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Vista home premium. 2007 Gateway notebook. I've asked this question before and the answer was way off. I have a PCTattletale literally embedded in my system. and cannot get rid of it even after installing a new operating system. E.E. previous solution was to go to prog. and features and uninstall it there. Now come on! If it were that easy... As you all should know PCTattletale runs in complete stealth. And is NOWHERE to be found. Especially in prog. and features. That's the whole trick. Can someone please tell me how to get this thing off my computer. anyone who has done their homework knows what a dangerous thing this can be. Help me.!
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r-kCommented:
(1) How do you know you have the program on your system?

(2) "...cannot get rid of it even after installing a new operating system.."

How did you reinstall the system? If you deleted the partition and started from scratch then there is no way for the program to survive (though it possible to get reinfected later).

In any case I would suggest downloading and running RootkitRevaler and scanning your hard drive:

 http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/RootkitRevealer.mspx

If it shows anything interesting please save the results to a text file and copy-and-paste the first 30 lines or so here.
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TolomirAdministratorCommented:
You can give Prevx 2.0 a try, they claim to be able to remove it:

http://spywarefiles.prevx.com/RRAHEF14013844/PCTATTLETALE.EXE.html

Tolomir
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jahboiteCommented:
I assume, as you have obviously done your own homework, that you have tried all of the above mentioned solutions as they are easily found with a quick google.  Therefore you must still have failed to remove PCTattletale.

Why don't you provide some detail as to the steps you have already taken and the volunteers here will be only too pleased to assist you.
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DevillemanAuthor Commented:
Well i've tried every thing within my system to remove it/delete it. I've ran Mcafees scan. Asquared, XoftSpySE, and SpyBot. None would even budge it. And Mcafee didn't even see it. Oh and sinse my last question, I now have an added PC Spy Keylogger.It just keeps getting better.
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TolomirAdministratorCommented:
Have you scanned with the tool from www.prevx.com ?

Also make scan with the tool from www.superantispyware.com
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jahboiteCommented:
The simplest solution here would be to completely reformat the hard-drive(s) and perform a clean installation of Windows.  Reformatting the hard-drives will ensure that nothing survives.  If you take your original installation media and boot from it, the windows setup will allow you to delete and reformat any existing disk partitions.  It may take some time to get the machine back to the functionality you need, but the method will save you much hair-pulling...
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r-kCommented:
Did you try RootkitRevealer as I suggested above? It should give you a log that you can post here. If the log is very long just post the first 30 lines or so.

Yes, reformatting and reinstalling XP will certainly get rid of it.

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jahboiteCommented:
Thanks for the points!  Hope all's well and the nasty died!
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