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Windows 7: Help with trojan virus

25 Apr 2010   #1
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Help with trojan virus

Turned on computer this morning and downloaded nVidia driver for GeForce 8500 and then went to Seven Forums to look at Customazation threads and all of a sudden up pops a warning from Security Tools saying I have 40+ trojans and viruses in C and D drive.
1. Updated Malware and the ran scan found this attachment below. Which I removed and rebooted. Security Tools disappeared as I wanted to uninstall it. They wanted $49.00 for their program
2. Updated and ran MSE and found 0 files infected
3. Updated SuperAntiSpyware and found 0 files infected
Was this a pop up virus? and how did this happen? TIA


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25 Apr 2010   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Run MBam again, Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.

http://www.im-infected.com/rogue/security-tool.html
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25 Apr 2010   #3
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Run MBam again, Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.

Remove Security Tool Virus | im-infected.com
Ran MBAM scan and found 0 malicious files.
How did this happen when I am very careful as to where I go and what I open? TIA
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25 Apr 2010   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote:
Security Tool is a rogue antivirus application that deliberately gives reports of false system security threats on your computer and displays fake security alerts or notifications to make you think your PC is infected with malware. The misleading application is from the same family as Total security 2009 and System Security. When installed, SecurityTool will be configured to start automatically when you log on into Windows. Then it will imitate system scan and display a variety of infections that can't be removed unless you purchase the program. The files detected during the scan are either harmless or legitimate system files and can't cause any damage to your computer.

Security Tool is pushed through the use of Trojans, fake online anti-malware scanners and other malicious software. It is installed along with Trojans FakeAV that display fake security warnings and promote SecurityTool malware. Once running, the bogus program will block legit programs and especially anti-virus software. Another interesting thing is that if you click on Updates button, you will see "Updating", but actually there is no network activity. It's just another argument why Security Tool is classified as a rogue security application. What is more, this parasite will impersonate Windows Security Center and constantly display warnings/notifications about serious security threats and privacy issues. It may claim that your computer is under attack by an Internet virus or that private data can be stolen.
Read on for removal...

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25 Apr 2010   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You may have opened a webpage that was infected with malicious code.

One good program to prevent a drive-by installation is SpywareBlaster. SpywareBlaster | Prevent spyware and malware. Free download.

Update it often and click on "enable all protection"
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25 Apr 2010   #6
tezlewis

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Load into safemode and run Malware bytes from there mate.
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25 Apr 2010   #7
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
You may have opened a webpage that was infected with malicious code.

One good program to prevent a drive-by installation is SpywareBlaster. SpywareBlaster | Prevent spyware and malware. Free download.

Update it often and click on "enable all protection"
Thank you both for the insite and help. Will get back later if needed.
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25 Apr 2010   #8
HJA

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tezlewis View Post
Load into safemode and run Malware bytes from there mate.
+1
Just had a PC at work hit with Anti Virus 2009.
("It said to click to get rid of the virus")
MalwareBytes in Safe Mode did the job on it.
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25 Apr 2010   #9
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
You may have opened a webpage that was infected with malicious code.

One good program to prevent a drive-by installation is SpywareBlaster. SpywareBlaster | Prevent spyware and malware. Free download.

Update it often and click on "enable all protection"
Just got back home so I downloaded SpywareBlaster and my system is all clean again.
Thanks for everyone concerned and have a great week-end.
We can now close this as a "Resolved" thread.
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25 Apr 2010   #10
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by born2golf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
You may have opened a webpage that was infected with malicious code.

One good program to prevent a drive-by installation is SpywareBlaster. SpywareBlaster | Prevent spyware and malware. Free download.

Update it often and click on "enable all protection"
Just got back home so I downloaded SpywareBlaster and my system is all clean again.
Thanks for everyone concerned and have a great week-end.
We can now close this as a "Resolved" thread.
Well done!
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