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How can I get rid of this virus? sirefef.gen

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#1 felicia128xo


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:32 PM

I went to sign onto facebook earlier and this is the message i received from google chrome....
Special case exception found for received certificate.
The certificate received has been flagged as erroneous. Please see http://support.google.com/chrome/?p=e_malware_Sirefef&hl=en-US for more details.

The certificate received indicates that this computer is infected with Sirefef.gen!C.

Sirefef.gen!C is a computer virus that intercepts secure web connections and can steal passwords and other sensitive data.

Chrome recognises this virus, but it affects all software on the computer. Other browsers and software may continue to work but they are also affected and rendered insecure.

Microsoft Security Essentials can reportedly remove this virus. When the virus is removed, the warnings in Chrome will stop.

Microsoft Security Essentials is freely available from Microsoft at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/security-essentials-download

You should not proceed, especially if you have never seen this warning before for this site.
I tried everything.. I tried the registry and alt ctrl delete, nothing worked.. please help!!!
[Moderator edit and note: thread moved to more appropriate forum. jgw]

Edited by jgweed, 09 April 2013 - 06:49 AM.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:43 PM

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