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Antivirus XP 2008.....I think I just got lucky....

Hopefully, I just stumbled onto an easy fix for this ******. While I was rooting around for an answer, I started running various programs. After running Ad-Aware Personal SE (which didn't find it), I noticed that it was no longer supported and that a new Ad-Aware 2008 Free was available. I downloaded it from Lavasoft, and after a thorough run.....bingo, it found Antivirus XP 2008. I removed it.....and I can't find any trace of it on my computer anywhere. I'm just a rummy at this.....but did I get lucky and find the cure, or is there more work to be done?? Thanks

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Re: Antivirusxp 2008

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bbell..

I'm not quite sure if AAW totally did the job. Just to make sure, download and install:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Malwarebytes_Anti-Malware_d5756.html

* Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
* Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
* When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
* When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
* - Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
* - Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
* Then click Finish.
* MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
* If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.

* On the Scanner tab:
* - Make sure the "Perform Quick Acan" option is selected.
* - Then click on the Scan button.
* The next screen will ask you to select the drives to scan. Leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
* The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
* When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
* Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
* Back at the main Scanner screen, click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
* Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to restart your computer. (see Note below)
* The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.

* -- Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts. Click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.

**If you encounter this message:"c:\program files\malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamext.dll Unable to register the dll/ocx: RegSvr32 failed with exit code 0x5" Click on ignore mbamext.dll


Carol

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Seemed to work.....

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Did that....came back clean....this one looked tricky.....thanks!

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(NT) You're welcome. A clean bill of health... Good News! :)

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