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Old 18-June-2009, 19:18
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Hi

whilst browsing some of my usual sites, (ebay, amazon), a pop up window came up (full screen) for a program called Antivirus System PRO and something has been downloaded onto my computer and there is an icon in the desktop snap bar at the bottom of my PC. The programme keeps throwing pop-ups to say my PC is unprotected. I've done a full scan using AVG but no virus has been found.
How can I get rid of this dodgy program (is it malware?)

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Old 18-June-2009, 19:22
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It also keeps blocking access to every site I visit, and I have to keep trying to load the page to get through. So it's definitely a dodgy program
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Old 18-June-2009, 20:39
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If you Google it, you'll likely find some links about how to remove it, such as THESE
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Old 18-June-2009, 20:45
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try this free scan it should not be blocked by it http://www.bdtools.net/

as could be also a worm even conflicker perhaps,that is well known for blocking most av sites
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Old 18-June-2009, 21:07
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Hiya.

Its a rogue anti-spyware program and has probably took over some of your internet functions.

Download Malwarebytes from the link below, save the mbam-setup.exe to your Desktop for ease of location.

http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebyte...=dl&tag=button

Once downloaded, close all open programs/windows/browsers, etc, then double click on the mbam-setup.exe and let it install, it will probably ask to update during the installation and run a scan when finished, OK those 2 options when they appear.

When its installed, a window will open with some options, you just need the Perform quick scan ticked on that page, next press the Scan button, it will scan the PC, which may take a while.

Once it has finished it will pop up a Show results window, OK that and it will then show what it has found. Put a tick next to everything it finds and then click on the Remove Selected button.

Sometimes, you might be asked to restart the PC, so OK that if it does. If it doesnt ask, just close the program when it has finished cleaning any infections.

Try your browser again to see if it has cleared the problem.
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Old 21-June-2009, 12:06
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Hi

thanks for the response guys. Malwarebytes has got rid of the rogue program.
Just out of interest why did my firewall (I'm using comodo firewall) not stop this attack?
Any general tips on preventing these types of attacks.

wendell
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Old 21-June-2009, 19:39
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Hi

thanks for the response guys. Malwarebytes has got rid of the rogue program.
Just out of interest why did my firewall (I'm using comodo firewall) not stop this attack?
Any general tips on preventing these types of attacks.

wendell
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maybe worth your while paying for a security suite,unless you can find 1 that that has been cracked/patched,but are these safe??? some i would think are safe
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