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My computer is infected with viruses

My computer keeps shuting down then tells me i have a unregeditered copy of antivirus 2009

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Hi, you have to uninstall your unupdated antivirus. Install updated full versions of antivirus like avg or avast antivirus. Scan your computer. Those antiviruses protect your computer. 

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Hi,
You will have to format the system, reload operating system and install a new and original antivirus diretly from the manufacturer.

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Actually the notification that you're seeing is a virus itself you'll need a fresh install of os

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I keep getting a virus alert and when I ask to remove viruses it brings me to a page to buy virus protection. I already have virus protection on Windows. What can I do to resolve this annoying problem...


You are infected with a Trojan or Malware. The pop-ups are bogus.. You are only infected with the product they are trying to sell you. What is the name of the Virus Protection they are trying to sell you? First thing to do is restart your computer in Safe Mode and run all your security scans. See it they find the culprit.If not post back,

Sep 25, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Virus MS AntiSpyware 2009


HI,

Your PC has been effected with spyware.You can try using a spyware software like webroot 2008 to remove this.

This is the only solution to fix this thing.

Dec 30, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Antivirus 2009 and 2010 Scam


If you have seen any of these popups shown below, on your computer, you have been infected with a fake antivirus. Not only is it fake, but it tries to force you to buy it, which is illegal and is considered fraud by authorities.
This program and it's many variants, take over administrative control of your PC, disable Task Manager, and regedit as well as replacing your desktop wallpaper with their fake warning. Well, it WOULD be fake, if this program weren't a Virus program all by itself.


Quoted From Bleepingcomputer.com


What this programs does:
Antivirus 2009 is a new rogue (Fake) anti-spyware program from the same family as Antivirus 2008 and Doctor Antivirus . Antivirus 2009 is installed and advertised through the use of misleading web sites that attempt to make you think your computer is infected with a variety of malware. Once installed, Antivirus 2009 will scan your computer and list a variety of fake infections that can't be removed unless you first purchase the software. These fake infections are only being shown to scare you into purchasing the malware.
When Antivirus 2009 is installed, a Internet Explorer browser helper object is also installed that displays fake messages when using Internet Explorer. These messages range from a line at the top of the browser stating an infection was found to adding a box to the Google homepage stating Google detected that your computer was infected. These tactics are just two more methods where Antivirus 2009 uses false information to scare you into purchasing their software.
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Doctor Antivirus below

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Antivirus 2010 looks almost the same as 2008 and 2009.

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Antivirus 2010
is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as Antivirus 2008 and Antivirus 2009. Like its previous incarnations, Antivirus 2010 is distributed through the use of advertisements on the Web pretending to be online anti-malware scanners. These advertisements pretend to scan your computer and then state that your computer is infected and that you should download and install Antivirus 2010 to remove these infections. These rogues are also known to be advertised and installed through Trojans that display fake security alerts in your Windows taskbar stating you are infected. Once you click on one of these alerts, it will bring you to the download page for Antivirus 2010, or even download and install it without your permission.
Once Antivirus 2010 is installed on your computer, it will be automatically configured to run when you logon to Windows. This is done by adding a startup that launches the C:WindowsSystem32wingamma.exe executable. This executable will then launch the AV2010.exe and the fake Windows Security Center. Once running, it will scan your computer and list a variety of infections that cannot be removed unless you first purchase the software. This infection will also randomly display fake security alerts on your computer stating that you are infected or have some sort of security risk. If you click on these alerts, it will prompt you to purchase the software. These fake alerts, along with a fake Windows Security Center that advertises Antivirus 2010, are used to further scare you into thinking you are infected so you will purchase this malware.
Another new addition to these types of rogues, is the creation of a fake Blue Screen of Death. At random intervals, Antivirus 2010 will create what appears to be a Windows crash, but in reality is just a hoax. These fake crashes are used to further scare you into purchasing this malware. If you receive this crash, you can simply reboot your computer , or try pressing Alt-Tab or Control-Alt-Delete to get out of it. The text of the crash is:
***STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x0000000, 0xF73120AE, 0xC0000008, 0xC000000)
A spyware application has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer
SPYWARE.MONSTER.FX_WILD_0x0000000
If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Click to make sure your antivirus software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your software manufacturer for any antivirus updates you might need.
Windows detected unregistered version of Antivirus 2010 protection on your computer. If problem continue, please activate your antivirus software to prevent computer damage and data loss.
*** SRV.sys - Address F73120AE base at C0000000, DateStamp 36b072a3


END QUOTE HERE:


As you can see, all of this looks so very legitimate, as well it should, since THESE particular crooks have taken malware to a whole new level.
Yes, they will get caught, they always do.


