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Google install fail minidump

By AlbertLionheart ยท 5 replies
Mar 31, 2009
  1. Anyone any opinions on what has happened here, please?
    It may have been as the result of some threatware that I found on the system (WinPC Defender) and which I had thought I had removed.
     
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,026

    Update - minidump file which was attached to the first post turned out to be an invalid file so if a kindly mod could bin this post please???
     
  3. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Your subject is pretty vague. What Google are you trying to 'install'? WinPC Defender is a new rogue anti-spyware program discovered by security analyst S!Ri and is a clone of the programs named XP Police Antivirus and IE Security:
    Full description and removal instructions here:
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-winpc-defender

    But you should know the virus and malware drill here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html
    It calls for running Malwarebytes, SuperAntispyware, then HijackThis. Note that 2 of these 3 programs are recommended for the removal of the rogue spyware program.

    Please attach the three logs when through and we will review them. I don't do the minidumps if that's what you're referring to, but I suggest running the scans instead and/or explaining the problem more clearly.
     
  4. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,026

    The reason it is vague is that I don't know. There is nothing in the registry to show what this is.
    This is why I asked for a mod to kill the thread as it is a waste of time - and in any event I have reformatted the drive and reinstalled windows today!
     
  5. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Thank you. We understand that you do not need further help for this problem.
     
  6. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,026

    Cheers - now perhaps a mod might notice and slap a solved sticker on it!
     
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