Windows Defender & PowerReg Scheduler

  [DELETED] 18:13 10 May 2006

On start-up I get a message from Windows Defender advising me to "Review harmful or potentially unwanted software". It says this is a Medium Level Alert.
I must confess I ignored it for a while, than I asked Defender to remove it. It comes back with a error message 0x80501001 and says that one or more actions could not be completed.
I have run CCleaner, AdAware, Spybot and Symantic AntiVirus; none of them report any problems.
Should I be concerned with what Defender is reporting ?

  [DELETED] 19:16 10 May 2006

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Download Ewido Anti-Malware trial version click here

When installing, under 'Additional Options' untick 'Install background guard' and 'Install scan via context menu'.

Launch Ewido by double clicking the icon on your desktop. The program will now go to the main screen. You will need to update Ewido to the latest definition files. On the left hand side of the main screen click update then click on Start Update.

Then select 'scanner' then 'Settings'. Under the bottom section 'What to Scan?' make sure 'Scan every file' is ticked. Select 'OK' and you will return to scanning options. Click on Complete System Scan and the scan will begin. This scan can take quite a while to run.

While the scan is in progress, you will be prompted to clean the first infected file it finds. Choose 'Clean' (or 'Delete' if 'Clean' is not an option). Then put a tick next to 'Perform action on all infections'. Doing this enables the scan to proceed automatically until its completion. Click OK.

  [DELETED] 00:26 11 May 2006

Thanks for the suggestion. I downloaded Evido Malware and did a full scan (45 minutes) It removed 36 objects but not PowerReg Scheduler. And Defender said it was still there after I did a restart.
Past my bedtime now, but tomorow I will follow up your leads and see if I can find some other software that will remove it.

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