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24-07-2008, 08:23 PM
I have Googled this & it would appear to bogus antispyware.
Anyone delt with it & what was the best way to get rid?

Speedy Gonzales
24-07-2008, 08:34 PM
Use rogueremover or malwarebytes

24-07-2008, 08:46 PM
The system with the problem will only boot in safe mode & won't go online as such. Ive tryed rogue remover but without updates it hasent done the job.
Presently running SpyHunter (was recomended on google) taking forever, seems to be finding a heap of stuff though. If that dosent help I may have to remove the HD & scan it in another system.

Speedy Gonzales
24-07-2008, 09:00 PM
Select safe mode / networking then you should be able to update it

If you use XP

See if Antivirus XP Pro is in add/remove programs. If it is uninstall it

24-07-2008, 09:06 PM

24-07-2008, 09:10 PM
Also get the cleaners from My sig and run those.

Look in Add remove programs, see if its still there, uninstall if it is.

Look in the program files after uninstalling and after running all the cleaners, locate the folders that it usually leaves behind and delete them.

Turn off system restore as it will be in there as well.

24-07-2008, 10:45 PM
Yep the Malewarebytes did the trick.
Can now do normal start.

Thanks for that guys.

25-07-2008, 12:08 AM
Not out of the woods yet.
Original problem with this system was booting up to a black screen with only curser visable.
Got it to boot to safe mode & found problem as above.
After post no 7 I tidyed up the system, uninstalled AVG & Nortons, ran Ccleaner etc. It would then boot up & run fine. I installed Avast Home & Super Antispyware, done the updates & rebooted. We are now back to the black screen & it won't start in safe mode.

20-01-2009, 06:42 AM
Manual removal of antivirus 08 here (http://www.spywareremove.com/removeAntivirus2008.html)

20-01-2009, 07:31 AM
I started noticing this malware in quite a few pc's since mid way through last year.
Under a few aliases also, Antivirus XP 2009, antispyware XP 2008 etc.