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    Unhappy PS Guard . . . . again

    Ok I am running windows xp home sp1
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    I had previously been infected with this PS Guard crap and was able to sucsessfully kill it with spybot s&d. This time however when i do a scan with it and then tell it to fix(delete) the found problems i get told it couldn't kill 2 items because they are currently being used in the memory. It then asks if i want to run spybot after my next comp restart to delete ps guard before it loads. Now this all happened last time and when i re-booted last time spybot started before anything loaded, all i could see was my background there was no taskbar or desktop icons, and then finished killin ps guard. This time however when i reboot spybot does not start while windows is loading and therefore doesn't finish cleaning out ps guard. Does anyone know of a program specifically written for killing ps guard or a way to make spybot do what its supposed to do?

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    First off, you have to boot into safe mode - then run the adware cleaner. Checkout [insert fav AV software name] web site for manual removal instructions or tools.

    My favorite is http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

    You can try this tool prior to booting into safe mode and mannualy removing.
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    Hmm. i didn't know i had to boot into safe mode to get rid of this. is it possible then that the last time i had this, about a month ago, i didn't really get rid ofd it since i didn't scan/clean in safemode? And regarding safe mode its been way too long since i have booted to it let me just make sure i still remember what to do. i run msconfig right?

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    double post

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    reboot the PC and hit F8 before the XP logo appears
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    Restart your PC. When you see "starting windows" press F8 and choose safe mode from the command list.
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    Yay i was hoping someone would suggest that . . . well. . . . it doesn't do anything on my computer! When booting the only options i have prior to the xp logo appears is to hit f1 to enter bios options or hit f10 to enter system restore.

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    OK after the F1 - F10 option disapears from your screen - start pressing F8.

    You probably have "quick boot" type options enabled in your BIOS
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    Well i never thought of hitting it after that initial "hit f1 for this f10 for this" page. When i get off of work, GAAAAH another 6 hours in this hell hole, i will try it and let you all know how it goes.

    Also, i remember hearing, wether or not its true, that just pressing and holding f8 wont work, but i need to do a steady "tapping" of the f8 key. is this true or will just pressing it once and either holding it down or not holding work.

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    Holding down any key while booting any x86 hardware will cause issues. you can continually press F8 but if you hear a beep when pressing, stop.
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