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Windows 7: trojan

11 Oct 2010   #1
Accurateboy

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trojan

so i was downloading a file off the internet and i got a lovely little trojan, i ran norton on it and it didnt detect it, and every time i tried to open bittorrent or google chrome microsoft like security advisor or something said that it could not open because of the trojan and it advised me to download antispy safeguard free trial. So i downloaded it and it did it it's thing, but it told me that i have to install the heuristic module for like 100 bucks. Now i dont have that kind of money lying around, so basically how can i get rid of it.
any help would be appreciated


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11 Oct 2010   #2
tea

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Hate to tell you this, but Antispy Safeguard appears to be a virus itself. Do not give them and money or your info.
The only sure way to get rid of every trace of this is to backup and do a clean install.
But here is a link that may help you.
AntiSpy Safeguard | Virus Removal at im-infected.com
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11 Oct 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Antispy safeguard is apparently your trojan. They want your money. I suggest you get SuperAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes. If you cannot download it on the infected system, download it to a USB stick with another system and run it from the stick - maybe even in safe mode.
Trojans are tough to get rid of. Here are a few links that deal with your bugger:
http://www.2-viruses.com/remove-antispy-safeguard
http://www.2-spyware.com/remove-antispy-safeguard.html
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100913210004AAIZ8Fq

Edit: LOL, Tea had the same idea one minute faster.
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