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Windows 7: security center and desktop shortcut

01 Jan 2012   #1
theski232

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
security center and desktop shortcut

I dare not mention its name on this board but the worst av software decides to keep posting a shortcut on my desktop after I turn my computer on, also every time it puts a shortcut on my desktop I delete it. Im assuming that it is part of their bad program but just checking.


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01 Jan 2012   #2
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theski232 View Post
I dare not mention its name on this board but the worst av software decides to keep posting a shortcut on my desktop after I turn my computer on, also every time it puts a shortcut on my desktop I delete it. Im assuming that it is part of their bad program but just checking.
It could be a fake Security Center. Have you scanned your computer with your antivirus software (full scan)? If not, please do it right away and make sure it's updated. If it has not detected anything, download, install and update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and perform a full scan. Report back with your findings.
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01 Jan 2012   #3
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Welcome theski232,

* We need to know the name of
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the worst av software {that} decides to keep posting a shortcut on my desktop after I turn my computer on
* Please list ALL of your CURRENT security programs.
Is each & every one up to date?
Are scans run frequently?
What other Security programs have you used in the past?

* Is Windows updated regularly?

* Have you ever had a Security intrusion?
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03 Jan 2012   #4
theski232

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I am using McAfee Security center that I got with my computer from dell, windows is updated regularly, i have never had an security intrusion, and I am currently running a full scan and will report the results when its finished
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03 Jan 2012   #5
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

theski232,

I am curious.
If you don't like
Quote:
the worst av software
why are you continuing to use same?

We await the results of a
1.full system scan by updated McAfee.
2.full system scan by updated Malwarebytes
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03 Jan 2012   #6
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

I'm afraid you won't find many good comments about McFubar in this forum. From my personal experience along with others, it's nothing but problems, gives inadequate protection and causes system glitches. One of my personal experiences was it would regularly miss viruses/worms that MSE caught.

Have a look at this post & choose something...anything, except that. Just because it came with the system doesn't mean you're obligated to keep it.

What's the Best Anti-virus?

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

How to Uninstall McAfee Security Center
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04 Jan 2012   #7
theski232

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I already know that mcafee is the worst av software but my dad (he got me the computer with it installed, and paid for it) believes that it is good av software, cant convince him to let me change it.
the Mcafee and malwarebytes scans were clean
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04 Jan 2012   #8
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Good to note both scans indicated no intrusions.

Re McAfee being" the worst AV software."
That may well be some peoples opinion. Others may think it the best.

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04 Jan 2012   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

There have been many corruptions and glitches corrected by uninstalling McAfee. People have Norton issues too but I've been using it for 6-7 years with no problems. I have had issues with McAfee on other's PCs.
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