Fake Antivirus Malware on the Rise

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LanceDacus

A friend of mine recently had one of these problems. A malware entered his PC that looked like some antivirus tools. He clicked thinking that it is his AVG and got his Windows destroyed. In the future I think he will be more careful about what he clicks and all of us should be more careful.

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Keith E. Whisman

Perform better in bed with Aspirin. Make her sweat. Aspirin will grow hair on your chest and increase the size and length of your member.

 

Spam spam spam spam spam 

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Keith E. Whisman

My dad had this crap on his laptop. It seems to me to be a door opener to download worms, viruses and rootkits. My dads laptop had more than 60 viruses, worms and rootkits on his laptop and this bull crap Internet Security 2010 was the visible side of it. 

 

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Keith E. Whisman

Mawarebytes cleaned it out and 60 other viruses, rootkits and worms. IS2010 it seems is a downloader once its installed it downloads everything bad in this world on your computer. 

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Baer

My reply was blocked so none of you will know our experiences with this issue.

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griffinii

Seriously?  The spam filter blocked me from asking what freeware AV application to use?  This it the ump-teenth time my comments have been blocked.

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Paul_Lilly

Microsoft Security Essentials. See here for more info:

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/kill

-Paul Lilly

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JusTalkin

I was using MSE because I only had a 3 license version of Zonealarm Extreme Security (which is the best in my opinion for a paid product). I was concerned about not having an email scanner with MSE, so I uninstalled it and bought another 3 license ZES.  While running MSE, I had at least one freeze up per day on Windows 7 64 bit. Since I removed MSE and installed ZES, not a single freeze or crash. THANKS MICROSOFT!

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griffinii

Thanks,

OMG - even replying to this I get blocked.  This is more frustrating than listening to Apple people claim their machines can't get viruses.  Grrr...

Read that article in the mag already, which freeware blocks scareware the best?

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lunchbox73

I don't know of any that are good at blocking them but malwarebytes removes them like a champ.

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theriot72

Malwarebytes is the business!!!!

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griffinii

That's one of the tools I use to clean them up, along with SuperAntiSpyware, HiJackThis, and CombFix, but you're right MalwareBytes is the best.

Maybe I should use the MaximumPC's spam filter, it seems to block everything.

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Keith E. Whisman

No the spam filter doesn't work. It works like IS2010. It allows spam while stomping legitimate posts. Watch me.

 

Increase the size of your penis with Zima.. It'll grow hair on your chest. 

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lunchbox73

Yeah, I was going to comment on this but the spam filter strikes again. Viagra, penis enlargement, nigeria lottery, Canadian drugs for sale.

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Mighty BOB!

Dude, I would LOVE some pharmaceuticals!

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lunchbox73

What about your small penis?

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