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Question by madeline
Submitted on 12/3/2003
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I have a virus from the website www.buddypicture.net... it automatically shows up as a link on my instant messenger buddy profile. Can you tell me anything about it or how i can get rid of it?


Answer by random
Submitted on 12/4/2003
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try going into your application files and deleting it out? just a suggestion i don't have it so i don't know what its like

 

Answer by cheeratou
Submitted on 12/4/2003
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I had and was also able to get rid of the virus.

 

Answer by Daniel
Submitted on 12/4/2003
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its not an actual virus. its just a program that changes your AIM profile. go to http://www.buddypicture.net/remove.htm

 

Answer by mikemike
Submitted on 12/4/2003
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and when you go to the remove site it installs another type of virri....

 

Answer by shauna
Submitted on 12/4/2003
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thank you so much... i wouldnt be able to live without my profile

 

Answer by Muhahaha
Submitted on 12/5/2003
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I dont understand the webpage wont come up on my computer it keeps saying that it can't find server could anyone help me out?

 

Answer by B
Submitted on 12/5/2003
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This virus was driving me nuts.  But this got rid of it...     http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp
go to this site and follow the directions... it got rid of my virus instantly (at first i didn't think it did anything, but it did)

 

Answer by Frank Jaeger
Submitted on 12/5/2003
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I downloaded the same thing, but at first I went through manually and deleted a lot of the files. Now though the scanner does not detect the virus though a lot of things are still screwed up. For one my System folder pops up everytime I open Internet Explorer, and that takes a really long time too. Help would be appreciated.

P.S. I actually tried to redownload the virus so that I could take it off completely but the popup didn't come up for me to download it.

 

Answer by Amy
Submitted on 12/5/2003
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thanks a lot cuz i have that virus too!

 

Answer by steph
Submitted on 12/5/2003
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omg i have this exact same problem, i have that really stupid thing that keeps putting "I can't believe I found %n's Picture here
HAHAHA" n i cant go to that site either, it sez the server cant find it or sumtin

 

Answer by BigMike
Submitted on 12/5/2003
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they have instructions on AIM's website that show how to get rid of it. They are semi-complicated, so if you don't understand computers try and have someone help you with this... http://www.aim.com/help_faq/security/trojan.adp

 

Answer by kate
Submitted on 12/6/2003
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you can get rid of it if you uninstall aim and then reinstall it

 

Answer by Ryan
Submitted on 12/6/2003
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you can also find instructions here on getting rid of it... http://john.homsar.com/archives/000237.html

 

Answer by tink
Submitted on 12/6/2003
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ok guys, i feel stupid, but how do you uninstall AIM?

 

Answer by Miranda
Submitted on 12/6/2003
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Go into the start menu and when you find AOL Instant messenger click it.. it will give you a list of options and among these options there is an uninstall AIM.  Click it.. but before you do, save everything and close or it won't uninstall.

 

Answer by Computer Sneak
Submitted on 12/6/2003
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I know how annoying those things can be. I have gotten most of them and I have gotten every single one of my profile. Just go to the website and it says remove all adware and click on that. then it tells you what to do. I'm positive that the website (when you go to it again) won't give you another virus! I'm very good with these kind of viruses/worms so trust me on that!
Sincerely,
          Computer Sneak ;-)

 

Answer by kelly516
Submitted on 12/6/2003
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I had this virus..I clicked the link in sumones profile and my virus scanner caught it

 

Answer by vanessa
Submitted on 12/6/2003
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uninstalling aim DOES NOT work.

 

Answer by Jessica**
Submitted on 12/6/2003
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http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp  <--- this link REALLY works people! i got the virus and it removed it completely in like 2 seconds! THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH!

 

Answer by tink
Submitted on 12/6/2003
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ok guys, me and like 10 of my friends had it and we uninstalled, and it fixed our problem. Heres what you do... go to START, and AOL Instant Messanger. then go over to Uninstall AOL. it will tell you step by step what to do. Once you get AIM deleted, you go to the AIM site and get a new sn and download AIM. then when you go to sign on, just type in your old sn.. the one you use commonly now, and it should all be gravy baby!

 

Answer by punk013
Submitted on 12/6/2003
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Hey, I just went to www.puddypicture.net/remove.htm
then went to the rsaisp.com/software.asp and it said the virus wasn't on there anymore..so thats good.

thanks alot!!! =)

 

Answer by jbabe007
Submitted on 12/7/2003
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rsaisp.com/software.asp <<ok that TOTALLY worked thank you SOOOO MUCH! :) :) :)

 

Answer by btaroltyd
Submitted on 12/7/2003
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Yep, that worked REALLY FAST.  Thanks everyone!

 

Answer by danman
Submitted on 12/7/2003
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http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp

it worked like a charm, thanks so much!

