Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


How Do I Remove A Virus I Cant Find?

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 SPL Tech

SPL Tech

  • Members
  • 52 posts
  • Local time:04:25 PM

Posted 10 February 2007 - 08:23 PM

Ok I did scans with Spyware Terminator, AVG anti spyware, SpyCatcher, Spyware Doctor, Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware SE, and VundoFix and EVERY single program came up with a trojen or different malware threat. So I removed them all. But I still have a pop up generator somewhere. So how do I find it?

Also I am severely questioning the effectiveness of anti spyware programs. I ran 10 programs and they all came up with a different threat. This means not one of them is very effective in finding threats. And comments?
CPU: Core Two Duo 2.13 GHz. E6400 OC'ed to 3.0 GHz. / 380 FSB RAM: 2 GB. Corsair 800 MHz. XMS2 DDR2
GPU: X1900XT 512MB Connect3D Mobo: Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3
PSU: 535 watt Enermax Whisper II HD: (2) 320 GB. Seagate Barracuda 16 MB. 7,200 RPM SATA II
OD: 52X DVD±RW Monitors: (2) Hanns-G JW199D 19" 16:10 widescreen DVI in extended desktop mode

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 buddy215


  • Moderator
  • 13,323 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:West Tennessee
  • Local time:04:25 PM

Posted 10 February 2007 - 09:54 PM

If you haven't turned off "messenger" you may be getting popups from it.
For Windows 2000 and XP:

Go to start and click Run
Type services.msc
Double-click on Messenger.
In the Messenger Properties window, select Stop, then choose Disable as the Startup Type.
Click OK.

Run Super AntiSpyware in safe mode.
I suggest you post a Hijack This log in the appropriate forum by following the directions in the link below.

No one program is going to find and remove every piece of malware. Some are much better than others. The best defense against malware is safe user habits. Also, using a browser other than IE such as Firefox with NoScript extension is a much safer way to go. Do you know how you got infected?
“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”

#3 quietman7


    Bleepin' Janitor

  • Global Moderator
  • 51,769 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:05:25 PM

Posted 11 February 2007 - 08:40 AM

This means not one of them is very effective in finding threats. And comments?

I already provided some comments here.

What does the pop up say? Can you describe what it looks like?
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users