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Have "Antivirus Soft" either virus or malware with "Security Warning" box too!


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#1 whosyourdawgy

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 06:36 PM

I don't know what I opened or did, but this got passed my Norton Antivirus that I just renewed thru my company. I've run a full system scan and Norton finds nothing. I am posting this from my wife's laptop because I can not even open a web browser on mine. My computer savy cousin led me here to try and get help. Any clues? Thanks in advance.

(Moderator edit: post moved to more appropriate forum. jgw)

Edited by jgweed, 01 March 2010 - 06:55 PM.


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#2 whosyourdawgy

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 07:07 PM

The "Security Warning" box reads "Application cannot be executed. The file hpqste08.exe is infected. Do you want to activate your antivirus software now?"

The big box has a green and white shield at the top left with Antivirus Soft - Innovative protection for your PC. It acts like it peforms a scan and finds several things, then has another pop up that says There are serious threats detected on your computer. Your privacy and personal data may not be safe. Do you want to clean and protect your PC?

I haven't and won't click any of this. But I can not open a browser. When I try it immediately shuts down. And I cannot close either of the 2 boxes.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 08:03 PM

Hello Whosyourdawgy. I am a new user myself, with the same problem, however I made the mistake of paying for the antivirus software. I have control of my computer now, but before that I did not. I'm currently looking for antivirus software to kill this rogue software. Try looking up "Antivirus Soft, Inc." for starters. If I find software to kill this virus I will let you know.

#4 Torvald

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 09:03 PM

Hello,

I am also a new user, and recently had my wife's computer get infected with Antivirus Soft.

However, we were able to successfully remove it by following the steps in the following user guide posted elsewhere here on bleepingcomputer.com, so you might want to try this:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...-antivirus-soft

Good luck.

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#5 crymsonnite

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 09:56 PM

Torvalds solutions should work, it worked to get "antivirus live" off my moms computer and "antivirus soft" is the same thing, but I've got "antivirus soft" on my computer now and it's not working for me, so I don't know what to do :thumbsup:

Edited by crymsonnite, 06 March 2010 - 09:56 PM.





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