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Windows Xp Antivirus... Hiding Trojan


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#1 tazliegh

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 01:32 AM

I have fixed everything down to completely removing this from my comp. It is still there haunting me. How do I get rid of it???

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 02:17 AM

it might help if you tell us what the 'everything' is you have apparently already fixed and with what tools? is system restore turned on?

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 10:53 AM

Then please read thru this BC self help tutorial

How to remove XPAntiVirus (Removal Instructions)

Let us know how things go.
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Posted 17 April 2008 - 11:22 AM

I have regcure and pc cleaner. I have removed explorer 7 from my computer... that is haw I was able to get to my files etc. ps cleaner scans and deletes files every day so far. I have removed programs in add remove programs. The system restore... or last good config has not been working but I have not tried since removing explorer 7 from my computer. The xp antivirus popups still come on every ten minutes or so I just close them. Hope that is enough info.

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 11:29 AM

Did you follow the instructions provided by boopme in the above link "How to remove XPAntiVirus (Removal Instructions)"?
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Posted 17 April 2008 - 11:44 AM

i am gonna start right now thanks

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 01:27 PM

:trumpet: this is where I was and now... :inlove: thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!! :thumbsup: :flowers: It is now gone from my computer!!! :huh: :huh: thanks so much for your help!

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 02:33 PM

Excellent and you are welcome from all of us here at BC!! :thumbsup:

Now you should Set a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since System Restore is a protected directory, your tools can not access it to delete these bad files which sometimes can reinfect your system. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Then go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "OK".
  • Click the "More Options" Tab.
  • Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.
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