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XP Security,Home Edition,SP3

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by NICK MEALE, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. NICK MEALE

    NICK MEALE Flightless Bird

    My computer is infected and now a box saying XP Internet Security keeps
    popping up and I can't elim the icon on the task bar..How do I rid myself of
    it or should i delete in add and remove?..I don't want to restore it as I
    plan on getting a new computer soon
    Thanks,Nicolino
     
  2. Michael

    Michael Flightless Bird

    "NICK MEALE" <nmeale78@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:-O0ZPC7I5KHA.5476@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > My computer is infected and now a box saying XP Internet Security keeps
    > popping up and I can't elim the icon on the task bar..How do I rid myself
    > of it or should i delete in add and remove?..I don't want to restore it as
    > I plan on getting a new computer soon
    > Thanks,Nicolino


    http://www.malwarebytes.org/
    --


    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     
  3. MowGreen

    MowGreen Flightless Bird

    See -
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-antivirus-vista-2010
    Or, for more detailed steps on manual removal of XP Internet Security -

    Removal instructions for XP Internet Security
    http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=43987


    MowGreen
    ================
    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    ================

    banthecheck.com
    "Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked

    NICK MEALE wrote:
    > My computer is infected and now a box saying XP Internet Security keeps
    > popping up and I can't elim the icon on the task bar..How do I rid myself of
    > it or should i delete in add and remove?..I don't want to restore it as I
    > plan on getting a new computer soon
    > Thanks,Nicolino
    >
    >
     
  4. Mi Tasol

    Mi Tasol Flightless Bird

    On Apr 26, 3:31 am, MowGreen <mowgr...@nowandzen.com> wrote:
    > See -http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-antivirus-vista-...
    > Or, for more detailed steps on manual removal of XP Internet Security -
    >
    > Removal instructions for XP Internet Securityhttp://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=43987
    >
    > MowGreen
    > ================
    >   *-343-* FDNY
    > Never Forgotten
    > ================
    >
    > banthecheck.com
    > "Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked
    >
    > NICK MEALE wrote:
    > > My computer is infected and now a box saying XP Internet Security keeps
    > > popping up and I can't elim the icon on the task bar..How do I rid myself of
    > > it or should i delete in add and remove?..I don't want to restore it asI
    > > plan on getting a new computer soon
    > > Thanks,Nicolino


    Also consider both versions of McAfee's Stinger - the normal one and
    the special one for flash drive viruses

    Mi Tasol
     
  5. NICK MEALE

    NICK MEALE Flightless Bird

    My fire wall and virus protection are turned off in Security Center...How do
    I turn them on?....Thanks,Nicolino

    "Michael" <mdsjhu@gropumail.com> wrote in message
    news:uKVI9QJ5KHA.1424@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > "NICK MEALE" <nmeale78@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    > news:-O0ZPC7I5KHA.5476@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> My computer is infected and now a box saying XP Internet Security keeps
    >> popping up and I can't elim the icon on the task bar..How do I rid myself
    >> of it or should i delete in add and remove?..I don't want to restore it
    >> as I plan on getting a new computer soon
    >> Thanks,Nicolino

    >
    > http://www.malwarebytes.org/
    > --
    >
    >
    > "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    > If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
    >
    >
     
  6. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    You've gotta detect & remove all the hijackware first, bucko, and MBAM ain't
    gonna do it on its own.

    NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the subscription had
    expired *when the machine first got infected* and/or your subscription has
    since expired and/or the machine's not been kept fully-patched at Windows
    Update, don't waste your time with any of the below: Format & reinstall
    Windows. A Repair Install will NOT help!

    Microsoft PCSafety provides home users (only) with no-charge support in
    dealing with malware infections such as viruses, spyware (including unwanted
    software), and adware.
    https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?&prid=7552&st=1

    Also available via the Consumer Security Support home page:
    https://consumersecuritysupport.microsoft.com/

    Otherwise...

    1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx

    NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan! You may need to download the
    MSRT on a non-infected machine, then transfer MRT.EXE to the infected
    machine and rename it to SCAN.EXE before running it.

    2a. WinXP => Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan (only!)
    in Safe Mode with Networking, if need be:
    http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm

    2b. Vista or Win7=> Run this scan instead:
    http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/whatsnew.htm

    3. Now run a thorough check for hijackware, including posting requested logs
    in an appropriate forum, not here. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!!

    Checking for/Help with Hijackware:
    http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
    http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware

    **Chances are you will need to seek expert assistance in
    http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?board=10.0,
    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5,
    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup,
    http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php,
    http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30 or other appropriate forums.**

    If these procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting
    this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
    independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad) computer repair shop.

    NICK MEALE wrote:
    > My fire wall and virus protection are turned off in Security Center...How
    > do
    > I turn them on?....Thanks,Nicolino
    >
    > "Michael" <mdsjhu@gropumail.com> wrote in message
    > news:uKVI9QJ5KHA.1424@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> "NICK MEALE" <nmeale78@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    >> news:-O0ZPC7I5KHA.5476@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>> My computer is infected and now a box saying XP Internet Security keeps
    >>> popping up and I can't elim the icon on the task bar..How do I rid
    >>> myself
    >>> of it or should i delete in add and remove?..I don't want to restore it
    >>> as I plan on getting a new computer soon
    >>> Thanks,Nicolino

    >>
    >> http://www.malwarebytes.org/
    >> --
    >>
    >>
    >> "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    >> If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     
  7. NICK MEALE

    NICK MEALE Flightless Bird

    I am going to be in safe mode until I get a new computer...XP Security Alert
    shows up and when I choose the option to continue at my risk it doesn't let
    me and when I close it out the existing website is lost...How do I rid my
    computer of it..Safe mode isn't safe I have found out..I can't download the
    scan "safety.live.com"..I beleive MS has given up on helping me by
    phone...Thank you for your comments...Nicolino


