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Help TP's computer live

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Tom Petty, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    hey guys. my daughter downloaded some spyware named antispycheck last night, and it's playing havoc on the computer. i downloaded a program named spyhunter that supposedly was going to get rid of the infection, but it looks like i dropped $30 for nothing. it kills everything but the original extention that recreates the problem.

    does anyone know what i should do?
  2. Get a Mac?
    Sorry, couldn't resist.
  3. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Download AVG Antivirus and Spybot. Both free. Both very good.
  4. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    will it get rid of the virus, hank?

    and piss off, demo.
  5. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Can't say for sure.

    AVG does catch a lot of stuff that Norton misses.

    Rosie is more the computer expert. But she agrees on the AVG stuff.
  6. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    crap. i just downloadedc spybot ... it sounded cooler.
  7. That's right, Tom, get the one that sounds coolest.
    I'm writing a program called "Virus and Spy Nuclear Death Device" and I'll sell it to you for $500. It won't do a damned thing, though.
  8. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    shit, it sounds cool ... sold.

    and let's see what spybot can accomplish.
  9. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    I always thought Spyhunter was solid. Guess not.
  10. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Spybot is fine too, although it's more for spyware.
  11. OTD

    OTD Active Member


    If you're running XP or Vista, you should be able to restore the system to a point prior to the infection. Go to the help tab under programs and look for System Restore. You can choose a point from say a month ago and that might fix the problem.

    AVP is a very good (and free) program. But try the system restore.
  12. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    spyhunter IDs the infection, it just won't delete all of them because three are running.

    if this were a mac, i'd simply turn off the extentions and then start spyhunter ... but this ain't a mac.

    spybot has located the problem, i have to wait to see if it will kill it. and, it's kind of funny, spybot also wants to delete spyhunter.
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