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#1 isthisfauxreal

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 02:55 PM

Hello. Every time I start my computer I get an error message that says "WinAntiSpyware 2006 - Service is unavailable". I have no idea how I got this and no idea how to remove it. I've run Ad-Aware and SpyBoy with no result. I've also tried to looked in Add/Remove programs in order to remove it, but nothing appears there with that name. Any suggestions?

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 05:22 PM

Unless you downloaded Winantispyware, it sounds like some miscreant installed adware on your computer promoting this nebulous product, the suppliers of which pay them if they get you to buy it.
(see http://www.softwareprofit.com/faq.html )

Did you update Adaware and Spybot before running them and then run them from safe mode?

Here are a few other aps that may help, and would be beneficial for you to have anyway. Download, install, update and then run where applicable:

Microsoft Antispyware Beta: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx

SpywareBlaster: http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (Win XP and Win 2000):
http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx

AČ - Free from http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4281.html . Run it, click Search for Updates, then click Scan.


Here are some web based scans (Use Internet Explorer only as they require Active X to work)

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scanner
http://www.kaspersky.com/service?chapter=161739400#betatest


Panda Activescan
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/co...n_principal.htm

Trend Micro antivirus and malware scan:
http://housecall-beta.trendmicro.com/en/st...orp.asp?id=scan

Etrust Anti-virus web scanner
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx.

online trojan scans here -
http://scan.sygatetech.com/pretrojanscan.html

http://windowsecurity.com/trojanscan

Windows Security Trojanscan
http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/trojanscan.asp

Edited by Enthusiast, 06 February 2006 - 05:23 PM.


#3 isthisfauxreal

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 08:57 AM

Yes, all virus/ad programs I have are updated. I think it may have come as part of the Yahoo toolbar. I uninstalled the toolbar and removed it several times trying to get rid of problem, but still nothing. I'll try some of the other things you recommended. Thanks.

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 12:39 PM

I have the Yahoo Toolbar and do not think it's part of that.

Try the scans.




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