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Old 03-08-2007, 05:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello guys, I got infected by an activeX virus and I know its a malware.

Shows stupid warnings and tells me to download a paid anti-spyware product. hate this adware.

Somehow I have removed the popups but still it shows a false Alert like the WinXP alert and its kind of annoying.

I think the cause will be that my little bro or a friend tried to download a few cracks for some stupid game they're trying to play.

the question is,...
HOW TO REMOVE AN ACTIVEX VIRUS THAT RUNS IN MY TASKBAR ?
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Old 03-08-2007, 11:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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M$ has a malware remover. Try that first. Then AdAware, Spybot, BitDefender are some of the best at this task.
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Old 03-08-2007, 12:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks to Bitdiffender, I got rid of pop-up windows. But still that warning remains un touchable. Maybe that is a new kind of virus.

If anyone can suggest a way, I'll do it and see whether I have any luck.

Thanks for mentioning those pal.
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Well I had this thingy, it's so annoying. But then I disabled some things from IE and everything got back to normal!
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Try CCLeaner to get rid of the registry entries that it left behind.
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you may want to go thru my guide as it might still be present
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use firefox. nuff said
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Is there an extra icon in your taskbar that's similar to the windows firewall notification one (the little red shield with an X)? If so it's a specific virus, that has specific means of removing it effectively. It popped up on my computer once (someone executed the WRONG file in a crack zip), and it took me a good two days to remove, it was SOOO annoying, i got the popups every... ohh... 5 minutes (balloon popup from the task bar).
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