 

Answer by john
Submitted on 12/7/2003
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http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp its awesome

 

Answer by Whit
Submitted on 12/7/2003
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Thanks to whoever figured out about getting rid of the profile virus... www.rsaisp.com/software.asp worked GREAT!!

 

Answer by kallie
Submitted on 12/7/2003
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http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp, it finishes in 10 seconds and it completely deletes the files from realPHX.com, talkstocks.net, and the buddypicture.net. Its AWESOME! thanks to rsaip!

 

Answer by Rickz0rz
Submitted on 12/7/2003
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If you are a little more techy, you can kill the av.exe process, remove the entry from the RUN subfolder in your registry, and delete the file C:\Windows\av.exe -- that's all that rsaisp software does.  It might bug out if the company changes the location of the registry entry, so don't always expect that RSA sotware to work.. that's all I can really say.

 

Answer by kinghus
Submitted on 12/7/2003
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and remember to goto start-run-msconfig and goto the startup tab. then unclick av.exe or b.exe or bbb.exe or whatever the file you deleted was.

 

Answer by VirusHater
Submitted on 12/7/2003
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are you sure that http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp works?  i got it from my friend and now its in everyones profile!  that unistalling doesnt help!  so hopefully this site will???

 

Answer by jp
Submitted on 12/7/2003
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http://rush68.net/~dave/removal.php

this seems to be good way

 

Answer by lil c
Submitted on 12/7/2003
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http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp  
this site does work honest..thnx

 

Answer by Jerry
Submitted on 12/7/2003
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I went to the www.buddypicture.net/remove site...and it didn't do anything.  But then I did a search for files named av on my computer and just deleted them.  Its gone now... and has been for the last couple of days.  Didn't need any complex software or program or tech crap... just a search and the use of a mouse pointer. *clicks delete*

 

Answer by keith sucks
Submitted on 12/8/2003
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keith, you're retarded.  macs aren't immune to viruses.  it's just that most viruses target PCs (since PCs make up the overwhelming majority of computers being used.

 

Answer by Hunter
Submitted on 12/8/2003
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if you're using mozilla firebird instead of internet explorer, the default settings prevent it from installing.  i realized what it was after i had clicked on it, but luckily it hadn't installed because of mozilla *pets computer lovingly* and i'm still clean.  yay mozilla!

 

Answer by KStrike155
Submitted on 12/8/2003
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rsaisp.com/software.asp

That worked for me! :)

 

Answer by mika
Submitted on 12/8/2003
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if u have norton auto protect eneabled, it automatically blocks it

 

Answer by KraXxus
Submitted on 12/8/2003
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AdAware, or Spybot - Personally I prefer AdAware

 

Answer by pimpstressOx
Submitted on 12/8/2003
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yea i tried going bck to the site to uninstall it nd it didnt work, it kept saying that the thing wasnt installed....so i tried to install it so i could get rid of it, nd the stupid page would NOT come up, so i did like you guys sed nd i went to http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp  nd *snap* it was gone! i was soO happy i had that damn thing in my infO fOr like a week, nd everyone was getting mad at me, it was soO annoying!

 

Answer by Maggy
Submitted on 12/8/2003
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I just got it!  Stupid virus, but I went to that site and it said it wasn't there...way!

 

Answer by opieduce04
Submitted on 12/8/2003
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get norton its a hella good virus protection thingy and it stoped it and deleted it for me

 

Answer by orange
Submitted on 12/9/2003
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what the... I followed all the directions on above and nothing work... Help me out! I seriously need to fix my computer.... HELP ME PLEASE...

 

Answer by Errrr....
Submitted on 12/9/2003
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Ok, first of all, buddypicture.net doesn't show anything because its tricking you into thinking its doing something, like loading the page, when instead it is loading the virus. Also... common sense, people: Don't go to the same site that gave you the virus to "remove" it!! That's stupid! It probably lies when it said it removed it from your system.
Also: Macs suck. Windows sucks. Use Linux.

 

Answer by kerri
Submitted on 12/9/2003
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http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp  works just like that! im serious ! half these people posting are all tryin to get us to get the virus! damn u ppl!

 

Answer by mememe
Submitted on 12/9/2003
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if you tried to get rid of it through the site, go and get spybot, it's free and finds almost all the spyware on your comp. just search google for it

 

Answer by Thene
Submitted on 12/9/2003
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http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp worked for me. DON'T go back to buddypicture.com or whatever unless you're stupid and want MORE adware. If a link looks suspicious, use common sense and DON'T click on it. AdAware doesn't pick it up by the by. Although it IS a great tool to find and remove any other ad/spyware. I suggest everyone get it and use it FREQUENTLY. And to everyone dissing on the OS's who cares? They all have their faults, no OS is better than the other. As long as you get your updates everything should work fine. I've used Windows since 3.1 was out and I haven't had too many problems that couldn't be fixed.

