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Help Please!!! "Antispyware Soft"

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#1 J Dude

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 05:36 AM


About an hour ago, my computer started popping up with "Application cannot be executed. The file "...".exe is infected. Do you want to activate your antivirus software now?" when i try to open ANY application.

When i click 'No' it goes away for a second, and then a few moments later pops up again. If i click 'Yes', it opens up a webpage trying to convince me to buy "Antispyware Soft".

Also, When it opens up the Internet Explorer window to try and sell me the program, a window pops up with "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them".

I don't know where it came from or how it got on my computer. I am running Windows Vista service pack 2.

Please help me get rid of this :thumbsup:

Edited by J Dude, 01 May 2010 - 05:39 AM.

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#2 Orange Blossom

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 06:41 PM


There is a removal guide for this infection here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...ntispyware-soft

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