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Antivirus Pro 2008

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#1 jeffa65


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Posted 29 May 2008 - 05:49 PM

Hello all,

I"ve recently had my pc infected with "antivirus pro 2008". I was able to run spyhunter scanner (to the tune of $29.99) and it appears to have removed all of the infected files/progs. However, it looks like the infection has caused several problems.
Such as:

- "c" drive is not showing in "my computer".
- when trying to access the dispay (to set background, themes, etc) I'm recieving a message that states "the systems administrator has disabled the display function".
- it's removed everything from my start>settings option except "taskbar and start menu" (control panel, network connection, and printers and faxes are missing.

I'm sure theres other things that aren't working that I just havent found yet. It's deleted all of my previous restore points.

My pc is an Hp 3.0m with 2 gigs of memory running windows xp home (media center edition).

Can anyone point me in the right directions to getting all of my functions straightened out?

Many thanks in advance,


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Posted 29 May 2008 - 05:58 PM

Well...I would try a repair install of the operating system...but I would not be optimistic about the outcome.


Have you posted your situation in the forum sections dealing with malware/viruses, etc.?

They are a knowledgeable, helpful group and that would be my suggestion before doing anything.

BleepingComputer.com - Am I infected What do I do - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/


Edited by hamluis, 29 May 2008 - 06:01 PM.

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 06:20 PM

I would try a scan with Malwarebytes' Anti-malware. It can reset some of the restrictions caused by a malware infection.
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 06:23 PM

You may wish to read miekiemoes' posts about SpyHunter in this thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/149399/virus-connected-to-start-up-spyhunter-avast-not-working/

I'd suggest that you perform a couple of these free, online scans to see if you're still infected:

Be advised that some of these scanners will pickup things in "quarantine" from other anti-virus programs - so review the results carefully:

http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner Scan Only - no removal

If you find that you still are infected, I'd suggest that you start a thread over in the Am I Infected forum: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/
If it's not infected, then post back and let us know how hamluis' suggestions worked.
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