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Thurman 04-20-2010 08:11 PM

Desktop Security 2010 Malware
 
I've got it, Desktop Security 2010, and cannot get rid of it. I've tried eleven (11) methods I found on the Internet to remove this Malware to no avail. It comes back each time I start my laptop up again. This is the most darn aggravating Malware I've ever seen on a computer. "Webroot AntiVirus with SpyWare, Super AntiSpyWare, and Malware's Anti-Malware" do not touch it. I found one program, "rkill.com", which will catch it and prevent it from running to use the computer but will not remove it. Has anyone else had this Malware attack and found a way to remove it? Thanks, David

DangerMouse 04-20-2010 08:19 PM

Have you tried Avast? www.avast.com
Kaspersky?

You can set avast to do an initial dos scan at reboot.

DM

3 legged dog 04-20-2010 08:41 PM

My son got malware called system defender. Very anoying.
I used the system restore to a week before and that worked.

Thurman 04-20-2010 08:57 PM

"Desktop Security 2010" is the new version of "System Defender", according to what I've found out. "Desktop Security 2010" will not allow you to use System Restore. It will tell you there is no restore point nor allow you to set one, I've tried. I have not tried www.avast.com YET! Believe me I will if the three I have written down (now four) do not work in the A.M. I'm tired of fighting this thing tonight. Post results tomorrow, David

Caromsoft 04-22-2010 01:34 AM

If it is something new you may need to run your anti-malware programs every day for a while until they catch up. Be sure to do an update every time before running them. I have a client that picked up some malware and it took a week of running Malwarebytes, AVG, and Trend Micro's Housecall every day before it was completely gone. Good Luck.

Jim F 04-22-2010 10:14 PM

They guys at my local computer store swear by Malwarebytes.com. I have the free version which worked well but need to upgrade to the paid version in order to get definition updates. That will be my next move since I also have the annyoyng pest.

poppameth 04-23-2010 05:56 AM

You don't pay for Malwarebytes to get definition updates. Updates are completely free. You only have to pay if you want to enable real time shields, meaning MBAM will run in the background at all times and catch things as they happen instead of needing to execute a manual scan.

Thurman 04-23-2010 04:02 PM

Well, come to find out-there is, no was, a program called www.rkill.com which would stop the process of "Desktop Security 2010" from running so you could at least use your computer. "rkill" would not remove the Malware, just stop the process from running temporarily. Then "DS 2010" got smarter and would not let "rkill" do it's thing. Finally, today Friday, there was an updated version of "MalWarebytes" which did find and remove this Malware--hopefully and so far. David

Scuba_Dave 04-23-2010 06:14 PM

I've used regedit to go in & find & get rid of stuff like this in the past
Then after regedit use some of the spyware utilities to fully remove
This stuff gets worse all the time
They download little re-install links
So you remove it, reboot....& it re-installs itself

Jim F 04-23-2010 06:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by poppameth (Post 432331)
You don't pay for Malwarebytes to get definition updates. Updates are completely free. You only have to pay if you want to enable real time shields, meaning MBAM will run in the background at all times and catch things as they happen instead of needing to execute a manual scan.

Something must be quirky with my version of it then because it won't let me update. Thanks for the info though. That saves me from an unnecessary subscription purchase.

poppameth 04-23-2010 09:25 PM

I ran into an issue once where MBAM wouldn't run an update correctly. I had to download and install the newest version over top the existing one and it started updating fine after that.

3 legged dog 04-24-2010 12:54 PM

I put Microsoft security essentials in my kids computers and have not had
a problem since.(Knocking on wood). Its free, updates itself, and seems to work.

cellophane 04-24-2010 05:47 PM

use a live-boot linux CD and nuke away. there are a couple roms specifically for AV issues. give me a bit and i'll try to find some.

http://lifehacker.com/5492593/use-li...es-for-viruses

http://lifehacker.com/5504531/the-co...-a-thumb-drive

chenzarino 06-01-2010 11:44 AM

system restore will fix it with minimal effort.

I would suggest using Firefox with AdBlock and NoScript addons, will prevent this and many other problems.

DUDE! 07-26-2010 07:54 PM

my sister's puter has the anti virus GT, she had avast running, still got it,, ran malwarebytes, got rid of 14 infected files, restarted, still has the virus, my son is going to reformat the computer this weekend, at a loss to get rid of the virus.


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