Posted 27 October 2010 - 05:18 PM
For any of you reading instructions for removing ThinkPoint(fake) virus software, please understand the following:
Most of the instructions walk you though the steps for removing software. However, they also ultimately have you download ANOTHER set of software to "protect" or continue the removal process. DO NOT fall for this trick. You do not need to install any software on you computer or download any registry files, etc.(assuming you already have anti-virus software installed) The best way to get rid of this garbage and avoid having to pay for virus removal software is to perform a System Restore. This can be done by clicking on Start/All Programs/System Recovery from XP. Through Alta Vista, from Start and typing System Restore.
This system will recommend a date\point before the ThinkPoint(fake) software was installed. Follow the basic prompts get this nuisance removed.
Also: to avoid the problem of it not letting you get to your desktop, try to log on as a different user so the services don't start up. At that point, you can run the system restore by providing the admin password.
Keep in mind: This software was created by the companies that "claim" to have instructions for removing it in order to sell you their software.
Don't do it!