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I got this nasty yesterday moring.  AVG free did not stop it.  Spybot
S&D did not find it.Malwarebytes found a bunch of stuff but even after
running it several times, coming up clean, it was still there!

Ran Spyware Doctor and the popups discontinued, but the sys tray icon
was still there flashing. Spyware Doctor sid it found some stuff that
may or may not have been the bad guy, but I didn't recognize anythging
from what I had been seeing.  At the end of the scan it wouldn't
remove what it had found until I registered(paid) for the program.  I
call BS on that!  Isn't that what VirusResponse2009 wanted me to do?

As soon as this had happened, I disconnected my network connection.
The only computer I have my newsreader hooked up to was on the
infected computer.  I finally drew up enough courage to plug back in
and come here, after reading more about the virus and discovering it
wasn't that harmful if you don't click on the popup.  One of the
general suggestions I found here in the newsgroup was Trojan Remover.
I tried it with the 30 day free trial.  It got the VirusResponse2009
immediately.  The sys tray icon and all.  Rebooted and it was still
gone.  I immediately paid them the $34 to register it, especially
since it will start being an annual renewable license for anyone
registering after Dec 1, 2008.  The folks at Spyware Doctor should
take note of this.  The folks at Malwarebytes should too.

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Forgot one other thing I tried.  I found mention of a little known
Windows program called mrt.exe, which I also ran.  It took over four
hours, finding nothing, before I finally cancelled it, while it was
checking my usb external drive.  I was quite busy painting a room in
my house all this time, so running these programs all day long to no
avail was not that bad of a thing.  I would have been going crazy
though, if I was wanting to use the desktop all day.

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One AS you didn't mention is SuperAntiSpyware (SAS).  It is one of the best
and the on-demand scanner is free.  No one program can find all the malware.
I currently have MBAM, SAS, Spybot S&D, and NIS2009.

I would agree it's really bad marketing for AS programs to find bugs and
then refuse to remove them until you buy the program.  There's an important
difference though between Spyware Doctor and VirusResponse2009 - the latter
would tell you it found a thousand bugs on your computer whether they were
there or not <g>!


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Victek wrote:
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SAS is excellent but i have found it lags behind MBAM.


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Such a programmes are a scam.

There's an
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Gaz



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Russell Patterson wrote:

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One bit you didn't mention is *how* you got yourself infected. Posting
that information could possibly help other Windows users in how to avoid
it in the first place.

What browser are you using?  Do you have a router and/or firewall?

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On Sat, 11 Oct 2008 12:46:01 -0400, "Beauregard T. Shagnasty"

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Using IE.  Googled a site to check the McDonalds monopoly game piece I
had.  Clicked on it.  I wish I remember exactly what the site was, but
alas, I don't.
And I have a router and the Windows Firewall was on.

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Russell Patterson wrote:

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Get a better browser...
http://tekrider.net/general/wintip01.php#browsers

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You can try this removal of virusresponse2009:
http://www.precisesecurity.com/blogs/2008/10/09/virusresponse2009com /

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I found instructions on how to remove it manually here:

http://readallaboutit.eu/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=116

Took about 15 mins and there are a couple of bits you have to be
careful on but
my computer is now as good as new and I didn't have to
install anymore spyware
nonsense to slow down my computer.

sc


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