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Help: XP antivirus program??

Last response: in Windows XP
August 10, 2008 1:20:55 AM

Out of no where I'm told that windows XP antivirus needs to be updated and has found viruses on my PC, the thing is I have never heard of XP antivirus and now I have two extra weird folders in my programs files and it has nixed some default things like the ability to set desktop background and appearence when I right click the mouse. Is that a legit M$ program and if it is how do I get rid of it and its folders. It won't uninstall nor can I delete the extra folders. BTW they are named rhc1muj0e34l and RichVideoCodec. Anyone ever heard of them? Help.

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August 10, 2008 2:55:15 AM

It's spyware. Download and install AVG's free trial to get rid of it.
August 10, 2008 11:23:54 AM

Actually, it's rogue anti-virus software. You could also try SmitFraudFix.

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August 10, 2008 4:50:37 PM

Well since it generates pop-up ads and it's installed through a pop-up ad, I classify it as spyware. I also suspect he might have another piece of spyware as well.
August 10, 2008 11:01:25 PM

Well got the problem fixed after a much extensive search on the net, mostly involving using the usual anti virus programs.