If you can download the tools below on your current computer, and get them to work, then fine, but frequently the problem malware prevents the programs from running correctly. If that's the case, then download ALL of the tools below on a friend or family member's, CLEAN computer and copy them to a CD or flash drive, then transfer them to the problem machine.
First, after transferring it to the problem machine, run the following tool to help allow the removal programs below to run. (courtesy of Grinler at BleepingComputer.com)
If you need to run them in Safe Mode, then give run all the tools while in Safe Mode. There are 3 different versions. If one of them won't run then try to run the other one. Be patient.... as a black window should open, then close after finding all the background programs.
Vista and Win7 users need to right click and choose Run as Admin
You only need to get one of them to run, not all of them.
IMMEDIATELY after running the "Rkill" tool above, run/install the Malwarebytes and SuperAntispyware installer and update files from the links below which you've also copied to a CD or flash drive, and transfered to the problem machine. Do NOT restart the computer after running Rkill.
Once downloaded and before transferring Malwarebytes and SuperAntispyware to the problem machine, rename the program installer "mbam-setup.exe" file to something else like "Gogetum.exe", then copy the installer file and the update file to a CD or flash drive.. Transfer the file to the problem machine, then install the "Gogetum.exe" file, then run the update to get the program current.. After that, run a full system scan and delete anything it finds.
Malwarebytes Installer Download Link (Clicking on the links below will immediately start the download dialogue window.)
Malwarebytes Manual Updater link
Next, install and run a full system scan with the SuperAntispyware program and the manual updater from the links below. As before, you may need to rename the installer file to get the program to install.:
SuperAntispyware Manual Updater
In a few situations, in order for the program to run, it was also necessary to rename the main "mbam.exe" file also after installing it.. It resides in the C:\Programs Files\Malwarebytes Antimalware folder....
And after that, if everything's fine by you can't connect to the internet, then follow the procedures below to check your network "proxy" settings.
Open Internet Explorer and go to Tools-Internet Options-Connection Tab. Click on the LAN settings button. IF there is a check mark next to "Use a proxy server for your LAN", uncheck it. Click OK. Then OK, again.
For the full BleepingComputer removal instructions, which are included in the steps above, here's the link:
Hope this helps.......
My Dell 1525 laptop with Vista has been infected with the Antivirus8 virus. For some reason my AVG did not catch it.
Short of taking it to the computer repair shop,what can I do to get rid of the virus? I am constantly getting popups from Antivirus8. Today I got a solid blue screen when I turned it on.
I started it in safe mode. Why? I don't know! I a tech illiterate! Anyway, I can't get it out of safe mode.
Another problem is that I cannot connect to my wireless network. When I click on the icon to find my network it tells me no networks exist. I know that is not true because I can connect using my wife's laptop. Any help would be appreciated.