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Windows 7: Security Alert

04 May 2010   #1
gesilvia1

vista
 
 
Security Alert

i just recently have been getting a windows security alert from the toolbar all the way on the bottom right....wercon.exe is infected or something and everything i try to click it just has a security message saying its infected and it wants me to buy some software..is this an actual security problem or just some pop up or small virus


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04 May 2010   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

It sounds like malware to me. Windows doesn't have any kind of detection software that asks you to buy any kind of software to get rid of malware. Run Malwarebytes, SpyBot S&D, AV scan, etc. until you find and get rid of this...without paying anything.
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04 May 2010   #3
gesilvia1

vista
 
 

everthing that i try to run it says that .exe for that file is infected and i get that link for software.. Im going to try to download spybot but im pretty sure after i do it wont let me open it and ill get that same message
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04 May 2010   #4
madmansam

win7 ultimate 32 , 64 ,XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gesilvia1 View Post
everthing that i try to run it says that .exe for that file is infected and i get that link for software.. Im going to try to download spybot but im pretty sure after i do it wont let me open it and ill get that same message
Just disconnect from internet and run your scan.......
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04 May 2010   #5
gesilvia1

vista
 
 

Thanks for the help I will try
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04 May 2010   #6
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

If you aren't able to run any scanners, then do a System Restore. If that fails, use a backup image to rewrite the system.
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04 May 2010   #7
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

If you have Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, you can use it in safe mode.

Spybot s&d won't be able to delete "fake" Trojan malware (if that is what you've acquired).
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05 May 2010   #8
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

As well as Malwarebytes, try scanning with Hitman Pro and SUPERAntiSpyware. They have worked well for me.
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