Posted 08 November 2011 - 06:42 AM
I've been here before about this computer: Win7 with Microsoft Security Essentials, Malware AM, CCleaner, and all the good stuff that I've learned from the great folks here.
Well, somehow this malware that screams that he's got 67 viruses and must fix it right this second has landed, again, on my brother's computer. And for some kooky reason, he went ahead and purchased the "full version" that came complete with a barely intelligible email from the "antivirus company."
MSE found 5 viruses, and MAM found 1 infection. There is an exe called full_privacy.exe that he's downloaded, but he did not go all the way and install it. Neither MSE or MAM picks this up. I'm using LogMeIn to check in on this computer, and its not doing anything strange: it is allowing updates to his AV software, and no popups are coming.
Are no popups coming because he did what they wanted, which was whip out his credit card and buy their item? What happens now? I have plenty experience with the Screaming Windows of Fake AV Software, but none with an actual purchase of it.
Thanks. The fake AV is called Privacy Protection 1.01.