virus/system restore

February 20, 2009 at 09:09:31
Specs: XP - SP2, 1.83GH/1GB
I accidentally downloaded a virus that pretends to be MS antispyware 2009. I can't uninstall it or exit the program and it constantly (every 10 seconds) creates annoying popups that interrupt my work. I tried system restore many times with different checkpoints, but each time it said "cannot complete system restore." Any other way to get rid of this thing???

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February 20, 2009 at 11:43:52
Here's what I would do:
1- Install CCleaner Slim and get rid of all the excess junk on your PC.
2- Install Malwarebytes and remove all it finds
3- Install Avast Free and let it do a bootscan on reboot and remove all it finds to the chest.
All these are listed on one page in my sig and are totally free working software.
If that doesn't remove your problem, try the rest of the cleaners listed on that page. Let us know how you make out.

I don't know which AV you are using, but remember you can only run ONE AV at a time on a PC while you are on-line. So if Avast fixes your problem, you could disable it, or you could disable your present AV.

Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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