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Help! Awful Antivirus Pop-up Virus...ironic


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#1 kim_xox

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 09:02 PM

A couple of days ago I noticed a weird set of pop-ups that i've never had before.
I dont get pop-ups, so it caught my attention. the most common one comes up as ANTIVIRUS 2009.
I've researched this and people are saying its a microsoft antivirus rogue, HOWEVER mine doesnt look like the microsoft antivirus, its not related to microsoft. :S
First, a grey box comes up saying i have infections, then when i press X it takes me to a second popup of a fake scanning system called Antivirus 2009.
Ive been getting other pop-ups, mostly for antivirus scanners, another one was called ANTIVIRUS ADVANCE, i believe.
Its really annoying and i think it might be slowing down my computer.
If anyone knows what I can do about this or has any suggestions, id REALLY appreciate it :thumbsup:
Thank you

(I added a screenshot of the pop-up, just in case) :flowers:


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#2 boopme

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 10:48 PM

Hello and welcome. Are you runnng XP?
This may just be an update to the rogues splash screen. Have you run malwarebytes yet? If not


Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
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  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
  • On the Scanner tab:
    • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
    • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
  • Back at the main Scanner screen, click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Reagardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
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