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"secure Pc Scanner" Virus/malware?


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#1 Cillista

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 02:32 AM

Hello, I recently made the mistake of allowing my brother on my computer without being present and I got a couple annoying viruses. One of them that i got rid of with "hijackthis" was bitcomet (i hate that sucker) the other one calls itself "secure pc scanner" it brings up messages saying my computer is infected etc. opens up internet explorer windows (between 7 and 11 at a time) when i'm on-line or when i'm not. It has slowed my computer waaaay down, i can't even watch a movie without it freezing constantly. It also has a background of sorts that takes over my desktop in red with a bio-hazard symboly that says my computer is in danger, but it has a tool bar that lets you close it. I also found one of the files in my "c" drive under the "WINDOWS" sys. file called "privacy_danger" and deleted it but it keeps coming back, put it in my list of quarintined files, still keeps on doing the same crap. I have been using avast on my dell windows XP for several months and it has worked great, but whatever he downloaded avast didn't catch it and when i run a detailed scan it gets through some of my files and then just sits there. I tried re-installing it thinking it might catch it then but it didn't find a thing and just when straight to start-up. I'm currently trying the whole on-line scan stuff but i doubt it'll do much good... Thanks for any input.

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Edited by Cillista, 09 January 2008 - 02:34 AM.


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Posted 09 January 2008 - 10:57 AM

Please print out and follow the instructions in "How to remove Ultimate Defender"
If you have downloaded SmitfraudFix previously, please delete that version and download it again as the tool is frequently updated!
-- If the tool fails to launch from the Desktop, please move smitfraudFix.exe to the root of the system drive (usually C:\), and run it from there.

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop. DO NOT use yet.
Please download and install SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and unzip into the program's folder.)
  • Under the "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner Options, make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
    • Close browsers before scanning.
    • Scan for tracking cookies.
    • Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
  • Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.
  • Do not run a scan just yet.
Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.
  • To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
    • Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
    • Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
    • If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
    • Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
  • Click Close to exit the program.

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