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Spyware Soft Stop Problem

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#1 mike b

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 06:27 PM

can anyone please help me with the removal of the annoying spyware soft stop. i have avg 7 running and the newest spybot - search and destroy as well and neither of them can find any problems with my system, but i can see it there in the notification area and it keeps giving me the same warning message over and over again.
what can i do to remove this annoyance without spending any $$$? i tried downloading spyhunter 2.0, which found something that the others didn't, but the patch i downloaded to register it for free says it can't open the spyhunter.exe and does nothing, leaving the app a demo and just a scanner not a remover/fixer.

i use my computer essentially as a business recording audio and doing ADR, i really don't want to go throught the process of reformating my OS or even reinstalling any software.

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Posted 12 June 2006 - 01:41 AM

Hello mike b and welcome to Bleeping Computer!
Please try following this removal guide:
Spyware Soft Stop: Removal Instructions

If this does not work, I would suggest posting a HijackThis Logs for one of our experts to analyse for you. Since you have limited knowledge I would recommend that you do not try to manually remove this spyware using HJT, but let an expert walk you through it, to avoid messing up your computer.
Please follow this tutorial before posting your HijackThis Log:
Preparation guide Before Posting A HijackThis Log

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Posted 12 June 2006 - 07:56 AM

Spyware Soft Stop is a rogue application listed here and here.

app plants the very files it falsely detects as malware (1); aggressive, deceptive advertising (1); false positives work as goad to purchase [A: 4-17-06 / U: 4-17-06]

This security risk includes an uninstallation applet. In order to uninstall follow Symante's removal instructions.

If you still have problems after this, then post a HJT log as instructed.
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