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Posted on 2008-06-11
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I am getting popups from PC Privacy Cleaner and Antivirus 2008 PRO.  How can I go about removing these form my system without buying the software that these applications are prompting me to buy to get rid of the program?
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by:phototropic
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I would suggest using Rogue Remover:

http://www.malwarebytes.org/rogueremover.php

Then download, update and run Superantispyware in safe mode:

http://www.superantispyware.com/

Good luck!!!
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by:pcmedic4u
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Thanks.  Ill give it a try.  Why these two?  I haven't heard of them.  I have Spyware Doctor and Adaware on my PC.  Are these much better?
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by:phototropic
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Rogue Remover is designed to get rid of scam ware such as the two popups you mentioned.
Superantispyware is the industry leader for removing malware, in my humble opinion.
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by:pcmedic4u
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Thanks.  I will try these tonight.  IF it works as easy as you recommned, Ill up the points because it would really help if I find a quick solution.
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Good luck!
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by:phototropic
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er...how did you get on?
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I had to use 5 different spyware programs to resolve the issue.  Superantispyware did nothing and Rogue Remover found nothing also.  The main ones I used was Norton Antibot, Spybot S & D, and Cleanxxxx.-Forgot the name.
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by:phototropic
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OK. I'm glad you got it sorted.
But I am very surprised that an updated Superantispyware scan in safe mode found nothing, but Spybot S&D did...
AntiVirus 2008 PRO was added to the SAS database a couple of weeks ago:

http://www.superantispyware.com/definitionupdatehistory.html

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