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#1 MNJack

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 05:39 PM

Yes, I only registered to thank you Bleeping Computer for helping me get rid of a virus today.

It was the seemingly ubiquitous fake virus warning, AV, windows security alert, all that b.s.

I have removed similar viruses at least 3 times from my son's computer and each time it gets harder and harder.

My son always claimed that he did not click on any download buttons nor was he visiting any porn websites,

but he did suspect the website that was infecting his computer so he stopped visiting. (A movie download website)


Well, today I was researching dividend payment dates for a mutual fund, so I should have been directed only to
financial websites, but my Avast antivirus flashed a warning - but the virus got past the antivirus program.

The virus started throwing up all the typical "warning" messages, file infected messages and directed me to
the typical pay for virus protection websites.

I could not get malwarebytes antimalware to run, even from my flash drive, even in safe mode!! I was going nuts
and starting to think about how this would be a good time to upgrade crap vista to Windows7 and just wipe out the
hard drive.

However, on this website I found the link to the Rkill program, which initially did not kill the virus. I downloaded the
same program with an alternate name, Iexplore, and that also did not stop the virus. Following the instructions, I
ran RKILL quickly followed by Iexplore (same program, different name) and this time it stopped the virus program and
I was able to download and run malwarebytes and get rid of this virus.

I don't understand why the FBI doesn't track down the makers of these viruses. They are destroying $millions of property,
wasting countless thousands of hours of time, plus they are accepting credit card payments to defraud victims out of money to buy
fake virus protection software. Personally I would pay to have them killed.

So thank you Bleeping Computer for helping me rid my computer for the time being of this crap. :thumbsup:

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#2 Budapest

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 05:41 PM

Thanks and you're welcome.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

—George Bernard Shaw




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