virus program installed? Have you run scans with all the products from Safe Mode. How to start Windows in Safe Mode

Open Control Panel from Windows Add/Remove ..Select VX2 ... Press Add/Remove button.

I recommend you install and update and scan you PC from safe Mode with SUPERAntiSpyware. Use the free Home user version. Quarantine ALL items found. Then..

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.

Also tell us how the PC is running.
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