every time i open autocad a suspicious antivirus autocad message pops up at startup... after i close autocad and open autocad again... it pops up again... this time it appears again after i close the message... i realized that for everytime i open a autocad the message appears again and again depending on how many times i opened autocad before...
i have tried uninstalling autocad 2012,...and removing all autodesk softwares,... wiping everything clean of any related autodesk softwares installed in my laptop..
i have also tried installing a different autocad(autcad 2011, 2012,..now 2013 but still the message still pops up delaying start up & work...
i have also tried deep thorough scanning with avast antivirus for a bug,virus...etc...
i have tried cleaning and fixing my registries with tuneup utilities
and still the message persists...
i have installed autocads in a different pc with the same installers...there are no pop ups messages....
*here attached is a screen shot of the suspicious autcad message i want to remove...
can someone please help me!
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you are not alone. Seems like you have not got all files to be removed or registry items to be cleaned after uninstall and before new installation.
BTW;: have you already searched >>>these sites<<< and tried what is suggested there?
- alfred -
Ingenieur Studio HOLLAUS ... www.hollaus.at
have tried this
How to detect and remove the Acad.vlx virus
Users of AutoCAD-based products have reported a malicious acad.vlx file that causes drawing corruption.
This is not an actual AutoCAD file provided by Autodesk. When the malicious acad.vlx file is loaded in AutoCAD, it corrupts the drawing, which may result in a Missing Language Pack dialog box displaying when you save and reopen the drawing.
The acad.vlx file creates a copy of itself in the Help folder (for example, C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 20xx\Help\logo.gif). Several other files are also modified and the ACADLSPASDOC system variable is set to 1, allowing the acad.vlx file to be loaded into other opened drawings, thereby corrupting them.
The cleanup process outlined below detects and deletes any acad.vlx file before AutoCAD attempts to load it, preventing the spread of the virus.
To prevent additional file corruptions
You must be a system administrator on your Microsoft® Windows® operating system to complete this process.
- In your product installation folder, locate the Support folder (for example, C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 20xx\Support).
- In the Support folder, double-click the acad20xx.lsp file (for example, the acad20xx.lsp file). Add the code below to the file. AutoCAD will detect and delete the acad.vlx and logo.gif files.
(defun cleanvirus( / lspfiles lspfile x)
(setq lspfiles '("acad.vlx" "logo.gif"))
(foreach lspfile lspfiles
(while (setq x (findfile lspfile))
(princ "\nDeleted file ")
- Open each of the following files:
- C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 20xx\Express\acetauto.lsp
- C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 20xx\Support\ai_utils.lsp
Note: Replace ROAMABLEROOTPREFIX with the value returned by the ROAMABLEROOTPREFIX system variable.
- If present, delete the following line of code:
(vl-file-copy(findfile(vl-list->string'(108 111 103 111 46 103 105 102)))(vl-list->string'(97 99 97 100 46 118 108 120)))
didnt work out....
cant find this :
*"C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 20xx\Support\ai_utils.lsp"
* "(vl-file-copy(findfile(vl-list->string'(108 111 103 111 46 103 105 102)))(vl-list->string'(97 99 97 100 46 118 108 120)))"......
The answer to this one is right in front of you...
Dave Hein, P.E.
.fas files and then deleting them, emptied my recycle bin...
and still the anti vrus cambodia thing still Pops Up..... taunting me....
please anybody any more solutions... ? please help...
willing to try more....
this is a good solution:
deleting .fas, & all .lsp files would work...only if:
*you close all autcad programs that are running
when searching you need to>
*uncheck >hide protected operating system files< in folder options view tab
*check >show hidden files and folder< in folder options view tab
*before you try opening autocad again, try searching again for the virus.... if found delete again... & restart windows...
it work for me... thanx! hope this will help future victims of this virus....
got the problem solved already....
this helped but would be best if gave a more specific advise..thanks again anyway...