YourPrivacyGuard Virus has hit me.

By Rahman
Dec 18, 2007
  1. Or rather, my boss's computer. Windows XP Pro. The first time I encountered yourprivacyguard, I ended up reinstalling Windows XP. However, this time it is only to be used as a last resort. Could I have

    1) Basic information on this bugger (is it spyware, malware, adware, a backdoor etc)
    2) Info on how to remove it, preferably wihout reformatting/reinstalling windows.

    please? Also, on another note, I currently use avast! antivirus, comodo firewall and Spybot S&D on my home computer. Is there anything I should install or remove to make my computer more secure?

    Thanks in advance,
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    For your bosses pc, only a set of logs will show the extent of the infection, you should run through the instructions below.

    You need to have a read of this - If your system is infected. Read this before deciding whether to CLEAN or REFORMAT.

    Then if you should wish to proceed with cleaning your system you need to go and read the Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly.

    Post fresh HJT, Combofix, and AVG Antispyware logs as ATTACHMENTS into this thread, only after doing the above.
    We also need to know the result of Panda Antirootkit.

    With regards to your own pc, perhaps a phishing filter would be a good edition. I use Mcaffee site advisor and rely on it.

    This thread is for the use of Rahman only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
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