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My mom got this on her computer. Damn thing even lodged itself in the restore program (restoring it to original) I found a spyware program (yes you have to buy it) that actually seemed to get rid of it. It says it gaurantees 100 percent to get rid of malware. It's called spyzooka. I am assuming it will get rid of the 2009 antivirus trojan as well. But it seemed to do the job. Took 2 scans to clean it completely, but it did work.

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Malwarebytes ans Superantispyware both should remove them and both are free to use as on demand scanners. If you want real time protection, they can be purchased.

FWIW, I would dl and scan w/ both of them for peace of mind.





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Malwarebytes ans Superantispyware both should remove them and both are free to use as on demand scanners. If you want real time protection, they can be purchased.

FWIW, I would dl and scan w/ both of them for peace of mind.
I used malware bytes on my 2009 antivirus. It detected it and removed it. But it removed part of my system 32. This could have been some thing on my part. But to be honest, I have no clue. Ended up having to wipe everything out and reload the windows cd. So I am a little gun shy of malware bytes. I will dl the super and try it. Thanks.

For some reason when you reboot this computer. It goes to the Dell screen with the F2,F12 and then goes to a black screen with a blinking cursor in the upper left corner. I have read where some people encounder this when they add a Dell printer. They said it was scanning it as a mass storage devise. Is this possible? It takes for freaking ever to reboot that computer.

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Will do, thanks.

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Prior to buying a spyware...etc program, do your research. Amazingly people buy spyware programs....to get rid of them. A simple google of the app name will do.

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http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/inde...owtopic=108709 It's was/is considered a rogue program by producing false positives and promising to remove them if you'll by it. When/if you rescan w/ MBAM or SAS it's possible that it'll render spyzooka useless.





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http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/inde...owtopic=108709 It's was/is considered a rogue program by producing false positives and promising to remove them if you'll by it. When/if you rescan w/ MBAM or SAS it's possible that it'll render spyzooka useless.

Interesting..........But it did get rid of it because my antivirus no longer detects it. I will download and run the Super thingy you suggested just to make sure. Thanks.

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Interesting..........But it did get rid of it because my antivirus no longer detects it. I will download and run the Super thingy you suggested just to make sure. Thanks.
What AV do you use?





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What AV do you use?
This was my Mom's computer. Her AV has been out for 2 years (McAfee). So for a better than nothing solution I down loaded Avast for her. That is when I/it found the trojan.

The black screen was due to adding a Dell printer and the computer upon boot up was scanning it like a mass storage device. Took for ever to boot up. I changed her boot sequence and this fixed it.

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Okay, so what is a good spyware / ad / antivirus? I am in need.

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Okay, so what is a good spyware / ad / antivirus? I am in need.
You want an all in one and are you willing to pay for multiple licenses?





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LOL,Pay??! wtf
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I prefer paid av apps for the tech support and i prefer suites myself. I dont want the headache of conflicting programs and hogged resources. Just my 2 cents.





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I don't care if it's all in one or not, looking for a reasonable price, free is better.

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I don't care if it's all in one or not, looking for a reasonable price, free is better.
Frys has NIS2009 3 user license for 20 some odd dollars. It got top nods this year for all test. You'll get a firewall, not winblows gaping hole, av, antispyware....

http://maximumpc.com/article/feature...his?page=0%2C1
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2333444,00.asp
http://reviews.cnet.com/internet-sec...-33246586.html
If you prefer free, then what Hunt suggested is the best for the money, Avira and Malwarebytes.





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AVG and Avast are some of the better free ones from what I hear. But I would think a paid would be better. If you have DSL by Yahoo, they offer a free antivirus and firewal when you log in to your account. I know nothing about the quality though.

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Look up av-comparatives.org to see the effectiveness of all the top or big name av apps.





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