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Require help to remove this off my startup!

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  • Started 6 years ago by Cee
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Cee
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Have an annoying problem!..have icon on startup that pops up every 10 mins..unable to remove it..is not registered on Start up Menu...has this link...(Link removed)

Posted 6 years ago
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ScottW
ScottW
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Cee, G'day and welcome to the forum. Take a look at this article from Symantec, the makers of Norton Antivirus:
http://www.symantec.com/securi.....38;tabid=2

Does this look like what you have? The third tab on that page has removal instructions and they are long! Do you have any antivirus or antispyware software installed or available?

Posted 6 years ago
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Cee
Posts: 4

Thanks Scott...have Sandboxie installed...great program...have annoying popup says..System Alert!...tried to remove through search but does not show...downloaded free spybot...ran it and no threats found..yet this popup continues to state that I do..this is the link when I open it... Link removed)

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Scott
Scott
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Download the most excellent Startup Control Panel here, http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
and you can uncheck unwanted programs from starting.

Posted 6 years ago
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Cee
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Have downloaded and applied the program...but it's STILL there...pesky thing!!

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Cee
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Grrr!!!....even on "Search"...it is not registered as being on my computer!...yet there it is!!

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ScottW
ScottW
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Cee, this AntiSpyCheck is a fake!! It's either trying to infect you, are trying to annoy you to the point where you will buy their software to make it go away. Please stop posting the URL to the website of these bad guys.

Sandboxie is a good tool for reducing the risk of infection, but it would seem that you already have at least a partial infection. Do you get a window or pop-up like the one shown at the Symantec link that I gave you above? Try the removal instructions there at Symantec. For the System Alert message, see this thread for what might be the same problem:
http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....rror-popup

Attn MODS: please remove all links to the website hosting this rogue application, thanks.

Posted 6 years ago
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k9
k9
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Download (http://www.download.com/Trend-.....27353.html) and run HijackThis. Use HijackThis to scan your PC and it will generate a log file. Paste the log file here so that we can have a look at it.

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