I am trying to remove a particularly stubborn virus from a friends computer. It completely takes over, changes the background, won't let me execute any programs. If I boot in to safe mode it stops running - so at least I can run virus scans from there, but I can't install anything in safe mode. The virus scanner that is on there (McAffee) doesn't find anything (I doubt it has been updated in a while) so I ran ClaimWinPOrtable off a USB key which confirmed an infection but doesn't come with an option to remove it. The virus seems to come from something called "ClickPotatoLite". I'm running another portable virus scanner now "Rizone Virus Cleaner" but it doesn't seem to be that good either. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can get rid of this thing?
Try Internet Options.Connections. Lan settings. And if proxy server is ticked untick it a few of the virus's hide in there. And if you are quick you can update your security programs or maybe download others while you can as the virus will tick the The proxy server again. Or will take it over without ticking the box. Worth a look just to see.
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