    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:uYAoejp5KHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > You've gotta detect & remove all the hijackware first, bucko, and MBAM
    > ain't gonna do it on its own.
    >
    > NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the subscription had
    > expired *when the machine first got infected* and/or your subscription has
    > since expired and/or the machine's not been kept fully-patched at Windows
    > Update, don't waste your time with any of the below: Format & reinstall
    > Windows. A Repair Install will NOT help!
    >
    > Microsoft PCSafety provides home users (only) with no-charge support in
    > dealing with malware infections such as viruses, spyware (including
    > unwanted software), and adware.
    > https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?&prid=7552&st=1
    >
    > Also available via the Consumer Security Support home page:
    > https://consumersecuritysupport.microsoft.com/
    >
    > Otherwise...
    >
    > 1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx
    >
    > NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan! You may need to download the
    > MSRT on a non-infected machine, then transfer MRT.EXE to the infected
    > machine and rename it to SCAN.EXE before running it.
    >
    > 2a. WinXP => Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan
    > (only!) in Safe Mode with Networking, if need be:
    > http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm
    >
    > 2b. Vista or Win7=> Run this scan instead:
    > http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/whatsnew.htm
    >
    > 3. Now run a thorough check for hijackware, including posting requested
    > logs in an appropriate forum, not here. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!!
    >
    > Checking for/Help with Hijackware:
    > • http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    > • http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
    > • http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
    > • http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware
    >
    > **Chances are you will need to seek expert assistance in
    > http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?board=10.0,
    > http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5,
    > http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup,
    > http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php,
    > http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30 or other appropriate forums.**
    >
    > If these procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting
    > this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
    > independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad) computer repair shop.
    >
    > NICK MEALE wrote:
    >> My fire wall and virus protection are turned off in Security Center...How
    >> do
    >> I turn them on?....Thanks,Nicolino
    >>
    >> "Michael" <mdsjhu@gropumail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:uKVI9QJ5KHA.1424@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>> "NICK MEALE" <nmeale78@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:-O0ZPC7I5KHA.5476@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>>> My computer is infected and now a box saying XP Internet Security keeps
    >>>> popping up and I can't elim the icon on the task bar..How do I rid
    >>>> myself
    >>>> of it or should i delete in add and remove?..I don't want to restore it
    >>>> as I plan on getting a new computer soon
    >>>> Thanks,Nicolino
    >>>
    >>> http://www.malwarebytes.org/
    >>> --
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    >>> If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."

    >
     
  8. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    If you're running in Safe Mode, you can't do anything online.

    If you're running in Safe Mode with Networking, your data and every other
    computer on the internet remains At Risk.

    And you certainly would NOT want to migrate any of your current data to your
    new computer, either.

    Back-up any personal data (none of which should be considered 100%
    trustworthy at this point) then format the HDD & do a clean install of
    Windows. Please note that a Repair Install (AKA in-place upgrade) will NOT
    fix this!

    HOW TO do a clean install of WinXP: See
    http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html#steps and/or Method 1 in
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978307

    After the clean install, you will have the equivalent of a "new computer" so
    take care of everything on the following page before otherwise connecting
    the machine to the internet or a local network (i.e., other computers) and
    before using a flash drive or SDCard that isn't brand-new or hasn't been
    freshly formatted:

    4 steps to help protect your new computer before you go online
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/pypc.aspx

    Other helpful references include:

    HOW TO get a computer running WinXP Gold (no Service Packs) fully patched
    (after a clean install)
    http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsupdate/msg/3f5afa8ed33e121c

    HOW TO get a computer running WinXP SP1(a) or SP2 fully patched (after a
    clean install)
    http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/msg/a066ae41add7dd2b

    Tip: After getting the computer fully-patched, download/install KB971029
    manually: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971029

    NB: Any Norton or McAfee free-trial that came preinstalled on the computer
    when you bought it will be reinstalled (but invalid) when Windows is
    reinstalled. You MUST uninstall the free-trial and download/run the
    appropriate removal tool before installing any updates, Windows Service
    Packs or IE upgrades and before installing your new anti-virus application
    (which will require WinXP SP3 to be installed).

    Norton Removal Tool
    ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/removal_tools/Norton_Removal_Tool.exe

    McAfee Consumer Products Removal Tool
    http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/MCPR.exe

    Also see:

    Risks & Benefits of P2P file sharing
    http://www.microsoft.com/protect/data/downloadfileshare/filesharing.aspx
    http://blogs.technet.com/mmpc/archive/2008/10/06/the-cost-of-free-software.aspx

    Steps To Help Prevent Spyware
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/spyware/prevent.aspx

    Steps to Help Prevent Computer Worms
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/worms/prevent.aspx

    Avoid Rogue Security Software!
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/antivirus/rogue.aspx

    If these procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting
    this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
    independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad) computer repair shop.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002



