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OT: Malware Trouble

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Luka Melehan, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Luka Melehan

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    Its called Desktop Defender 2010. By the time I found instructions on how to fix it, I had no bottom bar to initiate a file search. I only got a browser now by asking for in task manager. The only think I know to do now is find a free spyware program that is not just a scanner. Any ideas?
     
  2. Cruxshadow

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    just revert back to your last system backup. they usually automatically do it every couple days. you should be able to go back to before you accidently downloaded this thing from a porn site... or however it came about lol
     
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    Task Manager -> Explorer -> IE -> Bitdefender online scanner, Trend Micro Housecall. Both do malware scans.

    *edit*

    And stay off p0rn!
     
  4. Luka Melehan

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    tried that earlier. this thing set itself up like a program that initiates on start up. its there in safe mode too. and the bottom bar is gone there as well.

    and nothing as interesting as porn I am afraid. Its a site that shows episodes of anime, which my son and I have noth used many times.
     
  5. Cruxshadow

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    anime... porn...

    lol

    try doing the system restore from the blue screen before windows startup. i think on my computer i have to hold down f1 or something like that when its booting. then it will take me to a menu selection where i can choose to restore to an earlier saved point. see if this works
     
  6. Luka Melehan

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    f8 and the program is still active after doing that.

    hey can I help it if I have a thing for animated androgenous cross-dressers?

    oh and my search engine just took a dive so may not be back even to the forums for awhile. enjoy.
     
  7. Cruxshadow

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    all i can say is maybe go back to a further date.

    other then that see about getting a spyware remover from another computer and load it up.

    or just format and have a brand new computer again! lol
     
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    Google it, and find where it is in the registry. Delete registry entries, and restart, and remove. What im thinking you can try next.
     
  10. Aislin*SP

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    There are a ton of step by step instructions available from google.

    You said your search engine may be going down. (?!?) If you need something e-mailed to you - let me know. Or read over the phone - can do that, too.
     
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    I am sorry to hear. Worst case scenario- take it somewhere?
     
  13. RedDaTeef

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    I had something similar, what I did just to stop it at start up, was stop all programs starting at startup.
     
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    all i can say is use firefox fools!!!
     
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    I use firefox...it was the first thing that got corrupted. I tried once to remove with instructions online that tell what to remove in the files and rgistry. However I am told there are many veriosns of this thing and the geek squad wants 200 to remove it. This is an older laptop that can only run UO's old version. And besides if I had 200 bucks I would fix my primary computer. I will try the links you've shared here. If they don't work I have been offered help by phone from a friend.

    In the meantime, while I can check mail and messages here, I will not be in game until this is resolved or until I can fix my other computer.
     
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    Funny that the same thing ate my computer apart the same damn way. Every time I restarted my computer and got to the program to stop it, it would act like I shut it down and then all was fine till the next time i turned it on and it simplily kept removing that choice each time. Its now a expensive chunk of metal that allows me to play solitare, and it lags at doing that....

    Sitting on the floor next to me. cant find any of the 6 year old disks to wipe the system. So its a 169 buck investment for the newest version of windows. Thank the gods we had a spare computer.
     
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    Spree is a GOD!
     
  19. Luka Melehan

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    shh...keep that up and he'll be impossible in ally chat