malware deleted my superantispyware main .exe file
Posted on 2013-05-28
Hi, I ran a superantispyware scan on my laptop last night (quick scan) and I noticed it found more then just tracking cookies. I don't remember what they were classified as but I know there were bigger threats requiring a reboot to finalize. After the reboot I was gonna run a full scan, but when I loaded superantispyware I got a message saying the file can not be found. the icon was also missing , now the shortcut had a blank icon. So I assumed I was infected with a virus or spyware that deletes the shortcut to the superantispyware app.
I ran malwarebytes and did the update then ran spybot search and destroy and ran that update then booted into safe mode. In safe mode I ran both scanners and none of them programs found any major threats.
Booted back into windows normally, then the laptop still seems to run fine, no delay or popups. But still the superantispyware app was not working. So I ran the uninstaller and removed the full program then I re downloaded superantispyware and then reinstalled it and I got to the last step on the installer, and I got the message that says installation is finished. I hit ok to close the box, double clicked on the shortcut on the desktop to open the application, and I once again get an error saying the shortcut is invalid.
Anyone hear of this before? Any suggestions?