Windows Security Alert

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by C and A Bredt, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Using Vista Home Premium and Internet Explorer 7. When on the internet, I'm
    getting a popup titled "Windows Security Alert." It says my computer is
    infected with:

    Admess.trojan
    zserv.Transponder.Trojan
    and others.

    It wants me to download a remover from promalwarescannerv2.com.

    I'm running McAfee Total Protection, but when I do a system scan it says all
    is OK.

    I did a system restore, but it comes back later.
    What's going on? CB
     
    C and A Bredt, Jul 20, 2009
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    Justin Guest

    Turn off Windows Restore, scan.
    If that doesn't work - reformat.
     
    Justin, Jul 20, 2009
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    Hank Arnold Guest

    It's a scam/hoax. They either want you to download a
    virus/trojan/malware or they want you to pay for a worthless program
    9and steal your identity).

    Ignore it... You may want to turn off the Windows Messenger service....
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/learnmore/stopspam.mspx

    --

    Regards,
    Hank Arnold
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Server - Directory Services
    http://mypcassistant.blogspot.com/
     
    Hank Arnold, Jul 20, 2009
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    Hank Arnold Guest

    Huh?????? That's nuts!!!! The OP almost certainly doesn't have a virus.
    Your recommendation is somewhat like removing the head to stop a
    headache... :-(

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    Regards,
    Hank Arnold
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Server - Directory Services
    http://mypcassistant.blogspot.com/
     
    Hank Arnold, Jul 20, 2009
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    coyboss

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    Hi there C & A,

    You may have to download and run Malware Bytes Anti Malware and use it to remove
    the malware.

    Is there a systemtray icon coming up with this issue?

    For some reason anti-viruses such as Mcaffee, Norton, AVg,.. Don't always see these "Fake ANti-viruses" as malware and won't remove them.

    Hope this helps.

    IKE
     
    coyboss, Jul 20, 2009
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    Jesper Ravn Guest

    Hello

    Do you see these popup every time browsing the web?.
    If yes, you are probably infected with malware (ex. browser hijacker).

    /Jesper
     
    Jesper Ravn, Jul 20, 2009
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    GTS Guest

    GTS, Jul 20, 2009
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    Justin Guest


    reformat is a last resort.
     
    Justin, Jul 22, 2009
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    Justin Guest


    I like seeing those ads made to look like a Windows XP error - when I'm
    using the Mac.
     
    Justin, Jul 22, 2009
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    DarkNight Guest

    Start Internet Explorer in Safe Mode. See if the pop-up returns. If it is
    gone, it is a Spyware Add-Onn wich you can easily disable/delete.
     
    DarkNight, Aug 6, 2009
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    LadyL Guest

    my computer has a virus alert it is Windows system Suite and it i
    contacted to C:\ProgramData\c6e34e3 which come up Wsc6e3.exe I am sur
    that it is safe to delete, but wanted to make sure before I delete, thi
    even put an icon on my deskto
     
    LadyL, Aug 8, 2009
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    LadyL Guest

    I found all of the places that this was hiding and deleted them all
    that seem to have taken care of that
     
    LadyL, Aug 9, 2009
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