Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
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: -
and block this temporary site if you want: -
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: -
I'm a Third Party Firewall Junkie. Always have been, Always will be.
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