Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk
That shows it to be the same worm type virus I saw VIPRE clean right off. They like to trash Windows even once you have them off entirely when you later start running into various problems!
For the 30 day trial which will work you would first need to uninstall Avast being another av program. This type of virus generally doesn't try to recode files you have stored on the drive like other viruses but mainly targets the registry and some system files.
I would recommend backing things up just in case you end up needing to wipe the drive clean for a fresh install. Later once everything was back on creating a full system image to be stored on a separate drive would be the idea. The restoration of an image will wipe the drive for you during the process.
Thank You so much Night Hawk,
Since I'm not having the pop-ups, re-direct issues or any other virus related problems right now I really don't want to have to reformat my computer.
Right now my scans are coming up clean and I can't find anything that the Fake Virus is doing except those 3 entries showing in the Notification Area Icons, which I would love to get rid of but not enough to reformat.
I read some articles today about understand the Registry finally felt comfortable enough to venture in and look around.
I found BOTH the gud.exe and the dwx.exe in the Registry under the Key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache.
Being a novice I backed out of the Registry without doing anything but wondered what would have happened if I had deleted those two values.
Anyway I think I'll try to find a Registry program that will help me to delete those two items without fear ..
I never did find anything on the proxychecker.exe but I have found how to hide it within the Notification Area.
Again,Thank YOU so much I appreciate the time you've devoted trying to help me.