You've got more work to do (and AVG Free v8.0 isn't working properly anyway,
even w/out updated defs).
Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting your hijackthis log
to an appropriate forum.
Checking for/Help with Hijackware
When all else fails, HijackThis v2.0.2
) is the preferred tool to use (in
conjunction with some other utilities). HijackThis will NOT fix anything on
its own, but it will help you to both identify and remove any
hijackware/spyware with assistance from an expert. **Post your log to
, or another appropriate forum for review
by an expert in such matters, not here.**
If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad) computer repair shop.
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> I work with IE 7.0 and Silverlight and Windows XP. I had a Trojan Horse
> Fake Alert virus which my AVG 7.5 caught & healed. When this Virus
> it also brought a file called Rapid Antivirus which took over everything
> my computer and my AVG wasn't working anymore. I deal with Bell
> (Sympatico) so I downloaded a utility called Scan & Clean which really did
> clean up everything to do with Rapid Antivirus. I had to uninstall my AVG
> and download version 8.0 but I cannot update my software because I keep
> getting the message: the connection failed. I tried to go into their
> website, to no avail. Can you suggest anything?