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Can't visit any Antivirus sites after Vista Antivirus 2008

I installed Vista Antivirus 2008 by accident when I clicked a pop up in the wrong place... accidental. I've gone through the manual removal process, but I can't access any AntiVirus or Spyware removal websites. I installed BitDefender, but it won't even access their website to download updates. Help me please!

Thanks

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I would suggest downloading and running

Operating Systems: Microsoft

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how to stop it

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its july 5 2008 i got up and fond it on my pvc reboot and it f8 goto safe mode with networking and then the virus wont run and you can get online antivirus programs removing it still

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thanks... I got it

In reply to: Can't visit any Antivirus sites after Vista Antivirus 2008

Thank you for your assistance. I was finally able to get the tough little ****** deleted from the system. This was a great solution to the problem.

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(NT) Good to hear ! Thanks for posting back :)

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hi

That might be what its supposed to do: its lying about being antivirus, it's probably the opposite.

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antivirus 2008

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If you go to the symantec site they have a manual removal instructions to remove this it happened to me do a print out of the removal instructions and go though it bit by bit and you will get red of antivirus 2008 altogether.

Dave

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Spybot easy fix

In reply to: Can't visit any Antivirus sites after Vista Antivirus 2008

Good old Spybot Search and Destroy will eliminate this pest easily.

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Get rid of it

Boot into safe mode and visit the AntiSpyware and AntiVirus sites

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