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1st the bugs, Grrr, then my startup menu slowly wiped!

by jimmyjhook / June 1, 2008 1:34 AM PDT

They got me beat man! The bugs came, I killed them, so I thought. Now in the lower right hand corner, "Virus Alert", an "Antimalware Guard" program starts scanning upon startup, (I don't have this program, nor am I on the Internet at this point, I click "start", my "All Programs", "run" thru "my documents" choices gone, even my "log off". They took 'em all. My "turn off" computer only remains. My spyware doctor runs but gets kicked off after 25% done and the computer restarts again. Help, please. Running Win XP home edition, Dell Optiplex

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There are some nasty viruses, indeed.
by Kees Bakker / June 1, 2008 1:40 AM PDT

If you can't clean them, even in Safe Mode, by far the best path to take is a clean install of the OS. Start all over, so to say.

Kees

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Give RogueRemover FREE a try..

RogueRemover FREE is an application that can remove rogue antispyware, antivirus, and hard drive cleaning applications with ease. Rogue applications provide false information about the safety of your computer as well as, give erroneous scan results or put their own malware on your computer.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/rogueremover.php

I also would try:

Operating Systems: Microsoft

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I'll give it a shot Marianna.
by jimmyjhook / June 1, 2008 2:34 AM PDT

Thanks for the reply guys, Marianna, if I can get on the Internet, the virus keeps intercepting my attempts at establishing any links, I'll try your solution, if not Kees, your option is on deck!(Swing away!) I'll let you know, or, ask for further assistance...

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Maybe you can download the 2 programs from a neighbor's\
by Marianna Schmudlach / June 1, 2008 2:59 AM PDT

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