1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 1, 2011 4:50 AM by SamSwift

    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-re pair-virus-damage/9d8d31fe-cea0-4441-ba49-302d43ab3d49