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#1 chug1999

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 01:18 PM

I tried posting this once and it didn't show up. Anyway, I have a Fake Security Alert window popping up on random (more than 60% of the time) web pages. I've searched and can't find a solution that fits.

OS Win 7 64bit on a Dell Precision Laptop

Ran Ad-Aware and Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool, neither one find anything.

Microsoft Security Essentials starts disabled on reboot

It reads like a legitimate going to a secure website notification, but i'm not going to a secure website and it will often times pop up three or four of them. Decided to ask for help before I made a mess.

Here is the DDS Log

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#2 nasdaq

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 10:25 AM

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.
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Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
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    • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
    • Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
    • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
    • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:[list]
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
  • On the Scanner tab:
    • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
    • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
  • Back at the main Scanner screen, click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to restart your computer. (see Note below)
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts. Click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.

For complete or visual instructions on installing and running Malwarebytes Anti-Malware please read this link

Post back with the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log once it's complete.

Please let me know if the problem persists.

#3 chug1999

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 10:02 AM

Thank you for your assistance. I had to leave town for a training seminar and needed the system running. I wound up doing a system restore to a point about 10 days before the problem showed up and it went away. I will be sure start a new thread if anything pops up in the future.




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