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I’m hoping someone has found an easy way to get rid of this new Microsoft Abortion. I ended up with it as part of my automatic update and now there seems to be no way of getting rid of it. I have seen the thread about Vista antivirus but I couldn’t find anything about the XP 2008 problem. Any help would be great.

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back up your work and documents. Completely wipe your hard drive. Re-install your original software. DISABLE AUTO UP-DATES, also install good antivirus et-al. I use Kerpersky For de-frag, I use uni blue. update manually kaspersky and defrag weekly. Power offand phone cord disconnected between sessions (Overkill stops new technology problems.)
On a navy ship with quite good technology, I heard about virus development of one of a very short code that would reside in the copper tips of the power cord. LOL, (joke) but I bet someone's working on it.

I've had a few virus attacks, but kaspersky has gotten better over time. One particular bad one spread extremely rapidly, kaspersky advised to immediate terminate power. It had already infected areas of core, and required complete wipe and re-install of software.

Even Hellkern worm has been absent for a while, come to think of it.

If you web serf (deliberate spelling), consider a basic computer separate from your main working computer, and by separate, in all respects.

I'm not an expert, but have learned above the hard way.
 

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Sign_Wolfman said:
I’m hoping someone has found an easy way to get rid of this new Microsoft Abortion. I ended up with it as part of my automatic update and now there seems to be no way of getting rid of it. I have seen the thread about Vista antivirus but I couldn’t find anything about the XP 2008 problem. Any help would be great.

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The program you speak of is not from Microsoft, but a rogue program you were duped into installing. The auto update had nothing to do with it. It's purposefully hard to get rid of because the program is spyware itself and tries to sell itself to you. 2 seconds on Google and I came up with removal instructions: http://www.spywareremove.com/removeXPAntivirus2008.html. No need for all the hard drive wiping as the poster above said, it's just spyware. I've fixed lots of spyware and virus infections and rarely give up and wipe the system (even though it's sometimes easier to do so).

Run a well known anti-virus such as AVG or Avast! and use Firefox. Use common sense, read what you're installing, and this won't happen again. Google unknown programs BEFORE you install them.
 

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But will shutting off Auto Updates take care of this problem . And will Turning the updates off will it hurt anything. Yeah I'm that stupid guy who don't know anything about computers. :sad: I have the same problem. I went to ADD / Delete programs and got rid of KB951748 and it was gone for a few days. But it reinstalled itself. :mad: Thanks , WarDawg
 

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But will shutting off Auto Updates take care of this problem . And will Turning the updates off will it hurt anything. Yeah I'm that stupid guy who don't know anything about computers. :sad: I have the same problem. I went to ADD / Delete programs and got rid of KB951748 and it was gone for a few days. But it reinstalled itself. :mad: Thanks , WarDawg
Take care of spyware being installed by you? :wink:

I'd highly recommend leaving auto updates on, but auto install off. I know some people here say turn it off and do it totally manually, but I've always left it on since XP came out (going on 7 years now). When it asks to install, click "custom" (or something like that), and you can check and uncheck updates. If you uncheck one, it will ask if you never want this update again, then you can click yes.

What program was the update interfering with?
 

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squeky said:
Sign_Wolfman said:
I’m hoping someone has found an easy way to get rid of this new Microsoft Abortion. I ended up with it as part of my automatic update and now there seems to be no way of getting rid of it. I have seen the thread about Vista antivirus but I couldn’t find anything about the XP 2008 problem. Any help would be great.

:grin: Sign_Wolfman :grin:
The program you speak of is not from Microsoft, but a rogue program you were duped into installing. The auto update had nothing to do with it. It's purposefully hard to get rid of because the program is spyware itself and tries to sell itself to you. 2 seconds on Google and I came up with removal instructions: http://www.spywareremove.com/removeXPAntivirus2008.html. No need for all the hard drive wiping as the poster above said, it's just spyware. I've fixed lots of spyware and virus infections and rarely give up and wipe the system (even though it's sometimes easier to do so).

Run a well known anti-virus such as AVG or Avast! and use Firefox. Use common sense, read what you're installing, and this won't happen again. Google unknown programs BEFORE you install them.
Thanks for the help, but that site just wants me to but there program to remove the Antivirus XP 2008. I was hoping someone might know of a freeware program that would do the trick. I have tried Spybot and Lavasoft/Adware programs but they didn’t help. Has anybody found a reliable free fix?

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Scroll down on the page and you will see how to manually remove it step by step
Yup.

And do this first: (from the page) - "The most common spyware removal tactic is to uninstall XP Antivirus 2008 by using the "Add/Remove Programs" utility. However, as there may still be hidden XP Antivirus 2008 files, it's possible that XP Antivirus 2008 will reappear after reboot. Follow the XP Antivirus 2008 detection and removal methods below."

Next time, get your porn from reputable sources like redtube.com, pornotube.com, or cheggit.net :wink:
 
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