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User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3981 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1004 times:

Maybe someone can help me, Microsoft Antispyware is detecting a adware called Virtumondo. Now I think I removed it correctly, but then on the next scan the same adware will be detected.

Am I not deleting this adware right? Maybe someone can explain how to delete adware using Microsoft Antispyware.


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User currently offlineThumper3181 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1000 times:

Reboot the machine in safe mode.
Log in as administrator
Re run Antispyware.


User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 995 times:

Try "Spy sweeper". You can google it and download a free trial. Also
you may try doing spyware while in Safe mode.

PIA777



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User currently offlineJush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 962 times:

Adaware is the best in my opinion. Free as well.
google for adaware and forget about that MS crap.

Regards
jush



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User currently offlinePipoA380 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1594 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 938 times:
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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 909 times:

Quoting Jush (Reply 3):
Adaware is the best in my opinion. Free as well.
google for adaware and forget about that MS crap.

Bullshit. Ad-Aware doesn't catch the same stuff MS Antispyware does. Too bad the things MS does catch I can't get rid of (unless I go in Safe Mode I suppose).

But hey, I reformatted my HD the other week. Once I got Windows (SP1) up and running I opened up IE and went to download Zone Alarm and Firefox. Before I was done doing that my computer was already infested with spyware and my browser got hijacked. Got rid of most of the spyware (using SpyBot, AdAware and MS), but IE won't open anymore (except the occasional random pop-up ad. Go figure). Oh well.

Windows Update turned out to be a POS too, after a few days of fruitlessly trying to get the thing to download SP2 (instead of 30 trivial updates at a time), I resorted to just downloading a copy of the SP2 installer manually. It had to be an "illegitimate" copy off a file sharing network, because microsoft.com wouldn't let me do anything other than say "go use Windows Update" (which is harder than it sounds considering my IE doesn't work and the WU page is only accessible with IE) great customer service there jerks. They're lucky I'm not MattD, or some emo kid with a blog.


LY744.



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User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3981 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 905 times:

Something is wrong. When I go into safe mode all I get is a black screen with the words safe mode in each corner of the screen.


One more thing, has anyone been able to any updates for the Microsoft Updates site? I keep getting a 0x80072EFD error.



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User currently offlineAviation From Australia, joined Dec 2004, 1143 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 878 times:

Some spyware can be like this and a real pain in the ass...

Cheers,



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User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 878 times:

My computer auto-updates using the Windows update site. It just finished updating without any problems. I guess windows update is working ok.

MS Antispyware is pretty good, my computer has been spyware free since I've been using it, but don't rely on it entirely though.

Re boot your machine, and download the latest definitions for Antispyware, and run the program again. See if that works.



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User currently offlineThumper3181 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 861 times:

Quoting Dragon-wings (Reply 6):
Something is wrong. When I go into safe mode all I get is a black screen with the words safe mode in each corner of the screen.

That is not good. Are you sure you are booting in to Safe mode with Windows?

Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 8):
MS Antispyware is pretty good, my computer has been spyware free since I've been using it, but don't rely on it entirely though.

Excellent advice. I use multiple anti spyware packages on occasion as backup and MS Anti Spy all the time.


User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3981 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 852 times:

Quoting Thumper3181 (Reply 9):
That is not good. Are you sure you are booting in to Safe mode with Windows?

I think I am.

Quoting Thumper3181 (Reply 9):
Excellent advice. I use multiple anti spyware packages on occasion as backup and MS Anti Spy all the time.

I use MS Antispyware and the anti spyware that came with System Mechanic 5 Pro.



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User currently offlineThumper3181 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 848 times:

Booting to a blank screen does not sound good. I do not know what to tell you.

User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4343 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 838 times:

Quoting Dragon-wings (Reply 6):
Something is wrong. When I go into safe mode all I get is a black screen with the words safe mode in each corner of the screen.

Safe mode runs you in a basic VGA setting, at the lowest resolution, depending on how your desktop is arranged it can move your icons off the screen. Do you have the button? Can you do and see the start menu?

If none of those work you may have a problem, but the fact that you see 'Safe Mode' in the corner tells me you've got the OS up.

Last option, while still in safe mode, try the three finger salute , this will bring up Task Manager, from the menu select File, New Task (Run), then run MS AntiSpyware (path should be C:Program FilesMicrosoft AntiSpywareGIANTAntiSpywareMain.exe). Then reboot normally.

Good luck



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