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Offline Faolchu

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Windows Security 2011
« on: April 03, 2011, 02:56:34 AM »
As per the topic this is what popped up on my computer while doing some general web browsing (some rotating ads on one of the sites). Anyway long story short Avast(although can't blame that so many new things popping up all the time) was running, this thing popped up (Windows Security 2011), closed my browser, wouldn't let me run any programs. All my usual tricks failed me :(. Came across this site and all the information I found while searching quite a few posts by essexboy & polonus and this beauty of a link http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-total-security helped me clean my PC :). Although even with following the steps their it took a wee bit of trial and error. I should add I disconnected my PC from the internet and used a laptop to pull the files onto a USB and transferred them to the PC.

But anyway just thought I'd stop by and say Thanks! Without all the obvious hardwork some ppl obviously put in I'd probaly still be tearing my hair out :P.

Offline polonus

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Re: Windows Security 2011 [SOLVED]
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2011, 03:50:43 PM »
Hi Faolchu,

Good it worked for you, and thanks a lot for reporting about this. The combined info of the removal instructions at bleepingcomputer dot com and the mixed MBAM renamed & SAS portable scanning via USB proposed here: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=37542.msg622771#msg622771 can deliver results and it is good to hear it solved your FakeAV infection problem.
As this pest is launched in a constant stream of newer version sometimes specific cleansing routines by qualified removal specialists like essexboy with specific scanners and script tools are necessary. Here the sheer info provided on our forums helped you to succees in ridding machine of this pest. Welcome to the forums and stay safe and secure online and offline,

polonus
« Last Edit: April 03, 2011, 10:31:51 PM by polonus »
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Use NoScript, a limited user account and a virtual machine and be safe(r)!

Offline bhtbill

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Re: Windows Security 2011
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2011, 05:28:19 AM »
essexboy ,
i have found you on google. I have followed all your instructions and have a copy of the file onb my jump drive. bhtbill@gmail.com is my email how do i attach it to u????

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Re: Windows Security 2011
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2011, 06:47:32 AM »
essexboy ,
i have found you on google. I have followed all your instructions and have a copy of the file onb my jump drive. ***Email removed*** is my email how do i attach it to u????

@bhtbill  If you need help from Essexboy, this is how you do it

First do not post inside the topic that someone else started....

start a new topic that is yours and explain what the problem is...

Then Follow this guide from our expert malware remover Essexboy
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=53253.0
( post the logs here in this topic and not in the guide )


To avoid using multiple post with copy and paste you have to attach the log`s

Lower left corner: Additional Options > Attach ( Malwarebytes log / OTS log ) save OTS log as ANSI

Essexboy will look at the logs when he arrive here later today...

« Last Edit: June 04, 2011, 02:12:19 PM by Pondus »

Offline DavidR

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Re: Windows Security 2011
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2011, 01:45:16 PM »
I would also suggest that you both remove the email address from the posts, unless you don't mind it may be harvested by a spambot.
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