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#1 tubs

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 09:46 PM

Somehow i got a spyware "remover" called alfacleaner which looks a lot like spysherrif (which i have had before) and i ran ewido, adaware and microsoft antispyware beta then deleted the prefetch files and uninstalled it through add/remove programs then rebooted but it still lives on. any clues?

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 07:33 AM

According to Spyware warrior alfacleaner is a rogue anti-spyware tool. It means you should't install it. You must to delete it. Before installing any security tool you should check the list of the corrupt anti-spyware at xxx or the list of the rogue anti-spyware at spyware warrior. I googled for removal instructions with no luck. The advice would be to run hijackthis and kill processes related to this alfacleaner.

Mod Edit: Links to site of questionable repute removed.

Edited by Papakid, 20 March 2006 - 04:49 PM.


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Posted 01 February 2006 - 11:07 AM

I didn't install it, it was stealth-installed.

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 01:31 PM

I suggest you post a HijackThis log for examination.
A member of the HijackThis Team will walk you through, step by step, how to disinfect your computer.

Read How to post a HijackThis Log.
Please read, and follow, all directions carefully.

Then, run a log, and post it in the HijackThis forum, at this link. Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
It may take a while to get a response, because the HJT Team are very busy. Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

NOTE:
Once you have made the post, please, DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.
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