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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.

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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.

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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