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I am looking for spyware remocver that had a spider on it. i can't remember its name

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Ad-aware had a red spider show up when it finished scanning, this may be the one you're are asking about. The free version works quite well.

PestPatrol is an excellent Trojan,Spyware remover. So is SpyHunter. ( cost)

CCleaner,SpyBlaster are free utilities that can help you keep your unit clean. Also,Don't forget to defrag the PC.

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Posted on Oct 08, 2008

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on Mar 29, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Quick Fix for most FAKE Anti-Virus infections.


Note: Get a pad of paper as you will need to write down a few file names.

1. Identify the fake Anti-Virus program.
This is simple just look at the name and icon of the program claiming to be an anti-virus. This should not be hard because they are constantly informing you of fake infections and automatically running scans. After you know which program is bothering you click the start menu or if you can access your desktop find the fake AV programs icon. Once you find the icon on your start menu or desktop right-click and go to properties. Now write down the name .exe file.

2. Deleting the virus
First of all restart your computer in safe-mode. You can do this by either restarting your computer and repeatedly pressing the F8 key until the safe mode screen appears. Or you can click start menu>run type msconfig and hit enter. Click the BOOT.INI tab then put a check next to /SAFEBOOT. Click Ok and then Restart. Once your computer is in safe-mode click START>RUN. Type regedit and hit enter. Press Ctrl+F so that we can search for the fake AV. Remember that file name you wrote down earlier type that into the find box and hit enter. Right click on and delete any registry entries associates with that file. This will prevent the fake AV from trying to run the next time you start your computer. After you have found every entry tied to that filename type in the actual name of the fake AV ex. Anti-Virus 2009. Do the same thing as you did with the filename delete any and all entries associated with the name of that AV.
After this is completed close the registry. Click START>RUN type msconfig. Go to both the Startup tab and the Services tab and look for any entries that have the name of the fake av program or the filename you wrote down. Un-check any you find. Now close the configuration panel. Click START>SEARCH>FOR FILES OR FOLDERS... type in the name of the file you wrote down and hit enter delete any of the files you find with that name. Also if any of the files are in a folder named what the AV is delete those entire folders. DONT delete your system32 folder or anyfolder found in your C:\Windows directory unless you know for 100% that its only contents are files associated with fake AntiVirus Program. If you are unable to delete the file ex. it gives you an error message saying its already running restart your computer again in safe mode and try deleting it again. After that is complete and you booted your computer in safe mode using the msconfig method click START>RUN type msconfig goto the BOOT.INI tab and un-check /SAFEBOOT if not just restart your computer.

After those steps are completed the fake Anti-Virus program should not be bothering you anymore. Remember this is only a quick fix so that you can at least use your computer to run an anti-spyware\malware\virus program and this is highly recommended as its likely you have more infections.

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My hp deskdop model -sr2180nx, 32bit,1gb,vista,computer is really slow on startup and for explorer to appear, help please.


Hello markus1234,
I used to have slow start up problems and found a program called advanced system care. The free version works perfectly. Run install and open application. Run the main windows utility and diagnostic and this should help out the problem.

You may also want to try a program like malewarebytes which is free. Alot of the slowing could be due to spyware

Link for advanced system care (Tested virus and spyware free by CNET)

http://download.cnet.com/Advanced-SystemCare-Free/3000-2086_4-10407614.html

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Computer wont download files, wont let AVG upload new files, redirects me to sites I am not looking for will not let me restore, defrag, play dvds or games. I think i've been high jacked! HELP!!!!


Sounds like you have a MAJOR spyware and or virus infestation. You can try using Spybot to clean the spyware, but usually when it's bad as you're explaining, your best bet is to backup your files to an external or flash drive and wipe the computer, reinstalling a clean copy of Windows (or system restore / system recovery, depending on what software came with the computer).

Remember, even if you get rid of all the spyware, which is doubtful at this point - you still don't undo the damage that the spyware has done, so you may not be any better off after cleaning.

Hope this helps - good luck and remember to rate!

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Antivirus xp 2008


in order to uninstall the anti virus from your system you need to visit the vendors site of your anti virus and download uninstaller and run the same. You can also visit download.com or gur.in to get uninstaller tools

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AntivirusXP 2008 sometimes called Antivirus XP 2008, is a rogue anti-spyware program designed by hackers to take your money in return for a useless program. We have noticed that the creators of rogue anti-spyware programs such as AntivirusXP 2008 and Antivirus 2008 are using the year ?2008&#8243; in the name of their deceiving programs. As if we did not know what year this is. We have found that many of the programs that end with ?2008&#8243; in the name just like AntivirusXP 2008, may be related to one another in that they perform the same malicious actions.
AntivirusXP 2008 is very dangerous to have installed on your computer. AntivirusXP 2008 may install other files or programs that pose a serious threat to the security of your system. AntivirusXP 2008 may ultimately allow your personal information to be sent to a remote user who has access to your system through a security hole. AntivirusXP 2008 may come from a Trojan such as Zlob or even the Antivirusxp2008.com website which promotes the AntivirusXP 2008 rogue anti-spyware program.
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Emachine serial #GC58240000866 The CD tray keeps popping out. With nothing in it, or with a cd in it. Started last night. Won't stop.


First of all, you want to do an immediate virus scan. There are several virus programs that will do that very thing. A good idea would be to go into safe mode and run both a virus scan and then a spyware scan.

If you need instructions on getting to safe mode, just google it. Works fine.

Also, there are joke programs that do it. Check your start up files to see if anything looks suspicious there. Access that by typing msconfig at the run command. Then go to startup. Remember , if you make changes you will have to reboot.

Move your cursor to the upper left corner of your screen and see if that gives you a menu to get rid of it , too.

Remember something a friend once told me when you are looking for info " Google is your friend !"

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Hello, I am experienceing difficulties with my PC. I can't access to any folders and cant open the start menu.


You might have a Virus. In the case of a Virus infection I would most likely disconnect the Hard drive from the machine, scan it on another machine ( using AVG7 + AVGAS = AVG Antivirus and AVG Anti Spyware Scan) remembering to turn off system restore while scanning on the drive.

If you have successfully found and removed the virus infection, remember to delete your system volume information and recycler folder on the drive. virus files tend to infect these folders.

When you plug in your HDD into your machine again, you might want to do a Windows repair; to fix the issues that the virus has caused OR use a registry repair tool to repair registry items. Another option would be to create a new user name. The settings in that new accound should be working fine and you should be able to access the start menu and your folders again.

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