Posted 28 June 2010 - 12:25 AM
I am a novice that can't afford the $150 BestBuy or TrendMicro want to remove problems from my computer. I have been infected three times this month by avsoft Trojan.Fraudpack, and avsuite Rogue.AntivirusSuite. The first time I found excellent advice from BleepingComputer.com on how to remove these, via TrendMicro and Malwarebytes anti-malware. It was three weeks before the second attack, then two days until the third. I have tried to figure out what website it is coming from with no success. I suspect one of the ones my spouse looks at but whatta ya do...
The Trendmicro software (cheap version) seems to be slow in identifying the attack but at least it does after awhile, and seems to stop the malware long enough that I can get the computer to open Malwarebytes and begin the scan to find and remove the malware.
The malware seems to go straight to the LAN settings and checks the box allowing proxy. It blocks me from going to Internet Options to change it back to the correct settings.
So, my question: Is there a security setting I can check the box of to prevent any changes to the LAN settings? This is getting really annoying, and my spouse knows even less than I do so just has to abandon the computer and leave it for me to fix.
Suggestions greatly appreciated!