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Old 01-12-2009, 12:55 PM
 
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Hello, my computer is infected with a spyware guard and once I srat the system it just gives me 59seconds and starts counting down till it shuts.

cant open any file or use the internet and I dont know how to get rid of this. Pls help.

I have AVG version 8. Thanks

Jo
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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Hello, my computer is infected with a spyware guard and once I srat the system it just gives me 59seconds and starts counting down till it shuts.

cant open any file or use the internet and I dont know how to get rid of this. Pls help.

I have AVG version 8. Thanks

Jo
Have you tried booting into safe mode to get rid of it?

If that doesn't stop the problem, then your only real option is to swipe the drive and re-install the OS. Of course, you will lose all of your files in the process.
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:44 PM
 
Location: United Kingdom
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Try this: Open the start menu, find the "Run" box, and type shutdown -a into it. This may stop the computer from shutting down.
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:04 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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You said it is a spyware guard. Specifically, what is it? There are often removal tools available, but you have to know what you're looking for first.

One technique I have used is to remove the hard disk and take it to another machine where it can be attached as a second drive. Then right click on the drive from My Computer and scan for viruses from there.
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:15 PM
 
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Didn't lsass use a counter to do that? If you didn't catch it quick it shut down the PC. Man, I haven't heard of anyone having that for years, and I hope a new version isn't showing up...
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Old 01-12-2009, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Texas
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For me:
Avast
Threatfire (recent addition, compatible with current AV)
SuperAntiSpyware
KeyScrambler
Spybot
Hijack This (rarely)
CCleaner
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Arden, NC
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I'd boot into safemode and run CCleaner then something like Malwarebytes.
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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Didn't lsass use a counter to do that? If you didn't catch it quick it shut down the PC. Man, I haven't heard of anyone having that for years, and I hope a new version isn't showing up...
I've seen the Spyware Guard version that causes the countdown-to-shutdown nonsense. It's ridiculous to get rid of - even in safe mode.

Last edited by gallowsCalibrator; 01-13-2009 at 06:23 PM..
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Didn't lsass use a counter to do that? If you didn't catch it quick it shut down the PC. Man, I haven't heard of anyone having that for years, and I hope a new version isn't showing up...
I did a bit of Googling and saw this. Possible Sasser infection?
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Greenfield, Mo.
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MalwareByte's Anti-Malware - Nice little program to add on to your normal AV Program. Which I do suggest AVG over any of the others.
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