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Spyware popups, "desktop security 2020"

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#1 Vimtokier


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Posted 04 May 2010 - 01:01 PM

My computer seems to have been infected with something. It is not affecting the performance of the PC, I can still run MBAM and other scanners and can also connect to the internet. I received 4 or 5 popups when I clicked on a link this evening, similar to the lower one shown in the screenshot I have linked to at the bottom, (I thought there was an attack file feature here?). I didn't get the chance to screencap them all.

A program called "Desktop Security 2010" has been installed on my computer, which keeps throwing up messages telling me I'm infect and I need to buy a license key, and tells me the same thing when I try to uninstall the program. I am currently running a full MBAM scan, and it should be finished soon.

Sorry there isn't too much information, like I said there's nothing really happening to my PC other than the popups, but I'll certainly explain anything as best I can if you have questions. Can anyone help me out?

Screencap of messages: http://i40.tinypic.com/2egffrt.jpg

EDIT: Sorry, I didn't see the removal guide in the tutorials section.

EDIT2: I've tried the removal tutorial and it won't work. MBAM doesn't find any infected files.

Edited by Vimtokier, 04 May 2010 - 02:13 PM.

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