This is a discussion on Virus issues--possibly from this site or its advertisers-- AGAIN within the Forum News, Feedback, Problems & Comments forums, part of the DefensiveCarry.com Forum Office category; You had to click on something - Usually a very convincing looking SECURITY ALERT in order to pick up "Internet Security 2012 " And just ...
You had to click on something - Usually a very convincing looking SECURITY ALERT in order to pick up "Internet Security 2012 "
And just by X-ing off of it - you're (in reality) doing a hidden installation.
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My computer has been infected twice by this virus with a third unsuccessful attempt. None were from this site. Malwarebytes cleaned it off each time but I had Windows errors after removing it that required me to delete my profile and recreate it. Since then, any time I see this malware pop up, I just shutdown the computer and when I restart the malware isn't there. If you click on the X to close the program it will still infect your computer. As WHEC724 said, I think you can also avoid it by killing Internet Explorer or whatever web browser you are using from Task Manager to prevent infection as well. I got so tired of dealing with this fake antivirus that I wiped my personal laptop and install the Ubuntu Linux operating system.
I ran a full scan with two programs but can't get rid of the remnants.
Looks like I'll have a fun filled afternoon or weekend --- I won't play with this for now.
If an admin see this I'd still like for them to look at their logs and check if I was in fact here at 8:16:55 central time. If so, and I think that is the case, either this site or one of the advertisers is the culprit.
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The one time that I had a virus on my pc, was unfortunately from this site.
Malwarebytes cleared it up for me..
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I do not think this site is to blame. AVG AntiVirus Free (you should not be paying for AV these days), firefox, adblock plus, common sense.
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Yes, there are plenty of malware out there that require the user to click something. We've all seen them. However, I can assure you it is not necessary.
I've said it before and I'll say it again. If you are going to use a Windows based PC, and want to browse the web safely do these things:
- Use Firefox or Chrome and install flashblock or something similar to block flash plugins.
- Also use an ad-blocking tool on your browser.
- Keep your Java up to date, or disable it.
- keep your windows up to date.
If you follow that list of instructions you can browse the web fairly safely even without any sort of anti-virus. Of course, you can always just get a Mac or switch to Linux. But I understand most people can't make that transition.
Norton is useless except to slow your machine down and annoy you with messages telling you how it constantly saved you from this or that attack (telling you exactly what you want to hear, but it is BS). McAffee is about the same. AVG is a little better. It is like walking through a battlefield with a bullet-proof vest. It raises your chances, but is by no means any guarantee. Malware Bytes is an excellent tool for removing that junk from your system once you are infected. Not sure how well it does for prevention. I'm studying that aspect of it right now.
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There are two ways to prevent getting infected: Stay off the internet, or switch your operating system to Linux. My brother and mom are both computer tards and were always calling me to fix the frequent malware infections they got. I put Ubuntu Linux on their laptops and no more malware after almost a year. Ubuntu was so easy to learn for them that I didn't even have to tell them how to use it they just hit the ground running.
So you might want to check the web site of whatever software you use for AV. The tools installed on your computer will not likely work, but they may have something that you can download to deal with the problem.
Combofix should handle it. Most of the time you have to run it in safe mode. Also, it could have came from anywhere. This type of thing has been around for several years, it just gets renamed. I deal with it on a daily basis. If you do any type of computer repair, you will learn quick that spyware is about 85% of your work. Best way to clean it up is to boot a third party program and access your files and remove the infection. For XP, it is usually located under Docs and Settings/username/local settings/application data. There you will see gibberish .exe files. Just remove them. Again, it is really hard to tell where the infection came from.
I got hacked through Windows Live the first time I turned my newest laptop on and connected to the internet. Internet Explorer has also provided ample hacking oppotunities in the past, so many that it is no longer installed on my computer.