 

Answer by Chii
Submitted on 12/9/2003
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What I did to aVoId any virus is, I put the arrow on the link part and see what the web address is then i type it in without the "www." on Google or any search engine and if it's a virus, all these links come up showing how to get rid of the virus it gives you. That's for future reference everyone! So think before you start clicking on things you dont know about! Thank you.

 

Answer by Mark
Submitted on 12/9/2003
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Delete all of your AIM files, and reload it...save your profile before you do. Once you reinstall it it will be fixed.

 

Answer by Computer Master
Submitted on 12/9/2003
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This is what i did, and it worked, but there might be a different way, going to the site www.buddypicture.net/remove.htm or something like that, i don't konw..


In order to remove this "virus", it is necessary to delete the files from your computer in "program files" most likely.  The problem with this is that it won't let you delete it because every time you start your computer, it opens up, causing it to be difficult to delete.  You must go through DOS to delete before you boot your computer up.  Typing "RD" in DOS will "remove a directory".  But, in order to know the full extent of what was loaded onto your computer, you must do a full system file search by date.  In order to do this, you must know the rough time that the file was created.  Then you can find all the files that were created at that exact time and they are part of the virus.  Good luck...

 

Answer by Chris
Submitted on 12/9/2003
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Folks, I encourage everyone to download the software "spybot" and the free version of Zonelabs Firewall.  These can help protect you from these now all too common occurrences.  Subscribe to an anitivirus software for the ultimate protection.  Hackers are loving how gullible people are becoming.  Search for the mentioned software at google.com.

 

Answer by Helpful_GUy
Submitted on 12/9/2003
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HEY! i just got the virues like 5 minutes ago! Norton antivirus picked it up and deleted the file. the virus is a trojan meaning its widley spread and the data loss is intermediate. if u have a virus scan, (ie: Norton) just scan ur computer and and delete it, dont quarantine it! it'll only make things worse! another problem is is the Whoaaa...look what i found here. it takes u to a site called www.talkstocks.com it downloads a whole bunch of "unwanted material" just beware of suspicious links!

 

Answer by valo
Submitted on 12/9/2003
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dis virus is so stupid all my friends have it and they r so stupid to dl it

 

Answer by lovsk8in247
Submitted on 12/9/2003
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1. press control+alt+delete. Find the application Av.exe or on your processes on ur task manager.

2. DELETE Av.exe!!

3. Go to C:\windows

4. Find "Av.exe" and delete it

5. Go to your recycle bin AND DELETE IT!

6. Sign off of AIM if you are on it and sign back on. If its not on your profile congrats, if it still is follow the follow steps.

7. Go to your profile and edit it. UN-hyperlink the URL. Do this by hi-liting
the link and "remove link". Click ok and finish profile.

8. Go BACK to your profile and delete the text. Finish it and sign off AIM.

9. SIGN BACK ON ARE YOU ARE DONE!

 

Answer by net
Submitted on 12/10/2003
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go to this website and open it up  http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp  
then just follow the directions... it works like a charm... i thought it would be something dumb and give me a virus but it really works!

 

Answer by Megs
Submitted on 12/10/2003
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Yes I believe that the website http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp does get rid of the Buddy picture virus that takes over your AIM profile. Use that. It worked really fast. You have to manually earase it from your profile though as well.

 

Answer by Bee
Submitted on 12/10/2003
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I have a different problem.  My virus scanner detected a Trojan Dropper when i clicked the link and it wasn't able to quarantine, delete, etc.  WHAT DO I DO???

 

Answer by lovsk8in247
Submitted on 12/10/2003
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what was the trojan called TROJ_MSCHACHE maybe?

 

Answer by ALL THE PEOPLE LIE, LOVS8IN247 IS RIGHT
Submitted on 12/10/2003
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Answer by lovsk8in247
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1. press control+alt+delete. Find the application Av.exe or on your processes on ur task manager.

2. DELETE Av.exe!!

3. Go to C:\windows

4. Find "Av.exe" and delete it

5. Go to your recycle bin AND DELETE IT!

6. Sign off of AIM if you are on it and sign back on. If its not on your profile congrats, if it still is follow the follow steps.

7. Go to your profile and edit it. UN-hyperlink the URL. Do this by hi-liting
the link and "remove link". Click ok and finish profile.

8. Go BACK to your profile and delete the text. Finish it and sign off AIM.

9. SIGN BACK ON ARE YOU ARE DONE!  

 

Answer by Bob Dole
Submitted on 12/10/2003
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U all r stupid, all u have to do is take ur computer and beat it with  lead pipe, that should do the trick

 

Answer by Uh, Beavis?
Submitted on 12/10/2003
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What you need to do, simply, is unplug everything from your computer. Then open the nearest window, remove the screen, and throw your computer out.

