antispyware vista, how do I get rid of it?

  dvdcllns 13:20 22 Apr 10

My son's laptop has malfunctioned. All sorts of errors. He's away from home at the moment and I want to talk him through a restore in safe mode. he cannot access 'restore' in normal mode. How is it done?
He's running Vista HP.
Thought a new thread would be better.
Antispyware Vista has invaded the machine.
Any good & free ideas out there on how to get rid of it?
We're live here, infected machine being scanned at the moment, another machine available for the net,waiting for feedback.
I hope someone can help.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:25 22 Apr 10
  Sea Urchin 13:32 22 Apr 10

Or as I posted on your other thread

click here

  dvdcllns 13:34 22 Apr 10

Running Malwarebytes at the moment, all sorts of threat alerts & privacy alerts in message boxes.
Shall revert when scan finished.
Sea Urchin - saw your message just as I was starting a new thread, thanks.

  dvdcllns 14:45 22 Apr 10

After 1 hour, 20 minutes it stopped & shut down after briefly showing me the BSOD..
Have started again (quickscan this time) but fear I may have to stop for today and get back to you all tomorrow.
Thanks again

  dvdcllns 15:15 22 Apr 10

Malwarebytes found 17 threats on a quick scan and has removed them. All seems fine at the moment; ie8 runs but is in Protected Mode: Off How do i turn it on?
Shall I do a full scan?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:04 22 Apr 10

Shall I do a full scan?


  kristain 06:32 23 Apr 10

Do a full scan of your system and remove all the detected threats. After that, restart your system.

  dvdcllns 08:56 23 Apr 10

Had to leave early so left it with him to do full scan and then follow screen prompt. Haven't heard backbut that doesn't mean a thing with students at times. If something else crops up then, rest assurred, I shall be back asking for more help.
Many thanks for all the help.

  T0SH 10:37 23 Apr 10

To get IE8 protected mode set to "on" you need will to have the Vista UAC enabled

Cheers HC

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