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PC Mighty Max wont go away


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#1 JeremeMW

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Posted 24 July 2005 - 04:07 PM

Hope someone can help. My g/f downloaded a software program called PC Mighty Max thinking it was free. I am unable to get rid of it. I have checked Add/Remove Programs, and it doesn't seem to be in there. It constantly pops up on its own. I can't even get it to close out of the taskbar. Does anyone have any advice on getting rid of this thing? Thanks in advance.

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#2 tg1911

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 01:42 AM

Are you using these basic security programs?
(They're all free.)

aČ free - a complementary product to antivirus software which is specialized in protection against harmful software. Antivirus software often features an inadequate protection against Trojans, Dialers and Spyware. aČ fills this gap.
Ad-Aware - A good program similar to SpyBot S & D.
Spybot S&D - Detects and removes spyware, of different types, from your computer.
SpywareBlaster - A good program that prevents spyware from being installed on your computer in the first place. This program is always running in the background, protecting your computer. It prevents the installation of bad active X controls found in web pages.
SpywareGuard - A nice compliment to SpywareBlaster. This allows you the option to prevent downloads that contain bad active X controls.

If not, you need to. These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

Download them, update them, and then run them.

Important:
Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS damage, if not used properly.

If that doesn't help, then:

Read How to post a HijackThis Log.
Please read, and follow, all directions carefully.

Then, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum, at this link. Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
It may take a while to get a response, because the HJT Team are very busy. Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

NOTE:
Once you have made the post, please, DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.
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Posted 25 July 2005 - 02:42 PM

All I've been running is Spybot S&D. I also just realized that my antivirus, Kaspersky, is not being allowed to run. When I tried to bring it up, it said that it's unavailable because another user has started the program. I'm the only one thats been on, but I checked the other two Windows user names (my g/fs and my sons) and it gives the same message no matter who's name im under. I was originally more irritated than concerned when I made the original post, but now Im a little nervous, particularly since I was on my online banking site earlier. Ill try to download and run the other programs that you recommended. Thanks!

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 03:43 PM

You're welcome, JeremeMW.
Let us know how it goes.
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