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XP Home Security 2011 virus


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#1 finalera

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 05:47 AM

Hi, I was recently struck by a ransomware that ran bogus virus scans by the name of "XP Home Security 2011."

I ran a search, and it turns out, this is just one of many names that the virus uses as a disguise to confuse victims.

I was able to delete the virus with MBAM, through the following tutorial found here...

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-win-7-internet-security-2011

I wasn't able to load MBAM on my main account, because the virus is visciously active and it just floods your computer usage with its popups and virus scans and overwrites any attempt to open up IE or RKill or anything else... but I switched users, and fortunately, it did the trick. I guess the other users are not affected...

Anyway, after running MBAM and deleting the virus, I tried logging back onto the main account and clicking on Internet Explorer, but somehow the virus reconfigured everything, so it asks me what program I wanna use to open IE...

I think I've had this problem before, and someone helped me out a while back.


Thanks in advance.

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