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removed "CleanUp Antivirus" but still exists on WSC

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Lukowski88, Apr 1, 2010.

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  1. Lukowski88

    Lukowski88 Thread Starter

    Apr 1, 2010
    Hello everyone,
    First time poster, long time computer user, (figured i start with somethin cliche lol) but I got a friends computer runnin WinXP that had remnants of CleanUp Antivirus on it. It was inactive but still detected on Windows Security Center (WSC) as the Antivirus Program. Did research and found how it was bad and pretends to work so u buy it, mess with you etc. I proceeded to do the manual removal of it using safe mode and removing all the listed registry keys and folders the guide told me to remove. even searched the reg and hard drive for anything with "CleanUp Antivirus" and nothing came up. The only problem that remains is that when i go on Windows Security Center it STILL says that CleanUp Antivirus is being used. now i got the security essential put on it for the time being so it says it detects more than one antivirus reported operating and up to date. It seems like the computer is otherwise running good again, but I wanna get rid of it being detected on WSC so I know its gone 100% and not 99%. looked everywhere but couldnt find anything. Hopefully someone could help me out?

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