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System Alert Messages

I have Mcafee protection and I keep on receiving pop up system alerts about malware and virus threats, but when
I run a scan check I don't have any problems. How can I get rid of these messages?

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    Have to wait a long time for the comp to 'kick in' & keep getting the problem of Malware Protection telling me that there are 138 items to be solved. What do I do next. Please help me. I've typed more than 25 words.

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Uninstall your Mcafee & Install it's latest version with updated definations

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Take mcafee off your system, and get Norton Internet security...

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got backup for that computer?

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Here's a fee-based service to do it for you:

http://us.norton.com/nortonlive/

To detect the threat level, you may want to try the free (& advertised on TV) web site
www.MySafePC.com, but virus removal will cost $$ - they're happy to tell you you're infected for
free, though.

Here's Symantec's list of things to do:

If you suspect that your computer is infected with a threat or you receive a threat alert, and you want to make sure that your computer is secure.

You can perform a virus scan to eliminate any known threat from your computer. Scanning your computer for threats is easy if you follow the step-by-step instructions provided in this article. The scanning process may take an hour or more, depending on the number of files you have on your computer.

To detect and remove all the threats from your computer, follow these five steps:

• Install the latest virus definitions.

• Stop all running programs and temporarily disconnect the computer from any network.

• Run the virus scan.

• Install the latest Windows updates.

• Run a full system scan once again to ensure that there are no threats.

The first step is to check whether you can install the latest virus definitions, as some threats may block your access to all the security products' Web sites including Symantec's Web site. The subsequent steps vary depending on whether you can download the latest definitions from the Symantec Web site or not.

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How To Remove A Virus


Think your PC is infected ?

Here's what you can do to get rid of those nasty viruses.

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A. Boot in Safe Mode with Networking:
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1. Restart your computer.

2. Once your computer starts to turn on, press F8 (or for other computers, it could be F5) repeatedly until you see the boot option.

3. Using your arrow keys, highlight Safe mode with networking then press enter.

4. You could just log in as the Administrator or in your account.

5. Click on yes when it prompts you that you are running in safe mode.

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B. Online virus scanners can quickly identify and fix a wide range of threats including viruses, worms, trojans, and spywares.
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Here's a list of Essential Free Tools for Removing Spywares, Adwares and Malwares:

Trend Micro Housecall - will scan and remove threats

BitDefender Scan Online - will scan and remove threats

Ewido Online Scanner - (Now AVG) will scan and remove threats

F-Secure Online Scanner - will scan for rootkits as well

Jotti's Online Malware Scan

Kaspersky Online Scanner - appears to only scan for but not remove threats

Panda Activescan - appears to only scan for but not remove threats

McAfee FreeScan - appears to only scan for but not remove threats

eTrust Antivirus Web Scanner - will scan and remove threats

Symantec Security Check - will scan and remove threats

Dr.Web Online Check - user can upload and test for threats on particular files

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**To run a virus scan in safe mode, you must have active anti virus software installed on your computer.
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Hey tjchan92,

Unless you personally installed the "AntiVirus2009" program or this other application, what you may be encountering are either misleading plug-in applications or your computer may currently have spyware installed. Generally, one of the best ways to determine what these programs are is to run a system scan using the full version of an anti-virus/spyware program such as Norton AntiVirus or McAfee VirusScan. Should you choose to do so, you’ll want to make sure you’re using the latest virus and spyware definitions available since new threats surface all the time.

Please keep in mind that I only mention Norton & McAfee as examples. These are by no means the only anti-virus/spyware programs available, and are simply among the most easily-recognizable brands available through many major retailers.

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Spyware cause the same effect as general browser pop-ups but they are usually powered by Browser Helper Objects, ActiveX controls which attaches to Internet Explorer and contacts their servers without your knowledge. This not only means waste of internet bandwidth, but your private information may also be sent to someone. You need to treat any outgoing connection without your permission, as a security threat.
Along with your anti-virus software, you need to anti-spyware tools such as Ad-AwareSpybot Search & DestroySpyware Blaster at a bare minimum. You must update the pattern files before scanning just like what you do for your anti-virus software.

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Dealing with Unwanted Spyware, Parasites, Toolbars and Search Engines
(Site packed with full of security tips, advice to prevent parasites being installed)
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