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Antivirus Xp 2008 Virus

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#1 cruiseforyou


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Posted 19 August 2008 - 08:26 PM

how can I remove this

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#2 Budapest


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Posted 19 August 2008 - 08:29 PM

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
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  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
  • On the Scanner tab:
    • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
    • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
  • Back at the main Scanner screen, click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
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#3 madcartoonist


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Posted 20 August 2008 - 09:40 PM

Just want to add my $0.02.

I have been battling this stupid 'anti-virus' for the last 2 1/2 days on Vista. I tried TrojanHunter, Norton Anti-Virus (standard), PCTools and Avast. I even tried the Malwarebytes software, following your methods carefully, but with no success. For the last two programs, they didn't even recognize that A.V. 2008 was even on my computer, after doing the "Thorough scan" on both versions. TrojanHunter did find one trojan, which it removed, but not av2008. Finally installed Norton 360. Success! Don't know whether or not it was combining all of the above programs, or just Norton on its own, but I can finally access things like normal again!!So if MBAM is not working, and you have the cash, might want to try it.

I do have one question, though. Now that the AV2008 is gone, am i safe to re-use my banking software again, or should i contact my bank and put a hold on my account stuff? I read somewheres that one of the reasons for this virus is to swipe passwords and credit card info.... Any advice out there?

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 12:48 PM

Okay, scratch what i said previously. After posting that message, i shut down the computer. the next time i started up and went back into firefox again, the message about insecure systems was back AGAIN! I don't know what to do though ----- i keep running the recommended hardware from your posts, and every time, they always say there is nothing there! how can i be getting the messages if there is no code to produce them? HELP! I've been trying to clear this for most of a week now....

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