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How to Remove Malware Rogue Applications: XP Repair XP Recovery XP Fix or their Variants

How to Remove Malware Rogue Applications: XP Repair XP Recovery XP Fix or their Variants

After a long and frustrating “trial and error” last week-end I successfully got my laptop up and running again. This is my second struggle with a “malware program” in two years. Because of the “Hijack” of my Program folder and the hidden file feature of this particular “XP Repair” malware program, it made my first experience look like a piece of cake. The moral of my story is NEVER!!! NEVER!!! EVER!!! allow an UNKNOWN blocked site or UNKNOWN program to gain access to your computer. When in doubt BLOCK IT.

After a week-end of “Googling” the web for solutions to my problem I came across this Article - How to fix "Windows XP Recovery" Malware Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - by Brian Richards Tags: Malware, virus removal, Windows XP Recovery, General at http://www.interworks.com/blogs/brichards/2011/06/08/how-fix-windows-xp-recovery-malware

Brian Richards of Interworks Inc gives you some easy step by step instructions to follow to get rid of this particular type of “Windows Recovery Malware”.   For a much more detailed step by step solution with illustrations see
Remove Windows XP Recovery (Uninstall Guide) Posted by Grinler on May 14, 2011 @ 12:18 PM · Views: 134,141 at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-windows-xp-recovery

Good Luck  to any malware computer infected readers

Gramps

PS: FWIW Readers might also want to check Out the following links:

       

        Bleepingcomputer’s  New User Orientation: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum82.html

       

         Am I Infected? What Do I Do? : http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum103.html  

        (IMHO, this is the best Online self help malware removal site on the internet) 

       

        Rootkit Removal in AII Please read before proceeding: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic250928.html

       

        Repair Tool of The Week: Read  Lawrence Abrams’ January 16, 2010 Comment. He is the creater of Rkill and unhide.exe                     

        And the owner of the bleepingcomputer blog http://www.technibble.com/rkill-repair-tool-of-the-week/   

      

       Tech Geek Dad  A Technology Blog for Parents -How to remove Windows XP Recovery virus June 24 2011 

       http://www.techgeekdad.com/2011/06/how-to-remove-windows-xp-recovery-virus/   

      

       Microsoft Answers: Undoing XP Repair Virus Damage:

       http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-system/undoing-xp-repair-virus-damage/9d...

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Re: How to Remove Malware Rogue Applications: XP Repair XP Recovery XP Fix or their Variants

Hi,

Thanks for your message. Did you try using our fake alert stinger program to remove this threat?

Kind regards,

Sam

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