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Remove Thinkpoint Virus

Thinkpoint VirusNowadays, surfing the Internet is getting to be risky business. Not that it isn’t easy to do with a web browser – just type a URL and click or just go to Google to look up what you’re looking for. The risky part about it is that it’s becoming increasingly dangerous for your computer’s well-being. This is because of the widespread presence of malware and rogue programs on the Internet. It can be hard to keep your system safe from being infected by pieces of rogue software. They’ve become increasingly clever through the years and you need to be a little smart in your dealings on the Internet to make sure everything goes smoothly for you.

As an example, let’s take a look at an example of what you can expect to see in today’s malware environment. The Think Point virus is a very clever piece of scareware. What it does is to pretend that it is part of a Microsoft Windows Essential Security Alert and you should install it. Of course, the first instinct is to click on the pop-up telling you to do so. However, that wasn’t a real pop-up. Once you click on it, this malware installs itself into your system and does various things to inconvenience you, like block program access and the Internet. This piece of malware will pretend that it has detected viruses that can only be cleaned using Think Point – a program that it’s selling. It’s a scam, pure and simple, and you’ll need to get rid of Think Point as quickly as possible. To learn the steps on how you can do this, just continue reading.

010_01 What if Virus Will Not Let You Open Spyware Doctor or Blocks The Internet?

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  1. Download Spyware Doctor and save to your Desktop (if you cannot download then bookmark this page and skip to Step 3 to restore your internet)
  2. Rename the file iexplorer.exe
  3. Restart your Computer in Safe Mode with Networking (keep tapping F8 while your system boots up)
  4. Launch Internet Explorer, click on Tools and then Internet Options.
  5. Click on the Connections tab and select LAN Options
  6. Uncheck the box Use a Proxy Server For Your LAN and click OK
  7. Launch iexplorer.exe (Spyware Doctor)
  8. Update Malware Definitions and click Start Scan
  9. Click the Fix Checked button and remove Thinkpoint

 

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Symptoms Of Infection
  • Your computer is acting slow. Thinkpoint slows down your system significantly. This includes starting up, shutting down, playing games, and surfing the web.
  • You are getting pestered with pop ups. Thinkpoint infects your registry and uses it to launch annoying pop up ads out of nowhere.
  • Searches are redirected or your homepage and desktop are settings are changed. This is a symptom of a very serious Thinkpoint infection.
Dangers Of Infection

warning Viruses like Thinkpoint will infect your registry and other important system files. If the infection is not treated it can cause a complete collapse of your system.

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Some Thinkpoint infections contain spyware and keyloggers which can be used to record sensitive data like passwords, credit card, bank account, and social security numbers. The longer you allow the infection to fester, the greater the chance of identity fraud.

How To Remove Infection Manually

Uninstall Thinkpoint Processes

%UserProfile%\Application Data\hotfix.exe
%UserProfile%\Application Data\thinkpoint.exe

Delete Thinkpoint Files

%UserProfile%\Application Data\hotfix.exe
%UserProfile%\Application Data\thinkpoint.exe
%UserProfile%\Application Data\install

Remove Thinkpoint Registry Files

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PAV
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “thinkpoint”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon “Shell” = “%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\hotfix.exe”

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Warning! If Spyware Doctor is blocked by the virus then run your system in safe mode and try again. To do this reboot your system and tap F8 repeatedly as your computer starts up. Then run Spyware Doctor as normal. If this doesn’t work try renaming the Spyware Doctor EXE file.