Anti-Virus Question Windows 7

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I have a laptop running windows 7 with Microsoft Security Essentials.  The =
other day I get the msg. that says my computer is infected and someone is t=
rying to access some port and did I want to fix it.  The only problem what =
the antivirus software was not Security Essentials that was displaying this=
 msg.  It was one of those fake software deals that tries to get you to buy=
 some peace of crap software.

I had to start the laptop in safe mode then do a system restore to get it b=
ack where everything would work again.  Now its done the same error again.

Whats funny about this that both times it has done this there is an icon on=
 the desktop that says "Test"  The only thing this laptop is used for is to=
 read e-mail (Hotmail) and play games like spider solitaire.  

Any ideas on what could be causing this or how to fix it for good?

Thanks in advance

Re: Anti-Virus Question Windows 7

On 20/04/2011 10:00 PM, Lt. Johnny Miller wrote:
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other day I get the msg. that says my computer is infected and someone is trying
to access some port and did I want to fix it.  The only problem what the
antivirus software was not Security Essentials that was displaying this msg.  It
was one of those fake software deals that tries to get you to buy some peace of
crap software.
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the desktop that says "Test"  The only thing this laptop is used for is to read
e-mail (Hotmail) and play games like spider solitaire.
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Looks like a trojan. Download Malware Bytes Anti-Malware (MBAM), and run
it. Disconnect the laptop from the internet and stop Essentials while
doing this. Reboot, and d/l at least three other anti-malware /
anti-virus programs, and run them too, same as MBAM. After you have
cleaned your machine, set MS Essentials to the highest level, and to
scan incoming mail. Set a scanning schedule, say for 3:00 am every
Mon-Wed-Fri, and make sure you leave your laptop on (or set it to wake
up when a scan is scheduled.)

You can't fix it for good, you can only keep malware at bay by regular
maintenance. Update then run the other anti-malware programs every
couple of weeks or so.

Good luck,
Wolf K.

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There is no real point in scanning email itself.
 


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    I agree with that. Memory hog. Any decent antivirus will warn
you when you open the bad attachment. No point at all scanning
anything before it's opened.
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Lt. Johnny Miller wrote:

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I like that game too.  What's your high score?

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System Restore may help.  Find a safe checkpoint!

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Re: Anti-Virus Question Windows 7

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Titan wrote:
Did you do full scan of your pc ?


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