Malware

  fonkets 20:19 06 Nov 2007
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Hi all. My dad had somehow contracted some malware. An icon, looking very much like the microsoft security center shield, keeps popping up in the tray, and comes with a bubble stating that the pc is infected and requests we click the link for click here and get charged $19.95 to fix it. Its obviously a scam, but I can't seem to get rid. I have tried PCGuard, ewido and spybot and still its there. Any ideas of how to get rid? Pleeeeeeeeeeese.

  VoG II 20:23 06 Nov 2007

Try SuperAntiSpyware click here

  fonkets 20:23 06 Nov 2007

the click here bit should read www antivirusgear.com

  woodchip 20:24 06 Nov 2007

First Have a look in Start Programs for the Offender and delet it, Also check MSCONFIG from Run, look in startup tab and remove tick

  fonkets 20:41 06 Nov 2007

Hi could you explain the 'msconfig from run' bit. I'm a bit simple when it comes to IT>

  VoG II 20:45 06 Nov 2007

msconfig click here

But I would still scan with SuperAntiSpyware.

  fonkets 20:54 06 Nov 2007

Gotcha. I will try these tomorrow.

  p;3 22:00 06 Nov 2007

and throw asquared at it too
click here

exe is
click here

run this and superantispyware on full deep scans once they are fully updated; see what rubbish they dredge up

  fonkets 16:32 07 Nov 2007

Hi. Msconfig didnt throw anything up, but that superduperantivirus thing sorted it out.

the asquared stuff didnt find anything, but I did run after the other one, so maybe superantivius got the lot.

Many thanks guys (again), esp Vog.

regards.

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