Can't uninstall Antivirus 2008

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by zpr95, Jun 15, 2008.

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    zpr95 Guest

    I tried to uninstall Antivirus 2008 on my computer. I tried nearly everthing,
    but nothing seems to work. I am not even sure how it got on my computer.
    It is stopping me from going online, and says i have tons of viruses.
    I don't. :/
    I already have a virus protection program (McAfee from AOL)
    How do I uninstall it completely!!!??? I REALLY need help.
    Please respond ASAP!!!
    zpr95, Jun 15, 2008
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    DL Guest

    Try SpyBot together with Adaware, both free.

    McAfee should have the ability to remove it, most decent AV apps will do so.
    Is MS Defender functioning on your PC?
    DL, Jun 15, 2008
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    DL, careful what you put here!

    I advised a poster to use Spybot Search & Destroy, and they googled it!
    The 1st listing is Spybot(a spyware program!!!), and they infected their

    They posted back abusing me, instead of blaming themselves for not following
    my advice correctly!
    A lot of enquirers just pick up on the 1st word, which is what you posted!!
    Mick Murphy, Jun 15, 2008
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    Nonny Guest

    Nevermind DL. He's delerious - or drunk.

    Googling ONLY "spybot" I get umpteen URLs leading to the home site or
    to highly-regarded and SAFE download sites.
    Nonny, Jun 15, 2008
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    David Guest

    This is true of some shareware utilities;

    Someone has bought a similar domain name possibly adding " 2008 " or
    random mumvers at the end.

    these sites contains spyware / browser hijackers, etc.

    - So be careful on what you click on and download
    David, Jun 15, 2008
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    Your boyfriend let you use his computer today?
    Mick Murphy, Jun 16, 2008
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    Malke Guest

    No one is making this "too complicated". If the infected machine *only* has
    Antivirus 2008/09 then yes, SuperAntispyware or Malwarebytes' Antimalware
    (better than SuperAntispyware IMO) will remove the malware.

    *However*, in most cases Antivirus 2008/09 is not alone and the machine will
    be infected with Vundo and Zlob trojans, all of which are protected by a
    rootkit. How do the people (like me) who are giving the "complicated"
    advice know this? Because many of us do this for a living and/or are
    experts on the specialty forums which provided guided help.

    If you were one of the lucky ones whose machine was only infected with the
    base malware and SuperAntispyware worked for you, great. I'm happy for you.
    But don't make the assumption that your case is typical because it isn't.

    Malke, Jul 19, 2008
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