 

Answer by Skittles
Submitted on 12/11/2003
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OK, u could use system restore.
2)  Search for the file and delete it
3)***go to control panel, add/remove programs, delete AIM, reinstall it, and have a normal day!
4) get a new computer
5) get a new harddrive
6) pay me $250,000 to go to your house and remove it myself.  Ima hot 16yr old male from South California....L.A.!!
7) take Bill Gates to court
8) Make ur own virus!!
.....not a real one, but works better dan one......diz is how....(i did it at my lil sis. skool.....works great......
a) go to MS-DOS, [u research the commands on ur own, get a book from barnes and noble or something, i don't feel like writing an essay]
b) mess around with the autoexec.bat program, (diz is what what starts ur computer so u wont have to write a million commands to start windows, basically) re-configure it, add stuff to it, delete stuff.  Save it on a floppy, NOT ON UR COMP!!
then clear everything u did, and then type exit.
c)  go to ur skool, insert the floppy, go to MS-DOS, open file from floppy on MS-DOS, save the configuration on the skool computer.  Remove floppy.
d)  share the file among the network of computers.
e) shut down.....see if they reboot..if dey do normally....u suck....i did it myself, so i know it works.  and this is where real hackers, umm...no im not one....fa real, honestly.....start making viruses, dey just create them...insert commands to make the computer do what u want them to do.  See?  its not so hard to hack into a bank...just make it do wha u wanted it to do.....lol...

 

Answer by Ashley at Troy State University
Submitted on 12/11/2003
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http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp  - this site worked GREAT. Whoever discovered it, kudos! Gah arent virus' the worst?

 

Answer by Skittles again
Submitted on 12/11/2003
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okok..rsaisp.com/software.asp is the best solution.......but if u have any trouble, ill only charge $10,000 to remove it myself.  

 

Answer by helpp
Submitted on 12/11/2003
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omg help... this www.rsaisp.com/software.asp doesnt do anythin for me!.. i deleted aim and reinstalled it and its still there... i went to that site and i did wat it said all it says is key is not found, your system is clean.. what do i have to do to get it off my profile! help plz

 

Answer by Warren
Submitted on 12/11/2003
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Hey guys, I had the same thing on mine but finally kicked it.  Easiest way to take care of it that I found was on this website:
http://www.allankintz.com/
It's straightforward (even though he does poke fun at us for DLing it).  I also strongly recommend Spybot to take care of any other spyware on your computer.  It's helped me out a ton.

 

Answer by sammipophead
Submitted on 12/12/2003
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i hate school love ya bye

 

Answer by Jen
Submitted on 12/13/2003
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wow i got this virus and i was totally panicky its soooo annoying! and i was totally suspicious of all the comments here! but really, http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp

works sooo well it took like 5seconds and now i have my profile back! im sooo happy thank you everyone for finding this!!! WORKS LIKE A CHARM!!

 

Answer by Ace Of Spades
Submitted on 12/13/2003
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http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp  really works...a lotta my friends were clicking on it and were buggin' out. Thanks people, you saved my life and my sad little friends...
:-D

 

Answer by LoCo808MiXgUrL4u
Submitted on 12/14/2003
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omg DANIEL THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! i got rid of that dooodooo aim profile thing thanks to u! mahalos! byee!

 

Answer by lovskin247
Submitted on 12/14/2003
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i would also suggest getting addware by lavasoft it works great here the link www.addware.com
and to get rid of the buddypicture.net thing in your profile ALL you have to do is

1. press control+alt+delete. Find the application Av.exe or on your processes on ur task manager.

2. DELETE Av.exe!!

3. Go to C:\windows

4. Find "Av.exe" and delete it

5. Go to your recycle bin AND DELETE IT!

6. Sign off of AIM if you are on it and sign back on. If its not on your profile congrats, if it still is follow the follow steps.

7. Go to your profile and edit it. UN-hyperlink the URL. Do this by hi-liting
the link and "remove link". Click ok and finish profile.

8. Go BACK to your profile and delete the text. Finish it and sign off AIM.

9. SIGN BACK ON ARE YOU ARE DONE!


 

Answer by lovsk8in247
Submitted on 12/14/2003
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go to this forum its the best help site ever

http://forums.techguy.org

 

Answer by Happy
Submitted on 12/14/2003
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this site rules http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp

It got rid of the virus within seconds.  Amazing.

 

Answer by kiwikichan
Submitted on 12/14/2003
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other than putting a link in your profile what else does this "virus" do?

and how did everyone acquire it?

 

Answer by Bill Gates
Submitted on 12/15/2003
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When i try to delete the av.exe file in the C:\Windows, i get an error message that says "Cannot delete av: Acces is denied"? What do i do in this case?