The real difference here is that these particular scammers have decided to strong arm you much like a mobster demanding protection money, so the crime as well as the consequences will be much more severe.


The GOOD news though, is that even if you are infected at this very moment with this nasty program, you will be able to remove it before you reboot your PC and come back to Fixya!


Download and run, Malwarebytes Anti malware.
Don't forget to update it first though, just in case the fake antivirus has changed its nature to evade detection.
So far, this is the only program I have found to eliminate this problem, but I'm pretty sure others will follow the same path.


Follow up with Avast Antivirus, if you want something stronger than what others pay hard cash for at the store. Dont forget to uninstall your current Antivirus first, after all, it did fail to kill Antivirus 2010 didn't it?




Happy Hunting!

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on Apr 02, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to Identify and Remove Viruses


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Signof Virus infection
You can easily identify when yourcomputer system gets infected from viruses. Some of the signs of virusinfections are enlisted herewith:
Computerbecomes very slow in performance.
Suddensystem crashes and computer reboots repeatedly.
Applicationsoftware crashes and random messages are displayed on the monitor.
If you find any of the above mentionedsign on your computer system, then there arises the probability of yourcomputer being infected with viruses. The next step after detecting thepresence of virus on your PC is to remove them from your system in order tosave your important data. If your computer is not infected with any type ofmalicious software then it is strongly recommended to install any bestantivirus software to keep it safe against the attacks.
You can use antivirus software for removingviruses from your computer system. Antivirus software programs are intended forpreventing, detecting and removing virus programs. You can choose from some ofthe best antivirus software like Norton, Avast, AVG and others, provided it hasthe feature of regular update. In case your antivirus software is notup-to-date, then it will not be able to protect your computer system from themost recent viruses and other infections.
System Restore is an element of Windowsoperating system which enables you to roll back system files, registry keys,and installed programs to a previous stable state. Operating system of yourcomputer system creates restore point after installation of any software, orafter 24 hours.
If there is a virus is available on yoursystem at the time of creating the restore point, ittwill also become a part ofit. Antivirus software is incapable to remove any virus program from systemrestore. in such case, you have to disable System Restore and then scan withlatest antivirus software. After that, when your system gets disinfected fromviruses, then re-enable System Restore.
So, you have to install updated antivirussoftware on your computer system, if you want to keep it safe from anymalicious program like viruses.

on Jan 29, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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When i turn my computer it automatically shutsdown


your infected with a virus. the easiest way to remove the virus is to scan your hardrive in another computer with updated antivirus.

Jan 28, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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How can i remove virus


You can remove virus by using updated antivirus. Install it on your computer. I recommend you to use updated AVG 8 or AVAST antivirus full versions because it will surely remove viruses from your system. Scan your computer with the antivirus and don't forget to delete all the infected files and the viruses found in the chest or mostly known as virus vault. Use only one antivirus on your system because using more than one antivirus may crash down your computer.

Jan 16, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Signof Virus infection
You can easily identify when yourcomputer system gets infected from viruses. Some of the signs of virusinfections are enlisted herewith:
Computerbecomes very slow in performance.
Suddensystem crashes and computer reboots repeatedly.
Applicationsoftware crashes and random messages are displayed on the monitor.
If you find any of the above mentionedsign on your computer system, then there arises the probability of yourcomputer being infected with viruses. The next step after detecting thepresence of virus on your PC is to remove them from your system in order tosave your important data. If your computer is not infected with any type ofmalicious software then it is strongly recommended to install any bestantivirus software to keep it safe against the attacks.
You can use antivirus software for removingviruses from your computer system. Antivirus software programs are intended forpreventing, detecting and removing virus programs. You can choose from some ofthe best antivirus software like Norton, Avast, AVG and others, provided it hasthe feature of regular update. In case your antivirus software is notup-to-date, then it will not be able to protect your computer system from themost recent viruses and other infections.
System Restore is an element of Windowsoperating system which enables you to roll back system files, registry keys,and installed programs to a previous stable state. Operating system of yourcomputer system creates restore point after installation of any software, orafter 24 hours.
If there is a virus is available on yoursystem at the time of creating the restore point, ittwill also become a part ofit. Antivirus software is incapable to remove any virus program from systemrestore. in such case, you have to disable System Restore and then scan withlatest antivirus software. After that, when your system gets disinfected fromviruses, then re-enable System Restore.
So, you have to install updated antivirussoftware on your computer system, if you want to keep it safe from anymalicious program like viruses.

on Jan 28, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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What to do when system is infected by malware,adware,anti-virus 2009,windows...


