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Old 11-24-2008, 10:22 AM
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This one started popping up on one of the machines in our office. I searched everywhere and can't find a fix unless I pay for it. We have Mcafee network virus protection and it isn't heppening on any other machine. Adaware seems to pick it up but apparently it's in the registry and just installs itself again. I downloaded Spybot and it won't open. Is there a site like Symantec used to have that addresses specific threats and lets you fix them without buying their whole package.
Old 11-24-2008, 10:27 AM
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You can download this for free and run it: http://www.superantispyware.com/
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Default Re: Virus Help "Antivirus 2009"

shag,

just fixed my college aged daughters laptop with same problem. If you can, download Advancedwindows Care Version 2 or 3 (I think three is the newest), it removes things like this from the registry. Iobit is the company that puts this out, it is a free download and does much more than spybot and adaware. We have it on 7 workstations and it is now on all of my home computers. It works pretty well - pm me if you have any questions.

Good luck
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Those free porn sites will get you every time
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Google a program called "Crap Cleaner" (I think it may have been re-named to "CCleaner" ) download and run it - works miracles.
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Thanks guys. I tried Spot's site and it let me download it but not run it. I'll start with the others. Thanks again.
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Go here and scroll to the middle of the page, free auto-removal program: http://www.2-spyware.com/remove-antivirus-2009.html
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I got whacked by the same F*****NG pop up. Unbelievably annoying. I tried everything the Symantac had, downloads from Microsoft etc.

I ended up buying Microsoft OneCare and installed that. Took care of it.
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i just fixed my cousins pc that had the same problem. I had to go into the registry and delete everything that said "antivirus 2009"
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I gave up. The IT guy is here. I tried everything I knew (and what y'all suggested) except for going into the registry. He's even cussing a little bit now. Will let you know what finally fixes it. Dam.
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did you try the advancedwindows care from Iobit.com? That is what i used last night and made out ok, i think?
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Shag - 11/24/2008 4:08 PM

I gave up. The IT guy is here. I tried everything I knew (and what y'all suggested) except for going into the registry. He's even cussing a little bit now. Will let you know what finally fixes it. Dam.
first go to add/remove programs and uninstall it there

then go and delete the antivirus folder in the programs folder

then go to regedit, type cntl + f , then type in antivirus in the search field. click on "find next" and delete any registry entries that are labeled antivirus 2009 that it finds.

those are the steps that took care of the problem on the pc i was fixing.
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This:

http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes...-10804572.html

is the only thing that would remove a re-direct issue I was having. It's free and safe to download. Plus it found lots of other stuff that didn't belong.
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Ok ya'll are on the right track... Antivirus 2008 / 2009 is a pain in the @ss until you learn how to remove it. I have made quite abit removing it from computers around here. The best way I know how is using two programs that are best downloaded on another computer and put on a usb drive.
The first program is Merjins Hijackthis found at: http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en...ols/hijackthis
The second is Malwarebytes AntiMalware as referenced above it can be found at: http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

Ok install and run hijack this, it will create a listing of all programs that are starting up in the registry along with registry entries that effect Internet Explorer (BHO). Then look through the list and find the entry that looks like it is antivirus2009 generally named something similar. Select it and click fix-it, it will remove the entry. Restart the computer then install and run Malwarebytes AntiMalware, this will remove the infection. The problem with removing it prior to removing the registry entries is that it may re-install when you restart. Also make sure you turn off system restore.

Hope this helps and it doesn't cost you too much, about $100 is the going rate for onsite spyware / malware removal.

If I can help let me know.
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NJFISH - 11/24/2008 6:22 PM

This:

http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes...-10804572.html

is the only thing that would remove a re-direct issue I was having. It's free and safe to download. Plus it found lots of other stuff that didn't belong.

Ding Ding Ding!

We have a Winner! Malware bytes will absolutely remove Antivius 2009. I have used it many times.

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One word. STOPZILLA! I used to junk computers like bubble gum. I haven't lost one since STOPZILLA showed up. Absolutely the best.
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I've seen and worked on 3 that had his "wunnerful" garbage. Funny, all 3 had LimeWire, Kazza, or Napster (P2P) loaded and runnign. All three also had teenagers using the computer.......
Not sure, have seen more issues with people running LimeWire and spyware /viruses than anything else.
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Got mine from a Lyrics site, cost $20 for RemoveIT Pro V7 seems ok now. MartyD
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My brother in law is a State Trooper. For awhile he was working in the computer division (heard about some very cool stuff, surveilance, phone sweeps, things like that). He said something like over 80% of limewire files are tainted.
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Well, the PC guy just brought it back. He had to remove the drive and put it in another computer so it wouldn't re-create itself everytime it booted. I know you can clean the registry manually but he said this was easier.

Now a new question. We run the Mcafee server based anti virus based software. It calls Mcafee and then sends the updates to all the machines. So far it has worked great. Is there anything similiar for networks that will send our updates for adware and spyware?

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