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To: Grif Thomas I have a question

I looked at one of your forum entries from March about how to get rid of the XP Antivirus 2008. I went and downloaded the Malwarebytes program and for the most part it worked I got my C: drive back but were the time is on the computer in the lower right hand corner it still says VIRUS ALERT! and when I go to different websites a warning message pops us that mentions the virus. Is there anything else I can do to remove the rest of this crap. Thank you for your help so far, I appreciate greatly

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In reply to: To: Grif Thomas I have a question

I forgot to mention that I also bought and downloaded Spyhunter 3, it destroyed some of the virus but not all of it

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Some information about Spy Hunter 3..

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if the software group is Enigma, which I believe it is.:

"Enigma Software, A Mystery?"
http://securitygarden.blogspot.com/2007/04/enigma-software-mystery.html

"Spy Hunter, should this be listed as a Rogue Anti-Spyware Application?"
http://blog.malwareteks.com/spyhunter-should-this-be-listed-as-a-rogue-anti-spyware-application/

"Enigma Software Group Name Change?" - May 22, 2008
(...I was bound to write about these guys again and in a sense I am glad I am! It appears that Enigma Software Group wants to change name from Enigma Software Group Inc to City Loan Inc. )
http://www.securitycadets.com/category/enigma/

"Enigma Software Group: Tracking the Hunter"
http://mysteryfcm.co.uk/?mode=Articles&date=26-04-2007

While Enigma's Spy Hunter was de-listed on The Spyware Warrior's List of "Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products and Web Sites" in 2004, it remains to have a "less than stellar" reputation. In the same area, where it says why it was de-listed, they follow with "..Nonetheless, SpyHunter -- at least in its current state -- cannot be recommended because of its mediocre performance as an anti-spyware scanner. Testing indicates that it does not recognize some well-known spyware installations and has difficulty removing critical spyware/adware files even from those it does recognize. Given the many excellent competing anti-spyware applications that are available (some for free), users would do better looking elsewhere for trustworthy anti-spyware protection."

Consider me only the messenger. Obviously.. the end decision is your's to make.

Best of luck to you..

Carol

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Then It's Time To Start Hunting..

In reply to: To: Grif Thomas I have a question

It would sure help if we knew more about your computer.. Operating system? Brand and model name? etc.. But based on your description, I would move to the procedures below next:

First, download the tool below to your desktop using the links supplied.

1. Smitfraudfix
http://siri.geekstogo.com/SmitfraudFix.php

2. SuperAntispyware Removal Tool
http://www.superantispyware.com/

Now install SuperAntispyware, then update it.....

After that's done, then restart the computer into Safe Mode.. While in Safe Mode, run the SmitFraudFix tool per the instructions in the link I supplied above. When it asks to reboot the computer, do so and let Smitfraudfix finish.. Once that's done, then restart into Safe Mode again and run a full system scan using SuperAntispyware.

Hope this helps.

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Thanks

In reply to: Then It's Time To Start Hunting..

Thanks for your help! The Alert Virus warning is gone and everything seems back to normal but my browser still has a window that keeps coming up. I have firefox 3. Lets say that I go from nfl.com to yahoo.com instead of going strait to yahoo I get a window that says insecure internet activity. threat of virus attack! and has a choice between buying the antispyware 2008 or going to the page unprotected. All i do is refresh and it goes away but it annoying as hell.
Any suggestions?

oh by the way
operating Window XP
Brand Compaq s3000

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The "insecure internet activity. threat of virus attack" message is common for a variety of rogue antispyware programs that can get placed on your computer through "drive by" installations.. Please perform the procedures to run Smitfraudfix and SuperAntispyware per my previous instructions.

Here's another free tool which removes such rogue antispwyare. It should be worth giving a try as well.:

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

And as Carol's suggestion above mentioned, I would uninstall SpyHunter.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Security Center Alert Pop-up

In reply to: Then It's Time To Start Hunting..

I had the "Security Center Alert" pop-up for Win32.Zafi.B and tried a few antispamware programs to get rid of the spamware and no such luck. I came upon this site and followed the directions under this thread and wala, all is good with the world and my PC again....you guys are totally awsome, thank you so much!!!

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