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soho1
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Registered: ‎12-01-2013

scorpion saver adware by adpeak

This malware is horrid and difficult to remove. Stilworking on it. Why doesn't norton fix this?

dickevans
Posts: 12,444
Registered: ‎04-08-2008

Re: scorpion saver adware by adpeak


soho1 wrote:

This malware is horrid and difficult to remove. Stilworking on it. Why doesn't norton fix this?


Hi,

Sorry you're having a problem. Norton is not designed to fix 'everything'. In fact it is impossible for any single security product to protect you 100% of the time from the thousands of threats released daily.

For qualified assistance I'd recommend that you choose one of the free sites listed and work with one of the trained volunteers there who will walk you through the cleanup process

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com
http://forums.whatthetech.com/
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/
http://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/

Keep us posted

Dick
Win7x64 SP1 current NIS V21
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Quads
Posts: 16,540
Registered: ‎07-21-2008

Re: scorpion saver adware by adpeak

The question which has not been answered

 

"Why doesn't norton fix this?"

 

 

That is because Scorpion Saver is a PUP,  It also uses a Service to run.   PUP's unless theu have crossed the line are not detected by Most AV's

 

Quads

dickevans
Posts: 12,444
Registered: ‎04-08-2008

Re: scorpion saver adware by adpeak


Quads wrote:

The question which has not been answered

 

"Why doesn't norton fix this?"

 

 

That is because Scorpion Saver is a PUP,  It also uses a Service to run.   PUP's unless theu have crossed the line are not detected by Most AV's

 

Quads


Thanks for the save.

Dick
Win7x64 SP1 current NIS V21
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Quads
Posts: 16,540
Registered: ‎07-21-2008

Re: scorpion saver adware by adpeak

It's not for you or the others.

 

 

Quads

dickevans
Posts: 12,444
Registered: ‎04-08-2008

Re: scorpion saver adware by adpeak

Understood, still appreciated

Dick
Win7x64 SP1 current NIS V21
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jmachats
Posts: 71
Registered: ‎09-24-2011

Re: scorpion saver adware by adpeak

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Wayned10
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎05-05-2009

Re: scorpion saver adware by adpeak

I have it now too. I have Malaware installed, and it keeps removing it, but it keeps coming back after each reboot.

I have tried regedit, and uninstalled it many times. It is not listed on IE as anything, but probably disguised.

 

So, due to its malevalence, and increasing spread, please add Scorpionsaver to your list of malware to be uninstalled and just as importantly, block it from being installed in the first place.

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Wayned10
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎05-05-2009

Re: scorpion saver adware by adpeak

By installing itself without my permission and then  making itself impossible to remove, crosses the line.

 

 

 

BTW, when you try to uninstall it, you get an error, "software\wow6432node\microsoft\windows\current\version\browser\helper object failed to be removed.

dickevans
Posts: 12,444
Registered: ‎04-08-2008

Re: scorpion saver adware by adpeak


Wayned10 wrote:

I have it now too. I have Malaware installed, and it keeps removing it, but it keeps coming back after each reboot.

I have tried regedit, and uninstalled it many times. It is not listed on IE as anything, but probably disguised.

 

So, due to its malevalence, and increasing spread, please add Scorpionsaver to your list of malware to be uninstalled and just as importantly, block it from being installed in the first place.


Please use one of these free sites to get trained assistance in the removal process

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com
http://forums.whatthetech.com/
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/
http://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/

Keep us posted

Dick
Win7x64 SP1 current NIS V21