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Need help gettig rid of adware

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Bravo26, May 5, 2009.

  1. Bravo26

    Bravo26

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    I need help removing an adware program I picked up off a cheep Chinese
    Ipod. It's called Adware Generic3.ERZ
    My AVG Anti-virus will pick it up but can't remove it because it has embedded
    it's self in the optical drive I can't use the DVD/disc drive.
    I have tried spyware doctor and spyzooka with no luck. I hope someone can help. It's starting to not read my battery and won't recharge.
    I am running a Dell with Vista. Can anyone help me?
     

  2. MavsX

    MavsX The Dude Abides

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    have you tried booting into safe mode and doing a virus scan ?
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2009
  3. pkn.glock23

    pkn.glock23

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  4. Bravo26

    Bravo26

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    I have tried all of your suggestions but nothing has worked. If my drive worked
    I would just reformat to XP. I guess I have to find an external hard drive but I'm
    afraid that I will just down load this virus in a program I want to keep.
    I have an old computer can I swap out the optical reader from one to the other?
     
  5. Blast

    Blast 'nuff said

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