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Purchased computer sept. 2008--I installed Trend Micro Antivirus and Webroot Spy Sweeper shortly after. Two days ago I started getting a Antivirus Warning stating Attack Detected-Antivirus engine detected harmful actions from remote computer on network. Blaster/Sasser.variant worm behavior detected. You have to register your copy fo get full protection feature set and an ability to defeat upcoming threats. I then have to Activate Now! and pay a fee or Continue unprotected. It's listed under Vista Antivirus 2008, but I use the Trendo Micro and that doesn't expire until November 2008. So, I'm just confused. Can anyone help me??? Is this something i need to buy and install, or is it a scame???
This screams scam. I'm more familiar with a similar version but on XP. Run the trend anti virus and spysweeper. If it persists you can try downloading Super antispyware, Malwarebytes, Ad-aware, Spybot search and destroy. Just make sure that you trust the program you use to scan. My personal recommended spyware/antivirus are spyware doctor and Nod 32 both good programs that don't slow down your computer much. You can also try the online trend scan called housecall which is free but it might be equivilant to what you have installed but it can't hurt. If you have any questions drop a comment on here.
Posted on Jul 14, 2008
Unfortunately you have been infected, by the software called "Vista Antivirus 2008". What this software does is infect you, then prompt you to pay to remove the infection that it installed. So it is a scam.
What i would recommend is use the uninstall instructions from here http://www.windowsvistaplace.com/xp-antivirus-2008-removal-instructions-xp-antivirus-2008/spyware-removal
This will remove the infection (and others) from your system.
Once you have completed the steps, be sure to try an online scanner such as housecall here http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
This will not conflict with your already-installed Trend Micro software, it mearly runs through your web browser.
On that note, Internet Explorer is not very safe for browsing the Internet with, i would recommend either Firefox or Opera for a safer/better browsing experience.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 14, 2008
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