    NICK MEALE wrote:
    > I am going to be in safe mode until I get a new computer...XP Security
    > Alert
    > shows up and when I choose the option to continue at my risk it doesn't
    > let
    > me and when I close it out the existing website is lost...How do I rid my
    > computer of it..Safe mode isn't safe I have found out..I can't download
    > the
    > scan "safety.live.com"..I beleive MS has given up on helping me by
    > phone...Thank you for your comments...Nicolino
    >
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:uYAoejp5KHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> You've gotta detect & remove all the hijackware first, bucko, and MBAM
    >> ain't gonna do it on its own.
    >>
    >> NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the subscription
    >> had
    >> expired *when the machine first got infected* and/or your subscription
    >> has
    >> since expired and/or the machine's not been kept fully-patched at Windows
    >> Update, don't waste your time with any of the below: Format & reinstall
    >> Windows. A Repair Install will NOT help!
    >>
    >> Microsoft PCSafety provides home users (only) with no-charge support in
    >> dealing with malware infections such as viruses, spyware (including
    >> unwanted software), and adware.
    >> https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?&prid=7552&st=1
    >>
    >> Also available via the Consumer Security Support home page:
    >> https://consumersecuritysupport.microsoft.com/
    >>
    >> Otherwise...
    >>
    >> 1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx
    >>
    >> NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan! You may need to download the
    >> MSRT on a non-infected machine, then transfer MRT.EXE to the infected
    >> machine and rename it to SCAN.EXE before running it.
    >>
    >> 2a. WinXP => Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan
    >> (only!) in Safe Mode with Networking, if need be:
    >> http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm
    >>
    >> 2b. Vista or Win7=> Run this scan instead:
    >> http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/whatsnew.htm
    >>
    >> 3. Now run a thorough check for hijackware, including posting requested
    >> logs in an appropriate forum, not here. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!!
    >>
    >> Checking for/Help with Hijackware:
    >> • http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    >> • http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
    >> • http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
    >> • http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware
    >>
    >> **Chances are you will need to seek expert assistance in
    >> http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?board=10.0,
    >> http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5,
    >> http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup,
    >> http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php,
    >> http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30 or other appropriate forums.**
    >>
    >> If these procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting
    >> this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
    >> independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad) computer repair
    >> shop.
    >>
    >> NICK MEALE wrote:
    >>> My fire wall and virus protection are turned off in Security
    >>> Center...How
    >>> do
    >>> I turn them on?....Thanks,Nicolino
    >>>
    >>>>> My computer is infected and now a box saying XP Internet Security
    >>>>> keeps
    >>>>> popping up and I can't elim the icon on the task bar..How do I rid
    >>>>> myself
    >>>>> of it or should i delete in add and remove?..I don't want to restore
    >>>>> it
    >>>>> as I plan on getting a new computer soon
    >>>>> Thanks,Nicolino
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.malwarebytes.org/
     
  9. NICK MEALE

    NICK MEALE Flightless Bird

    Thanks for your time and consideration........Nicolino
    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:eN2bxsx5KHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > If you're running in Safe Mode, you can't do anything online.
    >
    > If you're running in Safe Mode with Networking, your data and every other
    > computer on the internet remains At Risk.
    >
    > And you certainly would NOT want to migrate any of your current data to
    > your new computer, either.
    >
    > Back-up any personal data (none of which should be considered 100%
    > trustworthy at this point) then format the HDD & do a clean install of
    > Windows. Please note that a Repair Install (AKA in-place upgrade) will
    > NOT fix this!
    >
    > HOW TO do a clean install of WinXP: See
    > http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html#steps and/or Method 1 in
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978307
    >
    > After the clean install, you will have the equivalent of a "new computer"
    > so take care of everything on the following page before otherwise
    > connecting the machine to the internet or a local network (i.e., other
    > computers) and before using a flash drive or SDCard that isn't brand-new
    > or hasn't been freshly formatted:
    >
    > 4 steps to help protect your new computer before you go online
    > http://www.microsoft.com/security/pypc.aspx
    >
    > Other helpful references include:
    >
    > HOW TO get a computer running WinXP Gold (no Service Packs) fully patched
    > (after a clean install)
    > http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsupdate/msg/3f5afa8ed33e121c
    >
    > HOW TO get a computer running WinXP SP1(a) or SP2 fully patched (after a
    > clean install)
    > http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/msg/a066ae41add7dd2b
    >
    > Tip: After getting the computer fully-patched, download/install KB971029
    > manually: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971029
    >
    > NB: Any Norton or McAfee free-trial that came preinstalled on the computer
    > when you bought it will be reinstalled (but invalid) when Windows is
    > reinstalled. You MUST uninstall the free-trial and download/run the
    > appropriate removal tool before installing any updates, Windows Service
    > Packs or IE upgrades and before installing your new anti-virus application
    > (which will require WinXP SP3 to be installed).
    >
    > Norton Removal Tool
    >
    > ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/removal_tools/Norton_Removal_Tool.exe
    >
    > McAfee Consumer Products Removal Tool
    >
    > http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/MCPR.exe
    >
    > Also see:
    >
    > Risks & Benefits of P2P file sharing
    > http://www.microsoft.com/protect/data/downloadfileshare/filesharing.aspx
    > http://blogs.technet.com/mmpc/archive/2008/10/06/the-cost-of-free-software.aspx
    >
    > Steps To Help Prevent Spyware
    > http://www.microsoft.com/security/spyware/prevent.aspx
    >
    > Steps to Help Prevent Computer Worms
    > http://www.microsoft.com/security/worms/prevent.aspx
    >
    > Avoid Rogue Security Software!
    > http://www.microsoft.com/security/antivirus/rogue.aspx
    >
    > If these procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting
    > this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
    > independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad) computer repair shop.
    > --
    > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    > MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >
    >
    >
    > NICK MEALE wrote:
    >> I am going to be in safe mode until I get a new computer...XP Security
    >> Alert
    >> shows up and when I choose the option to continue at my risk it doesn't
    >> let
    >> me and when I close it out the existing website is lost...How do I rid my
    >> computer of it..Safe mode isn't safe I have found out..I can't download
    >> the
    >> scan "safety.live.com"..I beleive MS has given up on helping me by
    >> phone...Thank you for your comments...Nicolino
    >>
    >>
    >> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:uYAoejp5KHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> You've gotta detect & remove all the hijackware first, bucko, and MBAM
    >>> ain't gonna do it on its own.
    >>>
    >>> NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the subscription
    >>> had
    >>> expired *when the machine first got infected* and/or your subscription
    >>> has
    >>> since expired and/or the machine's not been kept fully-patched at
    >>> Windows
    >>> Update, don't waste your time with any of the below: Format & reinstall
    >>> Windows. A Repair Install will NOT help!
    >>>
    >>> Microsoft PCSafety provides home users (only) with no-charge support in
    >>> dealing with malware infections such as viruses, spyware (including
    >>> unwanted software), and adware.
    >>> https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?&prid=7552&st=1
    >>>
    >>> Also available via the Consumer Security Support home page:
    >>> https://consumersecuritysupport.microsoft.com/
    >>>
    >>> Otherwise...
    >>>
    >>> 1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
    >>> http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx
    >>>
    >>> NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan! You may need to download the
    >>> MSRT on a non-infected machine, then transfer MRT.EXE to the infected
    >>> machine and rename it to SCAN.EXE before running it.
    >>>
    >>> 2a. WinXP => Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan
    >>> (only!) in Safe Mode with Networking, if need be:
    >>> http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm
    >>>
    >>> 2b. Vista or Win7=> Run this scan instead:
    >>> http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/whatsnew.htm
    >>>
    >>> 3. Now run a thorough check for hijackware, including posting requested
    >>> logs in an appropriate forum, not here. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!!
    >>>
    >>> Checking for/Help with Hijackware:
    >>> • http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    >>> • http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
    >>> • http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
    >>> • http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware
    >>>
    >>> **Chances are you will need to seek expert assistance in
    >>> http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?board=10.0,
    >>> http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5,
    >>> http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup,
    >>> http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php,
    >>> http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30 or other appropriate forums.**
    >>>
    >>> If these procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in
    >>> admitting
    >>> this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
    >>> independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad) computer repair
    >>> shop.
    >>>
    >>> NICK MEALE wrote:
    >>>> My fire wall and virus protection are turned off in Security
    >>>> Center...How
    >>>> do
    >>>> I turn them on?....Thanks,Nicolino
    >>>>
    >>>>>> My computer is infected and now a box saying XP Internet Security
    >>>>>> keeps
    >>>>>> popping up and I can't elim the icon on the task bar..How do I rid
    >>>>>> myself
    >>>>>> of it or should i delete in add and remove?..I don't want to restore
    >>>>>> it
    >>>>>> as I plan on getting a new computer soon
    >>>>>> Thanks,Nicolino
    >>>>>
    >>>>> http://www.malwarebytes.org/

