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#1 billbel


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Posted 11 April 2010 - 11:37 AM

Hi everyone. Let's start with some history because I do not know if these are isolated incidents but basically this is the 3rd time I have had fake anti-virus/spyware crap installed on my pc. I do not open random links or any of the normal entry points. I use AVG and no have Malwarebytes and Superantispyware and have become quite good at the manual/semi-automatic removal of these things.

Each time this has happened it has been a different one so they are probably not related but it just seems odd that it continues to happen.

I use Seamonkey as my browser...let me know if this is an issue.

The last one to get me was xp antimalware. I removed by using creating and installing an .ini file that removed the code to run the program and then ran malwarebytes after rebooting.

I expected to get a lot of issues but the only ones remaining were the registry entries shutting down the firewall and avg:

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\FirewallDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\UpdatesDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

AVG found nothing as well.

How can I make sure this is gone?

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