AV Security Removal

  NarcosisBoy 17:19 28 Jun 2010

Hi there folks,
My fathers PC has AV Security on it for some reason and for the life of me I cannot get rid of it. I used a guide on google search and ended up buying Spyware Doctor to try and get rid of it but that did not work either.
It is brutal and flashes up Security Warnings constantly and will not let me launch any spyware programs etc and seems to hijacks google (a google search gets routed to another bogus search engine).

Anyone any ideas with this? Pretty desperate at present and it is frustrating as hell. Every 30secs or so some poxy warning flashes up and I cannot get rid of it.

An online search has not been great. I have found a general guide but cannot find a more specific one i.e. I do not know what file is causing the problem.

any help would be much appreicated.

  birdface 17:29 28 Jun 2010

Have a look through this.

click here

  birdface 17:31 28 Jun 2010

Not sure if this will help.

click here

Very awkward to remove.
better waiting until you get some more information.

  NarcosisBoy 17:52 28 Jun 2010


more information in what form? not sure what is it that you mean by that.

I will try that program and see but currently I want to shot the sodding pc.

  onthelimit 17:59 28 Jun 2010

If the various programmes won't shift it, a reinstall of operating system will be OK (except you'll lose all data). However, Bleeping computer/malwarebytes is normally very good for removing these pests

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:33 28 Jun 2010

Another good way to stop it

click here

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