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Fake "Windows Security Center"

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#1 revertspecially


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Posted 21 November 2010 - 05:10 PM

So I got one of those obviously fake antivirus programs. I searched online for the symptoms, and it seems I don't have a lot of them. When I started up my browser, one "Windows Security Center" window came up, but other than that I don't get fake warning messages, and my browser and real antivirus programs work fine. Something

I ran scans with Malwarebytes, Spybot, and SuperAntiSpyware. Spybot and SuperAntiSpyware didn't catch anything. Malwarebytes got one "Malware Trace" which it removed. When I restarted, Windows Security Center was still there, along with a new tray icon called "Blocked startup programs" claiming to be Windows Defender.

How do I get rid of this?

Edit: I looked in my Task Manager and there are a few weird processes: 2bac_xp.exe (I have a Vista, not an XP), 33aa01.exe, and avgnt.exe (which has the description Antivirus System Tray Tool). When I try to end the processes, I get the message "Access is denied".

Edited by revertspecially, 21 November 2010 - 05:13 PM.

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