free removal of antivirus xp 2008

  mpez 13:23 09 Sep 2008


my son has the dreaded virus on his laptop, can anyone recommend a free removal of the virus, i downloaded spyhunter thinking it was free , did a scan to be told that you would have to purchase it to have the infected files remove. Any advice would be appreciated.


  Marko797 13:25 09 Sep 2008

try malwarebytes anti malware from their own site, plus super anti spyware. Just google them.

  jimv7 13:45 09 Sep 2008

malwarebytes click here

  mpez 14:24 09 Sep 2008

thanks for responding so quick, i have tried to go on these sites but it wont let me, i can get on to google homepage but restricts me to go on other sites, it redirects me to and then its a pain to end it.He has avast anitvirus installed and have run that once, it has found a few things, so im running it again, probably wont do much else, ive also tried th task manager to end a few programs but to no avail. ive been on system restore and tried to go back to another date but that wont let me it just says restore to a different time but no date.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 14:29 09 Sep 2008

As antivirus xp 2008 tends to disable your USB ports you need to download Malawarebytes onto a CD. Put the CD in the infected computer and run the prog. You will need to clean in safe mode as well. You should also download onto the CD Spyware Terminator from click here and run it in normal and safe mode.


  mpez 14:37 09 Sep 2008

thanks GANDALF <|:-)> , avast found some other infections and ive deleted them, i will try your method later, got to go to work now, any other suggestions are welcome.


  mpez 21:58 09 Sep 2008

thanks for helping me, it has took me along time to get rid of this horrid virus, so far looking ok. Downloaded malwarebytes, brilliant program, also spybot S&D, once again thanks until next time.


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