Posted 01 July 2008 - 12:44 AM
I've read many threads on this topics, and it seems many of us have the same problem: the darn "Antivirus XP 2008" virus would not go away despite all our efforts.
I myself have followed all the instructions from this good forum, which helped me get rid of a large part of the problem, but in the end , this virus is still on my laptop.
I downloaded and ran Malwarebyte Anti-Malware, which detected and removed some infections. But the virus was still there. I, then, followed the instructions from Quietman7 and ran ATF Cleaner and SuperAntispyware scan (instructions were strictly followed). At the end of the scan, it said "no malicious or spyware was found". Yet, upon rebooting, the virus still exists. I used the computer for a while, then ran Malwarebyte AM again. This time it did not detect any malware, but the virus is still on my computer.
My current sympstoms are:
1)The blue screen (the spyware alert banner and the "You have a security problem!" pop-up are gone. Thank god!)
2)Everytime I open Internet Explorer, it goes to WinspywareProtect and it starts its bogus scanning and pop-up alerts. Although, I could still use Internet Explore as usual, as long as I change to a different address in the address bar. (I wonder if it's safe?)
3)I tried to remove AntivirusXP2008 program from Window Program Remove/Change, it would not do it. It seems to uninstall it, but once finished, it's still there.
My laptop is a new Dell Vostro 1700, Intel Core Duo2, Window XP Home Edition.
I would appreciate any advise / help.
Thank you in advance.