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XP Security Alert Virus


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#1 famjamram

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 10:54 AM

Yesterday evening, numerous windows popped up displaying "XP Security Alert" and advised me that I had a lot of viruses on my computer. In order to clean my computer it said I needed to purchase a full version of their program. I figured it was a scam or virus and immediately clicked out of them. I then tried to run a scan using Microsoft Security Essentials and I couldn't open it. Then I tried to log onto the internet to get more information on what to do but couldn't log on. I immediately shut everything down and disconnected the computer from my router. I should also mention that a few months ago, I was having problems with "redirects" when surfing the web. At that time, I ran Microsoft's Security Essentials, removed several viruses, and everything seemed to be working fine until last night. I was talking with a co-worker this morning about my problems, he said he had similar issues and suggested I contact you. Can you help in any way?

Keep in mind, I can't log onto the internet, so any information you provide will have to be downloaded onto a flash drive and then copied onto the infected computer.

Thanks.

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#2 boopme

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 11:21 AM

Hello, I moved this from XP to the Am I Infected forum.

Please follow our Removal Guide here Remove XP Security .
After reading how the malware is misleading you ...
You will move to the Automated Removal Instructions

After you completed that, post your scan log here,let me know how things are.
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. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.

Also the other tool log.. A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt (i.e. TDSSKiller.2.4.0.0_27.07.2010_09.o7.26_log.txt) will be created and saved to the root directory (usually Local Disk C:).
Copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.
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