AVG says it caught and removed the 2-Trojans and Worm/Nuvan left by antivirus xp2008. the rogue monster left my screen blue and slow. I tried the suggestions in the forum, accessories/system tools, system restore--can't restore to previous setting.
The Rogue antivirus2008 is off my programs and says its removed. But just now I ran spyscanner and it says its still there. Along with 300 to 400 parasite threads. Any suggestions
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Per their website, there is the following info on your worm:
The first version of this virus which is recognized by AVG as Downadup (alternativelly I-Worm.Generic) has been detected at the end of November / begining of December, 2008. Currently there are over 300 unique versions of this virus. AVG detects and protects against all known variants of the worm. Hope it takes care of it. If not let me know and I'll help you with fixing it so AVG does its job.
cccleaner.com, download it, is free to use. It will clean unwanted files. also try google free antivirus and spyware or even avg if you dont have one.
must start computer in safe mode while doing this.
Try a new search engine such as google and see what happens. What happens when it closes? Goes blue screen, back to desktop, etc? Sounds a little like you may have a virus, trojans or some malware. Run a good antivirus, AVAST is good and free also AVG is Free. Nortons and McCaffee expensive and very little support and slow your computer down.....
firstly download a good anti virus and spyware programme for example AVG 8 Free.
Antivirus 2008 needs to be removed in safe mode (press F8 on start up) and select start windows in safe mode, choose windows XP, then choose the administrator account and the run the anti virus then restart your pc
Be extremely careful about ROGUE anti-malware scanners on the internet, which are themselves malware or trojans, designed to give you false positives and milk you for money.
Check every product against reviews by reputable sources like PC magazines, Wikipedia, Download dot com, Tucows and user forums.
=== Finally you can often locate malware files within the system32 and pre-fetch directories. They often use mutating names and have a recent creation date. Typically 50 to 100K. Check the copyrigtht notices in properties, google the file names.
Also any executables within temporary folders, download folders or under the user profiles tree (documents and settings) are extremely (!!!) suspect.