    >
     
  10. NICK MEALE

    NICK MEALE Flightless Bird

    I get an error message 0x08600807 when trying to download
    http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm in safe mode.
    Will I lose all my personal files if I reinstall Windows?..Thank you...Nick
    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:uYAoejp5KHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > You've gotta detect & remove all the hijackware first, bucko, and MBAM
    > ain't gonna do it on its own.
    >
    > NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the subscription had
    > expired *when the machine first got infected* and/or your subscription has
    > since expired and/or the machine's not been kept fully-patched at Windows
    > Update, don't waste your time with any of the below: Format & reinstall
    > Windows. A Repair Install will NOT help!
    >
    > Microsoft PCSafety provides home users (only) with no-charge support in
    > dealing with malware infections such as viruses, spyware (including
    > unwanted software), and adware.
    > https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?&prid=7552&st=1
    >
    > Also available via the Consumer Security Support home page:
    > https://consumersecuritysupport.microsoft.com/
    >
    > Otherwise...
    >
    > 1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx
    >
    > NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan! You may need to download the
    > MSRT on a non-infected machine, then transfer MRT.EXE to the infected
    > machine and rename it to SCAN.EXE before running it.
    >
    > 2a. WinXP => Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan
    > (only!) in Safe Mode with Networking, if need be:
    > http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm
    >
    > 2b. Vista or Win7=> Run this scan instead:
    > http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/whatsnew.htm
    >
    > 3. Now run a thorough check for hijackware, including posting requested
    > logs in an appropriate forum, not here. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!!
    >
    > Checking for/Help with Hijackware:
    > • http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    > • http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
    > • http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
    > • http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware
    >
    > **Chances are you will need to seek expert assistance in
    > http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?board=10.0,
    > http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5,
    > http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup,
    > http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php,
    > http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30 or other appropriate forums.**
    >
    > If these procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting
    > this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
    > independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad) computer repair shop.
    >
    > NICK MEALE wrote:
    >> My fire wall and virus protection are turned off in Security Center...How
    >> do
    >> I turn them on?....Thanks,Nicolino
    >>
    >> "Michael" <mdsjhu@gropumail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:uKVI9QJ5KHA.1424@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>> "NICK MEALE" <nmeale78@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:-O0ZPC7I5KHA.5476@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>>> My computer is infected and now a box saying XP Internet Security keeps
    >>>> popping up and I can't elim the icon on the task bar..How do I rid
    >>>> myself
    >>>> of it or should i delete in add and remove?..I don't want to restore it
    >>>> as I plan on getting a new computer soon
    >>>> Thanks,Nicolino
    >>>
    >>> http://www.malwarebytes.org/
    >>> --
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    >>> If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."

    >
     
  11. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)?

    Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?


