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Microsoft Security Essential alert


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#1 brscameron

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 10:31 AM

I believe I have a virus that disabled my Etrust virus protection. It is a microsoft security essentials alert. It looks like the real thing except that it has an added feature to "scan online" because "clean computer" does not work. When I click on the "show details" after "clean", it is recommending I remove valid files, ie, my quick books, spyware doctor, etc.

I cannot get into internet or my outlook email account.

Any ideas on how to remove this? Or does anyone think it is a valid message ?

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 10:33 AM

Can you post the exact error?

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#3 brscameron

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 10:49 AM

unknown win32/trojan

this only appears when I try to open up exployer for internet access

Edited by brscameron, 29 September 2010 - 10:50 AM.


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Posted 29 September 2010 - 10:52 AM

This is not good, thanks for posting it. I'm not qualified to help, sorry.
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Posted 29 September 2010 - 10:52 AM

Worth a read, IMO: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...ssentials-alert.

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 12:28 PM

I just want you to know that the bleeping computer link to fix my virus is AWESOME!! I was able to fix it with the great instructions and links to download.

Thanks!

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 01:37 PM

All credit to Mr. Grinler, glad you solved it. Happy computing :thumbsup:.

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 03:15 PM

I would post a thread on Am I Infected? and get help determining if you still have malware on your machine. Recently I've seen a spat of machines that have programs that go undetected by scanners downloading more common malware such as the one you just removed. The malware gets removed, but the downloading task stays running, able to download more malware as it sees fit.




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