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Windows Advanced Security Center Virus

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#1 sikntired


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Posted 25 July 2012 - 01:50 PM

My OS is Windows7x64 IE9.Unfortunately, while browsing my system was infected by this rogue virus. The only security software that was running at the time was Microsoft Security Essentials and the virus totally disabled it and all fireworks started including the fake alerts, etc. I found the removal guide at this forum and wish to express my thanks to all involved with this solution. However, I was not able to follow all the outlined procedures. For instance, I could not get RKill to download. I went to internet options and made sure Proxy Server was unchecked as suggested. I then ran Malwarebytes and it detected 3 items associated with this virus and removed them. I re-started and the all seemed to be okay. I then went and uninstalled Microsoft Security Essentials and re-installed (until I can get a product such as Malwarebytes Pro Edition). I checked Action Center and even though I re-installed MSE it did not show up under the Security section when clicked-on. I checked it several times and strangely it would show up and then again not??

I was wondering if this could mean that some part of the virus is still active? I also noticed that my taskbar is not showing the pennant(which lets you know if any issues have been detected) in the right corner alongside the hidden icons. I was hoping that someone more technologically savvy than I would have an answer and/or solution. Help, please!

Edit: Moved topic from AntiVirus, Firewall and Privacy Products and Protection Methods to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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