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    Default Alpha antivirus

    This program showed up on My computer and wont stop trying to get Me to purchase it. Any help

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    I have never heard of it, but, I am pretty sure it might be a virus. Have you tried rebooting and then, scanning with norton or whatever you have?

    Was it in a pop up? Pop ups usually conceal a virus.

    Use task manager to close down, if that won't work, just shut off the computer, the power.

    I looked it up, it is spyware, do you have a removal for it? Ad-Aware?
    Last edited by Cookie; 09-27-2009 at 09:14 PM.

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    Download Ad-Aware and Spybot Search and Destroy, load and update the definitions. Reboot computer in Safe Mode. Use Task Manager to make sure it's not running when booted in safe mode. Run Ad-Aware and Spybot, that should remove it.
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    I had this infection as well and found a guide that removed it here:

    Remove Alpha Antivirus (Uninstall Guide)

    Hope this helps. My antivirus program (symantec) couldnt remove it.

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    That's because Sysmantec sucks.

    Get Spybot or AdAware for spyware; and get AVG or AntiMalware for viruses.

    They're free (shareware) and work MUCH better than Sysmantec.
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    Get your self Spyware Blaster and keep it updated that way the stuff is prevented from loading...

    Click Here to go to the CNET Download Page for SpyWare Blaster 4.2

    Note Spyware Blaster does not remove Malware.
    It prevents it from downloading onto your computer.

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    Thanks for the info

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    Is everything A-okay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvdreplication View Post
    Is it a new antivirus. I didn't hear about it before. Can you tell me some thing about it. Means its performance. If it is good than i 'll try to use it.
    Thanks for the sandwich!


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    Red, you ever eat the stuff? I actually like it fried...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie View Post
    Red, you ever eat the stuff? I actually like it fried...
    I think I had it in box lunches when I was in the Air Force...
    We called it mystery meat.

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    This is a common type of infection, though the faux "anti-spyware" name changes. It may or may not be something you can get rid of yourself. The aforementioned bleepingcomputer.com is one of the best forums on the internet for curing these problems. I'm an advisor there, though I'm not in the same class as the malware removers.

    If you go there for help, make sure you read the stickies at the top of the Hijack This section before you post to find out how to do it. Do not reply to your own post - any post with replies is ignored.

    Hijackthis is a program that you should not run without help. It displays good files as well as bad and if you try to do it yourself you may destroy your operating system.
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    Ah Herk...
    I have had fun with "Hijack This" my self when I had a malware infestation years ago...
    Kinda funny I reported a bug on the Hijack This and Merijin ended up helping me out...

    Do follow Herks advice and use the forum for help!
    Hijack this is strong medicine and you can do serious damage with it.

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    Thanks for all the info but had to take it in to a computer expert, it was infected. They fixed me all up

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    That is good news, I was wondering about you, and hoping you got it fixed.
    Good to see you did. Now will you fix mine? Everytime I walk away from my laptop it hiberates into a coma and doesn't come back. I have to restart.
    Last edited by Cookie; 10-16-2009 at 11:54 AM.

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