Solution: Just go to this link > http://tinyurl.com/llo2e > click the download link > run it > and use the option from the window that will open up one by one option : 2 , 3 , 5. > it will delete all the infections, without effecting personal files,it saves the hassel of reinstallation of windows and your computer will run much faster.

on Jan 01, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Hi, I bought a Norton AntiVirus package on July 31, 2008. I was infected with a Virus called VirusResponse Alert on Sunday, November 2, 2009. I looked on line for a support number from Norton and a 24...


I suggest that the only people who can answer your questions are the people at Norton. Obviously, I wouldn't ring that phone number again, because you will only get the same people you have already spoken to. I suggest that you WRITE to the Manager at Norton. (You'll find their address on their paperwork) and tell them everything that happened, and ask them the questions you want answered. And then you'll be in a position to know whether they deserve your business or not, and whether or not you have what you paid for, and if not, what they are going to do about it. Ask if they will give a refund if you have not got what you paid for. And I think that if you got a Virus while you were supposedly protected by their product, then you definitely Didn't get what you expected to.

Nov 05, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Antivirus 2009 is overpowering Google; cannot get into internet. HELP!!!


The following process will help you remove Antivirus 2009 from your system easily and safely.

Antivirus 2009 Manual Removal Process:
1. Click on the Start Menu button, then click on the Control Panel option, and then Double-click on the Add or Remove Programs icon.
2. Locate Antivirus 2009 and double-click on it to uninstall Antivirus 2009. Follow the screen step-by-step screen instructions to complete uninstallation of Antivirus 2009. Do not worry about this if you cannot find it in Add/Remove window. Simply skip to #5.
3. Restart the computer.
4. When it has completed uninstalling you can close Add or Remove Programs and your Control Panel.
5. Close all programs.
6. Search and delete the following infected entries in registry. If you do not know how to edit registry, click here to read more.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Antivirus
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Antivirus
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\
“Antivirus” = “%ProgramFiles%\Antivirus 2009\Antvrs.exe”
7. Stop Antivirus 2009 process. If you do not know how to stop a running process, click here to read more.
8. Find and delete the following infected files from your system. Don’t worry if you don’t find these files. Just proceed to next step.
shlwapi.dll
wininet.dll
Antivirus 2009.lnk
av2009.exe
Antivirus2009.exe
If you do not know how to find it or having difficulties locating the file, click here to read more.
9. Rename the files that you found above to “foundbadfile1.dll” and “foundbadfile2.dll” (if you can not rename this file, then try to restart your computer in safe mode then try to rename this file.) If you don’t know how to start the computer in safe mode, click here to read more.
10. Go to C:\Program Files\ folder and delete the “Antivirus 2009′ folder (if you can’t delete it, reboot your computer to safe mode then delete the folder. Do not worry about it if you can’t find this folder.)
11. Click here to bookmark this page (you will need to comeback to this page after reboot)
(If you are using Firefox click on Ctrl+D on your keyboard to bookmark this page)
12. Restart your computer
13. Go to your computer and delete the “foundbadfile1.dll” and “foundbadfile2.dll” file
14. You have just removed Antivirus 2009 from your computer manually.

Remove Antivirus 2009 with SmitfraudFix:
SmitfraudFix is a free tool that S!Ri created to remove fake anti-spyware programs. It can be risky so we cannot guarantee the result. Please use it with reservations. We would never recommend to purchase anything unless it’s necessary. That’s why we produce this free removal process.
1. Download SmitfraudFix tool and save it to your desktop.
2. Restart your computer and boot into Safe Mode. If you don’t know how to start the computer in safe mode, click here to read more.
3. Double-click on the SmitfraudFix.exe icon then follow the screen instructions. Option #2 should be selected in this case.
4. When you are prompted with “Do you want to clean the registry ?”, simply answer “Y”.
5. Reboot.
6. You should have removed Antivirus 2009 from your computer. Sometimes it might take more than once to work properly. If SmitfraudFix removal tool does not work, which is in no-guarantee due to the nature of spyware, please refer to the manual removal steps above or purchase a legitimate removal tool if necessary.

Jul 07, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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