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Old 07-26-2010, 09:07 PM   #16
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reformat the computer
You called it! Be sure he does fdisk /mbr to clean the master boot record too.

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Old 07-27-2010, 04:50 PM   #17
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Being that I have no idea what the means mouse,, I'll be sure to pass that info along to my son, thanks for helping.
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Download and then run ComboFix in safe mode with networking (it has to be safe mode with networking to download the most recent updates, etc.). If you'd like then run MalwareBytes while in safe mode just to be sure. Then reboot anbd run your antivirus to be sure.
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:23 PM   #19
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In my sister's case, she can't even get on a site, big red box comes up saying she is infected with a virus and not allowed access to the site, of course its false but she still can't go anywhere. I haven't heard from her yet but I'm guessing my brother in law has her shopping for a new puter, I"ll let you know how it turns out.
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:14 AM   #20
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OK, this is some of the "scareware" that's out there these days. Some info for you on this.

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A clone of Total PC Defender 2010, this scareware uses authentic looking fake Windows security center alerts and audio “virus found” alerts in addition to the usual system alert messages to scam the users to purchase a subscription. The system is rendered unusable due to many alert messages about non-existent infections.

The Desktop Security 2010 scareware causes fake blue screen of death (BSOD), initiates random system restart, blocks installation and execution of security programs, installs Fake Windows Security Center and a Fake Task Manager. It interferes with normal restart/shutdown operations.


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Now these are notoriously hard to get rid of, since they will block your usual Antivirus/Antispyware software quite often as well, leading to further infections.


You can use a combination of the Hijackthis executable and Malwarebytes as well as a lot of manual removal to successfully remove it if you caught it early enough. This requires quite a bit of experience with your computers file system and registry though.


Removal Guide Here


If you don't feel comfortable with doing that though, the quickest way as has been suggested if you have your system disks available is to do a complete wipe of the hard drive including the partitions and boot record.


Guide for that here
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Well, my sister told me today,, her new laptop from Dell is on the way. She's blaming my brother in law for picking up the virus surfing the web. I think any excuse would of worked to get her a new laptop, something she wanted anyway, instead of the tower.

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