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Windows 7: Spyhunter on GRUB4DOS at bootup

29 Aug 2013   #1
ritchie52

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Spyhunter on GRUB4DOS at bootup

Hi, need help. Whenever I reboot I get this grub4dos screen with 3 choices; spyhunter, windows vista and windows 7 with spyhunter highlighted.
If I don't quickly scroll to windows 7 and enter I get a cycle of dos screens saying stuff about spyhunter then end up back at the grub4dos screen with the 3 choices again. If I don't select windows 7 the process cycles again.
When I select windows 7 I get normal bootup.

I have had Enigma Spyhunter on my computer but have recently uninstalled it and deleted everything I can find on it. But now still have this problem.

Before this my windows 7 system would boot up with no pauses and certainly not stopping at any DOS screens.

Thanks.


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31 Aug 2013   #2
ritchie52

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Anyone??!
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31 Aug 2013   #3
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I don't think anyone knows what spyhunter is.

Seems it has inserted a boot menu entry of some kind. Have you installed grub4dos?

If so, just overwrite the mbr with the standard windows mbr NT6 code.

However, if it is a windows boot menu entry, then you can remove it from msconfig, under the Boot tab.
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31 Aug 2013   #4
ritchie52

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I don't think anyone knows what spyhunter is.

Seems it has inserted a boot menu entry of some kind. Have you installed grub4dos?

If so, just overwrite the mbr with the standard windows mbr NT6 code.

However, if it is a windows boot menu entry, then you can remove it from msconfig, under the Boot tab.
Thanks for that, no I didn't install GRUB4DOS. Spyhunter is from Enigma Software Group, it is a spyware and malware protection application.

Excuse ignorance but could you simplify "overwrite the mbr with the standard windows mbr NT6 code".

I looked in msconfig boot tab, all that was there is Windows 7 (C:\windows):Current OS;Default OS

Thanks
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31 Aug 2013   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You can do it with this:

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31 Aug 2013   #6
ritchie52

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
K...thanks for that...I'll try it and get back to you.

Ritchie.
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03 Sep 2013   #7
ritchie52

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Sorry, can't figure how to use this, any instructions please?
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03 Sep 2013   #8
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

ritchie, try this Fix problems with programs that can't be installed or uninstalled
I'm informed about Enigma Spyhunter --->
You might look at the last reply on this page, too I cannot UNINSTALL Spy Hunter no matter what I try! - Microsoft Community

If that doesn't work, let me know so we can go about removing this piece of work.
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04 Sep 2013   #9
ritchie52

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
ritchie, try this Fix problems with programs that can't be installed or uninstalled
I'm informed about Enigma Spyhunter --->
You might look at the last reply on this page, too I cannot UNINSTALL Spy Hunter no matter what I try! - Microsoft Community

If that doesn't work, let me know so we can go about removing this piece of work.
Hi Jacee, i've pretty much removed all of spyhunter and it doesn't show as a program to uninstall with Microsoft Fixit. It just comes up as an option in GRUB4DOS when I reboot. Exactly as I describe in my first post.

This process also leaves a Notepad document in Computer C: saying...... * Scanning 'Host' directory...
Finishing...
spyhunter.fix not found!
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04 Sep 2013   #10
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Let's take a look to see where this problem might be.

Download DDS from one of these links:
DDS.com
DDS.pif
  • Disable any script blocking protection
  • Double click the dds icon to run the tool.
  • When done, DDS will open two (2) logs:
    1. DDS.txt
    2. Attach.txt <--- will be minimized in the task tray
  • Save both reports to your desktop.
Include the contents of both logs in your next post.
The scan will instruct you to post Attach.txt as an attachment.
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