    NICK MEALE wrote:
    > I get an error message 0x08600807 when trying to download
    > http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm in safe mode.
    > Will I lose all my personal files if I reinstall Windows?..Thank
    > you...Nick
    >
    >> You've gotta detect & remove all the hijackware first, bucko, and MBAM
    >> ain't gonna do it on its own.
    >>
    >> NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the subscription
    >> had
    >> expired *when the machine first got infected* and/or your subscription
    >> has
    >> since expired and/or the machine's not been kept fully-patched at Windows
    >> Update, don't waste your time with any of the below: Format & reinstall
    >> Windows. A Repair Install will NOT help!
    >>
    >> Microsoft PCSafety provides home users (only) with no-charge support in
    >> dealing with malware infections such as viruses, spyware (including
    >> unwanted software), and adware.
    >> https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?&prid=7552&st=1
    >>
    >> Also available via the Consumer Security Support home page:
    >> https://consumersecuritysupport.microsoft.com/
    >>
    >> Otherwise...
    >>
    >> 1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx
    >>
    >> NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan! You may need to download the
    >> MSRT on a non-infected machine, then transfer MRT.EXE to the infected
    >> machine and rename it to SCAN.EXE before running it.
    >>
    >> 2a. WinXP => Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan
    >> (only!) in Safe Mode with Networking, if need be:
    >> http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm
    >>
    >> 2b. Vista or Win7=> Run this scan instead:
    >> http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/whatsnew.htm
    >>
    >> 3. Now run a thorough check for hijackware, including posting requested
    >> logs in an appropriate forum, not here. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!!
    >>
    >> Checking for/Help with Hijackware:
    >> • http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    >> • http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
    >> • http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
    >> • http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware
    >>
    >> **Chances are you will need to seek expert assistance in
    >> http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?board=10.0,
    >> http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5,
    >> http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup,
    >> http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php,
    >> http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30 or other appropriate forums.**
    >>
    >> If these procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting
    >> this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
    >> independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad) computer repair
    >> shop.
    >>
    >> NICK MEALE wrote:
    >>> My fire wall and virus protection are turned off in Security
    >>> Center...How
    >>> do I turn them on?

    <SNIP>
     
  12. NICK MEALE

    NICK MEALE Flightless Bird

    Nick says:
    The MSRT during a full scan found 11 threats and I believe they are
    gone..The PC is working now but very,very,very slow..I cannot do the safety
    scan in either the safe mode or normal mode as I still get an error message
    0x08600807..Thanks for your help..Nicolino


    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:uYAoejp5KHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > You've gotta detect & remove all the hijackware first, bucko, and MBAM
    > ain't gonna do it on its own.
    >
    > NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the subscription had
    > expired *when the machine first got infected* and/or your subscription has
    > since expired and/or the machine's not been kept fully-patched at Windows
    > Update, don't waste your time with any of the below: Format & reinstall
    > Windows. A Repair Install will NOT help!
    >
    > Microsoft PCSafety provides home users (only) with no-charge support in
    > dealing with malware infections such as viruses, spyware (including
    > unwanted software), and adware.
    > https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?&prid=7552&st=1
    >
    > Also available via the Consumer Security Support home page:
    > https://consumersecuritysupport.microsoft.com/
    >
    > Otherwise...
    >
    > 1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx
    >
    > NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan! You may need to download the
    > MSRT on a non-infected machine, then transfer MRT.EXE to the infected
    > machine and rename it to SCAN.EXE before running it.
    >
    > 2a. WinXP => Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan
    > (only!) in Safe Mode with Networking, if need be:
    > http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm
    >
    > 2b. Vista or Win7=> Run this scan instead:
    > http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/whatsnew.htm
    >
    > 3. Now run a thorough check for hijackware, including posting requested
    > logs in an appropriate forum, not here. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!!
    >
    > Checking for/Help with Hijackware:
    > • http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    > • http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
    > • http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
    > • http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware
    >
    > **Chances are you will need to seek expert assistance in
    > http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?board=10.0,
    > http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5,
    > http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup,
    > http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php,
    > http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30 or other appropriate forums.**
    >
    > If these procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting
    > this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
    > independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad) computer repair shop.
    >
    > NICK MEALE wrote:
    >> My fire wall and virus protection are turned off in Security Center...How
    >> do
    >> I turn them on?....Thanks,Nicolino
    >>
    >> "Michael" <mdsjhu@gropumail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:uKVI9QJ5KHA.1424@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>> "NICK MEALE" <nmeale78@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:-O0ZPC7I5KHA.5476@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>>> My computer is infected and now a box saying XP Internet Security keeps
    >>>> popping up and I can't elim the icon on the task bar..How do I rid
    >>>> myself
    >>>> of it or should i delete in add and remove?..I don't want to restore it
    >>>> as I plan on getting a new computer soon
    >>>> Thanks,Nicolino
    >>>
    >>> http://www.malwarebytes.org/
    >>> --
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    >>> If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."

    >
     
  13. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Now do Steps #2 and #3.

    NICK MEALE wrote:
    > Nick says:
    > The MSRT during a full scan found 11 threats and I believe they are
    > gone..The PC is working now but very,very,very slow..I cannot do the
    > safety
    > scan in either the safe mode or normal mode as I still get an error
    > message
    > 0x08600807..Thanks for your help..Nicolino
    >
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:uYAoejp5KHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> You've gotta detect & remove all the hijackware first, bucko, and MBAM
    >> ain't gonna do it on its own.
    >>
    >> NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the subscription
    >> had
    >> expired *when the machine first got infected* and/or your subscription
    >> has
    >> since expired and/or the machine's not been kept fully-patched at Windows
    >> Update, don't waste your time with any of the below: Format & reinstall
    >> Windows. A Repair Install will NOT help!
    >>
    >> Microsoft PCSafety provides home users (only) with no-charge support in
    >> dealing with malware infections such as viruses, spyware (including
    >> unwanted software), and adware.
    >> https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?&prid=7552&st=1
    >>
    >> Also available via the Consumer Security Support home page:
    >> https://consumersecuritysupport.microsoft.com/
    >>
    >> Otherwise...
    >>
    >> 1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx
    >>
    >> NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan! You may need to download the
    >> MSRT on a non-infected machine, then transfer MRT.EXE to the infected
    >> machine and rename it to SCAN.EXE before running it.
    >>
    >> 2a. WinXP => Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan
    >> (only!) in Safe Mode with Networking, if need be:
    >> http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm
    >>
    >> 2b. Vista or Win7=> Run this scan instead:
    >> http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/whatsnew.htm
    >>
    >> 3. Now run a thorough check for hijackware, including posting requested
    >> logs in an appropriate forum, not here. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!!
    >>
    >> Checking for/Help with Hijackware:
    >> • http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    >> • http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
    >> • http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
    >> • http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware
    >>
    >> **Chances are you will need to seek expert assistance in
    >> http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?board=10.0,
    >> http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5,
    >> http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup,
    >> http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php,
    >> http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30 or other appropriate forums.**
    >>
    >> If these procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting
    >> this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
    >> independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad) computer repair
    >> shop.
    >>
    >> NICK MEALE wrote:
    >>> My fire wall and virus protection are turned off in Security
    >>> Center...How
    >>> do
    >>> I turn them on?....Thanks,Nicolino
    >>>
    >>> "Michael" <mdsjhu@gropumail.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:uKVI9QJ5KHA.1424@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>> "NICK MEALE" <nmeale78@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    >>>> news:-O0ZPC7I5KHA.5476@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>>>> My computer is infected and now a box saying XP Internet Security
    >>>>> keeps
    >>>>> popping up and I can't elim the icon on the task bar..How do I rid
    >>>>> myself
    >>>>> of it or should i delete in add and remove?..I don't want to restore
    >>>>> it
    >>>>> as I plan on getting a new computer soon
    >>>>> Thanks,Nicolino
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.malwarebytes.org/
    >>>> --
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    >>>> If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     
  14. NICK MEALE

