Virus On Windows XP Computer

Dell Dimension 4700 motherboard
January 26, 2011 at 20:52:30
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP, 2.79 GHz/1.99 GB
I'm trying to get a virus off my aunts computer. I might of already did that, but I want to make sure her computer is clean. When I first started it up it kept starting a program with the name like "PC Optimizer" and said that the computer had like 75+ errors. The computer was also very slow. I did a system restore and that problem seemed to go away, but I would like some help in making sure it is completely clean of virus/spyware.

I am currently running a scan with malwarebytes anti-malware. And also one with AVG Anti Virus.

What else should I do?

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January 27, 2011 at 01:33:02
The program will still be on there but as you've removed the startup command it won't do any damage, so to remove the remains, start off by checking in Program Files for a folder named 'PC' - within that there will be PCOptimizer program - once you've confirmed it's there just delete the whole 'PC' folder. Then remove any PCOptimizer links on the desktop, and check in the Start menu as well. Finally run regedit and do a search for 'PCOptimizer' and delete the key. You can then run CCleaner Registry section which should find a couple more unassociated links - fix those. That should be clean enough for your purposes.

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January 27, 2011 at 03:34:55
Alright thanks bro. I think I got her computer running faster and yeah there was a program file left, didnt see any keys under regedit though. So thanks for the help.

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