 

Answer by lovsk8in247
Submitted on 12/15/2003
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did you end the task Av.exe or did you try deleting it before that?

you need to press Ctrl Alt Delete and go to processes tab and end task the file name Av.exe first then search for it and delete it in your C:drive or whatever drive your aim is on

 

Answer by newman4242
Submitted on 12/15/2003
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OK I ran that website everyone was talking about to get rid of the virus...it ran the scan and it said it was not able to delete the virus so it may still be on my system...when i ran it again, it said it couldn't find the source code or something so it is off now...what is going on???

 

Answer by Leeniebeanie
Submitted on 12/15/2003
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save u the misery...http://www.buddypicture.net/remove.htm i dont know if ne1 is going to read this but this is the solution...i just did it...after u follow the steps then just delete it off ur pf and if u check again it wont be there GL! =)

 

Answer by computerwiz
Submitted on 12/16/2003
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do not go to buddypicture.net/remove.htm. it installs another trojan/ program to your computer that will aid in the virus, as what i heard. there are many programs and instructions out there you can commonly search for on any search engine. stay with main brands. but that sites removal is as i heard only hurts you.

 

Answer by mk
Submitted on 12/17/2003
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honestly, if these people just got laid more often theyd probably do more productive things with their time.

 

Answer by aa
Submitted on 12/17/2003
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Buddypicture.net has malicious scipts and may realese trojan horse virus which hides in files and will mess up files and folders and steal information on your computer.

 

Answer by sLiPp3rYm0nKeY
Submitted on 12/19/2003
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ya i helped a frein dget it off but the rsaip one didnt work i dont no i sent all of them one worked mabybe thte steps one but for like a minuter after she got rid ogf it sh egot another saying happy holidays 2003 party baby and then she signed off and back on and bothe were gone

 

Answer by In2Jesus
Submitted on 12/19/2003
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I personally have not received that virus, but I had a feeling that it was a virus after seeing the same "picture of %n" message in countless profiles. The first time I saw it, I saw it I clicked on the link but it wouldn't go anywhere, thank goodness. Another thing to watch out for now is something about a party on the 23rd or something.. cuz that random comment was in a friend's profile leading to the buddypicture.net link. Does anybody know exactly how this annoying virus got started and if it affects anything more than your profile?

 

Answer by softballgurl6677
Submitted on 12/20/2003
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dont listen to anyone else.....its not an virus. its just a program that changes your AIM profile to advertise buddypicture.net. go to http://www.buddypicture.net/remove.htm.  
and it will tell you how to remove it

 

Answer by iloveeurotrash5
Submitted on 12/20/2003
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don't listen to softballgurl6677, she's working for The Man and she's gotta be in on it, cuz biddypic.net is all bull.  GO TO http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp  NOW dude!!

come on guey!!
FIGHT THE MAN

 

Answer by l33t3rthanu
Submitted on 12/21/2003
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If you have this problem you are very stupid and don't deserve a profile.

 

Answer by killakalley
Submitted on 12/21/2003
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i had the same damn virus...it got really annoying.  I followed everyones instructions, even the rsaisp site but it didn't do anything.  I had to go into my registry (control+alt+delete) and deleted av.exe.  Then i went into start,search file and looked for av.exe file.  It was there, and I deleted it.  I had to uninstall aim and reinstall with a new screen name.  When i logged in I used my old screen name and it worked.  The virus was gone and the link in my profile wasn't there.  I hope this helps.  

 

Answer by bobjoejim
Submitted on 12/22/2003
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just delete all your internet history, cookies, and temp internet files. makes everything so much easier.

 

Answer by davidallancoe
Submitted on 12/22/2003
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yo i went to the buddyprofile.net link in someones profile and norton antivirus came up and said it detected the trojan virus. it said it was unable to repair or fix the virus and it could not delete it, saying access was denied. but since then i havent expierenced any problems and i even searched for the virus on the norton scan. Nothin showed up. i guess it just mysteriously dissappeared

 

Answer by Chimo
Submitted on 12/22/2003
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http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp  is the site that works... don't bother uninstalling AIM, doesn't work.  Don't bother with going to the www.buddypictures.net/remove site either... just another virus.  Go to the top link and it'll take care of it all :) Good Luck

 

Answer by mandypoo
Submitted on 12/24/2003
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ok ........first of all the rsaisp.com/software.asp works just do as it says......delete the link from your info and your home free........ok i have question if i deleted the thing off aim can the trojan virus still be on my comp though.............................

