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PC Performer

Discussion in Technical Support started by Rayne Valar, Jan 7, 2014

  1. Nov 29, 2012
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    Does anyone know how to get rid of PC Performer? One of my friends has it and we can't get it off her computer. Even tried uninstalling it in Safe mode, nothing.
    Anytime we attempt uninstalling a message comes up saying;
    Message file "C:\programfiles(x86)\ PC Performer\unins000.msg" is missing. Please correct the problem or obtain a new copy of the program.
    Anyone got any ideas how to fix this and uninstall this?
  2. Jul 8, 2012
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    • Feb 27, 2012
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      • Wizard! Wizard! x 1
      • Dec 1, 2013
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        =( You might have to just reformat if it's not going to get fixed. I would probably just recommend that in the long run. :\
      • Dec 2, 2013
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        You got Malware, as if it wasn't anymore apparent. There's a software called MalwareBytes, it can remove most malware with ease, and is a very effective tool. Also another tip, tell your friend to stop downloading porn and to stop being bad as a pirate, that prevents shit like this happening
      • Mar 30, 2012
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        This is so fucking crafty, I don't even.
        It tells you to install over 3 different programs to get rid of one.

        I would suggest just using CCleaner to see if the program can be force uninstalled, and if not, remove all the folders manually, and then check for registry errors.
      • Feb 27, 2012
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        Welcome to malware/viruses/trojans/rootkits. The land where you have to install and run 30 different programs to get rid of one! I've spent the better part of my time fixing my computer from rootkits i've gotten from network worms (my brother is an idiot) and trust me, you have to install a lot of stuff to get rid of everything. Unless someone makes a program/script/batch file that is setup SPECIFICALLY for that type of malware/virus.
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        • Jul 8, 2012
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          Indeed. Woking in IT we have a hand full a programs we run to get rid of just one virus. It sucks.
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          • Mar 30, 2012
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            I don't even.
            Why.
            I'm out, before the stupid spreads.
          • Jul 8, 2012
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            lol? Sigh.
          • Apr 9, 2007
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            http://www.wired.com/design/2013/10/15-awesome-looking-viruses-from-the-ms-dos-era/#slideid-293761
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            • Dec 9, 2013
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              Well I always use this program http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html that removes every traces in my pc, or you can try http://pt.malwarebytes.org/products/fileassassin/ to remove it manually something is blocked or "already in use".
              Post Merged, Jan 8, 2014
              Actually almost every single download we made now in this downloading sites it contains some Adware, which is the programs of their affiliates that makes your pc slower and stuff, you have always to customize the installation to deny this malware programs
            • Feb 27, 2012
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              Have you ever gotten a really bad virus? I have a feeling you never have, lol. It's okay, you live in your magical world where you use Symantec and it tells you it has completely removed the virus (meanwhile there are hundreds of malicious registry entries in your registry and and lingering malicious files on your system)

              For example, have you ever heard of the Zero Access Rootkit? I had that badboy, man that was a sick rootkit. It burried itself so hard into my system. It made some pretty fancy alt-code folders (which i couldn't delete because of the illegal characters it used, so it's amazing that the folder even existed) and the files themselves were the same. With a combination of:

              Comodo Cleaning Essentials
              MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
              MalwareBytes Anti-Rootkit
              AVG Remove Sality Tool
              GMER
              ESET Online Scanner
              Hitman Pro
              rKill
              RogueKiller
              TDSS Killer
              Old Timer ListIt
              Old Timer TFC
              ... along with HijackThis and Combofix, was i only able to finally get rid of (what looked like) the entire virus. I believe Hitman Pro was able to delete the malicious files it was spawning, TDSS Killer removed some of the Registry Entries, Malwarebytes removed some of the Malicious files that Hitman Pro missed, and ComboFix destroyed the files that nothing else could because of the illegal characters used in their name. The others did some work too, but i can't remember specifically what. After i ran ComboFix (absolute LAST resort program seeing as it can really fuck shit up on your system, such as never being able to boot into it again until your reinstall windows) i finally had stopped it from re-creating itself and spreading. It was such a bad virus, that i couldn't even run RogueKiller before or after i was able to (entirely?) get rid of it which was supposed to do the job of ComboFix. ComboFix broke a few things as well, so it kinda sucked. I did end up formatting anyway, just to be safe

              Whenever i get an infection (which i haven't gotten myself infected for a very long time, i've only been infected lately from network worms), i walk myself through the steps to remove it myself for a learning experience. There are some really easy-to-remove viruses/malware out there, but there are some VERY bad ones. It's not as simple as "click delete and it's gone!" because if that is what you think removes the virus, then i sure hope you don't fix computers with viruses for a living =/
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              • Mar 30, 2012
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                I have an ICT education, so you don't really have to write a novel about this.
                I do agree on some level, though.
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                • Nov 11, 2011
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                  Two words, Live Linux. Alternatively, take out the drive and place it in another computer and run your degreasers.
                • Feb 27, 2012
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                  That could work, unless it spreads across drives. But yeah, linux would be better, it would be harder to get viruses, but that's not to say the don't exist.
                • Jun 11, 2012
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                  hmm had the best of chances with CCleaner with a nice HijackThis wash.
                • May 31, 2012
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                  Malwarebytes should do the trick as long as you do it in safe mode.
                • Nov 11, 2011
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                  The virus won't transfer simply by being plugged in as an external (depending if there is somehow an autorun or batch file that opens). I've never had *ware transfer over this way. And not even a moron could get a virus on a *nix system, considering there are several different types of package installers (i.e., deb, tgz, rpm, dmg, pkg, etc) and the virus would have to be for your FS. And you'd need to be running as su which is why you never run it as a default user. You pretty much have to do everything wrong to get a rootkit/virus/trojan on your *nix system. For all intents and purposes, viruses for linux are extremely hard to come by. Rootkits can be installed which is why you should always install rkhunter on a new installation and have a decent set of netfilter and iptables.


                  I've never heard of anyone cleaning viruses with CCleaner. I use it all the time to remove temp files and clean the registry, but viruses? Hell no. HiJackThis can do more damage than good to someone who's not familiar with certain paths that the program can give as a false positive. But it works.