    NICK MEALE Flightless Bird

    Did step 2a in both safe and normal mode and still get the error code
    0x08600807...Thank you..
    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:%23kwb8Xu7KHA.4208@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Now do Steps #2 and #3.
    >
    > NICK MEALE wrote:
    >> Nick says:
    >> The MSRT during a full scan found 11 threats and I believe they are
    >> gone..The PC is working now but very,very,very slow..I cannot do the
    >> safety
    >> scan in either the safe mode or normal mode as I still get an error
    >> message
    >> 0x08600807..Thanks for your help..Nicolino
    >>
    >>
    >> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:uYAoejp5KHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> You've gotta detect & remove all the hijackware first, bucko, and MBAM
    >>> ain't gonna do it on its own.
    >>>
    >>> NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the subscription
    >>> had
    >>> expired *when the machine first got infected* and/or your subscription
    >>> has
    >>> since expired and/or the machine's not been kept fully-patched at
    >>> Windows
    >>> Update, don't waste your time with any of the below: Format & reinstall
    >>> Windows. A Repair Install will NOT help!
    >>>
    >>> Microsoft PCSafety provides home users (only) with no-charge support in
    >>> dealing with malware infections such as viruses, spyware (including
    >>> unwanted software), and adware.
    >>> https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?&prid=7552&st=1
    >>>
    >>> Also available via the Consumer Security Support home page:
    >>> https://consumersecuritysupport.microsoft.com/
    >>>
    >>> Otherwise...
    >>>
    >>> 1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
    >>> http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx
    >>>
    >>> NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan! You may need to download the
    >>> MSRT on a non-infected machine, then transfer MRT.EXE to the infected
    >>> machine and rename it to SCAN.EXE before running it.
    >>>
    >>> 2a. WinXP => Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan
    >>> (only!) in Safe Mode with Networking, if need be:
    >>> http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm
    >>>
    >>> 2b. Vista or Win7=> Run this scan instead:
    >>> http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/whatsnew.htm
    >>>
    >>> 3. Now run a thorough check for hijackware, including posting requested
    >>> logs in an appropriate forum, not here. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!!
    >>>
    >>> Checking for/Help with Hijackware:
    >>> • http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    >>> • http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
    >>> • http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
    >>> • http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware
    >>>
    >>> **Chances are you will need to seek expert assistance in
    >>> http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?board=10.0,
    >>> http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5,
    >>> http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup,
    >>> http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php,
    >>> http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30 or other appropriate forums.**
    >>>
    >>> If these procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in
    >>> admitting
    >>> this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
    >>> independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad) computer repair
    >>> shop.
    >>>
    >>> NICK MEALE wrote:
    >>>> My fire wall and virus protection are turned off in Security
    >>>> Center...How
    >>>> do
    >>>> I turn them on?....Thanks,Nicolino
    >>>>
    >>>> "Michael" <mdsjhu@gropumail.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:uKVI9QJ5KHA.1424@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>>> "NICK MEALE" <nmeale78@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:-O0ZPC7I5KHA.5476@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>> My computer is infected and now a box saying XP Internet Security
    >>>>>> keeps
    >>>>>> popping up and I can't elim the icon on the task bar..How do I rid
    >>>>>> myself
    >>>>>> of it or should i delete in add and remove?..I don't want to restore
    >>>>>> it
    >>>>>> as I plan on getting a new computer soon
    >>>>>> Thanks,Nicolino
    >>>>>
    >>>>> http://www.malwarebytes.org/
    >>>>> --
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    >>>>> If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."

    >
     
  15. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    And...?

