|Just thought I would pass this along. I just spent several hours removing what claims to be an Anit Virus software from 18 different computers in various locations( friends, family and neighbors ). They all got this from the same place. www.myspace.com . It appears to be an ad on the site somewhere. It gives you a popup claiming you need protection,when you try to close it it downloads to your comp and initiates at startup. With every web page you try to open it gives another popup stating the page contains harmful script and you need to run this anti virus software. Ofcourse though you must purcahse the code first. The file is pav.exe .|
There is an uninstall but you have to look for it. If you go the route of start-programs-pav-uninstall it does not work. So most just deleted the exe file that made it fun to remove from some of the computers. You can open my computer and got to C:Program Files\Common Files\Uninstal\PAV\Uninstall.exe; and run the uninstall from there. Takes like 3 seconds. That worked great on my computer here because the wife is afraid of it so she just shut it down and left it for me. Out of the 18 that I worked on I only had 10 total that did not delete the exe file the rest I had to fight with.
I have informed MySpace of this. I have added MySpace to the blocked sites list on all 18 of the computers i just worked on. I went to the same page where my wife got it from, she was trying to see pictures of our grandson that is a thousand miles away and got hit with a popup that as she put it said something about windows system 32 and stealing passwords and personal information when she tried to close it she got the program.
Hope maybe this will either help someone get rid of it or keep someone from getting it.
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