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Planemech

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#1 8 years ago

I need help. I have a trojan on my other computer. It will not let me access the internet or email. Everytime I try to get to the internet it pulls up a "Microsoft Security Essentials Alert" screen telling me there is a trojan. When you try to "apply action" to remove it tells me that it needs to scan online to remove threat. That is when it pulls up a list of different antivirus programs. There are about 20 of them but only about 4 I can install. When I click on any of the four I get the same install wizard for all four. Something from GNU.org. Anybody heard of this? Can you advise me on how to get rid of. Thanks.




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#2 8 years ago

Don't install ANYTHING. When you get stuff like that happening it's typically a fake security tool claiming you have such and such bug trying to get you to DL more so called security tools which are bugs.

If you can't get on the net with it, DL and burn to disc or put on a flash drive a few good free security tools like HijackThis, Emsisoft Emergency Kit, Malwarebytes, and GMER is good for finding rootkits, which are used for identity theft.




*Daedalus

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#3 8 years ago

^ That.

Download anti-virus stuff from a working computer, burn it to a CD - handy to have for future eventualities - then install on the infected computer, restart in safemode and run a bunch of scans.




Planemech

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#4 8 years ago

Well I think I fixed it. I did some virus scans with a cd. I was still having the same problem. Then I did a system restore from 10/4/10. That actually worked. Hopefully that took care of it and there isn't something hiding in the back ground. Was able to update my virus protection and will do a complete scan. Does it seem strange that a system restore worked. It might have been a combination of things. Thanks everyone for the help.




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#5 8 years ago
Planemech;5406380 Does it seem strange that a system restore worked. It might have been a combination of things.

It's only strange that you're content with that method even though you're not sure you don't have any lingering bugs. Those of us with experience using good security tools and Windows itself know that it's not really necessary to use System Restore and in reality it's just a resource hog to have running, not to mention it constantly leaves fragmented files behind. The fact is System Restore doesn't always work, can leave some programs not functioning properly when it does seem to work, and will only restore files up to a certain size, which is one of the worst things about it.

I would highly recommend you DL and at least have ready a fairly good arsenal of security tools. They're good for weekly preventative maintenance scans and for when all hell breaks loose.




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#6 8 years ago
Planemech;5406113I need help. I have a trojan on my other computer. It will not let me access the internet or email. Everytime I try to get to the internet it pulls up a "Microsoft Security Essentials Alert" screen telling me there is a trojan. When you try to "apply action" to remove it tells me that it needs to scan online to remove threat. That is when it pulls up a list of different antivirus programs. There are about 20 of them but only about 4 I can install. When I click on any of the four I get the same install wizard for all four. Something from GNU.org. Anybody heard of this? Can you advise me on how to get rid of. Thanks.

MSE is a complete fail. Try www.housecall.com, it does virus', trojans, malware, and spyware. It has never failed me.