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#1 Eric123

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 11:41 AM

Upon booting up, my computer goes straight to a "warning page" from the Control Center indicating that there are all kinds of issues (viruses, porn cache & tracking cookies, etc.). There is a button labled "Fix Problems" which leads to a page to buy a license. When try to close it out there is an error warning "This operation is prohibited. Please check your settings.

There are three buttons at the top, "help" which leads instuctions on downloading the software. "Support" which leads to the page to purchase the software. And "Settings" which has an array of options (run Control Center on Windows Start up; allow uprotected Windows startup; scan only new and changed files; automatically save log-file; write details about found object; concede resources to other application; disable external service control; disable sheduled scans while running on battery power). Note: the typos above are exactly as they appear.

I've tried just about every combination of these settings and nothing will allow me to get past this.

Suggestions, please!

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#2 figgis41

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 04:49 PM

repost in the "am i infected" forum in the security section of this site, and one of the security experts will be along to help,,, please be patient with them as they are very busy,,,,,, in the mean time download this scanner ,,, Malwarebytes aka MBAM
http://www.malwarebytes.org/
blue tab is the one you want,,, (free version)
the link below will show you how to use it
http://www.udel.edu/topics/spyware/malwarebytes.html
also download this cleaner
http://www.atribune.org/index.php?option=c...5&Itemid=25
instructions for use are also on that page,,,
good luck.

oops,,,, did not notice your post has been moved to the "am i infected" forum by admin, so no need to repost in there.

Edited by figgis41, 25 November 2009 - 04:51 PM.

Figgis,,,, LUFC

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 04:55 PM

Thanks for the advice and links to download the scanner and the cleaner, but I cannot get past this "warning" page to download anything. I'm stuck!




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