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Limewire Dcads Toolbar

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#1 Spike_760


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Posted 30 January 2008 - 05:23 PM

Recently I got infected from what I believe to be a version of the Dcads Tool bar from limewire, I have now tried pretty much every free virus/spyware scan that I can find available plus Webroot spysweeper and Mcafees complete virus scan Kit, the first time i scanned i found a ton of adware on my computer I then deleted it thinking I resovled the problem but a few minutes later bam another ads by dcads pop-up I usally get these pop-up while searching/ surfing the web on both firefox and IE every day I scan my computer hoping to fix it even on day i dont surf the web I still find new adware I simply delete it then move on to find more pop-ups I've tried restoring my computer many times but it usually says unable to complete restore. Please somone help me I will be very gratefull for your time.

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 12:38 AM

Hello Spike_760 and welcome to BC :flowers:

Please describe what the pop-ups say to help us identify the infection, and tell us what your operating system is: Windows XP, Vista etc. so we can provide the proper cleaning instructions.

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 09:47 AM

Download RVAXO.exe and save to your Desktop.
  • Double-click on RVAXO.exe, then click "Installeren" to install the program. ("Bladeren" = Browse for Folder and "Annuleren" = Cancel)
  • This will install a folder called Rvaxo.
  • Open the Rvaxo folder and double-click on RVAXO.cmd.
    • You will see a small window pop up, some lines will run quickly and then the window will close by itself. This is normal behavior.
    • It may also start an uninstaller of a rogue scanner -- do not close this -- but follow all prompts there, and let it run its course.
  • When done the computer will reboot...press any key to reboot.
  • After reboot, RVAXO will run again. If not, double click on RVAXO.cmd to run the program and let it finish.
  • A log file called RVAXO-results.log will be created in C:\RVAXO-results.log
  • Copy and paste the contents of that log in your next reply.
  • You can use Uninstall.cmd to remove everything from RVAXO. It can be found in the Rvaxo folder on your desktop.
Note: Vista users will need to right-click on RVAXO.cmd and choose "Run as an Administrator".

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 the "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and 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.
Reports/logs to post in your next reply:
* RVAXO-results.log
* SUPERAntiSpyware Scan log
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