Seemed that I had some trojans on my pc..I have Kaspersky 7.0, Spybot, Ad-aware, Hitman Pro..what else do I need to install? :sad:
So, now that "i guess i'm free" ..its normal that those things remain in the msconfig thingie?..They aren't showing up in regedit..
Google the names of those startup items and tells us what it tells ya :thumb:
Seems that i've been infected with "antivirus xp 2008"
This is how I got rid of Antivirus XP 2008. It is different than the XP Antivirus 2008 most sites refer to.
First you need to stop the program from loading on startup. This is what you do to stop it:
Go to Startup tab
Click apply, then ok
Then you need to delete the main files this program uses. Delete the following file:
Then delete the following folder and all files in it:
This should remove the program from your system but you probably still have a warning message displayed as your wallpaper in Windows and the virus removed the ability to change the wallpaper or your desktop settings.
To restore ability to change your desktop settings and select a different wallpaper and screen saver do the following:
Navigate to User configuration, Administrative Templates, Control Panel, Display
Right click on Remove Display in Control Panel
Click on Properties and select Disabled
Do the same steps to change the following attributes to disabled:
Hide Desktop Tab
Prevent changing wallpaper
Hide Apperance and Themes tab
Hide Settings tab
Hide Screen Saver tab
You should now be able to use your computer normally and change the wallpaper to something other than the warning message Antivirus XP 2008 set it to.
Those names don't show up nothing specifically on google..but it seems they're the same..
I once had someone who brought me a computer that was INFESTED with viruses. One of the things there was similar to that program you talk about. I found that the easiest way to remove it was to either use SpyHunter or ESET Nod32.
I'm not infected..I was, but those things just remained there in the msconfig startup list..i've scanned already in safemode with kaspersky, ad-aware, spybot..etc and nothing found, so there's no need to install nod and spyhunter ...I don't think they represent a threat since they weren't found as infected..
I use trendmicro's online scan option. Its a very powerful scan and removal system.
Sometimes its just easier to toss anything you want on an external and to reformat :biggrin:
That antivirus xp 2008 thing is pretty brutal. I saw it on my neighbor's computer when I was helping him with something else. He didn't remember installing it so I tried to get rid of it but it kept coming back. Not sure what he did with it after. But needless to say it definitely is the opposite of antivirus software.
just downlaod and isntall trojan remover, its free for 30 days and its working like a charm ..
used it more then once on friend/family infected computer and they are now all working like be4
An updated Spybot S&D run in safe mode is ususally pretty decent. Especially if you don't want to pay for anything. You can find programs that will remove those startup entries in msconfig. I use ccleaner (short for crap cleaner I heard) and it works great but it can be dangerous if you remove the wrong thing.
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