Another Old Content Update. I'm not hosting the Automatic Removal Tool anymore, so who knows when the link will expire.
Realphx / TalkStocks ( AIM Virus ) Removal Instructions / Tools:
These may have appeared in your profile if you have been infected:
"Whoa….look what I found, click here"
"I can't believe I found 'yourScreenName' Picture here"
Manual Removal Instructions:
- Press the CTRL, ALT, and DEL keys at the same time to bring up the task manager.
- Click on the processes tab (windows 2000/XP), and find 'b.exe', 'bbb.exe' or 'av.exe' and kill the process.
- Go to C:\Windows\ and delete 'b.exe' and 'bbb.exe' or 'av.exe' (or do a search for the virus: click Start > Search > look up each virus individually) Delete these when you find them.
- Click Start, then click on Run, type in "Msconfig" in the box and press ENTER.. When the box comes up, click on the "startup" tab and look for "b.exe" or "av.exe" listed (possibly listed under"antivirus") then uncheck the box to the left. (Windows 98/XP only)
- Clear your profile (or make a new one) and restart.
- When the msconfig box comes up after restart just check the box telling it not to come up again.
IMPORTANT: If you are seeing many other effects like "adult links" and extra toolbars in your Internet Explorer, the virus has also installed other programs called spyware and adware. To remove them download and run Spybot and Ad-Aware then update and run a full system scan with each.
5 responses to “AIM Virus Removal Instructions”
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Hey, hopefully someone can make use of this
If you are having issues running virus scanners whilst your computer is turned on, try to start into ‘Safe Mode’.
If you’re using a version of Windows, you’ll be able to do this. (Windows XP, Windows Vista & Windows 7)
Turn computer off
Turn computer on whilst tapping F8. When prompted select ‘safe mode with networking’
When prompted, click Yes & start into Windows as normal.
If you are having virus problems and are looking for a decent (& free) antivirus software then I strongly recommend Avira antivirus. It has outstanding detection rates and we have recommended this to many of our customers in the past so hopefully a few of you out there can benefit from this aswell.
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