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Cannot get rid of an unwnted program (antivirus2008XP) that showed up on my computer! It's a scan-only program, and "they" want money for the full program. I've tried majorgeeks. com (per your instructions) but I had no luck finding the download (s) recommended. Tried a couple that I thought might work......no luck. I'm really stuck. Help!
Here's manual antivirus xp 2008 removal
If you are having problems with your desktop or getting the nasty message when you boot up follow the instructions below, but use the above link to remove the virus. YES THIS IS A VIRUS AND NOT A VIRUS REMOVAL TOOL!
First you need to stop the program from loading on startup. This is what you do to stop it:
Go to Startup tab
(if you've totally removed the antivirus program, you will not find these files and you can skip to the gpedit.msc step)
Click apply, then ok
Then you need to delete the main files this program uses. Delete the following file:
Delete the following folder and all contents:
This should remove the program from your system but you probably still have a warning message displayed as your wallpaper in Windows and the virus removed the ability to change the wallpaper or your desktop settings.
To restore ability to change your desktop settings and select a different wallpaper and screen saver do the following:
Navigate to User configuration, Administrative Templates, Control Panel, Display
Right click on Remove Display in Control Panel
Click on Properties and select Disabled
Do the same steps to change the following attributes to disabled:
Hide Desktop Tab
Prevent changing wallpaper
Hide Apperance and Themes tab
Hide Settings tab
Hide Screen Saver tab
You should now be able to use your computer normally and change the wallpaper/screensaver to something other than the warning message Antivirus XP 2008 set it to.
Posted on Jul 19, 2008
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