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showtime48 antivirus 7
Member 24th Jun, 2010 22:49
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i'm sure i'm not the only one to catch the antivirus 7 problem. the are fixes on line but alot of us aren't comfortable updating the register. has anyone found a free auto fix for it?

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Maurice Joyce RE: antivirus 7
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Antivirus 7 - which programme is that? Is there a hyperlink to the site offering the registry fix?

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ddmarshall RE: antivirus 7
Dedicated Contributor 24th Jun, 2010 23:56
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If you're talking about a fake antivirus program, most people start by using
Malwarebytes - http://www.malwarebytes.org/

The Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool might work
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?di...

For expert advice try http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/

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Anthony Wells RE: antivirus 7
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Further to ddmarshall's advice , this is the specific link to Antivirus7 removal using Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware as detailed by the experts at "bleepingcomputer" :-

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remo...

There are detailed steps to be followed exactly , so please read the instructions carefully .

Best of luck .

Take care
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puget1 RE: antivirus 7
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I offer this purely at your discretion:http://www.removal-tool.org/Remove-Antivirus-7.htm... be advised that this is not a free program Hope it helps. Here is a free program http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/AIM-Fix.sht...

What I don't understand, that this is a known virus ,howcome your antivirus program did not catch up with it. Sometimes these rogue programs are not able to handle a new browser update and or change in browsers them selfs.
ad-aware is a good antivirus spyware remover alsohttp://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Popup-Ad-Spy... Luck!

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showtime48 RE: antivirus 7
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i ran that yesterday but didn't help so i checked for updates today and was 2 behind which isn't like me. anyway it found the .exe file and removed it. i'm sure the rest of the program is burid deep somewhere. thanks very much.

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showtime48 RE: antivirus 7
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i'm running mcafee and neither the quick or full scan found it.

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showtime48 RE: antivirus 7
Member 25th Jun, 2010 09:30
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thank you all very much. so far so good as a updated malwarebytes found the .exe file and removed it. this will do until i get windows 7 loaded.

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Anthony Wells RE: antivirus 7
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@showtime48 ,

Pleased to here that MBAM got rid of the beastly .exe ***(you don't say , but presumably it took the rest of the Antivirus7 nasties with it) .

Having let something in , you may want to consider some extra back up to McAfee and MBAM . SuperAntiSpyware (free for "on demand" scanning ) is quite complimentary for spyware and something like Avira's Antivir (free for on demand scanning ; but it also comes with an (optional) active guard - so remember , only one Antivirus running at any one time).

You can get "unbiased" advice on freeware from Gizmo's website ; here are two links :-

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-anti-vir...

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-adware-s...

Microsoft Security Essentials would be worth a close look now and especially when you update to the real 7 .

Take care
Anthony

***PS: now the .exe has gone you migtht find that MBAM picks up other things on a rescan . Keep rescanning until you get a clean log .

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