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#1 laguanhaze

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 10:48 PM

I'm new to this forum. Since the registration page asked that I introduce myself I figured I go "out/in" in style. I some how got that trojan, adware, scamware Virus Prtotect Pro on my computer. I don't know how it happened but I am impressed. I'm impressed by how much time these people must have on their hands. I'm also impressed at how cynical I've become in comparison to my fellow counterparts, i.e., fellow computer users. I sometimes get the distinct feeling that the people who are sitting around creating these viruses are the same people who are marketing the solutions to these viruses. Can anyone out there fathom a person so malicious, so malcontent, so bored to want to create a program that will render another innocent person's computer useless? Better yet, are there enough people out there that get caught in the scam of buying their software solutions to justify their creating such bothersome malware? I'm just curious. I've went through and tried installing some of these spyware programs to see if they will eliminate the Virus Protect's crap and to no avail so far. I say to no avail because I'm not done yet and I'm not ready to pay for a program that elusively does what no other program out there can. I'll keep you posted to see what comes of all of this.

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#2 tg1911

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 11:18 PM

Hello, laguanhaze.
Welcome to Bleeping Computer.

Here's a free solution for you:
How To Remove Virusprotectpro (removal Instructions)

If you still have problems with it, post any questions you may have in the Am I infected? What do I do? forum.

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 07:12 AM

:flowers: to B.C.! :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 08:56 AM

Welcome to BC!
One can never, I suspect, pin down the many motives for that cause people to create and spread malware, but one can make every effort to insure that they do not succeed.
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#5 laguanhaze

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 12:16 PM

To those who responded I wanted to say thanks. I was able to remove the scamware. I've been looking around the site and can't wait to learn more.

Again thanks for the help.




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