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Windows 7: Virus

21 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Virus

Hi.

I run Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.

From time to time I see what is shown in the attachement.

I have bullguard Internet security and superantispyware running, but they don't
catch the culprit that I feel it is.

How can I avoid it ?

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21 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
forgot the attachment

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21 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Thats a rogue security software popup, click on Cancel. Download and run free malwarebytes antimalware. Manually update MBAM regularly, and scan regularly. Also follow these tips.

Rogue Security Software | Fake Virus Alerts | Scareware
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21 Mar 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Hi DarkHorse,

Be very careful : is your anti-malware software giving you this message, or something else? Take note of the grammatical error : "Viruses was found on your computer!!!"

I suspect this could be scare-ware trying to entice you to click something. I very strongly suggest doing the following:

1. Install and run a FULL scan with Malwarebytes - post the resultant log here.
2. Do another scan using online ESET online scanner.

Post back here if you need help, but don't click anything on that pop-up message, just close it.

Regards,
Golden

EDIT: Bil remind me to crush your fingers for being so much faster than mine
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21 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Restart the system without clicking anything. Even if you click cancel, it will still try to install the Malware or "Rogue Antivirus" as its called. These tend to be tricky to get rid of. After rebooting, I suggest installing Malwarebytes and running a full scan, then clearing out your %temp% directory. CCleaner does a good job of this if you're not too computer savvy.

-Tim
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21 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi all kind people that made a fast reply to me, and thanks a lot.

None of my security softwares announced anything, but I was sure it was wrong.

I'm running MBAM now.

I use Ccleaner on this computer too, and also JV16-2011.

I will be back again with the result of the scanning. So far 9 infected has been found.

CU
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21 Mar 2011   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Good job DarkHorse - let us know if you need more help.

Regards,
Golden
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21 Mar 2011   #8

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

The thing you have to ask yourself whenever you see a AV warning pop up is:

Did I install this on my PC?

Anytime something pops up saying "You have a virus" and wants you to click on it to d/l the AV program so it can "clean" your system, that's the time to start doing some serious investigating.

An AV program you installed will take action without asking you to d/l files.
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21 Mar 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
The thing you have to ask yourself whenever you see a AV warning pop up is:

Did I install this on my PC?

Anytime something pops up saying "You have a virus" and wants you to click on it to d/l the AV program so it can "clean" your system, that's the time to start doing some serious investigating.

An AV program you installed will take action without asking you to d/l files.
@Borg 386

Many thanks for your advice, that I fully agree with and can see the point
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21 Mar 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Timmah View Post
Restart the system without clicking anything. Even if you click cancel, it will still try to install the Malware or "Rogue Antivirus" as its called. These tend to be tricky to get rid of. After rebooting, I suggest installing Malwarebytes and running a full scan, then clearing out your %temp% directory. CCleaner does a good job of this if you're not too computer savvy.

-Tim
@Timmah

What else than CCleaner do you have in your mind ?.

Do you mean to delete all the files and maybe the whole %temp% dir ?
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