Hello, over the past week I've attained the fake XP Security Center "scareware." I've already used Malwarebytes to address this issue, and for the most part, things are better. However, I realized that the fake notification in my system tray "Windows Security Alerts" is still present. When I click on it, it brings up the phony XP Security Center. The only way I know this is phony is because when I navigate to "Automatic Updates" through my Control Panel, it is already activated whereas, when I see the phony XP Security Center, it shows the Automatic Updates as turned off. I tried using SmitFraudFix through other online help, but the icon is still present. I just want to get rid of this. Also, is there any way to make sure I've taken care of all the fake XP Security Center problems without reformatting my computer? I'll be checking back at least once everyday (probably more, though), as my schedule is busy (whose isn't?) I'd really appreciate if someone could take me through this problem step-by-step. Thanks guys!
Also, I used Registry Booster to scan my registry and it showed that it was badly damaged. Of course, I couldn't fix the problem because the program only allows for up to 15 errors to be fixed . . . I had 200+
Edited by Budapest, 27 March 2011 - 05:01 PM.
Moved from Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs ~BP