Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: real or fake?

26 Nov 2011   #1
RudeDawg

Windows 7 Ultimate/ Windows XP Professional
 
 
real or fake?

I have Microsoft Security Essentials on my computer. Lately I'm getting a warning popup. Is this actually MSSE or is it malware?




Attached Thumbnails
real or fake?-fake-warning.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
26 Nov 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RudeDawg View Post
I have Microsoft Security Essentials on my computer. Lately I'm getting a warning popup. Is this actually MSSE or is it malware?

Can we get the details of that pop up?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2011   #3
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quite possibly fake. Download and scan with MalwareBytes. If it is fake, MBAM will likely remove it. These fakes often add registry keys and turn off MSE. Have a look at this page:

How to remove Fake Security Essentials Alert (Fake Security Essentials Alert Removal) | Malware Help. Org

A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

27 Nov 2011   #4
RudeDawg

Windows 7 Ultimate/ Windows XP Professional
 
 

Thanx A Guy.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2011   #5
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

That looks like the real thing. Click "Show details" and post a snip.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2011   #6
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Agreed, I don't use MSE, so have not seen their alerts, the details would help as well. A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2011   #7
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I'm pretty sure it's a real alert (like 99.999% sure)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2011   #8
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks tw33k, I could find no alert images with that color and the exclamation point. Of course, a MBAM scan is always a good thing Hoping we get the details still. A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2011   #9
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Absolutely he scan with MBAM. This article might help him. Fake MSE Alert
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2011   #10
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Looks like a fake to me. I've had a warning from MSE and I don't recall it looking like that.

Don't click on those windows--Not even the X.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 real or fake?




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Skydive fake or real?
open to debate!! vleQ1bh-YAM
Chillout Room
how to tell fake windows 7 ultimate from the real thing without openin
I bought a copy of Windows 7 ultimate off ebay, at the time when I activated the key, everything was fine, until recent when I reformatted my PC I realised that I have been scammed, the key I have a MSDN key, the disk inside in fake because the hologram can be peeled off. I can not activate...
General Discussion
fake or real help
Virustotal. MD5: 59495520c6236a722c6df6395a23b34e Trojan Horse Trojan.Generic.60079 probably a variant of Win32/Agent is this file safe it says that 65 percent detected it as a virus but each one has a different name for type of threat i website cheathappens says that it is a fasle postive any...
System Security
7300 Is it Real or Fake
There is a leak floating around for 7300 (x86) Just dont know if it is real or fake Ken
General Discussion
Someone leaked some 7 Retail Prices?! Real or Fake?
While keeping a watch for things other then BestBuy or retail chain specials one article came out on the supposed lower retail prices to be seen with 7 when out later on 10/22/2009. Note the following: Microsoft has just announced the editions or SKUs that will be available for sales and...
News
Torrent 7068, Real? Fake?
REAL, FAKE? http://www.masimagenes.com/images/no9c3exnsfe2hrwg59.jpg http://www.masimagenes.com/images/w08pfh2w342kmfl5hge.jpg
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:42.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App