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How do I remove a sneaky program called "Live Show" that snuck into my computer from the internet?

Whatever I do to uninstall or delete or erase a registry signature, once the computer is rebooted the program pops back up. My credit card company is cancelling charges this company is placing on it.

I've also have all hidden files showing up thinking that was the trck and delete anything that seems related to the program with no avail.

Thanks. Inbliss.
 

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I did forgot to mention it. Ad-Aware is not picking it up.Is it possible that the real set up program is not named anything like "Live Show" and the setup called "Live Show" is bogus? do I have to do a deeper search in the registry?

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check you start up....
Under system tools -system information there is a start up branch...make sure what you want is there

DONT EDIT THE REGISTRY IF YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING

if you do open your registery(not going to tell you how...if you dont know you should play there)

Hkeylocal machine -software- microsoft-windows-current version- Run, Run once, Run service and run service once...delete the keys that dont belong

BE CAREFUL: SCREW THE REGISTERY _SCREW THE SYSTEM

try start run MSCONFIG
remove unnessary start items...if your not sure what it is check it out in yor favorite search engine

Try a detect and repair on the IE...might be there...

Worst case senario - Fdisk /MBR
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q69013&

Post back if none of this helps!!:bandit:
 

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Doonz,

Allow me to offer you my Registry Editor Disclaimer...modify the as you see fit :D :

** Standard Disclaimer **
The use of regedit.exe should only be attempted by someone with suitable level computer skill, improper modification of your Windows Registry could result in wide scale failures and ultimately turn your system into a paperweight. TheTechIsIn will not be held responsible for registry damages as a result of improper modifications. :D Just want to cover myself..dont want anyone coming to Dallas to break things I may need. :no:


inbliss,

It sounds by the name of it and what its doing like its one of those Red-Light Programs ..:no: is this thing establishing a connection to the internet every-time your system boots up is and costing you money!! :scared:

If it is first thing to do is shutdown your always on connection!, then try all the ideas given here, then I would recommend a firewall from Zone-alarm, it is free and will allow you to monitor everything incoming and outgoing from your computer, for future problems that may arise.

http://www.zonealarm.com
 

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Hi again,

I am out of town at the moment and haven't had a chance to go into the registry. I have gone there before bit I am vey careful and I do have a registry tracker with Norton.

Yes I believe this is a "Red Light" program. The icon on the desktop is that of a nearly naked girl (take it easy guys) and I have never clicked on it but suspect if I do it will start my browser. Without ever having gone to the website it has billed me $14.95 a month automatically. So when I get back I will go into the registry and see if that will stop that buxom blonde.

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Inbliss,

If it's on the desktop you should be able to safely RIGHT click on it and select [Properties] from the [Content Menu], it's probably a short cut (.lnk file) in which case you be able to at the [Target] box and find the name of the .exe file and where its hiding its self.
with that info. you should be able to get rid of it.

You may still have to use the registry, but at least you should have enough keywords to use the Registry's [Find] function to get rid of all trace of the parasite.

This of course is in addition to the other suggestions, but your going to need that .exe file name first.

twas :sun:
 

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Answer Line: Remove Apps That Don't Uninstall Themselves

Delete stubborn applications safely,

Lincoln Spector
From the August 2002 issue of PC World magazine


What can you do when you can't find uninstall utilities for programs you want to uninstall?

Elizabeth Saraceno, Cortland, New York

I can't guarantee that these instructions will wipe out every trace of every program you want to remove from your PC--I'm cautious and delete only the files I'm sure aren't necessary--but in most cases they'll get almost all of them.

Find the program path and file name. Right-click the program's shortcut on your Start menu and select Properties. Everything in the Target field to the last backslash is the program's path, and everything after that backslash is its file name. For instance, if the Target field says 'C:\My Programs\Bug Multiplier\Bug.exe', the path is C:\My Programs\Bug Multiplier, and the program file name is Bug.exe. Keep the Properties box open. You'll need to refer to the path and file name throughout.

Make sure nothing from the program loads automatically. Select Start, Run, type msconfig, and press Enter (if you get an error message rather than a program, see " Msconfig for Windows 2000 and 95." Click the Startup tab. In the Name or Startup Items column, look for anything related to the program that you want to uninstall. In the Command column, look for anything resembling the program path. Uncheck all the items that meet either criterion, then click OK.

Eliminate associations. In Windows Explorer, select View, Folder Options ( Tools, Folder Options in Windows 98) and click the File Types tab. Look for any file types that are associated with the program you want to uninstall. When you find one, you have two options. If you'd like to associate the file type with another program, click Change and select the other program; otherwise click Delete, then Yes. Click Close when you're done.

Clean the Registry. Select Start, Run, type regedit, and press Enter. In the left pane of the Registry Editor, navigate to the key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications. Click the plus sign next to this key, then right-click the subkey matching your program's file name. Select Delete, then Yes.

Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software and look for a subkey named for the vendor of the program. Click the plus sign by the vendor name to view the subkeys beneath it. If you see subkeys for programs you wish to keep, delete only the subkey for the program you're uninstalling. Otherwise, delete the vendor key entirely. Do the same in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE key.

Press Home to return to the top of the Registry Editor's left pane, with My Computer selected. Press Ctrl-F to open the Find dialog box. Enter the program path in the 'Find what' field, make sure all of the options under 'Look at' are checked, and click Next or Find Next, depending on your version of Windows. If a match turns up, delete the key containing it, then press F3 to search again. When it's done, close the Registry Editor. Finally, delete the program's folder and shortcuts.
 

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She's gone! Going into the registry did it. Cause even when I had deleted the .exe file from the folder the program would pop back up. You really had to sweep it out in the registry.

Thank you.

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