How do I remove it without buying a program to remove it?
I tried doing a search and deleting the files,,,,,,but it is still on my laptop computer asking me to register it!!
I too would probably have to know what the virus/message was to give you specific advice, but there are several free antivirus programs and spyware removers available.
Trend Micro also offers a free online scan/removal. It is called Trend Micro Housecall and I used it once with good effect when I couldn't install any antivirus programs.
It scans your computer online, so you don't have to install anything, but after the virus is gone, you would probably want to install an antivirus program.
Edit: I hadn't heard it called Rapid before. I thought you just meant you wanted to quickly remove the virus. It looks like it is related to XP Antivirus 2008 though, which can be a pain to get rid of.
When you deleted the files, did you do it in Safe Mode?
Did you try this?
http://www.xp-vista.com/spyware-removal … tivirus-27
I went and got the free AVG 2008 virus scanner. It is on Grisoft. It took a few times for that to get rid of it, but it *looks* like it did.
For those who aren't sure what it is., It is a trojan Malware and collects information from your computer to go to who knows where or who. It will constantly bring up a popup telling you that you need to get the paid version to get rid of the files that **it makes** as trojans on your computer.
Yeah, that's a nasty thing. There are few of them circulating around...
No it is not fun, it is money Do you know how many people actually buy that crap? Essentially paying those guys to leave them alone...
I have no idea. I immediately thought it was a scam when it told me that Winword was a trojan....not just a file in my word program, but the MSWORD program.
More than that, people buy scams at insane prices like $100 per copy of a fake antispyware.
I use avg free edition (free.avg.com) and Spybot SD to remove any problems I run into.
And they're both free!!
I suggest you to read this post about Rapid Antivirus removal at http://www.2-spyware.com/remove-rapid-antivirus.html
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