I think I have...

Dell Dell inspiron 500m / 600m lion batt...
March 25, 2010 at 09:25:12
Specs: Windows XP, 264
I think I have malware, a worm, Trojan or...something suspicious is on my pc and I cannot get ride of it. My windows appearance has changed. My wireless connections shuts down every minute In addition, my pc takes a long time to boot up and shut down. I dare not provide any personal information on my pc because of privacy concerns. I am currently using AVAST free edition. I need some real help on this one. Oh yeah, I installed Viper anti-virus (?) about 6 months ago, and I have not been able to get rid of that program either. All suggestions and advice is welcome. Thanks in advance.

Curious George

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March 25, 2010 at 21:09:53
I am currently using AVAST free edition
1-was that before viper?
2-Did you used to have Norton on that laptop?
3-If so, did you use the Norton uninstaller from the website?
Try regcleaner to remove viper remnants, etc
These next 3 always seem to nip things in the bud for me

2-Trojan remover
3-Hitman Pro

They remove anything from spyware to rootkits. Good Luck ;-)

If those don't work for you, you can always use combofix:

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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