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windows security alert baloon keeps popping up

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#1 thenut68


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Posted 12 January 2009 - 08:19 PM

the windows security alert balloon keeps popping up

its says my firewall is off

and auto update is off

and i have no virus protection

the fire wall is on

the AU is on

and i am using avast

i ran a scan avast boot time deleted several files then the alert was still there

i ran malware bytes scan it found several infected files

but the alert is still there

so now what should i do?


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#2 lowtek_otc


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Posted 12 January 2009 - 08:47 PM

A lot of rogue apps can disguise themselves as the legitimate security center.

However to disable popups:
Click Start and then click Control Panel.
Double-click Security Center.
In the Security Center, under Resources, click Change the way Security Center alerts me.
In the Alert Settings dialog box, clear the Firewall, Automatic Updates, or Virus Protection check boxes, and then click OK.

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 09:36 PM


Because you have a log posted HERE you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.
If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?"

Good luck with your log.

Edited by boopme, 12 January 2009 - 09:51 PM.
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