So I stupidly infected my notebook and Chrome is telling me that I have a sirefef.gen!c virus and the following error log:
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
So I installed MSE and ran it on a long scan and it indicated it had destroyed the virus, and I continued using my computer as usual. The next day chrome is throwing the same error and I find all random .exe's running on taskmanager. I try to run MSE again and it throws me the following error:
Windows cannot access to specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.
So now I am incredible worried. I have no ability to back up at the moment because I am traveling.
I looked up a post where a user was having the same problems, tried to download AdwCleaner
and when I tried to run the file, in the downloads area it said 'Virus scan failed' therefore am unable to run it.
I checked my firewall and it has been turned off, obviously by the virus. When I try and turn it on I get the following error:
Windows Firewall can't change some of your settings. Error Code: 0x80070424
I am running Windows 7 starter.
Please help thanks
Edited by Igloo_nachos, 22 May 2013 - 05:43 PM.