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Antispyware soft virus - Popups & can't use programs

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#1 morganj


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Posted 02 May 2010 - 07:48 AM

I believe that the virus that I have is "Antispyware soft." It started a few minutes ago. I am getting

-a fake green Windows icon in my toolbar
-fake "Antivirus software alert" popups
-when I try to access things in my Control Panel, I receive an alert that says "Application cannot be executed. The file rundll32.exe is infected. Do you want to activate your antivirus software now?"
-I also noticed that I cannot even keep Notepad open. It opens for about a second, then closes.
-I am getting popups from a fake Windows Security Center, and when that happens, my other browser, IE, opens to a porno site. My primary browser is FF, by the way.

Right now, there is the "Antivirus software alert" still sitting in my window because it asks if I want to block the attack. I obviously don't want to click "Yes" and have it install more software, but I'm scared of what it will do if I click "No." I have no anti-virus software. I know that is bad. Please help.

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#2 morganj

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 08:26 AM

I just ran Rkill (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic308364.html) and that allowed me to now open Notepad, Control Panel and run the anti-virus software AVG. But, I'd still like help making sure that the virus is completely removed. Thanks.

Edited by morganj, 02 May 2010 - 08:27 AM.

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 10:04 PM


If you haven't already, please follow the instructions in this removal guide: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...ntispyware-soft

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