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Old 08-15-11, 10:06 PM
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Best System Status software ( Internet Security 2011 infecttion)

I think I got Internet Security 2011 on my computer (I was doing some research on a Hong Kong DVD I purchased and must have accidentally downloaded it). This seems to be a spyware to get you to purchase some virus software.

I think I got rid of most of it using Skybot S&D, but I keep getting popups that say that xxxxxx program is no longer running. I've been having problems a while with slow system performance (but no popups), so I don't know how much this has affected my PC. I tried to run Adaware, but it would not start. I also couldn't get it to re-install. (i d/l OK, just wouldn't start the installation)

I tried running My Clean PC (saw on TV), but I googled it as it was running and some on another forum said it was junk and a scam. Any suggestions on how to tackle this problem or what to use to scan my PC. The sticky above seems to be about 6 years old. I tried running some scans and all I got was problems.

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Old 08-15-11, 10:36 PM
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Re: Best System Status software ( Internet Security 2011 infecttion)

Microsoft Security Essentials
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Old 08-16-11, 11:43 AM
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Re: Best System Status software ( Internet Security 2011 infecttion)

+1 to Malwarebytes, should get rid of it.

Superanti-Spyware should as well.
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Old 08-18-11, 02:26 AM
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Re: Best System Status software ( Internet Security 2011 infecttion)

First, dowload rkill and run it to stop the malware that runs in the background. This malware has some nasty services that stop nearly all the Antivirus programs from installing, scanning or executing..

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/down...ti-virus/rkill

RKill will scan you computer and stop the malware. Then run the antivirus and it should clean up the infection. Make sure to update your antivirus definitions before the scan, though!
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Re: Best System Status software ( Internet Security 2011 infecttion)

that one normally contains a rootkit
combofix is typically most effective at getting rid of them (neither s&d or malwarebytes will get rid of it all)
you can get that from bleepingcomputer as well (when you google, that will be the first to come up)
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