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Old 10-24-2008, 12:39 PM   #1
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Need some Computer help!

Hey gang!

I'm not as computer savy as I once was and I could use some help.

Have any of you been slammed with Total Secure 2009? My nephew was over on Wednesday and downloaded some guitar demo program and along with it came this total secure 2009. It has completely messed up my computer. It will boot but I have no start menu buttons and I have a "virus alert" next to the clock on the task bar. I've run my anti virus software and it has found nothing. I've tried installing Spy Sweeper, which I updated but every time I try and install the update the computer will not reboot and thus the program will not finish installing.

There are directions on how to remove the program manually but I don't like messing with the registry. I've been out of the computer loop for far too long to start tinkering around in there.

Of course the web instructions suggest downloading and buying their software...Any help would be great. I'm having to use my older machine to get online, and it is updating all kinds of stuff right now. Moving kind of slow. I would rather not whip my computer out if I can avoid it. Anyway, thanks in advance for any help!!!
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What anti Virus are you using?
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McAfee Security Suite.
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Well from what I am reading from this site it's MALWARE which is bad and it can give you false results... You can try this to get rid of it....

How to remove Total Secure 2009 (Uninstall Instructions)
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You also might want to read up on Malware.
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I could kill my nephew for this.

This looks like it is going to be a pain in the butt!
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Thanks for the links. I spend most of my time online on this site and others similar to it as well as checking out fish related stuff on the web. I don't download stuff like I used to. Been out of the loop for a while.
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I recommend a great little program called Combofix.
I have used it multiple times (I repair pc's on the side) and it works great.
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Thanks...I'll download that one too. Right now my other machine is being scanned by the program that Tank2379 linked me to. I do like the freeware!
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I could kill my nephew for this.

This looks like it is going to be a pain in the butt!
Yes! I hate Malware the most incovient Virus/Worm you could get in your PC I had gotten one so bad one time I literally had to go threw the registry to find it and delete it off my PC... That was the biggest pain in the butt.... Right now I use Kapersky Anti-Virus and Spyware and Malware one of the best blows McAfee Security Suite out the water.... This software would have detected your Malware issue before it would have even downloaded into your PC.... but thats just MO on security software.... It's expensive but it gets the job done....
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