Alpha antivirus

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  1. 3m

    3m New Member

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    This program showed up on My computer and wont stop trying to get Me to purchase it. Any help
  2. Cookie

    Cookie .

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    I have never heard of it, but, I am pretty sure it might be a virus. Have you tried rebooting and then, scanning with norton or whatever you have?

    Was it in a pop up? Pop ups usually conceal a virus.

    Use task manager to close down, if that won't work, just shut off the computer, the power.

    I looked it up, it is spyware, do you have a removal for it? Ad-Aware?
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2009
  3. FloridaOrange

    FloridaOrange Plumbing Designer

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    Download Ad-Aware and Spybot Search and Destroy, load and update the definitions. Reboot computer in Safe Mode. Use Task Manager to make sure it's not running when booted in safe mode. Run Ad-Aware and Spybot, that should remove it.
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  5. frenchie

    frenchie Jack of all trades

    That's because Sysmantec sucks.

    Get Spybot or AdAware for spyware; and get AVG or AntiMalware for viruses.

    They're free (shareware) and work MUCH better than Sysmantec.
  6. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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  7. 3m

    3m New Member

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    Thanks for the info
  8. Cookie

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    Is everything A-okay?
  9. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Thanks for the sandwich!

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  10. Cookie

    Cookie .

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    Red, you ever eat the stuff? I actually like it fried... :)
  11. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    I think I had it in box lunches when I was in the Air Force...
    We called it mystery meat.:(
  12. Herk

    Herk Plumber

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    This is a common type of infection, though the faux "anti-spyware" name changes. It may or may not be something you can get rid of yourself. The aforementioned bleepingcomputer.com is one of the best forums on the internet for curing these problems. I'm an advisor there, though I'm not in the same class as the malware removers.

    If you go there for help, make sure you read the stickies at the top of the Hijack This section before you post to find out how to do it. Do not reply to your own post - any post with replies is ignored.

    Hijackthis is a program that you should not run without help. It displays good files as well as bad and if you try to do it yourself you may destroy your operating system.
  13. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Ah Herk...
    I have had fun with "Hijack This" my self when I had a malware infestation years ago...
    Kinda funny I reported a bug on the Hijack This and Merijin ended up helping me out...

    Do follow Herks advice and use the forum for help!
    Hijack this is strong medicine and you can do serious damage with it.
  14. 3m

    3m New Member

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    Thanks for all the info but had to take it in to a computer expert, it was infected. They fixed me all up
  15. Cookie

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    That is good news, I was wondering about you, and hoping you got it fixed.
    Good to see you did. Now will you fix mine? Everytime I walk away from my laptop it hiberates into a coma and doesn't come back. :) I have to restart.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2009
  16. kally

    kally New Member

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    great

    So people are not counted as homeless if they’re living doubled up with friends or relatives or if they’re in camping grounds or cheap motels because they can’t afford a month’s worth of rent or a security deposit. Nor are children counted if they’re in institutions because their parents are homeless.
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