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Browser Hijack by AV Suite


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#1 SteveML

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 09:28 PM

I can hardly run either browser (or anything else) at this point.

I've run Malwarebyte's several times, with updates, and it appears to eliminate the problem, but when I reboot it's right back again.

Some symptoms -


AV Security Suite comes up (repeatedly) and acts as though it's a legit anti-virus / anti-malware program and appears as if it's running through files.


A little pop-up keeps coming up -

Spyware Alert

Application infected! The file <xyz>.exe is infected. Do you want to allow the application now?



In lower right corner a box keeps popping up -

Windows Security Alert ...


Thanks for your help.

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 09:43 PM

Hello SteveML Welcome to bleeping computer

This is the Removal Instructions for that virus. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...-security-suite

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#3 Rexau

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 10:00 PM

Just removed it with MalwareBytes. Reboot in Safe Mode with Networking (Just press F8 continously while your computer starts up), try downloading MalwareBytes, updating it, and running it. Be wary of google links, many of them redirect.

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 04:27 PM

Thanks. The rkill was the key. Without that it doesn't matter how many times you run Malwarebytes's.

I'm good now.

I'm still getting a search redirect, but that's different and I'll open a new post for that.




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