can't get rid of rogue spyware program

  darthballs 13:49 08 Jul 09

ive downloaded something that had rogue spyware withit, called advanced virus remover. I've removed it with malwarebytes and spybot but it comes back on restart. i can't go to task manager as it locks you out of getting into task manager. ive found info on it, and advice on deleting it via start run, regedit but it locks you out of getting into regedit and system restore also, any ideas guys?


  gengiscant 13:51 08 Jul 09

Whats the name of the malware?

  darthballs 13:54 08 Jul 09

its calling itself advanced virus removal, before it did download the actual program, and "scanning" finding viruses that arnt there, its a bogus program that they try to get you to pay for.

  Graphicool1 13:57 08 Jul 09

Download and run the Free (home version) of 'Spyware Blaster' click here

  darthballs 13:59 08 Jul 09

thanks graphic, ill give that a try and let you know later. its a pain, now, i can't find it on the system, and im dreading having to reformat!

  Sea Urchin 14:00 08 Jul 09

You can't run Spywareblaster - it doesn't run scans, but is a protective shield (and very effective) but too late in this case.

  darthballs 14:02 08 Jul 09

oh yeah, doh! anything else? ive got a-squared. gonna give it a go

  Sea Urchin 14:05 08 Jul 09

Try running this removal tool for Advances Virus Remover - scroll down page to download button

click here

  darthballs 14:10 08 Jul 09

thanks sea urchin, but it links through from that page to download spyware doctor, that only removes with the paid for version

  Graphicool1 14:21 08 Jul 09

My apologies for 'Foot-in-Mouth'

  Graphicool1 14:26 08 Jul 09

What about 'Avast' Free Home Version click here

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