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Old 03-22-2008, 04:58 PM
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Default Virus Heat missing in Regedit

Wombat - I followed the regedit directions without any problems EXCEPT that VirusHeat wasn't there. Now what should I do? Thanks in advance.

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I was not going to post in this thread, squirrelnmoose gave you to the link to where I got the article from.

This is what you have to do, plain and simple. So there is no need for I do not understand all these long words...


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Old 03-24-2008, 10:02 AM
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Default Removal of Virus Heat from pc

Virus Heat came in probably, I repeat probably, came into my laptop while I watched girly pictures that poped in suddenly while I was in a social forum.
The forum warned me and like a damn fool I chose to ignore the warning.
I was given much advise by kind and knowledgeable persons, particularly Wombat, SnM and LurksWithin of SysChat. But those methods did not work for me. May be because I am not erudite enough to follow the instructions.
Finally I downloaded the latest AVG anti-virus or some such program, just 6 days after its release. My laptop runs on Windows and this AVG program showed the invasion of Virus Heat.
The Spybot program too showed the inading Virus Heat but could not remove it. The Spybot would prevent, I am told, but not remove.
Luckily for me, the AVG removed it with a click on its button.
I hope the 100s of people out there will get this message of the latest AVG to remove the damn pest Virus Heat.
Thank you.

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Old 03-30-2008, 05:49 AM
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AVG 7.5 has turned its heat off " Virus heat". I think AVG came up with the solution today.All my problems with that f.. Virus heat are over.

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Old 03-30-2008, 09:24 AM
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Default Virus Heat has been turned off for ever

As i posted earlier, the AVG 7.5, their latest release, helped me rid of Virus Heat from my Laptop.
I also mentioned that even though detected the Virus Heat and indicated the source in 'red' letters, it failed to erase the Virus Heat, at that time.
This morning when I ran a Spybot scan it showed residuals left behind after AVG's action and deleted them when I instructed it to do so.
This means, in my layman's view, it is sound advice to have both AVG 7.5 and Spybot Search and Destroy programs in a pc system.
As I confessed earlier the Virus Heat got on to my pc while I was browsing through a girly erotic pictures. After the removal of Virus Heat by AVG 7.5 I got on to an erotic page. Nothing untoward happened. Only trouble is some of the earlier juicy pages are not displayed nowadays.
Everything is for the best . . . thanks

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Old 03-30-2008, 12:52 PM
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Virus Heat is a new variant of an older infection called "Virusprotect". It is mostly downloaded as a trojan disquised as a video codec and is basically a spy ware removal advertisement that ERRONEOUSLY finds unwanted programs on your computer and attempts to scare you into buying the removal program.

It is not a VIRUS.

Because it was a new variant most anti-spyware programs did not catch it and could not remove it. This is typical as the anti spy ware/malware/virus programs are designed to target specifically KNOWN applications.

The removal application program designers needed time to evaluate and then test the removal diagnoses before sending out the new definitions to their programs. AT this time all the anti spy ware/malware/virus programs have updated and they can all remove the threat from your computer or at the least disable the components (which will leave harmless traces behind).

This is the standard for dealing with these types of threats and it just takes time to design against them unless the cure becomes worse than the illness and no one wishes to have that.

All in all...this is a perfect example of learning proper personal safety proceedures for using the internet...think before you download....research itself goes a long way...when in doubt, don't do it!....and slow down and take the time to read the warnings that are designed into your computer and the programs that are installed.

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Old 04-01-2008, 10:34 PM
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Default The Qn of Virus Heat

Please forgive my delayed response............Thank you very much for sparing the time to inform me of the intricacies involved in writing a prgram to remove a bad one. Just as lab people struggling t find a cure on the onset of a disease............and Virus Heat is NOT a virus, but a program.
Ok Sir, you are very helpful indeed.

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Old 04-04-2008, 03:30 AM
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Virus Heat, Virus Heat 4.3, Virus Heat 3.9, is the one of latest and most devastating counterfeit anti-spyware softwares that endangers the world of computers today. From all previous evidences that we collected, we have a good reason to believe that Virus Heat is a new variant of VirusProtect, SpyLocked and SpyCrush spyware family. Virus Heat usually installs itself onto your computer without your permission, through Zlob.Trojan, Virus or fake software. The easiest way to be infected is through installing ActiveX video codecs. Virus Heat then displays fake system alerts or fake security alerts to trick user to buy the paid version of Virus Heat.

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