Antivirus 2008

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Laurie, May 29, 2008.

  1. Laurie

    Laurie Guest

    Is this an actual microsoft product? I keep getting this message on the
    computer saying I need to downloan Antivirus 2008 and that it has found many
    viruses on my PC. When I looked up the file location it comes up in
    C:\users\AppData\Roamong\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
    It is causing problems on the PC and looks like it just was created a few
    days ago. I can't get into e-mail because it says there is a threat and won't
    let me continue. I tried to delete the file but I couln't find it when I went
    into my computer. There was no App Data file that I could see. I have Norton
    antivirus installed and I ran a scan on the file but got nothing. I want to
    get rid of this but don't knwo how. Can anyone help?
    Laurie, May 29, 2008
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  2. Laurie

    Malke Guest

    No. This is one of the many rogue antivirus/antimalware programs. They are
    called "rogue" because they pretend to be one of the Good Guys but in
    reality they are Bad Guys. You've got an infection. Here are removal

    Malke, May 29, 2008
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  3. Laurie

    ferrisits Guest

    It is difficult to say anything regarding this as you have mention onl
    Anti Virus 2008 however you may isolate if the issue is caused b
    Norton. Disable the Norton 2008 from the startup and check.

    1. Click Start Peal button
    2. In search button type " msconfig
    3. In the system configuration window click on startup tab at top
    4. Uncheck the Norton that you fin
    5. Click on Apply and ok to close the window
    6. Restart the PC
    ferrisits, May 29, 2008
  4. Laurie

    Laurie Guest

    I wanted to thank you. I did what you said and it looks like the malware is
    gone. I never hit the okay button when it wanted me to continue with the
    program. I don't know if that means anything but I knew it wasn't a Norton
    program and I was leary of it. But the good thing is that it is GONE! Thanks
    Laurie, May 29, 2008

  5. You should be leery of Norton products too..

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    Mike Hall - MVP, May 29, 2008
  6. Laurie

    Malke Guest

    You're most welcome, Laurie. Thanks for taking the time to let me know.

    Malke, May 29, 2008
  7. Laurie

    Lester Guest

    Here is the web site that offers the product

    I installed it and am trying to get my money back to no avail. I told them
    that I was going to report it to the attorney general, better business bureau
    and chamber of commerce. I think I am out the $68 + they charged me - not the
    original amount they said they would charge ($38).
    Lester, Jun 2, 2008
  8. If you paid for it using your credit card, contact you credit card company
    and order a "charge-back". Tell you company that you've attempted to
    resolve this with the software company but have had no success. You will
    get credited.
    Pete Stavrakoglou, Jun 3, 2008
  9. Laurie

    austin Guest

    what antivirus product to you recommend? PC Tools? MS Live OneCare?
    austin, Jun 22, 2008
  10. Laurie

    Malke Guest

    Neither of those. I like NOD32 (commercial) or Avast if you need a free one.

    Malke, Jun 23, 2008
  11. Laurie

    wergtqr Guest

    AVG free and Aavast are free for use
    wergtqr, Jun 23, 2008
  12. My AV/security suite of choose is Kaspersky.


    Nicholas Hall, Jun 23, 2008
  13. Laurie

    Gerald309 Guest

    Adding to replies... are you aware of Identity Theft ? You had better
    do a helluva lot more than try and get your money back ! Call your
    card company and cancel the card - explaining the situation. They will
    issue you a new number. Install quality antivirus and antispyware and
    anti-rootkit as well as a personal firewall. COMPLETELY scan your pc
    until you are convineced there are no malware threats particularly
    keyloggers for one. THEN change all your passwords. Most IDTheft
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    Gerald309, Jun 25, 2008
  14. Laurie

    Gerald309 Guest

    Again, cancel your card immediately is the best advice. ID sells for
    as cheap as 14 dollars each on the cyber criminal underground. Because
    of your communications with this cyber criminal - they know you still
    haven't canceled your card or notified authorities and may have found
    your posts right here with a simple google search. To them that means
    the card is still good for maxxing it out at least for a couple days
    without fear of prosecution. Unfortunately they are deeming you a
    chump - period. Street-wise, they are "cold blooded killers" - so
    there is no way to take it personal, they are plain money hungry
    animals.... protect yourself !

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    Gerald309, Jun 25, 2008
  15. Laurie

    Martina Guest

    I'm having the same problem. Is there another fix, because my system won't
    let me access Please HELP
    Martina, Jul 1, 2008
  16. Laurie

    Malke Guest

    There is no magic solution. Get tools, updates, and instructions from a
    different, known-clean computer. Your alternative is to either take the
    infected machine to a professional computer repair shop (not a
    BigComputerStore/GeekSquad type of place) or back up your data and do a
    clean install of Windows. Your choice.

    Malke, Jul 1, 2008
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    broomrider Guest

    broomrider, Aug 1, 2008
  18. Laurie

    broomrider Guest

    I have the same problem. This Antivirus loaded itself when I logged onto a
    site for posters. I can't get rid of it but and I tried to go to the
    www.bleepingcomputessite and I'm told that I can't do that. So now what am I
    to do?
    broomrider, Aug 1, 2008
  19. Use the link provided. The one you give doesn't work.


    Hank Arnold
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Server - Directory Services
    Hank Arnold (MVP), Aug 1, 2008
  20. Laurie

    Dave Guest

    I couldn't get to Malke's link either. I was able to bring it up by typing
    the URL into FF.
    However, no links on the page work, and it appears the site is having
    Dave, Aug 1, 2008
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