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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?




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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?
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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
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27 Nov 2011   #4
RudeDawg

Windows 7 Ultimate/ Windows XP Professional
 
 

Thanx A Guy.
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27 Nov 2011   #5
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

That looks like the real thing. Click "Show details" and post a snip.
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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
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27 Nov 2011   #7
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I'm pretty sure it's a real alert (like 99.999% sure)
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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
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27 Nov 2011   #9
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Absolutely he scan with MBAM. This article might help him. Fake MSE Alert
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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.
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