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#1 Dexwineslacker

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 11:05 PM

I have been invaded by something that IDs itself as Antivirus.NET and tells me i am about to be invaded by an internet virus. Through a series of pop-ups it directs me to run a scan or asks me "do you want to activate your antivirus software now?" It has apparently completely disabled my microsoft security software, which I began running as soon as I realized something was amiss. It seems to want me to pay for an antivirus program on the website it takes me to.

Can you help? I am running Vista sp2 64bit on a HP Pavilion a6530f desktop with an AMD Phenom X3 triple core processor. I have disconnected that computer from the intenet and am communicating on an old compaq Presario Laptop running XP sp3. I am on DSL, Earthlink

Thanks for any info you can forward.
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Posted 06 February 2011 - 11:13 PM

See this:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-antivirus-.net
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 06:40 PM

Thanks. I did attempt to run the suggested software (Malwarebytes), but it was quickly anesthetized by Antivirus.NET. Went to try to run in Safe Mode, but my HP has a weird boot manager and no simple "safe mode" switch. However...even though Vista Home Premium is not supposed to be able to be able to reset to a prior date, the H.P. recovery mode made it possible, so I took courage and pushed the reset date back to two days prior to infection. Low and behold, it seems to have worked brilliantly; although I'll have to redo my recent changes to networking connections - no biggie. Updated my windows security software and ran a full scan; nothing shows. Installed the Malwarebytes software, updated and ran a quick scan, no sign of antivirus.NET.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 06:43 PM

:thumbup2:
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