Security Alert Pop Up? Antimalware Live Scan?
Question: A security message popped up on my screen saying this: Harmful and malicious software detected. These programs may damage your computer & steal your private information. Online scurity scanner requires Personal Antivirus components to repair your computer. Please click OK to download & install Personal Antivirus tool. Ok, so this looks dodgy, as it is like a printscreen thing of a computer screen?! & I went to run it & it came up saying that its not verified. Why is this popping up? Can someone give me a genuine program to install to get rid of any viruses etc on my computer? Thanks.
Best Answers: Security Alert Pop Up? Antimalware Live Scan?
It's scareware. Save yourself a world of hurt and don't download it. The best inexpensive tool I have found for cleaning this sort of thing is Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware. You can find it at www.malwarebytes.org The free version can be used on your personal computer at no charge, but upgrading to the (paid) Pro version will also let you set it to actively block this sort of thing, along with helping to keep the program current.
There is a real Microsoft Security Essentials program. It's a anti virus. Sounds to me though you downloaded a fake. Microsoft Security Essentials is free. You been had. Try this to get rid of the fake. Always download programs from the original vendor. RED rating here' http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/en.usenet.nl This is 6 AV engines working together. http://www.surfright.nl/en
If your computer is running Windows XP or Windows Vista 1. Restart the computer. If you are already in Windows, you can do this from the Windows Start menu, go to Turn off computer and click Restart. 2. As the computer restarts, watch for a progress bar at the bottom of the screen. press F8 about once every second. 3. Immediately press F8 before the progress bar reaches the right side of the screen. 4. From the Windows Start-up menu, highlight Safe Mode and press Enter. 5. Wait for your desktop to appear, and then run a full antispyware scanner from here http://www.pcthreat.com/parasitebyid-7813en.html 6. When the repairs are done, restart the computer, and allow it to boot normally
In normal mode of course. Most AVs cannot run in Safe Mode because some components of the AV program may not load in that mode. You will only need to try running a scanner if you cannot run it in normal mode. One such scanner that can run in safe mode is Malwarebytes Anti-Malware but that's not an antivirus. It's only an antispyware (just like Windows Defender). Maybe that the reason it can run in Safe Mode as it doesn't come with lots of components. PS: Windows Defender won't scan when booted from a disc. It needs an OS to run. Simply copying it on a bootable disc won't do. If you need an external antivirus scanner, there's Avira Rescue CD, BitDefender and Kaspersky. They can be run off a bootable disc. Here are the links: http://www.avira.com/en/support-download... http://kb.bitdefender.com/site/article/6... http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=20...
I just received an anti malware pop up like right now. It redirected the window to a fake looking My Computer that says that my computer is infected and all that. I believed it that I almost clicked on the Download thing. Click cancel though because I'm wicked sure it contains viruses. And you need to buy legit Antivirus like Kaspersky to be really protected.
If you're looking for a great antivirus program that does not slow down your computer use AVG antivirus. A bonus - there is a free version. I am a computer technician who has been using the free version for over 5 years. There are important steps you must take before downloading and installing any cleaning software. Check out my blog (www.fvillage.com/pctune) on the subject with easy to understand steps to clean your infected computer. You can find the download(s) at my website (www.fvillage.com/repair) under free software. Keep your computer running it’s best.
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