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Virus? Arabic Text In Odd Places + ?oolsv.exe


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#1 PCPeebrain

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 09:50 AM

Hi All,

I've got a weird one here - 2 different (connected?) problems on one PC that have only emerged since a virus was removed - AVG is telling me I have a "potentially unwanted application" that goes by the name of ??oolsv.exe, only when I search the folder it's supposedly located in, (sys 32) it's not there. As an aside, I also have arabic text on the short cut to the control panel in the start menu, plus if I try and download any software from the web, the "save / open / cancel" option box that appears, is also all in arabic!!! (or might be cyrillic, or whatever - all I know is I cant read it, and it runs right to left rather than left to right!!!)

Any help MUCH appreciated, currently pulling hair out and getting a tad frustrated.

Dont be afraid to reply as though I were an idiot, think it would fit the bill right now.....

BTW - this is on win xp pro sp1

Edited by PCPeebrain, 04 August 2006 - 10:09 AM.


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Posted 04 August 2006 - 10:15 AM

Go to Start > Control Panels > Add/Remove Programs and uninstall the following programs if listed:
PuritySCAN By OIN, OIN, OuterInfo or similar.
Reboot and delete this folder if found:
C:\Program Files\PurityScan\

If you do not see any icon for "OIN" or "(program) by OIN" in Add/Remove Programs, please do this:
Download and run the Purity Scan uninstaller.
Alternate link for download
Graphic instructions if needed.
1. Save the Uninstaller to your desktop.
2. Double click on the OiUninstaller.exe icon on your desktop.
3. Click on "Run".
4. Enter the four digit code that is displayed and click on "Uninstall".
5. Click on "Ok" and reboot your computer.
6. Then delete this folder if found:
C:\Program Files\PurityScan\

When done download and scan with Ewido Anti-Spyware v4.0 in "SAFE MODE".
Print out the Ewido Install and Scan Instructions.
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