 

Answer by FordMustangLove
Submitted on 12/24/2003
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YA rock!!!! i was confused for awhile but ya saved me alot of pain and time away from my porno

 

Answer by kim
Submitted on 12/26/2003
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just deleting things off your computer won't work..there's registry stuff too..don't think viruses are that easy

 

Answer by fkntrojanzsukars
Submitted on 12/27/2003
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ok people this is for aim users with the buddypicture  dealio.  i had to use http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ a free onlineviruscan to find the infected trojan files also use http://ww
c:\windows\system\bootconf.exe    
trojstartpage.q
c:\windows\system\randomiser.exe             troj mscache.a
c:\windows.downlaodprogramfiles\ortmzovf.dll   troj mscache.a
just  delete the bootconf.exe ,randomizer.exe av.exe, files.. the ortmzovf  you will have to do some dos typping to get rid of it  like del ortmzovf.exe it is somekind of hidden program i couln`see it delete bi.exe, bbb.exe also my msinfo.exe was infected
click on tools tab, internet options tab ,programs tab then reset websettings to get your homepage and search options back to normal i doubt i`ll be back to this sight but who knows happy holidays bye

 

Answer by Ryan
Submitted on 12/27/2003
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I can't believe people actually make a virus that does nothing but edit an AIM profile. These people have 2 much time and should get a life! Any body that got it should have learned a lesson and get Norton Anti Virus 2003 or 2004. This is great and caught the virus the second i click the link. And it's only $20 a YEAR!!!!! Thats Gr8.


Ryan

 

Answer by Tanner
Submitted on 12/28/2003
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go to www.rsaisp.com/software.asp

 

Answer by ... ^x
Submitted on 12/29/2003
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you guys are all total n00bs if you actually thought going to the buddypicture.net site and downloading their "remove" program. if you havent realized yet, this just installs more crap on your computer, and by crap i mean MORE, UPDATED ADWARE.

 

Answer by coco
Submitted on 12/29/2003
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Answer by Baby Cakes!!
Submitted on 12/30/2003
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Hey that http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp web site really does work and dont remove ur aim it doesnt work!! so yeah thanks everyone for helping me!!

~*~*Baby Cakes*~*~

 

Answer by fish
Submitted on 12/30/2003
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this is the best way. first, get a guitar, break it on the computer, next, through ur copmuter that dosent deserve an owner as stupid as u out, then throu out ur guitar, then go watch bluesclues

 

Answer by restoration
Submitted on 12/30/2003
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this was not the scariest worm i have had but i am suspicious that it made a variant on my computer the second time i went to buddy picture but i could not locate anything out of place on my computer.  RSAISP worked well for me.

 

Answer by brian
Submitted on 1/4/2004
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ok that rsaisp web site worked soooooo good, thank you for that information that adware was driving me insane! thanks all

 

Answer by u wish
Submitted on 1/4/2004
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i like fishs solution the best

 

Answer by pshhh
Submitted on 1/5/2004
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all you have to do, if you have windows xp, is hit control+alt+delete, then click on the processes tab and scroll down until you find a process called "av" highlight it, then click end process.  now delete your entire profile and exit AIM. next go to "my computer" and click on your C drive, then double click the folder that is titled windows. when this opens, search for a folder called "av" a and delete the entire folder. now empty your recycle bin, re-open aim, and create  a new profile... you may or may not have to delete the virus link from your profile again, but these steps will work

 

Answer by Joe Smith
Submitted on 1/7/2004
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Hello, I am a Profile Engineer for America Online, Inc.  My job demands that I stay up-to-date on all of the latest advancements in Profiles and the problems that plague them.  I understand that this virus/worm has been causing quite a few problems so I will be detailing the removal steps below.  In the future, do not click on anything, don't type any information in any window, and never sign on.  Doing this will eliminate the possible threat of infection.

Steps for removal:
#1) Hold the Alt Key, and hit F4   - this will bring up a "programmers coding window"
#2) Search your computer for a folder called "System32"  - this is the folder that holds all of the information for the virus, delete it
#3) Reboot your computer 4 times
#4) Push every key on the keyboard
#5) If you are uncertain if you successfully completed step 4, do it again

Voila!  You are rid of all viruses!

 

Answer by tasty2o8
Submitted on 1/8/2004
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Hey-I'm like the stupidest person alive.. seriously. I DOWNLOADED the thing cuz i thought that my friend di... im so stupid.. and i tried removing it and stuff-but i still have all this crap comming up and i hate it/what do i do? neone know? i got the link out of my p.f. but i cant get these popups out. its making me kidna embarassed cuz u kno its like VIAGRA and like FIND A MAN or WOMAN or something im like "im a freakin girl." someone IM me on tasty2o8 or something cuz i really need some help

 

Answer by dewmaster07
Submitted on 1/10/2004
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I went to the site, and nothin happend, then this dialog box came up and said in order to view this site you must hit yes.  So i did and nothin came up so i clicked out.  5 minutes later my virus scan detects 4 TROJAN VIRUSES, not little adware although that is what the trojans were downloading.  I have tried several times to remove this virus but the files keep getting remade, I have no idea what to do, please help me out!

