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#1 michaelg469

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:01 AM

I've recently acquired the Security Defender Virus and I can't run any .exe files to get rid of it. I tried in both normal and safe mode with networking. Anytime I try to open malware bytes or rkill it comes up with a screen saying security defender firewall alert and lists the program i'm trying to open. It gives me two options "Activate" (to register my copy of Security Defender) or "Stay Unprotected". I tried using a flash drive to open up RKill and MBytes but it still won't let me run them.

Any help would be appreciated

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:45 AM

Have you tried the alternative RKill links.. RKill Download Link

When at the download page, click on the Download Now button labeled iExplore.exe download link. When you are prompted where to save it, please save it on your desktop.


Once it is downloaded, double-click on the iExplore.exe icon in order to automatically attempt to stop any processes associated with Security Defender and other Rogue programs. Please be patient while the program looks for various malware programs and ends them. When it has finished, the black window will automatically close and you can continue with the next step. If you get a message that RKill is an infection, do not be concerned. This message is just a fake warning given by Security Defender when it terminates programs that may potentially remove it. If you run into these infections warnings that close RKill, a trick is to leave the warning on the screen and then run RKill again. By not closing the warning, this typically will allow you to bypass the malware trying to protect itself so that rkill can terminate Security Defender . So, please try running RKill until the malware is no longer running. You will then be able to proceed with the rest of the guide. If you continue having problems running RKill, you can download the other renamed versions of RKill from the rkill download page. All of the files are renamed copies of RKill, which you can try instead. Please note that the download page will open in a new browser window or tab.

Do not reboot your computer after running RKill as the malware programs will start again.


Now you should be able to run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, or MBAM,

-- Some types of malware will target Malwarebytes and other security tools to keep them from running properly. If that's the case, use Malwarebytes Chameleon and follow the onscreen instructions. The Chameleon folder can be accessed by opening the program folder for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (normally C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware or C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware).

Edited by boopme, 17 January 2013 - 10:46 AM.

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