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Red Biohazard Screen And Multiple Annoyances...


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#1 nerdtekker

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 07:07 PM

Hey people. My buddy's got the old Red Biohazard screen up on his computer. It keeps redirecting to privacy protector and other sites. I've seen this before and offered to walk him through it, but can anyone help me? I want to make sure I'm doing the right thing.

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 09:18 PM

Try theses first
I'll assume you are using XP or 2000.
Install AVG Antispyware, then run in SAFE MODE. How to start Windows in Safe Mode
This may take quite some time, an hour or so, depending on speed and infection
First go here and print out the instructions on install / scan with AVG

Be sure to check for the any updates to the programs after you install these.
Download and run ( formerly known as ewido) AVG Antispyware 7.5

Following these instructions Download and run Spybot Search & Destroy 1.4 (with out tea timer option)

Download and run SUPERAntispyware, free version Home User
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Posted 28 June 2007 - 11:03 PM

did all that already. It's way embedded. I've checked the registry and still can't locate anything out of the ordinary. Now what? I told him to just pay the hundred bucks and let Norton do it, but he's insistant. Plus, this intrigues me a great deal.

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 11:55 PM

Hi nerdtekker,

Follow these instructions by PC Hell; How do I Remove This Homepage Hijacker.

As with any Registry Edit, be sure and do a back-up first.
Backing Up The Registry.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 03:25 PM

Should I run all antivirus in safe mode, or just the avg?

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 04:10 PM

Run your Anti-Virus in Normal mode, then you may want to run SUPERAntiSpyware.
in Safe mode and allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
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Posted 08 February 2008 - 09:34 AM

I had a buddy with the same problem I ran spybot and it took care of the problem, except now you can't change the wallpaper it is a blank white and when you right-click on an open area it acts like the red biohazard wallpaper is still there. How do I kill this thing once and for all. Thanks for the help

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 09:41 AM

McCrazy,
If you have a problem you would like to discuss, please start your own topic.
This will help to avoid the confusion, of trying to help two or more people, in the same thread, with different problems.
Even if your problem is similar to the original poster's problem, the solution could be totally different due to different hardware, software, system requirements, etc....
This is also known as hijacking a thread, which is not considered to be proper forum etiquette.
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