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#1 ssundblade

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 11:46 PM

Well, I got home from work and my wife got a virus on the computer somehow, shes not sure how, though I know it was a program pretending to be an antivirus software, and it was called Antivir. I was unable to use Internet Explorer at all, so I restarted in Safe Mode and downloaded spybot search and destroy. It found quite a bit and I removed it all, I removed the Antivir program from my startup, and I turned off system restore to try and keep it from restoring back to try and remove it permanently. I ran another search with spybot seach and destroy after restarting, and it did not find anything. However, there is still something on my computer, and I can not use Internet Explorer at all. If I go to Google and type in something to search, this shows up in the address bar:

http://www.google.com/#warning

Then it just stays on Google page? Also, if I type in a different website in the address bar a warning comes up and tells me the site I am visiting may contain malicious software etc...and says continue unprotected or Get Security software. So, any help would be great. Thanks.

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 12:13 AM

try running malwarebytes, and also try reinstalling internet explorer. I know its a nuisance but the virus may have deleted registry files, and a anti virus only removes anti virus software it doesnt put good software back, so I would recomend reinstalling IE8 if you can.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 09:05 AM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...rsonal-security

http://www.malwarehelp.org/fake-security-s...rning-2009.html

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 10:42 AM

First of all. I have had the same issue on a computer. The viral program went by the name of "Antivirus 2009, but it was actually "a.exe and b.exe", both of which are nasty to find and worse to contain and delete. I think we have experienced the same issue. I noticed a previous post mentioned Malware Bytes. I feel that is a good program, too. The problem I have is that I often spend more time chasing a virus on a system than I would if I just wiped and reinstalled my OS and programs. I know many might feel that it is jumping the gun a bit, but I never know if I have "killed" the invador or jujst reacted to the visual symptoms.

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