 

Answer by eatmychoade
Submitted on 1/13/2004
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man if you work for aol you've got some serious issues.. i could even provide a better internet service

 

Answer by kittie
Submitted on 1/13/2004
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you guys are ALL wack because NONE i repeat NONE of them work! they are trying to trick you INNOCENT people! ive done almost everything on here, except the one where you hit every key or something lol but NONE of them work, please, we are just trying to get rid of the virus not get some more viruses!

 

Answer by TC
Submitted on 1/14/2004
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<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Steps for removal:
#1) Hold the Alt Key, and hit F4   - this will bring up a "programmers coding window"
#2) Search your computer for a folder called "System32"  - this is the folder that holds all of the information for the virus, delete it
#3) Reboot your computer 4 times
#4) Push every key on the keyboard
#5) If you are uncertain if you successfully completed step 4, do it again >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OMFG! if anyone actually followed that THEY ARE SO SCREWED!!! LOLOLOLOLOL ROFL ROFL ROFL.

ok anyway, system 32 basically IS YOUR COMPUTER.  if u delete system32, your computer will get shot in the head and penis cancer and die immediatly.

go here http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp ive helped like 15 friends get rid of it.  and I havent even gotten it yet. I'm so cool.

btw there is NO CHANCE IN HELL that guy works for AOL.

 

Answer by just me
Submitted on 1/15/2004
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okay...well, i feel like an idiot, but what is Binary?... its the first step on http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp... if i knew what binary was, i could delete it!

 

Answer by Ruby
Submitted on 1/15/2004
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http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp (that worked instantly)

 

Answer by leigh
Submitted on 1/16/2004
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yeah. some of you guys are just retarded.

OMFG. i got this, lyk, thang on muh comp and i lyk cant git rid of that lynk on muh profyle and i cant lyk, live wo muh profyle help meeeeee pluuuleeeze!!!!!111!!!eleven!!!11!

 

Answer by X
Submitted on 1/17/2004
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You guys dont have to download anything except for a virus scan!  All you have to do is...
1 scan your computer
2 look for those files in your comp other   ppl have been talking about (e.g. av.exe) in
3 GO to your profile and highlite link
4 press the link button and press REMOVE LINK
5 DO NOT REMOVE THE SENTENCE!
6 go back to edit profile every 5 mins about three times to make sure that the link didn't come back on the profile
7 IF THE LINK DIDN'T COME BACK delete the sentence
8 then go back to your profile about five mins later and you should have your profile back
9 IF YOU DON'T GET YOUR PROFILE BACK scan through your system and look for thoughs files again and go through the steps again

This worked for me and my friend.  At first I didn't think it would work for me.  But it did so it should work for you guys too.  Also for sum reason I couldn't download/install rsaisp.  Good Luck yall! ^_^

 

Answer by kira
Submitted on 1/20/2004
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deleting all your internet files and cookies doesn't help, it just removes the files?! how will that help get rid of the virus?

 

Answer by StupidBlondie
Submitted on 1/20/2004
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Ummm..call me stupid but when i went to the site: http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp...i didn't understand ANYthing they said..could someone help..ASAP

 

Answer by xMiniBuix
Submitted on 1/20/2004
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OH my god http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp saved my info ugh u have no idea.....whew i recomned everyone use that if they ahve the same problems ^_^ thanx bunches everyone

 

Answer by Jus a Grl
Submitted on 1/23/2004
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yo dis site http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp works awsum seriously ppl n i tried findin the files but im not exactly a computer genius so dat helped ALOT! anyone that has this worm or virus or w/e it is go to dis website it works! ciao

 

Answer by linkinpark867530
Submitted on 1/25/2004
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its called a mallicious code.have ur virus scaner get rid of it

 

Answer by TC
Submitted on 1/25/2004
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http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp if u dont know how to use that site u dont deserve to own a computer.  it works instantly for this type of virus, ive never gotten the virus myself but I've helped about 15 people get rid of theirs.

 

Answer by Poohluvsu
Submitted on 2/2/2004
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http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp <---seriously i had the same problem and i got it from clicking on someone elses sub pro. This website really works--->http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp

 

Answer by THANK YOU SO MUCH lovsk8in247!!
Submitted on 2/8/2004
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Oh my goooood lovsk8in247 i did what you said and it worked!!  thanks so much!!  youre awesome!!! ;)

 

Answer by meow
Submitted on 2/10/2004
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i think it can only get aol members... i have deadaim and have clicked on the link a million times and i dont have it in my pf or anywhere... im not sure though...

 

Answer by AHHH
Submitted on 2/11/2004
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People, learn how to freaking spell.  Sheesh.
Now, here's what you do:
1. Get off your butt.
2. Step away from your computer.
3. Get a life and start actually spending time with your friends and not just "talking" to them in cyber space.

