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Easily Identify and Stop Antivirus and other PC Security Scams

Simple. You didn't ask for it, so don't click on it.

Any Web Page or Pop-Up that "TELLS" you to do something is nearly always a Scam , Bugware, or is already infecting and stealing your information.

I put this together to hopefully reduce the amount of problems seen here by these scams. I hope you find it useful.

I got "Hit" on 2 PC's running a bunch of top rated anti-malware and different browsers on each one. It still got to me, but I killed it correctly and was saved. It appears to have the alarming ability to bypass most Web Security. I'm sure my Security programs would have blocked it at some point, but I did not want to take the risk. Please read on.

For your protection, print this and keep it handy as you may need to refer to it if you forget the process.

"Best-P7" or "virusscanner.com" (several combo's) is just one of many variants circulating, but current and very demanding, hard to close out of without being infected, and therefore very concerning. It tells you to exit by "It's" exit strategy. DON"T, this is a loader and it will write itself to you system then appear to vanish. You have just been Trojan'd, Virus'd, Rootkit'd and whatever else this sneaky little program has installed, deleted or stolen (worst case scenario).

To block this Dangerous scan scam and any possible associated virus and malware, add the following "keywords" to your modem firewall and to your computer firewall if they are capable and/or to your Browser blocking area. The IP's often change and may not be as effective as Keyword and Site Blocking. Try to avoid any Registry editing as this may cause more damage than good. Registry editing is an opton , but I never recommend this if a simpler safer way is available. I'm sure most good Security software will have this problem solved in a short while, but in the interim, the keywords: -

best-p7
virusscanner.com

and block this temporary site if you want: -

http://
best-p7-virusscanner.com

What Not to do and Should do.

DO NOT CLICK ON IT, OR ANYTHING WITHIN IT, OR ANY DESKTOP ADDITIONS THAT IT MAY HAVE PUT THERE.
DO NOT SHUT IT DOWN THE WAY IT SAYS TO, NOR "X" OUT OF IT. Leave it alone for the moment and do the following: -

1. Disable, Disconnect or Unplug your modem immediately.
2. Press Ctr/Alt/Del to bring up the Task Manager, left click on processes, Right click on the Scam process/s (including "Anti spyware scan -") and left click on End Process Tree until they are all closed. This may take a couple or more tries. The "Tree" may close any directly associated processes which also may not be visible. This is a good thing.
4. Repeat this for all Internet Browser running processes., IE, Firefox etc.
5. Open your Internet Browser again and Clear all Cookies, History and Files, or run a 3rd party Internet Browser Cleaner.

This next step may not be necessary if you follwed the above, but it is still a good practice.

6. Do Not shut down your PC until after you do a full Security System Scan using your Antivirus and Malware scanner, eg AVAST and Superantispyware, both free and powerful, but there are others just as good, plus there are other various "Bug" removers that you could use alongside these.

If you have unfortunately clicked on the 'Scam" and your PC is infected, there are many helps and fixes advice here on FixYa, or you may seek further advice with obtaining and using great free removal and cleaning tools here: -

http://www.techsupportalert.com/pc/cleanup-tools.html

I'm a Third Party Firewall Junkie. Always have been, Always will be.

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no. 1. I am not going to pay some scam artist to get rid of something you put on my computer. *** holes.


I doubt anybody on this site put anything on your computer, so you don't have to get nasty. Nobody is telling you you have to pay anything. You can always get free advice here.

If you think your computer has been infected with some virus or other malware, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware is a very effective tool. Download and install the free version. When you start the program it will ask if you want to update. Let it update, then do a quick scan. In most cases the quick scan is enough. Allow the program to fix any problems it finds. In most cases this is all you need to do.

There. You didn't have to spend anything.

Jul 12, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How will I change the username and the password of the router? Because my friend is trying to connect to our internet here at home, but she can't connect because the router is asking for a password which i dont know. Because Im already connected and it didn't ask for any passwords


On your computer (the one connected to the router) open in browser http://192.168.1.1 and log into router's configuration page ... there on the "wireless" section you will find "Wireless security" ... there you can set up the password.
If you don't have access to the configuration page or you have problems setting up the password, you can always reset the router to it's factory settings. To do so you have to find a slightly hidden reset button on your router and push it (with a needle or something).
For more details read the manual at: http://homedownloads.cisco.com/downloads/userguide/E1000_V10_UG_USA_NC-WEB.pdf
have fun ;)

May 05, 2011 | Cisco Linksys E1000 WirelessN Broadband...

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i cannot access my account as it is asking for k9 password


You Have k9 installed and it is blocking your acess to your router page
here's how to disable it


To disable K9 Web Protection, follow these steps:

1. Download the K9 Web Protection Installer for your system (64bit, or 32bit)

2. Let it download, and instead of clicking "Run" Click "Save" and save it to a location of your choosing.

3. Right click your "My Computer" icon, then click "Properties". When that window opens up click on the "Hardware" tab, then click "Device Manager" when the next window opens.

4. Click the "View" tab at the top of the Device Manager, then click "Show Hidden Devices".

5. Then look for "Non-Plug and Play Drivers" and open up that tree. Then find the device called, "bckd". Right click it, and then click "Disable"

6. A message will pop up telling you to reboot your PC, do so.

7. After it boots up, there should be a message down in the right corner saying "K9 Web Protection has become Corrupted" or something similar. This is good :).

8. Before you can surf the internet, go to wherever you saved the K9 Installer from steps 1 and 2, and run the installer.

9. It should just pop up with a message asking you to update K9 web protection, click "Yes" and for the next message that pops up, click "Ok"

10. Wait a little bit, and then you can go to any Website and acess your router page


11. To re-enable K9 Web Protection, just go back to the device manager and re-enable "bckd".

Mar 01, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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