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XP Home Security Virus


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#1 breakda80s

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 12:08 PM

I got the XP Home Security trojan yesterday. I followed all the steps to remove it and it seems like it is gone from my system. I still get the "Windows Security Alert" icon on my task bar. Is there a way to fix this?

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 01:48 PM

Did you follow all the steps in This Rmoval Guide ?

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 06:48 AM

I went through all the steps and it seems like the virus is gone.
I think I'm having a conflict between McAfee and either Malwarebytes or Superantispyware, because as a precaution I also installed them on my other laptop and now I'm getting a similar issue on that one too.
On one computer I get "Windows Security Alert" in the task bar.
I go to "Control Panel" and open "Security Center" and it tells me that "Automatic Updates" is turned off, but it won't let me turn it on.

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 11:04 AM

<<I think I'm having a conflict between McAfee and either Malwarebytes or Superantispyware...>>

There is no known conflict between those applications. McAfee is an AV, while Malwarebytes and SAS are compatible (I have both installed) non-AV programs.

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 12:01 PM

Do you think there is still a trace of the virus left on my computer? Maybe a change that it made to the registry?

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 12:15 PM

I can't answer malware questions...not qualified :).

I can/will move this to a forum where the more knowledgeable can determine such.

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