Virus? Antispyware? ?
Well, I installed something on my computer....then MCAfee removed it because it had a trojan. Then out of nowhere, I get this popup for antispyware 2009. I know it is a virus....but how to I make it stop poping up? It is not installed on the computer! I wanna make the popups stop
- ebox1349Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
You need to download these programs and then run in the order listed below
ATF Cleaner by Atribune.- http://www.atribune.org/index.php?option=com_conte...
Fix Policies - Http://downloads.malwareremoval.com/BillCastner/fixpolicies.exe
Malwarebytes - http://malwarebytes.gt500.org/mbam-setup.exe
Run ATF cleaner program, select the All option and then click the Empty Selected button,
when finished, run the Fix Policies,
unzip and then run the fix_policies.cmd by clicking it,
a black box will appear and when it closes it is finished.
Run the Malwarebytes setup, install and then run the full option,
if it prompts you to reboot to remove files then do it.
Lastly run combofix,
it is important you disable all AntiVirus and Anti Spyware programs before running this, some seem to detect this as a virus and will restrict it, it is not a virus.
Do not mouse click when this is running, with some set ups this will stall the program.
When it has finished reboot and hopefully you have your PC back under your full control and Virus free.
If you have a Anti Virus program run a full system scan now.
If you don't then try this one AVG - http://www.avg.com/download-trial or the free edition atSource(s): Experience - Senior Technician - Electronbox España
- ilknur KLv 71 decade ago
How to remove XP Antispyware 2009 (Uninstall Instructions)
Tools Needed for this fix:
* Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Or Download and Scan Use SmitFraudFix v2.387 (WinXP, Win2K) Press here http://siri.geekstogo.com/SmitfraudFix.php
Restart you Computer Safe Mode With Networking how to Restart?
1. Log out and reboot your machine.
2. When the machine starts the reboot sequence, press the F8 key repeatedly.
3. Select Safe Mode or i Recommend Use Safe Mode with Networking from the resulting menu.
4. When the log in screen comes up, log in as Administrator. By default, Administrator has no password.
5. The machine will continue booting, but the Windows desktop will look different. In The Safe Mode With NetworkingThen Download and Scan Use Norman Malware Cleaner Press here http://www.norman.com/Virus/Virus_removal_tools/24...
in the Safe Mode Try To remove this virus manually ok log on in ''safe mode''
select ''Start'' on Taskbar then right click on ''internet explorer''
and then ''internet Properties''
under browser history select ''settings''
and then click on ''View Files''
top of the window click on ''local''tab
and then open ''temp'' folder
and delete every thing in this folder
and restart you Computer
The Final Try To Running System Restore
If your computer seems to be unstable, you've done a thorough anti-virus and anti-spyware scan, and you've been unable to remove any suspected software packages through Control Panel, give System Restore a try. To roll back your computer settings to a previously saved restore point:
# Click the Start button, then select Programs / Accessories / System Tools
# Click System Restore.
# Choose "Restore my computer to an earlier time" then click Next.
# Select a day on the calendar, a restore point description, then click Next. Press here http://askbobrankin.com/system_restore.html
- CanadaRAMLv 71 decade ago
Antivirus 2009 (or 2008, or Antivirus XP2009 or Antivirus 360 or SmitFraud or dozens of other names - there are many clones of this rogue software) is a piece of malware that infects your computer and constantly pops up notices that you have an infection and you have to buy or update Antivirus 2009. This is a scam to trick you into paying $30 for some useless software. The malware installed when you downloaded something from the web, sometimes masquerading as a video codec or other useful software. It is persistent, and infects a number of Windows files.
It is too clever to just delete it or add/remove it. It may even block your Task Manager and block Internet access to antivirus sites.
First download the following (if the virus is blocking your internet, you may have to download these on another machine and burn to CD or copy to a USB memory stick)
CCleaner (cleans out caches) http://www.ccleaner.com
Avast! 4 Home: http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html
Now, start the machine in Safe Mode (hit the F8 function key as the machine boots up, and choose Safe mode)
Turn off System Restore on your machine, but only until you get this fixed - many of these trojans get copied into the System Restore files, which anti-virus programs aren't allowed to touch and the viruse could reinstall themselves from there. My Computer > Properties > System Restore.
Then run CCleaner (it'll make scanning faster because it will delete a bunch of temp files and save you from having to scan those.)
Then run Malwarebytes, and clean everything it says.
Then in stall and run Avast - tell Avast to do a boot-scan - click on "schedule boot-scan" - and restart the computer
Let it start and do the Avast boot scan
Then install and run Superantispyware
Then turn System Restore back on.
Now install the antivirus program and antispyware program of your choice to do continuous scanning, and make sure you keep it up to date.
Always keep your Windows, web browser and Java software up to date - frequent patches are released to plug security holes.
Many other spyware variants removal
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I had exactly the same last week
Just restore your computer to a day before problem started
It stopped the messages straight away & then i down-loaded AVGfree
slows comp on start-up but worth protecting imagine if message was a virus
Good luck & happy christmas
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
Mcafee is no good at this. you need real anti-spyware. You may also need to run scans in safe mode to totally remove it.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and SUPERAntiSpyware should fix this for you.