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#1 kira_444

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 08:09 AM

i have a software by baidu.com that downloaded itself into my computer. i have gone to the add/remove programs list and have removed it but the icon keeps showing up on my desktop. what should i do?

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 08:39 AM

More info on Baidu: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baidu

Try right clicking on the icon and selecting "Properties". What does it say? You can post a screenshot if you're unsure about it: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-take-and-share-a-screen-shot-in-windows/

This may take several steps while we attempt to determine the actual application and the proper uninstallation method.

Meanwhile, try a couple of these free, online scanners to see if anything has slipped by your protection:
(Be advised that some of these scanners will pickup things in "quarantine" from other anti-virus programs - so review the results carefully)

http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/
http://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asp
http://housecall.trendmicro.com
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtml
http://onlinescan.avast.com/
http://ca.com/us/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/

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


If you find that you're infected (or the scan doesn't complete or closes unexpectedly), post in the Am I Infected forum located here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/
If you're not infected, post back here and we'll try some more stuff.
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