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Please help!! I opened a video codec file the other day and shortly after Malware Protection 2008 appeared on my computer claiming that my identity is in danger of being stolen amongst other things. After I saw the cockroach screen saver I ran all the programs I could to get rid of this, which did work because the screen saver went away. However, I know that this spyware stuff is still on my computer and can cause harm to my computer. How can I get rid of this short of spending a hundred plus dollars on getting it fixed??? Please HELP!

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How about I make it simple:
Download and run:

http://www.malwaresupport.com/mbam/program/mbam-setup.exe

Called malwarebytes antimalware; it's free. I use it three times a day. superantispyware is not bad, but malwarebytes will remove it in a quick scan without needing to go to safe mode. regardless, my suggestion download BOTH run BOTH in a full scan, start with malware bytes full scan after updating them both. then reboot and run full scan of the superantispyware as well, do this for every login. it will also fix the hijacked backround, and the missing tabs in video properties. which I can also help you with but it should do this for you automatically, also NOD32 will keep it out once it's removed:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832114005

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Dear Gabetx10,
There are a lot of these types of Trojan installed malware most coming from China and Ukraine.

First, what virus/spyware protection do you have? If a major company and you are running a registered version, make sure the definitions are updated and run a complete scan on your computer, ALL FILES. If this doesn't work, give up trying to do it yourself and use their call in feature which should be no charge. Using the on-line chat feature will only take you to the most basic techs to help you. Call in usually takes you to advanced level 1 tech. If after a short time, you don't think the person knows how to remove it but is just fishing trying to remove it, ask for a Level 2 tech and if none are available, ask for a case number and have them call you back at a time that is convenient with you.

I recently got Antivirus 2008 PRO when it was brand new and did the same with my provider, Microsoft Windows Live OneCare. Their service is exemplory. During the time I was trying to remove it, I purchased Spyware Doctor (PC Tools) and it would not remove it. I also had a PC Tools tech try but he could not either. That is when I called OneCare.

I saw an ad for Spyware Hunter on line but did not buy. I saw one for your problem too but cannot recommend from experience how good it is. http://www.removal-instructions.com/removeMalwareProtector2008.html

If you are using a freeware tool like AVG, you get only limited protection unless you pay for their full version.

So, in summary, you probably WON'T be able to remove it yourself. If you have a registered virus/spyware package, call for tech support, not chat. If there is a charge for phone support, don't renew with that company when it is up. If it is a small amount, make sure there is a guarantee to remove the problem if you agree to pay.

Who do you use? FYI, you can buy 3 license legal versions of OneCare on ebay for $10 to $15.

Tracker Tom

I hope this helps.

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Cant play the movie that i doenload from torrent,something is appearing when i'm trying to play it like codec is missing u need to download it from codecivil.com


That's what we call a Fake Video which means it's a fake video which would temp you to download some codec or buy a codec and you'll be directed to their website, suspiciously a malware/spyware infected site etc.. Usually the file sizes of those files are of similar CD quality video size, but their length is less than a minute or so. Sometimes, they even tell people to buy a software to play which in fact never play. In other words, those posters and trackers are Spammers.
Don't every try to follow the given link. I guess you must be seeing a link in the video to get that codec. If you are a frequent torrent user, you better note the users comments and ratings before you begin downloading them.
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The video file you try to open might not be a proper video/audio format


It is an problem with your audio codec or video file. Download a codec pack and install it. It help to remove some codec errors. All in one codec pack help to you. To download please visit filehippo.com

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I got to a video web site and try to downlad the video. at first the video downloads after it downloads it says error unknown file format


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install k-lite
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I recently installed the Real Alternative software to open AVI files, 'cause in my WM player I could only hear the sound, and I couldn't see the video, it's not a problem with all my AVI files, just a few...


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There's no problem with the operating system.And please do not reinstall windows again.Its a known issue only for some types of videos even if its in the same format for example- 2 different files in AVI format ones working but the others not.This happens because some type of videos are only supported by 3rd party codecs which is not made by microsoft as windows media player is product of microsoft. Now you might also notice that the same video might be working in your friends computer or a different computer absolutely fine.Its just you would have to wait until it will download the update it self.
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Look m not a big fan of microsoft either.So do not depend on Windows media player.Simply download VLC PLAYER which is the best.Its small, plays all kinds of videos in all formats.The following is the link for the setup file of VLC PLAYER-:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/vlc/files/1.1.5/win32/vlc-1.1.5-win32.exe/download

Now njoy watching all the videos with high def and better sound than Windows media player

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Just make sure that you turn off System Restore, before you delete the malware it finds. Then turn it back on, once it's removed.

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