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Internet defender pops up like every 2minutes and warns me of viruses in my registry etc. it then prompts me to continue unprotected or to download and purchase internet defender. macafee didnt identify this as a virus. what should i do to get rid of this problem?????

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You have a spyware problem. Use this free link and run www.superantispyware.com. This will clean your system

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Hidden Folder virus in PC not in USB


I have faced same problem. Shortcuts everywhere.

Not once, many times.

I tried many solutions.

Shortcut Virus Remover is the best solution I found.

A 100% free simple application.

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With the online holiday buying season upon us, the most important thing to remember is computer security. Each day millions of threats cycle through the Internet, most of which harm computers and home networks. These threats hunt for credit card numbers, social security numbers, and other personal information and can be used against you in the form of identity theft. Here are some tips to help secure your PC and keep your information safe and locked down.

1. Windows Update
This is the number one reason computers fall victim to malicious threats (viruses, spyware, etc.) is not updating the Windows operating system. During the spring of 2009, the virus named "conficker" targeted computers that were not fully updated. To update the Windows, first the computer needs to be connected to the Internet, whether it would be wired or wireless network connection. Then go to Start > Programs > Windows Update. Let Widows Update complete and afterward your computer will be up-to-date.

2. Anti-Virus Program
Some sort of anti-virus software should be the bare minimum for computer security. Not having protection can increase the chances of viruses, trojans, spyware, adware, and identity theft. There are some free as well as paid versions, but for basic web surfing and email free versions will work just fine. Here are some recommended free anti-virus programs.
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition
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Avast Home Edition
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3. Firewall
A firewall blocks incoming web traffic not requested by the computer user. Firewalls can prevent malware from entering the computer thus fewer viruses and spyware. A great, free firewall program called Comodo can protect your PC and the user can select various security levels for added protection.

4. Windows Defender
Windows Defender is spyware program from Microsoft that is built in to Windows Vista and Windows 7 and as a download for Windows XP, which can be found here. Defender offers protection from spyware, pop-ups, and slow performance. To access Windows Defender, go to Start > Programs > Windows Defender then click the scan button at the top of the window and then remove the threats when complete. Windows Defender is a simple solution to increase computer performance.

5. Encryption
Encryption continues to be a major issue in protecting computer data if it fell into the wrong hands. Many users have huge amounts of information about themselves on their computer including pictures, internet history, email messages, contacts, login usernames and passwords, and much much more. What encryption does is locks the files with a series of numbers and letters making impossible to decode or read for that matter. But the user can read the files with a key and a password which unlocks the files that were encrypted. I recommend using TrueCrypt for encrypting files and works with all versions of Windows.

As for all security software, plan on allowing, at minimum, running all the security programs (anti-virus, firewall, Defender, and more) each week to make sure the computer is protected. It's very easy to secure computers and with a few clicks you even can make it automatic.

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on Dec 19, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Windows - Internet Defender is constantly warning me of the presence of viruses on my computer, but i already have another Anti-virus doing the job, and am tired of Internet defender giving me pop-ups...


Hi ryan_a_parke
Internet Defender is a virus as you can read here : http://www.spywareremove.com/removeInternetDefender.html
If you can't succeed to remove it with the instructions , try this :
Delete your antivirus , it is useless since it didn't identify Internet Defender) .
Go to http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/ and download Microsoft's stuff . It's free but it will work , believe me .
Complete your pcs protection by downloading and installing free MalwareBytes : http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10896905.html
Best regards ,
fanaudi .

Feb 27, 2011 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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1)dell, optiplex GX520 2) SINCE ONE MONTH I TRIED THROUGH ANTI VIRUS I,E WINDOW DEFFENDER BUT NOT REMOVE


Manual Method:
Kill Process
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1. Press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
2. Windows Task Manager should pop up
3. Go to "Processes" tab
4. Kill "WP345d.exe", "eb.exe", "fix.exe", "ppal.exe" by ending the process. (There may only be one of these listed)
5. A warning prompt will come up, Click Yes to End anyway.
6. To confirm the spyware is no longer running, the icon should dissapear when you hover your mouse over the system tray in the lower right. (The icon is a red brick wall)

Remove Registry Keys
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1. Press WIN+R (The WIN key is the key between CTRL and ALT that looks like a Windows logo)
2. In the run box, type "regedit"
3. Windows Registry Editor will pop-up. *Be cautious when editing the registry*
4. Navigate to the following folder on the left-hand pane, and delete the listed items below:

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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3F2BBC05-40DF-11D2-9455-00104BC936FF}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WP345d.DocHostUIHandler

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes "URL" => "http://search-gala.com/?&uid=201&q={searchTerms}"

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer "PRS" = "http://127.0.0.1:27777/?inj=%ORIGINAL%"

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "UID" = "201"

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent\Post Platform "89770891803"

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Windows PC Defender"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Windows PC Defender"
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Registry Locations may vary, If you can not locate a certain item, use Edit > Find and type in the name of the key in quotes, For example:
To find...
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Windows PC Defender"
Search for "Windows PC Defender" without quotes.

4. Delete the Folders

Navigate to the following folders through My Computer, and delete the listed items.

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\
Delete the folder "3ad5ffe"

c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\
Delete the folder "345d567" (This is a randomly generated set of numbers/letters)

c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\
Delete folder "WPCDSys"

%UserProfile%\Application Data\ (Copy-Paste into Explorer's Address bar)
Delete folder "Windows PC Defender"

5. Reboot the PC and then refer to Step 1 to finish clean-up with MalwareBytes if necessary.

Oct 27, 2010 | Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009

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I log in the internet & computer is taken over by a anti virus


First restart the system and boot the computer in safe mode with networking. Click- start- run -type msconfig go to the startup tab and then click on disable all tab. Try to download Adware antispyware and scan the computer. Also run the antivirus program.Delete browser help object in the registry by doing a regedit. Backup the registry before troubleshooting. Open Registry Editor and navigate to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ Browser Helper Objects

Aug 18, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Virus - mst122.dll


Download the combofix to get rid of virus:
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/ComboFix.exe

Be sure to turn off your anti-virus before running combofix--it won't be able to runn properly.

Jan 07, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Computer running slow


Well...when using trend micro you shouldn't need windows defender. You should also try cleaning your registry. I own a new computer with vista as well. If your registry is just a little bugged up your whole computer could be dragging. Try the programs below and see which one you like best...

http://registry-cleaner.comodo.com/

http://www.eusing.com/free_registry_cleaner/registry_cleaner.htm
You should continue cleaning your registry about 3 times a week.

Dec 16, 2008 | Trend Micro Internet Security 2008 3-User...

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Virus


Yes, the pop ups telling you "your computer is infected" "download registry cleaner" etc. usually come from malaware.
The best automated cleaner is still spybot, you can download it here The home of Spybot-S&D! or here Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4 - Free software downloads and ...
If Spybot cannot delete the viruses/malaware, then the choice is between locating the registry entries, infected files and corrupted settings one by one, using regedit and HijackThis , and reinstalling Windows.

Unless you are an expert Windows troubleshooter (or you can get one) I suggest backing up all your data and reinstalling windows on a new folder, if not formatting the HD completely.

Spybot is not a resident antivirus, after cleaning , if you do not have any other antivirus software, you can download this one for free
AVG Free - Download antivirus
Good luck

Sep 07, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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