Last night my PC was infected after visiting a normal blog. Immediately my PC was getting false messages of "intruder alerts" and prompts for running a scan. Although I clicked on the "x" to close the window rather than "Yes", the next thing I know I see a blue icon on my desktop for Security Tools.
It ran a fake scan - trying to tell me I had numerous malicious spyware programs. I ignored this, but now I can't use task manager, malwarebytes and spybot get blocked so they can't perform a scan, firefox runs really slow (nothing new there...), and often gets redirected to sites promoting symantec products, or won't let me access the internet - blocking various searches like when I googled "Security Tool virus removal".
I also get a rapid fire of windows alerts telling me my PC is under attack.
It has also downloaded a "Windows Security Centre" icon which looks to be a fake as this looks to be what is driving the alerts telling me my PC is under attack - the icons however are remarkably similar to the official microsoft security centre logos.....
I attempted to reboot the PC in safe mode, but this doesn't work as immediately it jumps into the BSOD after selecting any of the safe mode options - although when I reboot in normal mode this is fine.
It seems like this is just one of the variants of the security tools virus...
Can someone help please? I don't even know where to start with this....I just want to be able to use my PC!!
One last note - the security tool virus also stops me from downloading any of the malwarebytes programs (firefox is blocked from following the links which most sites are listing).
Edited by Judess, 06 November 2009 - 12:01 PM.