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Windows 7: Fake MSE-alert


29 Sep 2010   #1

windows 7
 
 
Fake MSE-alert

Good morning,

Yesterday I received a security alert from MSE. Unfortunately I ended up downloading something named Antispy Safeguard. It claims to be the world's leading security solution. And now it has taken over my startup. It also stops me from loading Microsoft Explorer until I download its' heuristics module. In order for me to continue the Antispy program is trying to extort $70 for a year's support. I have found no way around this devil. Can you assist?

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29 Sep 2010   #2

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hi !

that security alert was NOT from MSE !

it sound like a false antivirus (rogue) that pretends to be MSE.
there are som nasty rogues nowadays.

i suggest you create a NEW thread, and ask for support.
a tip: as subject write "Fake MSE-alert" or similar so you get attention....
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29 Sep 2010   #3

windows 7
 
 

thank you. sorry to have disturbed you.
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29 Sep 2010   #4

 

Moved to own thread.
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29 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mdcyclist View Post
Good morning,

Yesterday I received a security alert from MSE. Unfortunately I ended up downloading something named Antispy Safeguard. It claims to be the world's leading security solution. And now it has taken over my startup. It also stops me from loading Microsoft Explorer until I download its' heuristics module. In order for me to continue the Antispy program is trying to extort $70 for a year's support. I have found no way around this devil. Can you assist?
Hi mdcyclist, Welcome to seven forums.

Read/Try this - AntiSpy Safeguard - how to remove
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29 Sep 2010   #6

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home
 
 

try this first-d/l mbam and hitman pro and scan
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29 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

It seems like I've got the same virus

When booting into windows i get a black screen with a pop up box showing this Antispy Safeguard it tells me to scan etc,,,

Trying to remove it now with with antivirus software I'll see how it goes
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29 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

If these infections appear out of thin air (as opposed to clicking on something or opening a downloaded file of any kind), people should consider (at the earliest possible date) saving their data & settings with Easy Transfer Wizard, deleting all partitions, repartitioning the disk and reinstalling Windows. More and more rootkits (deep infections) try to monetize their control over your system by downloading and installing ransom schemes like these. However, even if you remove these adiitional malware infestations, the rootkit is still in control of your system and you can consider none of your passwords and presonal details safe any more.
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29 Sep 2010   #9

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teerex View Post
If these infections appear out of thin air (as opposed to clicking on something or opening a downloaded file of any kind), people should consider (at the earliest possible date) saving their data & settings with Easy Transfer Wizard, deleting all partitions, repartitioning the disk and reinstalling Windows. More and more rootkits (deep infections) try to monetize their control over your system by downloading and installing ransom schemes like these. However, even if you remove these adiitional malware infestations, the rootkit is still in control of your system and you can consider none of your passwords and presonal details safe any more.
Nope, these are a result of social engineering. It fools the user into thinking they must click on something. In the case of the rogue MSE, even savvy users might be tempted to click on the "x" to close it out. But that will also install the virus or malware.
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29 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I try to teach people don't touch anything in the pop up. Don't even have your cursor over it. Shut your computer down. Start it up again and scan with your security systems.
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