REQ: Newbie - Help removing AproposMedia

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by Stuart Reed, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. Stuart Reed

    Stuart Reed Guest

    I have Googled for help but, as a non-techie, got confused... Is there a
    relatively simple way of removing AproposMedia?

    I have run Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware, AVG and Microsoft Anti Spyware but it keeps
    returning, even after doing all this in Safe Mode.

    Any help gratefully appreciated.

    Stuart Reed
     
    Stuart Reed, Oct 7, 2005
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  2. Stuart Reed

    MAP Guest


    Are you sure that it keeps returning or are you getting reinfected with it?

    You can try this anti-spyware program free for 2 weeks
    http://www.webroot.com/consumer/downloads/


    Or a manual removal can be found here.
    http://www.spyany.com/program/article_spy_rm_AproposMedia.html
    Just follow the instructions EXACTLY as written.If you have a printer print
    the page so you have a hard copy.
     
    MAP, Oct 7, 2005
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  3. Stuart,

    You may wish to try Super Ad Blocker w/SUPERAntiSpyware here:
    http://www.superadblocker.com

    It is a full 15-day trial and you can scan and remove and uninstall if you
    do not wish to purchase the software. If that does not detect it, please
    submit me a diagnostic using the link below, and I will diagnose your system
    and update the rules to ensure SUPERAntiSpyware blocks and removes it.

    Diagnoistc Link:
    http://www.superadblocker.com/diagnostic.html?id=nicks

    Nick Skrepetos
    SuperAdBlocker.com / SUPERAntiSpyware
    http://www.superadblocker.com
     
    Nick Skrepetos \(SuperAdBlocker.com\), Oct 7, 2005
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  4. Hi Stuart

    If it keeps returning after removal then the chances are you have a RootKit
    installed, Ive been testing this junk alot recently and they and PacerD
    install a device to make files and folders hidden on the system which then
    prevents full removal.

    There's a few ways we can do this with Batch scripts but RootkitRevealer
    does very well at finding the files we are looking for.

    Download & Run RootkitRevealer

    http://www.sysinternals.com/Files/RootkitRevealer.zip

    Save to Desktop or C:\drive and Extract and press Scan

    After the scan finishes choose File then Save it's log and post back the log
    it produces (It may save into Windows\system32 by default)

    DO NOT attempt to fix anything it finds as all entries may be legitimate


    Let us know if you have any problems or questions

    Regards

    Andy
     
    =?Utf-8?B?QW5keU1hbmNoZXN0YQ==?=, Oct 7, 2005
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  5. Stuart Reed

    Stuart Reed Guest

    Hi All

    I received this advice from a poster on alt.comp.anti.virus - and it worked!
    and look for ContentPlus. If it is there remove it and your problem
    will go away. Much of the documnentation on the web says to look for
    cxtpls. It seems the sneaky bast*%$s renamed the program. At any rate
    after I removed the program, all of my scans didn't find the spyware.<

    Thanks for all your advice, time & trouble etc.

    Cheers
    Stuart
     
    Stuart Reed, Oct 8, 2005
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  6. Stuart Reed

    Bigbruva Guest

    Thanks for taking the time to post this back here Stuart, it helps us all
    learn

    BB
     
    Bigbruva, Oct 13, 2005
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