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1985 4Runner
11-21-2010, 12:21
Why the F do people create viruses disguised as anti-virus?

My wife clicked on the "Security Tool" link & our PC is now infected.

Please help.

It pops up on every damn screen. (
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11-21-2010, 13:21
Reboot into SAFE MODE by pressing F8 during the boot sequence.

Scan with AV and MalwareBytes to eliminate the virus!

Popups while online SHOULD ALWAYS be closed using F4 key, NOT by hitting the white X in the red box. The White X in the Red Box is a button or object, and I can program that button or object to silently install what ever I want, and you will never know.

Teach your wife the F4 trick, and you will see a *dramatic* drop in Virus/Malware intrusions!

I can testify - it saved Our Marriage when my wife learned this trick!

Keep us posted on the status.

11-21-2010, 13:39
Why the F do people create viruses disguised as anti-virus?

No disrespect to your wife, but they do it because people pay no attention to what they're clicking. They see "Antivirus" don't see anything else, and start clicking.

11-21-2010, 14:16
Put this download directly in the desktop or move it to the desktop and then run it.

SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner

Download link

1985 4Runner
11-21-2010, 23:23
rebooted in safe mode, scanned with malwarebytes....

Found 10 problems, deleted. Restarted....

Still there.

I hope one day I meet the guy that wrote this virus...

My wife needs this gone ASAP, so she can get back to her EBay business.

11-21-2010, 23:43
Did you update malwarebytes first?

11-22-2010, 07:27
Get a blank CD-R (not a CD-RW) and make an Avira AntiVir Rescue CD.

The first (slightly larger) download will automatically make the CD in Windows. The second download is the CD iso image itself. Either one will make the CD but the first is easier.


11-22-2010, 07:40
are you logged in with a administrative rights?

to answer your question. They make those stupid programs and then try and sell you their program as 'anti-virus'. Most consumers don't know what virus program they have, and some of those programs look pretty legit these days. They want you to enter in your credit card number so they can steal your digits...

On that computer, do you log to it with a different user account? If so, log into the other account. I guess you could create another account too. Anyway, log into the other account, and see if those same stupid virus programs pop up. If not, then the virus is just contained within that user profile. You would basically just backup your desktop, favorites and my documents, and then we'd kill your user profile. Reboot and log back into that user account. Once you do that, windows will re-create your profile and you should be virus free.


1985 4Runner
11-23-2010, 00:02
Did you update malwarebytes first?


Went back into safe mode with networking & downloaded the update. Re-scanned & deleted the 16 things it found this go around.

Seems to have worked... so far.

Thanks for all the help!

11-23-2010, 08:05
One of the better malware tools I use is the free Malicious Software Removal Tool released every month by Microsoft.

Yes, it runs during Windows update, but only a quick scan. Download the executable and run the full scan. And ... it's free. Did I mention the cost? :supergrin: