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05-05-2009, 10:55
I need help removing an adware program I picked up off a cheep Chinese
Ipod. It's called Adware Generic3.ERZ
My AVG Anti-virus will pick it up but can't remove it because it has embedded
it's self in the optical drive I can't use the DVD/disc drive.
I have tried spyware doctor and spyzooka with no luck. I hope someone can help. It's starting to not read my battery and won't recharge.
I am running a Dell with Vista. Can anyone help me?

Sgt. Schultz
05-05-2009, 11:14
Give Malwarebytes a try ...

05-05-2009, 11:52
have you tried booting into safe mode and doing a virus scan ?

05-06-2009, 20:26
Give Malwarebytes a try ...

I second that . Its a great program.

05-07-2009, 20:41
I have tried all of your suggestions but nothing has worked. If my drive worked
I would just reformat to XP. I guess I have to find an external hard drive but I'm
afraid that I will just down load this virus in a program I want to keep.
I have an old computer can I swap out the optical reader from one to the other?

05-07-2009, 21:43
Have you tried HijackThis? If you do, learn it's capabilities and be careful because you could remove critical programs or program componants.