Welcome to MalwareRemoval.com,
What if we told you that you could get malware removal help from experts, and that it was 100% free? MalwareRemoval.com provides free support for people with infected computers. Our help, and the tools we use are always 100% free. No hidden catch. We simply enjoy helping others. You enjoy a clean, safe computer.

Malware Removal Instructions

Many browsers start, fake virus scanner running

MalwareRemoval.com provides free support for people with infected computers. Using plain language that anyone can understand, our community of volunteer experts will walk you through each step.

Re: Many browsers start, fake virus scanner running

Unread postby xixo_12 » December 17th, 2009, 8:01 pm

No worries. That should be ok.
Let's proceed.

Uninstall List.
  • Run the HiJack This.
  • Click on Open the Misc Tools section button.
  • Click on Misc Tools tab.
  • Under the System tools, click on Open Uninstall Manager button.
  • Find the Save list… button and save to the Desktop
  • Copy the content and paste the uninstall list here.

Please post.
  • Content of uninstall list.
User avatar
MRU Master Emeritus
Posts: 2340
Joined: October 14th, 2008, 11:40 am
Location: Malaysia
Register to Remove

Re: Many browsers start, fake virus scanner running

Unread postby gps57 » December 18th, 2009, 1:20 pm

Here is the HT uninstall list:

Activation Assistant for the 2007 Microsoft Office suites
Adobe AIR
Adobe AIR
Adobe Reader 9.2
Adobe Shockwave Player
Amazon MP3 Downloader 1.0.3
Apple Application Support
Apple Mobile Device Support
Apple Software Update
Atheros Driver Installation Program
avast! Antivirus
Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system
Conexant HD Audio
DirectX Media Runtime 5.1
EA Link
ERUNT 1.1j
ESU for Microsoft Vista
GIMP 2.6.3
GPL Ghostscript 8.63
HDAUDIO Soft Data Fax Modem with SmartCP
Hewlett-Packard Active Check
Hewlett-Packard Asset Agent for Health Check
HijackThis 2.0.2
Hotfix for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB953595)
Hotfix for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB958484)
HP Customer Experience Enhancements
HP Doc Viewer
HP DVD Play 3.6
HP Easy Setup - Frontend
HP Games
HP Help and Support
HP Photosmart Essential 2.5
HP Product Detection
HP Quick Launch Buttons 6.30 E2
HP Smart Web Printing
HP Total Care Advisor
HP Update
HP User Guides 0093
HP Wireless Assistant
HTML Slideshow Powertoy for Windows XP
Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager
Intel(R) TV Wizard
Java(TM) 6 Update 17
JumpStart 2nd Grade v1.1
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Microsoft Office Live Add-in 1.4
Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 (English)
Microsoft Picture It! Express 7.0
Microsoft Silverlight
Microsoft Virtual PC 2007
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 ATL Update kb973923 - x86 8.0.50727.4053
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 ATL Update kb973924 - x86 9.0.30729.4148
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.21022
Microsoft Works
MSCU for Microsoft Vista
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB936181)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB941833)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688)
OpenOffice.org 2.4
Quicken 2007
QuickPlay SlingPlayer 0.4.4
Realtek 8139 and 8139C+ Ethernet Network Card Driver for Windows Vista
Rosetta Stone Ltd Services
Sony Picture Utility
Touch Pad Driver
Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB963707)
Wal-Mart Music Downloads Store
WeatherBug Gadget
Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant
Regular Member
Posts: 30
Joined: January 7th, 2007, 1:10 am
Location: North Carolina

Re: Many browsers start, fake virus scanner running

Unread postby xixo_12 » December 18th, 2009, 9:31 pm

I'm glad to tell you once again.
WeatherBug is a system tray icon that offers weather information and includes built-in ads. WeatherBug is controlled by AWS Convergence Technologies (weatherbugmedia.com). There is some controversy over whether WeatherBug should be targeted by anti-parasite software. AWS strongly deny their software is 'spyware', and by the definition used here, it is not, as it does not leak information back to its controlling servers. However, WeatherBug has in the past been silently installed by the FavoriteMan parasite and Freeze.com screensavers, and more recently has been bundled by software such as AIM and Blubster. This makes it 'unsolicited', and since it is installed to raise money for its creators through the built-in ads it is certainly 'commercial'. So it does meet the definition for 'parasite': unsolicited commercial software. It is nonetheless listed as a borderline case because it is not overtly harmful and many people do install it deliberately. WeatherBug bundles the MySearch parasite in its standalone distribution and has in the past, installed Gator and SVAPlayer.

I recommend that you uninstall WeatherBug and choose one of these alternatives:

Please uninstall WeatherBug now.

Other than that :

Good! :cheers:
Your system now is clean.
Let's do some cleaning and management.

Please note: Due to the restrictions on Vista, all tools should be started by Right-Click ---> Run As Administrator

  • SpywareBlaster help your Internet Explorer more strong as it will help to block known malicious ActiveX
  • A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found HERE

  • Unwanted things always occur behind your knowledge. Let's this software take the snapshot of it.
  • For more information and installation can be found HERE

Windows/Program Update.
Please make sure to have your Windows Automatic Update turn ON or you can use as below :

Windows Vista
Update your Windows regularly.
Any doubt on how it can be done, please refer HERE

You always can refer at both website to check either any updates are needed for your system.


Happy safe surfing! :)
User avatar
MRU Master Emeritus
Posts: 2340
Joined: October 14th, 2008, 11:40 am
Location: Malaysia

Re: Many browsers start, fake virus scanner running

Unread postby askey127 » December 19th, 2009, 8:54 pm

this topic is now closed.

We are pleased we could help you resolve your computer's malware issues.

If you would like to make a comment or leave a compliment regarding the help you have received, please see Feedback for Our Helpers - Say "Thanks" Here.
User avatar
Posts: 13960
Joined: April 17th, 2005, 3:25 pm
Location: New Hampshire USA
Register to Remove


  • Similar Topics
    Last post

Return to Infected? Virus, malware, adware, ransomware, oh my!

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 54 guests

Contact us:

Advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. Register to remove all ads. The forum is run by volunteers who donate their time and expertise. We make every attempt to ensure that the help and advice posted is accurate and will not cause harm to your computer. However, we do not guarantee that they are accurate and they are to be used at your own risk. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Member site: UNITE Against Malware