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Vista has viruses


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#1 Aviator17

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 05:31 PM

I managed to get a nasty virus on my computer earlier today.
I have Vista Home premium, and ran an AVG scan, which caught and deleted one virus.
I also ran a Malware Bytes scan, but it did not catch anything.
I am still having issues with the computer. It will open up Internet Explorer windows to porn sites or viagra sites all by itself. There is also a fake antivirus program, "Antivirus Software Alert" that is trying to run a scan that I can't seem to exit.
I can't get the computer to boot into safe mode. When I try to bring up msconfig, I get an alert window which says "Appication cannot be executed. The file msconfig.exe is infected. Do you want to acivate your antivirus software now?", with buttons for yes and no. I am also unable to bring up the task manager, AVG, or Malware Bytes, as I am getting the same alert window for each of these programs. What can I do to get rid of this?

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 05:40 PM

Try running Rkill utility first, then MalwareBytes. Visit this page for more information:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/anti-virus/rkill

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 06:03 PM

D'oh! I wish I had seen http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-antivirus-scan before making my post-- this is exactly what my computer had.
Was able to get rid of it, though. Awesome!




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