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My Virus & Spyware Removel Instructions.
This also works for most Homepage & Internet Settings Hijackings.
  1. Turn off or Disconnect any Internet Connection.
  2. Turn off System Restore.
  3. Turn off the Recycle Bin.
  4. Delete all Cookies.
  5. Empty the c:\window\temporary internet files folder.
  6. Empty the c:\window\temp folder.
  7. Empty the c:\windows\prefetch folder.
  8. Run Adaware 6 Spyware Remover.
  9. Run AVG Anti-Virus, this should be running on your computer at all times,
    it's Free to download and Free to update. You can download it directly from Grisoft.
  10. Keep Running AVG until it comes up clean or virus won't go away.
  11. Run Adaware 6 and Spybot again before going online.
  12. Reconnect your Internet Connection.
  13. And then run some of the other Online Virus Scanners listed Here.
  14. turn back on System Restore & Recycle Bin.
This should take care of it, Good Luck.
if your computer still seems to be buggy and your still not sure if it's clean? just keep running each anti-virus until nothing shows up. And be prepared, Virus removel can take many hours to heal if badly infected. If you just can't seem to get rid of it, get the name and look it up at Trend Micro's Virus Encyclopedia to get specific removal instruction's.
Virus = A program or piece of code written by a cracker that "infects" one or more other programs by embedding a copy of itself in them. It then spreads from location to location by any means of connecting computers, like the Internet, Email, and Networks. When these programs are executed, the embedded virus is executed too, thus propagating the "infection". This normally happens invisibly without user knowledge or permission. However, you can't catch a virus just from reading an e-mail message. File attachments can carry viruses, but not the actual e-mail itself, so just don't download file attachments from anyone you don't know or trust. Fixed with Program's from this list.
Spyware = Also called adware, spyware is any software that covertly gathers user information through the user's Internet connection without his or her knowledge, usually for advertising purposes. Spyware applications are typically bundled as a hidden component of freeware or shareware programs that can be downloaded from the Internet. Once installed, the spyware monitors user activity on the Internet and transmits that information in the background to someone else. Spyware can also gather information about e-mail addresses and even passwords and credit card numbers. Because spyware is using memory and system resources, the applications running in the background can lead to system crashes or general system instability. Fixed with Adaware, Spybot & Spysweeper.
Cookies = The main purpose of cookies is to identify users and possibly prepare customized Web pages for them. When you enter a Web site using cookies, you may be asked to fill out a form providing such information as your name and interests. This information is packaged into a cookie and sent to your Web browser which stores it for later use. The next time you go to the same Web site, your browser will send the cookie to the Web server. The server can use this information to present you with custom Web pages. So, for example, instead of seeing just a generic welcome page you might see a welcome page with your name on it. Cookies are also ways of tracking sales from ad's that you click on, it tells the site your going to that you came from a partner site and who get the credit for the link. this means that a cookie can be both good (your online banking) and bad (tracking your web surfing). Fixed with Adaware, Spybot & Spysweeper.
Installer Pop-Up = I think these should be considered a virus. These are popup's saying "you need to install" something, with a "Yes" or "No" button. these are normally additional search bars for your Internet Explorer. the problem is that these try to access the internet without asking your permission. For modem users this means that your connection manager keeps trying to dial out. for cable/DSL users, this means that a program is running in the background telling people about your web habits and hogging up your bandwidth. Either way, this is making a connection to the net, opening a backdoor for virus's to come in without you even knowing. Fixed with Adaware, Spybot & Spysweeper.