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How Do I Remove A Virus I Cant Find?


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#1 SPL Tech

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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?
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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.
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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.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

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?

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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?
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