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How to Remove Rapid Antivirus!?!

sun starved Gayle

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My computer has been infected with Rapid Antivirus and I need to get rid of it ASAP. I have googled some instructions, but am afraid that they might also be virus/spyware. Can anyone point me in the direction of legitimite removal instructions?

The warnings about my computer being infected and dire warnings of what will happen if I do not install this spyware are coming up constantly.

Every once in a while the "Blue Screen of Death " pops up, which is very disconcerning, to say the least.

Any help very much appreciated!

TIA
Gayle
 

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Hard to remove

I believe that is actually in the SmitFraud virus family - one of the worst to remove (it may not be possible and you may have to reload Windows to clear it).

First turn off system restore as it hides in there & comes back after you remove it. Then download smitfraudfix - run it in safe mode. Then run rogueremover and then reboot, run Adaware, Microsofts Safety.live.com freeware and Spybot Search & Destroy - hopefully your registry and pc will be cleared. If not - time to find the Windows disk and do a freah reload. Good luck!
 
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My computer has been infected with Rapid Antivirus and I need to get rid of it ASAP. I have googled some instructions, but am afraid that they might also be virus/spyware. Can anyone point me in the direction of legitimite removal instructions?

The warnings about my computer being infected and dire warnings of what will happen if I do not install this spyware are coming up constantly.

Every once in a while the "Blue Screen of Death " pops up, which is very disconcerning, to say the least.

Any help very much appreciated!

TIA
Gayle




I had something like this about 2 months ago and it drove me crazy for a couple of days. It's called malware. I got rid of it with the free version of Malwarebytes. You can download it from here. Read the reviews from the site so you can gain a good level of confidence before trying it. One of the problems with malware is trying to sort out the good guys from the bad.
http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html

Good luck
 
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I had something like this about 2 months ago and it drove me crazy for a couple of days. It's called malware. I got rid of it with the free version of Malwarebytes. You can download it from here. Read the reviews from the site so you can gain a good level of confidence before trying it. One of the problems with malware is trying to sort out the good guys from the bad.
http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html

Good luck

Malwarebytes.com is the same software that www.beelpingcomputer.com recommends. Go for it! But I do recommend clicking on my link above for a complete guide on the best way to go about using Malwarebytes.
 

sun starved Gayle

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Your advice worked!

Thank you all for the replies! My husband also wants to add his thanks to all of you who replied and helped us remove this really persistant and annoying software.

Gayle
 
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