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Fake Microsoft Security Essentials


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#1 Kelse.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 03:43 PM

My Windows XP computer has the Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Virus and whenever I try to open anything like Internet Explorer or System Restore it comes up with an alert warning me of a trojan. I went to my laptop and searched for how to get rid of it and found bleepingcomputer's guide. I followed the guide instructions, downloaded rkill and Malwarebytes' and ran each of them as I was told. On the first try Malwarebytes' said it didn't detect a problem so I went to Safe Mode and tried again from the very beginning, still it says that there's nothing wrong but the virus is still there.

I don't know if this is because I can't update Malwarebytes', the virus prevents any and all Internet access from that particular computer, or for some other reason. I'm also not sure if rkill ran properly, but the virus didn't try to shut Malwarebytes' out so I'm pretty sure it did.

What can I do now to try and remove the virus?

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#2 Orange Blossom

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 04:57 PM

Hello,

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.

If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

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