Threat Update: Spam and Phishing Out, Trojans and Scareware In

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jesicajame

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Morpheous416

Not to downplay that long list of instructions.. but use MalwareBytes.  I've yet to see a version of AntiVirus XP or any of it's variants escape removal from the program.  It'll remove the infection in real time, without needing to reboot after any step.

And it runs just fine in safe mode should your OS be compromised in normal mode.

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Marcus_Soperus

Good tip on exterminating Antivirus XP. Note the use of bogus wallpaper as part of the software.

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It's amazing how illogical a business built on binary logic can be.

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PCmonkeyboy

first thing you do is go the task manager and close down this program.

Uncheck --- lphc35dj0e1an
Uncheck ---rhc75dj0e1an

Once you do that, REBOOT and  go to the folder it is in and delete it.

this is the folder.

C:\program files\rhc75dj0e1an

Find this folder in your windows 32 dir and get rid of it.

C:\windows\system32\lphc35dj0e1an.exe

Now once that is done, do a search for XP anti virus and delete everything that comes up. Also download CCleaner and run it several times.

Now to get the crap off your desktop saying there are viruses found you are going to have to go the this place also through the run box

Here is what you need to do.

To restore ability to change your desktop settings and select a different wallpaper and screen saver do the following:

Start, run

type Gpedit.msc

Navigate to User configuration, Administrative Templates, Control Panel, Display

Right click on Remove Display in Control Panel
Click on Properties and select Disabled

Do the same steps to change the following attributes to disabled:

Hide Desktop Tab
Prevent changing wallpaper
Hide Apperance and Themes tab
Hide Settings tab
Hide Screen Saver tab

You should now be able to use your computer normally and change the wallpaper to something other than the warning message Antivirus XP 2008 set it to.

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