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A virus may be trying to gain entry by mimicing a security app

By macx
Feb 18, 2012
  1. I've got a long term subscription to SUPERantispyware and it does it's update thing automatically and regularly, and there have been a couple of version updates over the last year or so.

    All of a sudden, I'm getting a notice every time I start my computer that there's supposedly another new version update for it, but it looks suspicious. The first time it came up I didn't think much of it and downloaded it. Soon after I was notified by Avira I had a virus, which I promptly got rid of.

    I then noticed that behind this suspicious notification, I see what appears to be part of the WOT warning symbol.

    I've got a Print Screen shot of it on Photobucket here

    I'm thinking it's not legit and I would like this window to quit popping up every time I start up.

    Any suggestions?

    I right clicked and didn't see anything I could use to block it.
    I use Firefox with a bunch of the popular security add-ons.
  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,140   +378

    It looks similar to legit updater but yours seems to have a header missing:



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