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Updates Are Ready For You Computer...virus?


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#1 Hawks Baseball 12

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 06:57 PM

I have auto updates set on my desktop. Whenever there's a Windows update, it does it automatically when i resart or shutdown the system. Everytime and everyday i start up my system though, it always tells me in the lower right hand corner, that updates are ready for my computer. And with it comes a message of accepting a user agreement with those updates. I tried running a full scan with my AVG, i ran ad-aware, as well as malwarebytes, and nothing new is coming up. With getting this message everyday, something just doesn't seen legit. If anyone has any idea about this or experienced this before, I would appreciate the info. I just don't want to go through with the download in case of a potential virus. Thanks,

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 11:36 PM

Hi Hawks Baseball 1..., and welcome to BleepingComputer.

Is the symbol in the task bar a red shield? This is the proper symbol for the automatic updates for XP.

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 04:13 AM

See posts on Antivir 2009 virus. I had this as well. It also disabled my AVG antivirus auto update and wouldn't let me access any antivirus websites. Follow the procedure for getting rid of Antivir 2009.

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 03:52 PM

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 04:00 PM

It's the lower left corner of my screen telling me the updates are available- the yellow shield. For example, just last night, when i logged off and shut down my computer, it automatically installed one update. And again today, it's still telling me the same thing in the lower corner of my screen. DC3- I don't see a red shield on my adress bar- and WONDRAC , i haven't yet checked the auto updates on my AVG, but i will certainly check into the antivirus 2009 thing. I have read about that virus before, but i never came acrossed it, or downloaded anything like it. I'm pretty cautious on what i download. If there's anything else you can tell me, or any other suggestions, i would greatly appreciate it. And both of you two, thanks for replying. :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 05:15 PM

I have always had a yellow shield with automatic updates?.
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Posted 22 July 2008 - 07:59 PM

Hi Hawks Baseball 1..., and welcome to BleepingComputer.

Is the symbol in the task bar a red shield? This is the proper symbol for the automatic updates for XP.


I have always had a yellow shield (I think, correct me if i'm worng). I have seen a red shield on machines at work that were infected with malware.
Anyways, another option for virus scanning that you might want to try are some of the free online scanners.
I use TrendMicro Housecall and the Bitdefender free scan.

Here are the links,
Bitdefender
TrendMicro

Here are some more online scanners that may be useful for everyone. Online Scanners

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:09 PM

It could be the XP3 update. Go to "Windows Update" and run the update scanner manually.
There is a link for Windows Update in the left pane of the "Control Panel".

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 08:31 PM

if the shield is yellow, then it might really be windows update. If it is red, or something, then it might be a virus, or security center telling you you are in trouble.
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