av8, It's a virus. how do i get rid of it?

December 30, 2010 at 18:38:02
Specs: Windows Vista, ?
I know it has another name, maybe several. it comes up as needing to do a scan, dangerous threats and it just starts. It took over alot of my stuff. Popups, lots of adds. When I go to search for stuff it changes the pages to junk add pages. I can't do windows updates. I can do no updates to nothing, lots of errors. Most programs won't work. Last I couldn't download anything.
I went to google chrome and it downloaded. I have been downloading all my security stuff thru it and running scans. It keeps catching it. I know it is still in there though. How do i get rid of it

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December 30, 2010 at 20:08:59
Here is the info needed to download to an infected comp.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Error codes
Common Issues, Questions, and their Solutions, Frequently Asked Questions.
VIPRE Rescue Program
Try it in Safe mode.
If it won't run, rename the downloaded mbam-setup.exe file to mb.exe to help work around certain malware that will block it from being run.
If it still will not run.
1: Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features and uninstall Malwarebytes.
Next redownload Malwarebytes but rename it before you download it to your desktop. As you are in the process of downloading when you get to the point that the "enter name of file to save to" box appears, in the "filename" slot, rename mbam-setup.exe to something.exe, then click Save.
If it installed but will not run, navigate to this folder:
2: C:\Programs Files\Malwarebytes' AntiMalware
At the top of the page, Tools > Folder Options > View, click > Show hidden files and folders and untick > Hide extensions for known file types.
How to see hidden files in Windows
Rename all the .exe files in the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder and try to run it again.
When it opens, update 1st.
If it won't update after installing, update manually.
Download & install.

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December 30, 2010 at 20:14:11
Once you have successfully run Malwarebytes, here are links that have the extra info showing how to check manually the files that have to be removed.








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December 31, 2010 at 12:44:18
I have microsoft security essential, avg 2011, malwarebytes, all installed yesterday have been doing scans. avg and and the microsoft prof keeps catching it. I have removed everything av8 can't find anything, yet I know it is still there

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December 31, 2010 at 13:49:16
none of this helped. i can't afford spy doc right now. i clicked on all webistes listed. pretty much all the same thing. i went thru the registry, had none on list i couldn't find anything on the lists? yet i know i have it.

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December 31, 2010 at 14:52:01

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