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Windows Security Alerts, even after a Malwarebytes' scan. How do I get rid of this?

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#1 Infinitumm


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Posted 07 January 2010 - 12:24 AM

Recently, I got the Windows Security Alerts virus on my computer along with Malware Defender (I think thats what it is called). Thankfully, ALyak (the korean antivirus program) caught Malware Defender, and it successfully went away. The Window Security Alerts virus remained, however, undetected. I downloaded Malwarebytes Antimalware program, and the annoying pop ups went away. Normally the icons that symbolized those two viruses were a red circle with a white X in the middle (Malware Defender) and a shield with 4 squares, each with different colors. It's the same picture as the Security Center icon in the Control Panel. Both went away after a LONG scan, but when I log back in after rebooting, I see a red shield with a white X where the digital clock is located. When I logged in, a popup saying this came up:

"Your computer is at risk.

Automatic [something, don't remember] is not activated.

Click this bubble to fix this problem."

I knew it was a virus, but I'm not sure. Is it? When I right click the icon, 2 choices come up:

-Open Security Center
-Go to Microsoft Security Website

So, I'm not sure if it is a virus. It wasn't on my laptop before so.. Unlike the first "Windows Security Alerts" no pop ups at all come up, and the bubble doesn't appear at all after the first.

What should I do? If it is a virus, how should I get rid of it? If it withstood Malwarebytes', I think it'll be hard to get rid of.

Thanks :]

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