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crippling virus/malware - help requested


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#1 soalivetoday

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 04:20 PM

Hello, I had good success on this site several years ago so I am hoping for some more help today.

I somehow contracted a very nasty malware or virus I am assuming while opening an image on the internet today while searching for pictures. It brings up a false anti-virus program that it is telling me to buy, and has completely shut down my computer. I am unable to open any virus programs I have, such as Ad-Aware or Spybot and am even unable to open System Restore.

I am Windows XP.

I am on my girlfriend's computer now. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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#2 soalivetoday

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 06:27 PM

Found some other sites with some info on this...it is the Antivarus malware...trying to remove it now.

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 08:12 PM

Hello, as there are several with similar names,please post the scan logs you are running and let us know how things are.
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