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#1 Azathoth51

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 02:06 PM

Hello there. I would like to tell you a short story...

I am a 22 year old guy, with a self-build desktop computer. Last night I had a friend over, who came to apply for some jobs online because he lacks access to internet at his own house.

I know... I feel sorry for him too.

He slept over, and I went up to bed with him still messing about on my computer. I come down the next day to find this weird alert on my computer. It looks like a anti virus alert, but I recognize it as not belonging to my OWN anti virus software, Norton. Already feeling something is up, I click it to be redirected to a payment plan.

THAT shot off all kinds of warning bells. I closed it, and ran a virus scan on Norton. Nothing. Then I look for it on Add/Remove programs... Nothing. Meanwhile it is throwing up all kinds of alerts left and right which I promptly close.

Finally I go to my computer files and find it. And it STILL wont let me delete it. I know I need help now... and through my search of my files I have a name to put to this evil... Antivirus7.

So, I do what seems the sensible thing to do. And google 'Antivirus7 removal'. And one of the top of the lists is a link to this guide.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...move-antivirus7

I follow it, and it works like a charm. The malware is stopped in its tracks, and the program I downloaded from the link extricated Antivirus7 like a giant pair of tweezers removing a bloodsucking tick.

I just wanted to share this success story and thank whoever put that guide together. It quickly and efficiently diffused what could have been a long and aggravating situation.

-Az

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#2 Budapest

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 03:58 PM

Hello and :thumbsup: to Bleeping Computer.

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