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AV Security Essentials Deleted but still showing "ON"- Safe or not for?

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#1 compnamer221


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Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:18 PM

I got rid of AV security essentials weeks ago. Recently after a windows xp repair install I noticed the AV Security Essentials ICON and menu in windows security area. The light is "on" for the AV SEC virus just like my firewall is just above it in the same area.

My comp is fast and no scans are seeing anything. Ive used Rkill, Malwarebytes, Super Anti, RDDS killer many times in safe mode and also without safe mode. I did a windows xp repair install with a homemade cd that came with this comp. I have used this cd before for a total format and never noticed the AV virus. I have also deleted and re downloaded Fire Fox. I am currently surfing on a user account. I wonder if I am safe for online purchases using an on screen keyboard?
I dont care if the AV is showing "on" as long as its only a remnant.

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#2 boopme


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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:41 PM

Did you try running RKill then MBAm from Safe Mode?

Also from Normal run ESET

I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan
  • Hold down Control and click on the following link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
    ESET OnlineScan
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
    • Click on Posted Image to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
    • Double click on the Posted Image icon on your desktop.
  • Check Posted Image
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Under scan settings, check Posted Image and check Remove found threats
  • Click Advanced settings and select the following:
    • Scan potentially unwanted applications
    • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
    • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
  • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
  • When the scan completes, push Posted Image
  • Push Posted Image, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  • Push the Posted Image button.
  • Push Posted Image

NOTE: In some instances if no malware is found there will be no log produced.
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