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    If you have had the bogus xp Antivirus down load onto your system,

     this this is what I did to get it out of my system

     (I think the longer it is there the harder it is to get rid of)

     

    I receved these instructions from my antivirus company.  IT WORKED NOTHING ELSE DID

    Print out these instructions as we will need to close every window that is open later in the fix.


    1. Next, please reboot your computer into Safe Mode by doing the following:

      • Restart your computer

      • After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.

      • Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear

      • Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode.

      • Login as a user with administrator privileges.

    2. When your computer has started in safe mode, and you see the Safe Mode by doing the following:

      • Restart your computer

      • After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.

      • Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear

      • Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode.

      • Login as a user with administrator privileges.

    3. When your computer has started in safe mode, and you see the desktop, continue with the rest of the instructions.

    4. Click on the Start button and then select the Run option.

    5. In the Open: field type C:\Program Files\ and then press the OK button.

    6. When the folder appears, if it says These files are hidden, click on the Show the contents of this folder option.

    7. When the C:\Program Files\ folder opens, look through the list of folders and when you find the folder named XPAntivirus left-click on it once so it becomes highlighted.

    8. Then hit the Delete button on your keyboard and when it asks if you are you want to delete the folder, click on the Yes button with your mouse.

    9. When the folder is deleted, reboot your computer back to normal mode.



     

    Tuesday, April 8, 2008 5:34 AM