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#1 pfroggy

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 05:16 PM

My wife says it was XP Guardian210. I think that may be XP Guardian 2010. I can't run any installed programs on computer. My security programs appear to be gone. MBAM short-cut still there but won't run. Attempts to download fixes fail, download looks good but won't run.

Edited by Orange Blossom, 23 February 2010 - 05:25 PM.
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#2 pfroggy

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:35 PM

While I was waiting for help I searched the web and I found instructions to remove XP Guardian on "myantispyware.com" website.



How to remove XP Internet Security 2010, XP Guardian, Antivirus XP 2010

Step 1. Repair “running of .exe files”.

Click Start, Run. Type command and press Enter. Type notepad and press Enter.
Notepad opens. Copy all the text below into Notepad.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe]
[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\secfile]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\secfile]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command]
@="\"%1\" %*"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe]
@="exefile"
"Content Type"="application/x-msdownload"

Save this as fix.reg to your Desktop (remember to select Save as file type: All files in

Notepad.)
Double Click fix.reg and click YES for confirm.
Reboot your computer.

Step 2 is to run MBAM to get rid of the evil program.




What I actually did was search my computer for "av.exe". I found that on

"DSLReports.com" website's forum as the name of the file that does the dirty deed. The

computer found it in "c:\windows\prefetch" and I went there and deleted it. Then I performed

step 1 above.Aside from the missing security programs her computer seems to be back to

normal.




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