Anti Virus Vista Spyware Problems , need assistance!

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Turned on my pc this morning and it seems Ive been the victim of this annoying spyware virus, that replicates windows security centre. Its even blocking me opening up internet explorer, cause it keeps on telling me not to use the internet without registering the product, which is obviously a load of bullshit
Has anyone else encountered this annoying thing? and any advice on tools/ ways to remove it.
Seen a few different ideas on websites, but not sure which method to trust
 

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I think I may well have had this virus recently, has it changed your background to something with spelling mistakes in?

It's a netsky virus, but I haven't managed to get rid of it yet.
Will try Malware later, but I'm pretty sure I've already tried that antivirus, and the only one that's found the virus was spyware doctor or something, which helpfully found the virus, then asked me for £40 to get rid of it!!
 

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I cant even load up my internet browsing software tho! Well long, ive put malware bites on my ipod, and got a list of registrys that i need to delete, anything else I should try?
Safe for the info guys
 

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I think I may well have had this virus recently, has it changed your background to something with spelling mistakes in?

It's a netsky virus, but I haven't managed to get rid of it yet.
Will try Malware later, but I'm pretty sure I've already tried that antivirus, and the only one that's found the virus was spyware doctor or something, which helpfully found the virus, then asked me for £40 to get rid of it!!
Doesnt sound like the same issues im having, its a replica of the windows security center basically
 
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Try repeatedly tapping F8 as you boot and Select Safe Mode with networking. If that works proceed with the
methods below. (You can try Wired and Wireless access if you have both available.) If that does not work
then use another computer to download the needed programs and drivers and transfer them to your machine
on removable media.

These can be done in Safe Mode - repeatedly tap F8 as you boot however you should also run them in
regular Windows when you can.

Download malwarebytes and scan with it, run MRT, and add Prevx to be sure it is gone. (If Rootkits run UnHackMe)

Download - SAVE - go to where you put it - Right Click on it - RUN AS ADMIN

Malwarebytes - free
http://www.malwarebytes.org/

Run the Microsoft Malicious Removal Tool

Start - type in Search box -> MRT find at top of list - Right Click on it - RUN AS ADMIN.

You should be getting this tool and its updates via Windows Updates - if needed you can download it here.

Download - SAVE - go to where you put it - Right Click on it - RUN AS ADMIN
(Then run MRT as above.)

Microsoft Malicious Removal Tool - 32 bit
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...E0-E72D-4F54-9AB3-75B8EB148356&displaylang=en

Microsoft Malicious Removal Tool - 64 bit
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...DE-367F-495E-94E7-6349F4EFFC74&displaylang=en

also install Prevx to be sure it is all gone.

Download - SAVE - go to where you put it - Right Click on it - RUN AS ADMIN

Prevx - Home - Free - small, fast, exceptional CLOUD protection, works with other security programs. This is
a scanner only, VERY EFFECTIVE, if it finds something come back here or use Google to see how to remove.
http://www.prevx.com/ <-- information
http://info.prevx.com/downloadcsi.asp <-- download

PCmag - Prevx - Editor's Choice
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2346862,00.asp

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If needed here are some online free scanners to help

http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/


http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner

Other Free online scans
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=antivirus+free+online+scan&aq=f&oq=&aqi=g1

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Also do these to cleanup general corruption and repair/replace damaged/missing system files.

Run DiskCleanup - Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Disk Cleanup

Start - type this in Search Box -> COMMAND find at top and RIGHT CLICK - RUN AS ADMIN

Enter this at the prompt - sfc /scannow

How to analyze the log file entries that the Microsoft Windows Resource Checker (SFC.exe) program
generates in Windows Vista cbs.log
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928228

Run checkdisk - schedule it to run at next start and then Apply OK your way out then restart.

How to Run Check Disk at Startup in Vista
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67612-check-disk-chkdsk.html

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If any Rootkits are found use this thread and other suggestions. (Run UnHackMe)

http://social.answers.microsoft.com.../thread/a8f665f0-c793-441a-a5b9-54b7e1e7a5a4/

Found this while googling, Malware Bytes is very good, free and doesn't take long to scan either. Boot in safe mode and try the above steps. Hope it helps mate, good luck....

I'll see if i can find out more for you
 
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Also as another idea, if you could bring up your task manager and see if there is any "suspicious" looking processes in there, you can disable it at startup using either msconfig....... or maybe even CCleaner has a startup tool you can maybe disable it from launching when you boot if it helps. That way you might be able to get online and find some stuff to get rid of it. Virus's are a pain in the arse.

Again, good luck, post back if you need any more help or unsure of anything. :)
 

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This virus is doing it's rounds at the moment, I know a lot of people that have had it, including me. It's named differently depending on your operating system. Same virus, different name.

XP Security Center.
Windows 7 Security 2010
Vista Security 2010

Or something like that.
 
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This virus is doing it's rounds at the moment, I know a lot of people that have had it, including me. It's named differently depending on your operating system. Same virus, different name.

XP Security Center.
Windows 7 Security 2010
Vista Security 2010

Or something like that.

After doing some more googling and research, it appears the common fix is to boot in safe mode, do a system restore to maybe a day or 2 before you got the infection, hopefully that will stop the popups. Then get online and download Malwarebytes, do a full scan and it should find 2 trojan/spywares and should clear them.

Alternatively, try opening task manager and shutting the process down, it will be a strange name like 12345.exe or something not "safe" looking, and then going online for malwarebytes.

Its possible that the virus won't let you open task manager, in which case, reboot in safe mode and do the steps above.
 

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After doing some more googling and research, it appears the common fix is to boot in safe mode, do a system restore to maybe a day or 2 before you got the infection, hopefully that will stop the popups. Then get online and download Malwarebytes, do a full scan and it should find 2 trojan/spywares and should clear them.

Alternatively, try opening task manager and shutting the process down, it will be a strange name like 12345.exe or something not "safe" looking, and then going online for malwarebytes.

Its possible that the virus won't let you open task manager, in which case, reboot in safe mode and do the steps above.
Ledge, malware bites worked a treat, dunno how i got infected, but everyone should take note of this thread, apperently its spreading, thanks again darkside mate, ur a true gent, helpful as always
 
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