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Removing XP Antivirus 2012


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#1 johnnicklas

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 01:46 PM

Hello Forum! My computer has a virus called XP Antivirus 2012. I believe it was downloaded by a friend when he was using my guest login account. The guest login seems to be the only part of the computer affected. XP Antivirus 2012 has total control when you login under guest. I cannot use the internet in that mode. However, when I login as admin, the computer seems to work normally.

I have Webroot antivirus and it detects the malware and removes it, but it comes right back. I have a HijackThis log but don't know what to do with it. Any suggestions?

Thanks so much!

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 02:23 PM

I'm moving this topic to the Am I Infected forum.

We have a removal guide for this infection here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-win-7-antispyware-2012

Please let me know if this resolves your problems in a reply to this topic.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 05:22 PM

Hello Orange Blossom! Yes, the virus has been deleted and my computer appears to be working correctly again. Thanks so much.

This may be a question for another forum, but to keep this from happening again, is there a way to limit the activity in a user account? I received the virus beacause a friend was in a guest account and downloaded it. He needs to use the computer, but I feel I need to limit what he can and cannot do. Other than hiring a babysitter, is there a way to design his login account so that it can surf the internet but can't download anything?

I always appreciate the availability of forums like this. You people rock!

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 05:37 PM

Depending on your OS and browser, yes; it's called Parental Controls.

Built in with WIN 7, IE8, IE9, and FF5 (and I believe 6, but I haven't confirmed). Vista has a lesser capable Parental Controls function as well.

You can allow Internet Access and block all download and install functions (restrict to Admin), just make sure it's a User account and an Admin account is enabled with a password.

Also suggest installing real time protection; I like AVG 2011 (free) though are many comparable products listed here at BC.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 07:32 PM

Hello,

I'm glad your problems have been resolved.


As for preventing folks from downloading stuff like that, I think that would fall under group policies or something like that. You would create the settings using the Admin. account.

I don't think parental controls will fully accomplish what you are asking. You might be better off asking that particular question in the proper OS forum for your computer.

Perhaps title it something like: How do I place limits on guest accounts?

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