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Virus whizzes by AVG 2012 and pretends to be AVG (Windows xp pro sp2)

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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 06:45 PM
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I read that Microsoft gave the source code for Windows to the Chinese, know anyone in China? Actually, Windows is not that hard to back engineer, provided one has time and patience, of which I do not have either.




posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 07:41 AM
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The best fix for all those fake fraud alerts such as this [there's a myriad of different 'names' and the like]

ComboFix

One and done, typically. If it detects any sort of rootkit activity it will reboot the system in order to remove those as well.



posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 10:56 AM
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2nd vote for Combofix. Works really well.

Some say it can toast the OS, but I have never had an issue after using it.



posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 10:58 AM
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I've used it on more machines than I could possibly count, and I've never had any issues with regards it harming the OS/system whatsoever.



posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 12:09 PM
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You guys have a "Hijacked" computer, and you probably have the fake microsoft.security.essentials virus. This is very nasty. You can tell by going to ControlPanel/Security and you will see that this program is your active anti-virus.
If you are lucky you can restore your system, but you may have downloaded the file into your music, pictures folder, so make sure you delete any files you have recently downloaded, porn-music. You went somewhere you shouldn't have, that's why you have this.

Then you need to download some free programs. CCleaner, Spybot S&D, Spywareblaster, and Hijackthis. They do need to be ran in a certain order, and you should uninstall any programs that you have installed recently like "toolbars, codecs, coupon printing programs, games, etc".

I actually have them all listed on my web site. Go to my web site: pagepopwebdesign.com
Click on the AVG link in the header, and you will find all the virus removal links there-very convenient for gurus who want to use that link for IT work feel free, that's why I made it. It's nice to find them on one page.
Don't run any programs without backing up your personal data first! You should also know exactly what you are doing, if not ask again, and we can tell you. Don't run hijack this-remove your startup programs and wonder why your computer won't turn on. Ask first, post logs before you do anything.

I can give some free assistance to my pals on ATS, finished finals the other day (Devry), and I am very bored.



posted on Jan, 15 2012 @ 08:32 AM
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The only antivirus you should be using is Microsoft Security Essentials.

It's free and I haven't used anything like it before.

Also, Windows 7, man. Upgrade your PC - your OS is over a decade old!



posted on Jan, 15 2012 @ 08:34 AM
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LOL, hardcode Microsoft lovers won't have problems.

People who don't know how to use a PC will - ie, your average user.



posted on Jan, 15 2012 @ 08:38 AM
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[color=dodgerblue]I had a similar thing happen to me..

Restart your computer in safe mode with networking.

Download malwarebyes free version.

Run malwarebytes, it takes a while but is worth the wait.

Restart the computer.




posted on Jan, 16 2012 @ 01:49 AM
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Originally posted by NewDamage
The only antivirus you should be using is Microsoft Security Essentials.

It's free and I haven't used anything like it before.

Also, Windows 7, man. Upgrade your PC - your OS is over a decade old!


I am still running XP and when it no longer runs its Linux all the way

The only way to up grade my computers is to buy new computers as vista is not compatible with them.

Microsoft must be getting kick backs from manufacturers to force us to buy new computers. I can put the latest Linux on computers that will not run windows products after Win 3.1



posted on Jan, 16 2012 @ 03:55 AM
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Originally posted by daryllyn
[color=dodgerblue]I had a similar thing happen to me..

Restart your computer in safe mode with networking.

Download malwarebyes free version.

Run malwarebytes, it takes a while but is worth the wait.

Restart the computer.



exactly that
malware bytes will keep most normal pc users more than safe online
and the very rare occasions that anything ever gets past it simply reboot into safe mode do a full system scan and let it find an delete the problem

and for the people who use avg etc seriously your better off with no security than that as it will stop viruses
shame its pretty useless for stopping trojan downloaders

i fixed a friends pc weeks ago who had avg on all the scans showed it was clean

ran malware bytes and found 12diffrent trojans

go figure



posted on Jan, 16 2012 @ 04:06 AM
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Originally posted by ANNED

Originally posted by NewDamage
The only antivirus you should be using is Microsoft Security Essentials.

It's free and I haven't used anything like it before.

Also, Windows 7, man. Upgrade your PC - your OS is over a decade old!


I am still running XP and when it no longer runs its Linux all the way

The only way to up grade my computers is to buy new computers as vista is not compatible with them.

Microsoft must be getting kick backs from manufacturers to force us to buy new computers. I can put the latest Linux on computers that will not run windows products after Win 3.1


They obviously get money from the licensing.

The point is that there needs to be a minimum hardware spec for an OS to run, especially when you need to support it as a company across so many different types of hardware specs. I'm not defending them, but in my experience Windows 7 is infinitely better than XP for stability and security.

Linux is great if you can understand how to use it, for me, the incompatibility with the software I use on a day-to-day basis is a deal-breaker.
edit on 16-1-2012 by NewDamage because: (no reason given)





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