    NICK MEALE wrote:
    > Did step 2a in both safe and normal mode and still get the error code
    > 0x08600807...Thank you..
    >
    >> Now do Steps #2 and #3.
    >>
    >> NICK MEALE wrote:
    >>> Nick says:
    >>> The MSRT during a full scan found 11 threats and I believe they are
    >>> gone..The PC is working now but very,very,very slow..I cannot do the
    >>> safety
    >>> scan in either the safe mode or normal mode as I still get an error
    >>> message
    >>> 0x08600807..Thanks for your help..Nicolino
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:uYAoejp5KHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>> You've gotta detect & remove all the hijackware first, bucko, and MBAM
    >>>> ain't gonna do it on its own.
    >>>>
    >>>> NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the subscription
    >>>> had
    >>>> expired *when the machine first got infected* and/or your subscription
    >>>> has
    >>>> since expired and/or the machine's not been kept fully-patched at
    >>>> Windows
    >>>> Update, don't waste your time with any of the below: Format & reinstall
    >>>> Windows. A Repair Install will NOT help!
    >>>>
    >>>> Microsoft PCSafety provides home users (only) with no-charge support in
    >>>> dealing with malware infections such as viruses, spyware (including
    >>>> unwanted software), and adware.
    >>>> https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?&prid=7552&st=1
    >>>>
    >>>> Also available via the Consumer Security Support home page:
    >>>> https://consumersecuritysupport.microsoft.com/
    >>>>
    >>>> Otherwise...
    >>>>
    >>>> 1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
    >>>> http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx
    >>>>
    >>>> NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan! You may need to download
    >>>> the
    >>>> MSRT on a non-infected machine, then transfer MRT.EXE to the infected
    >>>> machine and rename it to SCAN.EXE before running it.
    >>>>
    >>>> 2a. WinXP => Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan
    >>>> (only!) in Safe Mode with Networking, if need be:
    >>>> http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm
    >>>>
    >>>> 2b. Vista or Win7=> Run this scan instead:
    >>>> http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/whatsnew.htm
    >>>>
    >>>> 3. Now run a thorough check for hijackware, including posting requested
    >>>> logs in an appropriate forum, not here. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!!
    >>>>
    >>>> Checking for/Help with Hijackware:
    >>>> • http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    >>>> • http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
    >>>> • http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
    >>>> • http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware
    >>>>
    >>>> **Chances are you will need to seek expert assistance in
    >>>> http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?board=10.0,
    >>>> http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5,
    >>>> http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup,
    >>>> http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php,
    >>>> http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30 or other appropriate forums.**
    >>>>
    >>>> If these procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in
    >>>> admitting
    >>>> this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
    >>>> independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad) computer repair
    >>>> shop.
    >>>>
    >>>> NICK MEALE wrote:
    >>>>> My fire wall and virus protection are turned off in Security
    >>>>> Center...How
    >>>>> do
    >>>>> I turn them on?....Thanks,Nicolino
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Michael" <mdsjhu@gropumail.com> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:uKVI9QJ5KHA.1424@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>> "NICK MEALE" <nmeale78@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:-O0ZPC7I5KHA.5476@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>>> My computer is infected and now a box saying XP Internet Security
    >>>>>>> keeps
    >>>>>>> popping up and I can't elim the icon on the task bar..How do I rid
    >>>>>>> myself
    >>>>>>> of it or should i delete in add and remove?..I don't want to restore
    >>>>>>> it
    >>>>>>> as I plan on getting a new computer soon
    >>>>>>> Thanks,Nicolino
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> http://www.malwarebytes.org/
    >>>>>> --
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    >>>>>> If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     
  16. NICK MEALE

    NICK MEALE Flightless Bird

    I told you that step 2a doesn't work...What does And...? mean
    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:upgjAX97KHA.5464@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > And...?
    >
    > NICK MEALE wrote:
    >> Did step 2a in both safe and normal mode and still get the error code
    >> 0x08600807...Thank you..
    >>
    >>> Now do Steps #2 and #3.
    >>>
    >>> NICK MEALE wrote:
    >>>> Nick says:
    >>>> The MSRT during a full scan found 11 threats and I believe they are
    >>>> gone..The PC is working now but very,very,very slow..I cannot do the
    >>>> safety
    >>>> scan in either the safe mode or normal mode as I still get an error
    >>>> message
    >>>> 0x08600807..Thanks for your help..Nicolino
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:uYAoejp5KHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>>> You've gotta detect & remove all the hijackware first, bucko, and MBAM
    >>>>> ain't gonna do it on its own.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the subscription
    >>>>> had
    >>>>> expired *when the machine first got infected* and/or your subscription
    >>>>> has
    >>>>> since expired and/or the machine's not been kept fully-patched at
    >>>>> Windows
    >>>>> Update, don't waste your time with any of the below: Format &
    >>>>> reinstall
    >>>>> Windows. A Repair Install will NOT help!
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Microsoft PCSafety provides home users (only) with no-charge support
    >>>>> in
    >>>>> dealing with malware infections such as viruses, spyware (including
    >>>>> unwanted software), and adware.
    >>>>> https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?&prid=7552&st=1
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Also available via the Consumer Security Support home page:
    >>>>> https://consumersecuritysupport.microsoft.com/
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Otherwise...
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
    >>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx
    >>>>>
    >>>>> NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan! You may need to download
    >>>>> the
    >>>>> MSRT on a non-infected machine, then transfer MRT.EXE to the infected
    >>>>> machine and rename it to SCAN.EXE before running it.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 2a. WinXP => Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan
    >>>>> (only!) in Safe Mode with Networking, if need be:
    >>>>> http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 2b. Vista or Win7=> Run this scan instead:
    >>>>> http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/whatsnew.htm
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 3. Now run a thorough check for hijackware, including posting
    >>>>> requested
    >>>>> logs in an appropriate forum, not here. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!!
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Checking for/Help with Hijackware:
    >>>>> • http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    >>>>> • http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
    >>>>> • http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
    >>>>> • http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware
    >>>>>
    >>>>> **Chances are you will need to seek expert assistance in
    >>>>> http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?board=10.0,
    >>>>> http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5,
    >>>>> http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup,
    >>>>> http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php,
    >>>>> http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30 or other appropriate forums.**
    >>>>>
    >>>>> If these procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in
    >>>>> admitting
    >>>>> this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable
    >>>>> and
    >>>>> independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad) computer repair
    >>>>> shop.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> NICK MEALE wrote:
    >>>>>> My fire wall and virus protection are turned off in Security
    >>>>>> Center...How
    >>>>>> do
    >>>>>> I turn them on?....Thanks,Nicolino
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> "Michael" <mdsjhu@gropumail.com> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:uKVI9QJ5KHA.1424@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>>> "NICK MEALE" <nmeale78@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    >>>>>>> news:-O0ZPC7I5KHA.5476@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>>>> My computer is infected and now a box saying XP Internet Security
    >>>>>>>> keeps
    >>>>>>>> popping up and I can't elim the icon on the task bar..How do I rid
    >>>>>>>> myself
    >>>>>>>> of it or should i delete in add and remove?..I don't want to
    >>>>>>>> restore
    >>>>>>>> it
    >>>>>>>> as I plan on getting a new computer soon
    >>>>>>>> Thanks,Nicolino
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> http://www.malwarebytes.org/
    >>>>>>> --
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    >>>>>>> If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."

