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Virus Warnings, Pop-ups, Redirects

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#1 windwhisperbomb


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Posted 09 October 2010 - 01:10 PM

I'm using Firefox and I'll get a window that tells me I'm infected. I'll close the window but a bogus scan starts and tells me I have tons of viruses. I also get other random pop-ups and sometimes my pages will redirect to something else. I've done scans with AVG and Malwarebytes but they don't show anything. I also can't update either one.

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 02:26 PM


Should get rid of those pop-ups whilst you wait for some support, note this is not fixing anything, and is not a solution to the problem

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 09:56 PM

I ran rkill, but it stopped immediately. Under "Processes terminated by Rkill or while it was running", rkill is listed.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 10:04 PM

If you're having problems running RKill, it is available in various forms:rkill.com
Renamed versions if the above do not work:iExplore.exe
If one of them does not work, then try downloading and running another copy.

-- You may have to make repeated attempts to use Rkill several times before it will run as some malware variants try to block it.

-- If you get an alert that Rkill is infected, ignore it. The alert is a fake warning given by the rogue software which attempts to terminate tools that try to remove it. If you see such a warning, leave the warning on the screen and then run Rkill again. By not closing the warning, this sometimes allows you to bypass the malware's attempt to protect itself so that Rkill can perform its routine.
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