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Think Point Virus #392238
11/08/10 03:54 PM
11/08/10 03:54 PM
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San Pedro Belize
elbert Offline OP
elbert  Offline OP
I just spent the last two hours cleaning out a virus called Think Point.
It disguises itself as a software solution to itself that cost and hoped i would pay with my credit card to help me remove it. tricky little bastard.
It was put in by someone using my computer while i was out to check facebook and opened it on their facebook account and downloaded into my computer.
I'm passwording my computer and shutting it down when i walk away.

Last edited by elbert; 11/08/10 03:55 PM.

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Re: Think Point Virus [Re: elbert] #392240
11/08/10 04:13 PM
11/08/10 04:13 PM
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Salt Lake City, Utah
kathyw Offline
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We had the same thing happen last week with Think Point.
What a pain in the a--

Re: Think Point Virus [Re: elbert] #392250
11/08/10 05:35 PM
11/08/10 05:35 PM
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San Pedro Belize
elbert Offline OP
elbert  Offline OP
I'm proud of myself for getting rid of it. I've always paid a techie for that sort of thing before ...Think Point you where my first!

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Re: Think Point Virus [Re: elbert] #392252
11/08/10 05:52 PM
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jhill123 Offline
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I've used Malwarbytes with great success to remove that virus. I installed it to a memory stick using a different computer, updated it, then ran it on the infected machine and it removed that virus. Sneaky bastage it is as it shuts down your regular virus protection and stops you from installing/updating other virus protection software.

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