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#1 liquid123

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 03:52 AM

I am in desperate need of help. I have malware on my pc, i have done everythnig i can think of to get rid of it. I cant uninstall it because i cant find it in the programs list. i have installed PC tools spyware doctor as recommended by my ISP, and I tried installing Malwarebytes anti-malware but when i try and install it, it says it cant rename something so has to be aborted. I have lost my start menu, luckily i have shortcuts to most things, but had to go via the recycle bin to get my documents and my computer up. The Malware is called Antivirus 2008, whatever you do, do not click on the alerts it poses, they are bogus and there is nothing wrong with your PC apert from what they are doing to it. Please help, i need to be able to get rid of this. :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 05:47 AM

hi. dont panic. there nothing so serious. It is just a vundo which has been residing in your computer. This is also known as a fake alert. There will be no such programme in your computer so you wont be able to get it in the programme (add remove section). You can scan the same with super antispyware and this programme will remove the traces from your system.

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 08:09 AM

If you're using Windows 2000/XP, please print out and follow these instructions: "How to use SDFix". <- for Windows 2000/XP ONLY.
When using this tool, you must use the Administrator's account or an account with "Administrative rights"
  • Disconnect from the Internet and temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any real time protection programs before performing a scan.
  • Please be patient as the scan may take up to 20 minutes to complete.
  • When the process is complete, the SDFix report log will open in Notepad and automatically be saved in the SDFix folder as Report.txt.
  • If SDFix is unable to run after rebooting from Safe Mode, run SDFix in either Mode, and type F, then press Enter for it to finish the final stage and produce the report.
  • The SDFix report log (Report.txt) will open in Notepad and automatically be saved in the SDFix folder.
  • Please copy and paste the contents of Report.txt in your next reply.
  • Be sure to re-enable you anti-virus and and other security programs before connecting to the Internet.
Note: If the computer has been infected with the VirusAlert! malware warning from the clock and the Start Menu icons or drives are not visible, you will need to fix the policy restrictions created by this infection. Open the SDFix folder, right-click on either the XP_VirusAlert_Repair.inf or W2K VirusAlert_Repair.inf (depending on your version of Windows) and select Install from the Context menu. Then reboot to apply the changes.
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