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Virus started as XP Total Security now Windows Security Alerts


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#1 dwakefield

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 07:38 AM

I recently inadvertently let in a virus that called itself XP Total Security. I am using Windows XP and was using Microsoft Security Essentials for Protection.OOPS!
After using another computer to search Bleeping Computer Forums, I managed to download RKill and Malwarebytes. I have ran both several times. Malwarebytes seems to remove the virus but when I re-boot it is back but with a different name. Now it is Windows Security Alerts. It has also hijacked by browser and will not let me do normal searches in my browser(Firefox) without re-directing to various other sites. I'm not sure what else to try. Now whatever the virus is - it is affecting non-web usage. While working on documents in Word or Excel, my computer will freeze and the only way I can move is to power down and then power back up.

Edited by dwakefield, 26 April 2011 - 02:23 PM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected.


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#2 dwakefield

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 09:26 AM

I have also now tried Spybot and AVG. Even though they say they find trojans to remove - I am still having massive problems. Most of the time I can not log onto the internet and when I try to use System Restore - it either doesn't open or I get a pop up box that says System Recovery will not help me and then it exits. Please can anyone help?

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 07:10 PM

Hi dwakefield,

Here you go http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-win-7-internet-security-2011 Good Luck.




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