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#1 MichaelOrr

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 10:11 PM

My computer has recently been attacked by XP AntiMalware. I can still log on to my computer and run most programs, but it constantly pops up telling me I have been infected and wanting me to purchase the registered version...plus, my computer speed has slowed considerably.
I would like to personally choke the sh*t out of individuals that send out this crap...and would if I could find them.
Can anyone tell me how to get rid of this nuisance without doing a total restore?

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 10:36 PM

Hello.. sorry but I am signing off now . I am moving this to the Am I Infected forum from XP.


Please follow all steps in the Automated Removal guide here.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...irus-vista-2010

When complete,post the scan log.
The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.


Next run ATF and SAS: If you cannot access Safe Mode,run in normal ,but let me know.

Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

From your regular user account..
Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware , Free Home Version. Save both to desktop ..
DO NOT run yet.
Open SUPER from icon and install and Update it
Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
Close browsers before scanning.
Scan for tracking cookies.
Terminate memory threats before quarantining
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Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program. DO NOT run yet.

Now reboot into Safe Mode: How to enter safe mode(XP)
Using the F8 Method
Restart your computer.
When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode
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Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
Click the Empty Selected button.

If you use Firefox or Opera browser click that browser at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program
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NOW Scan with SUPER
Open from the desktop icon or the program Files list
On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
Perform a Complete scan. After scan,Verify they are all checked.
Click OK on the summary screen to quarantine all found items.
If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.

To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log.
A text file will open in your default text editor.
Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
Click Close to exit the program.


Please ask any needed questions,post logs and Let us know how the PC is running now.
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Posted 17 April 2010 - 11:54 PM

Thanks, but I am pretty much computer illeterate. I am almost afraid to try and follow your instructions because I'm afraid I'll screw something up. BTW...I am running Windows XP.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 12:32 PM

You can do this.. The instructions are straight forward, easier than it looks.
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