Is this good or bad? This is running on XP and the desktop of the lock is gone.. I am thinking about buying the Norton product for 35 dollars to help my computer protected.
What can I do with this System Tool when it won’t let me bring the program up?
Also I downloaded the Spyware Doctor and did a scanner last night, do that has something to do with it?
This is a fake antivirus program. To remove it, download, install, update and do a full scan with either SUPERAntiSpyware or MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (or both, even — but one at a time), and let them remove whatever they find. You’ll most likely need to do this in Safe Mode, and you may need to download them on another computer if your internet access is compromised.
SAS download: http://www.superantispyware.com/downloadfile.html?productid=SUPERANTISPYWAREFREE&rid=3324
MBAM dopwnload: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/anti-virus/malwarebytes-anti-malware
There are excellent tutorials on this at Bleeping Computers:
SAS tutorial: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/how-to-use-superantispyware-tutorial
MBAM tutorial: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/how-to-use-malwarebytes-anti-malware-tutorial
Also, search for it by name at the same site.
Once it’s cleaned up, install a good hosts file to help block unwanted popups, parasites, adware and spyware. You can read about, download and install an excellent one from http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm This hosts file blocks hundreds of known malicious URLs. I’ve been using one from this website for several years now and rarely get popups and annoying ads. Revisit the page every couple of months as it is updated from time to time with new sites.
Also, never use an administrator account for day-to-day use. Always use a Standard or Limited account. This will limit the amount of damage these things can do, and prevent them from installing by themselves.
by: Chris G
on: 6th February 11