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#1 ProTech Service

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 10:27 PM

Help...How do I remove this spywarequake.exe from the computer

Even after removing from ADD/Remove programs, virus scan and spyware scan...it is still popping up and redirecting the IE web browser.

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 10:33 PM

This should do it..

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/47826/how-to-remove-spywarequaked-and-spywarequake-removal-instructions/
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Posted 09 June 2006 - 03:30 PM

thanks B.C. that worked on the computer!!

So far so good....

I didnt run the Panda Anti-Virus because the computer had Norton....

AD-Aware found no more spyware

Spybot had 8 infections and fixed them

Norton found no Viruses

Thanks again

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 04:07 PM

Even though you have NAV, I still recommend you run the Panda ActiveScan. No single program on the market can claim 100% detection/removal. Each vendor has its own definition of what constitutes malware and scanning your computer using different criteria will yield different results. The fact that each program has its own definition files means that some malware may be picked up by one that could be missed by another.

If your scan comes back clean and all signs of infection have been removed, then you should SET A NEW RESTORE POINT to prevent reinfection from an old restore point. Any malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since System Restore is a protected directory, your tools can not access it to delete these bad files which can reinfect your system. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to set a new RESTORE POINT:
1. Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
2. Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
3. Then go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
4. Click "OK".
5. Click the "More Options" Tab.
6. Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.
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