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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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