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Offline Tarq57

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Re: I don't see any antispyware in Avast 4.8
« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2008, 02:37:14 AM »
Gero, if your PC is actually infected, you need to fix that first, talk about the different applications later.
How do you know it is infected?
What is the name of the infection?
What program told you of the infection?
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Re: I don't see any antispyware in Avast 4.8
« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2008, 02:45:27 AM »
PS.
What I mean is do one thing at a time. The "one thing" now, is to find and remove the infection. (All I see in your other post is warning messages, nothing definite.)
 --Don't add another AV. (Now or ever.)
 --Don't start playing with Spybot's settings, nor SpywareBlaster.
 --Don't add anything.

Just answer the three questions in my post above.
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Re: I don't see any antispyware in Avast 4.8
« Reply #32 on: May 17, 2008, 06:56:28 PM »
Obvious, when I click on one icon or folder of desktop thwe oicons disappear and the task bar too and then appear . :( I dont know what the name of the infection as Avast dont detect it. I was thinking to post in the other post but as you answered me I answered you..Im  tired of figthing against this virus, never <i got infected more than a month and seems this mfcker seems dont want to leave.. :-\ Im demoralized..
Ill go to the other post but if you want you can answer me to the prevous questions I did here.

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Re: I don't see any antispyware in Avast 4.8
« Reply #33 on: May 18, 2008, 01:17:48 AM »
Did you follow Tech's advice in reply#2 of your other thread to scan with Superantispyware?

Until something (and infection) with a name and file path is detected, we can't even be sure you have a virus (or trojan/worm/etc)
Your computer behaviour could be due to other things. Files deleted or changed etc.
So to make a diagnosis and repair, an infection name is needed.
Avast hasn't detected anything, and you are concentrating too much on the possibility of the virus being in an archive file. It cannot run from an archive file. Don't worry about them (zip/rar etc.)
So try a scan with Superantispyware and see if it detects anything. (It also contains a toolkit that may be useful if needed, later.)
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Re: I don't see any antispyware in Avast 4.8
« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2008, 04:27:56 AM »
Spybot and Spywareblaster comments
These two are complimentary- actually very little overlap
Spywareblaster is known for its ActiveX protection for internet explorer
Immunize from Spybot is not big on ActiveX
There is also a BIG ActiveX baddies file with PC Tools Spyware Doctor

Hosts File- I also use MVPS but there are others- a must IMHO
TWO way firewall- also a must

If using IE also consider IE-spyadds to add a restricted zone baddies list unless your favorite program also does it

All programs have false positives- I have had very few from A-squared, Spybot, Counterspy
more from other programs