 

Answer by mm56
Submitted on 2/16/2004
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i keep getting this thing that says i found  %n's picture hahaha i need to get rid of it

 

Answer by Ben
Submitted on 2/21/2004
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Hey,
If you seem to have this problem. You need to either get a Virus scanner or go to http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp
It really works. I've never had this Virus but my friends have. Hope this helps.
---Ben

 

Answer by image
Submitted on 2/25/2004
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yeah i got a new varient this is more advanced by a factor of a 1000 then the one most people have it does install av.exe but thats just a spawning update program for the virus, in addition it changed about half my IE settings is downloading more adware then i knew existed, and locked regedit from working, in addition it deleted the part of the built in windows search program that allows it to actually searh and find anything, the virus also changed the user entry on my network to disallow me admin access and is attempting to dial into a remote computer that take admin access over my network, also as of last check the total of this virus that started from this av.exe trojan has consumed 180gb of hard drive space. and about 26,000$$$$ of company money
so any suggestions now?
oh yeah and your http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp
does nothing but update the virus

 

Answer by justin
Submitted on 2/28/2004
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i need help with getting the virus off of my mac, can anyone help?

 

Answer by gstringdplaymate
Submitted on 3/6/2004
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hi there..umm i got this thing on my profile saying "happy holidays everyone" and then this link n it will not go away can u please help me?

 

Answer by phil
Submitted on 3/21/2004
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i have a virus in my profile that comes from the link http://ugleague.net/mypersonalaimprofilex.scr.......it comes up in the profile as "View My BuddyProfile".

does anyone know how i can get rid of this please?

 

Answer by asilentlove34
Submitted on 4/30/2004
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God please let there be someone out there that can explain how to get rid of "whoaa look what i found here" in stupid language... I need the step by step instructions. please please please.. it hasn't only messed up my AIM now... its got my whole computer screwed up. it wont let me see what people are saying. it says that everyone on my buddylist is using a Mobil devise and im going crazy. PLEASE help.
-me

 

Answer by christina
Submitted on 6/3/2004
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i got a virus that says in my profile "View Buddy Profile"...it came from the website www.shadowedstories.org/bestfriend.scr....does anyone know how to get rid of it???

 

Answer by concerned
Submitted on 6/5/2004
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Uninstalling AIM does NOT work. Don't waste your time, like I did. Thanks.

 

Answer by HELP!
Submitted on 6/5/2004
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ok i have a question about profiles - see I have a profile from www.buddyprofile.com (it gives me more space). Is that a VIRUS or just a site? I thought it was just a site, but if it's a virus someone please tell me because I have been stupid enough to recieve one before...uhhggg.

 

Answer by Melissa
Submitted on 6/18/2004
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thank you so much you guys! rsaisp.com/software.asp totally worked!

 

Answer by beachbum130409
Submitted on 6/21/2004
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http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp  really worked for me!!! thank you sooo much! i have had this for about 4 months and ppl were annoyed by it (ppl meaning me 2!!) THANKS!!!!!!! <3

 

Answer by Swtdreams
Submitted on 7/3/2004
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that stupid site http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp does not work i keep trying to go to it but never comes up i need some REAL help!

 

Answer by pinkbarbie
Submitted on 8/11/2004
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buddy profile is not a virus it is just something goofy people put on their profiles to make them look um cool??

 

Answer by Spawn of Kratos
Submitted on 8/26/2004
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All i did is find the files and use a hex editor to remove the contents of the files... If you dont know anything about computers, i suggest using the method given by "B" a long time ago cuz that program is pretty solidly coded. All they do is have you download the byte code for a prgram that is made specifically to get rid of this stupid thing so it only takes a second to download. I'm sure some of the other ways work, but the easiest is probably B's.

 

Answer by Miss Ashley
Submitted on 6/23/2005
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Ok People listen........the very best way to insure that this program RealPhx is UNINSTALLED COMPLETELY is to hit this website : http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp

Once you go there it should uninstall the program.

Now unsinstall AIM also after you do this, and shut down you pc.

Cut your pc back ON. and REinstall AIM with a new sn.....sign on, sign off, put in your old existing name on AIM, and you will be GOOD TO GO MY FRIENDS !!!!!

Hope this helps someone, it worked GREAT for me !!!

Have a nice day !

 

Answer by keith
Submitted on 7/16/2005
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i want to no how to hack into a buddy profile

 

Answer by Emo_dave al3rby
Submitted on 7/7/2006
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well i think thats fun with some virusis and idk 2 seal a website but i think that 7ram they are poors 2 me i don't wanna steal SO good night im 15/m/kuwait if u wanna v0vote but the gr8 one plz :P

 

Answer by Virus
Submitted on 8/12/2006
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fik every1 here ur so dumb u lots cant even get rid of a simple virus

 

Answer by siron
Submitted on 1/26/2007
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i like boys boys boys boys

 

Answer by porno freak
Submitted on 6/21/2007
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i like it in the ass haha
i go on buddypicture.net every day
and jizz off hard

 

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