    >
     
  17. LD5SZRA

    LD5SZRA Flightless Bird

    NICK MEALE wrote:
    >
    > I told you that step 2a doesn't work...What does And...? mean


    If you keep following everything Pig-Bear tells you, you will be
    fixing your computer forever. You have to now decide that he has
    wasted your time and so the best thing to do now is to follow my
    advice and that is to reformat your HD, and start everything from
    scratch. If you haven't done this before then it will take you
    about half a day; If you are experienced in such things then it
    will take you about 1 hour.

    The normal caveats apply- namely to backup your data, collate all
    serial numbers and CDs of applications and switch off the land
    line phone and cell phone so that you don't get disturbed by
    nutters.

    <http://groups.google.co.uk/group/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/browse_thread/thread/68ec8bcc2751f014/1fab386abdb51165?hl=en&lnk=gst&q=XP+Security%2CHome+Edition%2CSP3#1fab386abdb51165>

    hth



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  18. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Maybe that you should move on to Step #3 now? You know, the one where I
    said "DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!"

    NICK MEALE wrote:
    > I told you that step 2a doesn't work...What does And...? mean
    >
    >> And...?
    >>
    >> NICK MEALE wrote:
    >>> Did step 2a in both safe and normal mode and still get the error code
    >>> 0x08600807...Thank you..
    >>>
    >>>> Now do Steps #2 and #3.
    >>>>
    >>>> NICK MEALE wrote:
    >>>>> Nick says:
    >>>>> The MSRT during a full scan found 11 threats and I believe they are
    >>>>> gone..The PC is working now but very,very,very slow..I cannot do the
    >>>>> safety
    >>>>> scan in either the safe mode or normal mode as I still get an error
    >>>>> message
    >>>>> 0x08600807..Thanks for your help..Nicolino
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:uYAoejp5KHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>> You've gotta detect & remove all the hijackware first, bucko, and
    >>>>>> MBAM
    >>>>>> ain't gonna do it on its own.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the
    >>>>>> subscription
    >>>>>> had
    >>>>>> expired *when the machine first got infected* and/or your
    >>>>>> subscription
    >>>>>> has
    >>>>>> since expired and/or the machine's not been kept fully-patched at
    >>>>>> Windows
    >>>>>> Update, don't waste your time with any of the below: Format &
    >>>>>> reinstall
    >>>>>> Windows. A Repair Install will NOT help!
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Microsoft PCSafety provides home users (only) with no-charge support
    >>>>>> in
    >>>>>> dealing with malware infections such as viruses, spyware (including
    >>>>>> unwanted software), and adware.
    >>>>>> https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?&prid=7552&st=1
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Also available via the Consumer Security Support home page:
    >>>>>> https://consumersecuritysupport.microsoft.com/
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Otherwise...
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> 1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
    >>>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan! You may need to download
    >>>>>> the
    >>>>>> MSRT on a non-infected machine, then transfer MRT.EXE to the infected
    >>>>>> machine and rename it to SCAN.EXE before running it.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> 2a. WinXP => Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan
    >>>>>> (only!) in Safe Mode with Networking, if need be:
    >>>>>> http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> 2b. Vista or Win7=> Run this scan instead:
    >>>>>> http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/whatsnew.htm
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> 3. Now run a thorough check for hijackware, including posting
    >>>>>> requested
    >>>>>> logs in an appropriate forum, not here. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!!
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Checking for/Help with Hijackware:
    >>>>>> • http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    >>>>>> • http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
    >>>>>> • http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
    >>>>>> • http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> **Chances are you will need to seek expert assistance in
    >>>>>> http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?board=10.0,
    >>>>>> http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5,
    >>>>>> http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup,
    >>>>>> http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php,
    >>>>>> http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30 or other appropriate forums.**
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> If these procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in
    >>>>>> admitting
    >>>>>> this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable
    >>>>>> and
    >>>>>> independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad) computer repair
    >>>>>> shop.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> NICK MEALE wrote:
    >>>>>>> My fire wall and virus protection are turned off in Security
    >>>>>>> Center...How
    >>>>>>> do
    >>>>>>> I turn them on?....Thanks,Nicolino
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> "Michael" <mdsjhu@gropumail.com> wrote in message
    >>>>>>> news:uKVI9QJ5KHA.1424@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>>>> "NICK MEALE" <nmeale78@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    >>>>>>>> news:-O0ZPC7I5KHA.5476@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>>>>> My computer is infected and now a box saying XP Internet Security
    >>>>>>>>> keeps
    >>>>>>>>> popping up and I can't elim the icon on the task bar..How do I rid
    >>>>>>>>> myself
    >>>>>>>>> of it or should i delete in add and remove?..I don't want to
    >>>>>>>>> restore
    >>>>>>>>> it
    >>>>>>>>> as I plan on getting a new computer soon
    >>>>>>>>> Thanks,Nicolino
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> http://www.malwarebytes.org/
    >>>>>>>> --
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    >>>>>>>> If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     

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