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Trojan.FakeAlert Infection

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#1 NMTom


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Posted 24 February 2010 - 02:15 AM

I am new and I wanted to post this with another person who was having the same Trojan.FakeAlert problem on a friends computer, but I could not figure out how to do so? I read all the posting instructions, but am still not sure if this is being posted correctly. In any case, I am a Mac guy, but my daughter's Dell Inspiron running Windows XP, Service Pack 3 had the Trojan. FakeAlert. Screens were popping up constantly asking her to purchase some security software and any web browser activity went to a porn site. I say had because I did some research and downloaded a product call SDFix, ran it and the problem went away. However, that action somehow caused Internet Explorer, Version 7 to not launch? I uninstalled IE7, downloaded IE7 and did a reinstall figuring that some 'link' had been broken, but it still won't run. A 'nag' screen comes up which says her PC is not connected to the Internet, but she has a DSL/Cable Modem and I know it is connected because Mozilla Firefox and her MSN Messenger work fine? Need help, but realize I am sending this from my Mac at my house and can't do all the logs right now since I am not at her PC.

Edited by NMTom, 24 February 2010 - 02:17 AM.

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