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Removal Of Adware Xp Antivirus And Trojan.fake

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#1 raluraul


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Posted 02 September 2008 - 10:54 AM

I got infected with XP Antivirus 2008. I turned on the computer in Safe Mode and managed to delete XP Antivirus files and all the assosiate ones. The computer now works properly but running Bitdefender I could see there are two problems that cannot be fixed: Adware.Xp Antivirus.AJ and Trojan.FAke..which means the computer is not virus free. What do I have to do?

Thank you for your assistance,

P.S. I scaned the computer using Skybot and Hijack This but the adware id still there...

Thank you again!

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#2 DaChew


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Posted 02 September 2008 - 11:43 AM


please be patient and wait for the HJT team to respond

No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

#3 iisjman07


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Posted 02 September 2008 - 11:52 AM

XP Antivirus has whats called a 'Trickler'. This means that even if you delete the XP antivirus files, they'll regenerate from a hiding place.

Download MalwareBytes antimalware here:

Follow the instructions on here and it should then be removed completely:

Edited by iisjman07, 02 September 2008 - 11:55 AM.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 12:06 PM

Hi raluraul,

Welcome to BleepingComputer. I see that you have an open HJT log.

You should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.

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