Fake Windows Security Popup

By afeent1
Dec 17, 2008
  1. I am getting the fake windows security pop up. I have tried removing it with AVG8.0, spyware doctor, and Malwarebyte to no avail. When I bring up Firefox, I also get a protection warning. Firefox will crash 5 out of 6 times before I get a stable connection. Same with Microsoft Mail. Please help. Here is my hijackthis log:

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 10:22:27 AM, on 12/17/2008
    Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
    Boot mode: Normal
    Pasted log removed
    You musta attach the log
  2. afeent1

    afeent1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Windows Security Popup

    I am getting the windows security popup virus. It pops up every 10-20 min. Also, when I open Firefox the initial page is a "Insecure Internet Activity: Threat of Virus Attack" screen. Firefox will crash at initial launch 5 out of 6 times. Windows Explorer and Windows Mail will also crash. I have run the 8 steps and I still have the problem. I am attaching the 3 logs. Please help.
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  4. afeent1

    afeent1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I did the 8 steps and posted in this thread.

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  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I would remove the following from Add\Remove Programs in Control Panel:
    McAfee (Removal tool here: )
    AVG (Removal tool here: )
    Spyware Doctor
    Symantec (Removal tool here: )

    Your choice at removing the following:
    Bodog Poker

    There are a number of "File Missing" entries in HJT they can all be removed (Tick and fix, only those ending in "file missing")

    Once completed run IE Reset (which will remove a whole lot of unneeded addons)

    Then download and install Avira Free Antivirus

    Run another CCleaner ( )
    Then do a full updated Antivirus scan

    Note: This is all after a few restarts along the way ;)
  6. afeent1

    afeent1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I did all of the steps you suggested above. There is no change. I am still having all of the same issues.
  7. drgiggled

    drgiggled TS Rookie

    Spyware/Malware removal

    Download and try this, i worked for me with the same problem

  8. afeent1

    afeent1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ComboFix gets stuck at "ComboFix is preparing to run." I have made sure that firewall, anti-virus and anti-spyware are all shutdown. I am running Vista Ultimate and it seems to me that ComboFix is more geared for XP? Also, when I try to run ComboFix, CTDVDDET shuts downs. When I try to run ComboFix a second time, Windows Explorer shuts down and restarts. I tried this 3 different times (restarting and shutting down the firewall, anti-virus, etc). Same thing happened all three times
  9. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655

    Rt click ComboFix and chose Run as Administrator!

  10. afeent1

    afeent1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I did and both CTDVDDET and Windows Explorer crash. ComboFix still gets stuck.
  11. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    As it has been a few days
    Please run CCleaner, then restart
    Then run HijackThis, create a report, and attach it to a new reply
  12. afeent1

    afeent1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  13. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655


    I have not seen OneCare do much.

    But with the above steps it may have softened it up for OneCare.

    In any case we are glad it is fixed.

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