can i trust Windows Firewall Unit

May 26, 2011 at 18:40:04
Specs: Windows XP
hello, guys there.I have two firewall programs on my Windows XP-3 now,and Windows Firewall Unit told me that my PC had many trojans and other errors to be fixed.
and I was advised to buy its registered version.
Is the version Okay for my XP?
thanks for your opinions.

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#1
May 26, 2011 at 18:53:37
Windows Firewall Unit is a fake anti-virus application. It is worse than useless.
You should remove it as soon as possible.
http://www.2-viruses.com/remove-windows-firewall-unit

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#2
May 26, 2011 at 18:54:00
seymourparcells,

The >Windows Firewall Unit < is a fake program that infects your computer.

It starts before the Windows Desktop appears, so, to access the Desktop, allow the program to do it's fake scan.

Press OK at the fake scan, and when it is finished press the Fix Errors button.

At the Update Manager screen close the program by clicking on the [X] at the top right of the Windows Inspection Utility.

Now you can get to the Desktop, for now.

If the infection does let you download files on the infected computer, download the files/programs requested below to a clean computer and then transfer them to the infected computer. You can use a USB flash drive, or other removable media (CD/DVD, external drive).


Now, download iExplore.exe, which is a renamed copy of RKill:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...

[If the file does not download, paste the following, >without the brackets<, in the address bar of your browser:
[http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/anti-virus/rkill]

Save the file to the Desktop, and double-click on it.
Ignore any messages, and allow the file to run until the command window closes.

Next, in order to get the Windows Desktop displayed properly the next time you reboot, do the following:

Please start Task Manager (Press: Ctrl Alt Delete simultaneously)
In the Task Manager prompt, click on File (upper left) and select New Task (Run...) from the menu.

In the Create New Task, Open area, type Explorer.exe
Press: OK

You should be back at your Windows Desktop.

Once your Desktop has returned the first thing we need to fix a Windows Registry value.

Download the following Shell.reg file:
http://download.bleepingcomputer.co...

[If the file does not download, paste the following, >without the brackets<, in the address bar of your browser:
[http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/reg/shell.reg]

Save the file to your Desktop.

Locate the shell.reg file on your desktop and double-click on it.
When Windows asks if you would like the data to be merged, allow it to do so.

Without a reboot, download Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (black button with green and white icon) Save to the Desktop:
http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebyt...

Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.

Run Malwarfebytes’ AntiMalware and update the program.
Once updated, select Perform Full Scan and click the scan button.

When the scan finishes, click OK in the message box, and you will see the results of the scan.

Click the Remove Selected button to get rid of the malware.

When Malwarebytes finishes, you may be prompted to reboot. If so, reboot.


Please post the Malwarebytes log in your reply so we can see where we are at, and plan any additional removal strategy.


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#3
May 26, 2011 at 18:58:37
I think you have a fake Anti virus, which starts a scan as soon as windows loads up and finds many things wrong. You are told it has removed some viruses but to remove the remaining threats....you have to buy it....if this sounds familiar.....that is the virus, buying the product will not fix any issues, but it will compromise your credit card. I recommend downloading malwarebytes you can download it here,

http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebyt...

I would boot into safe mode by pressing F8 key when you power on the system, tap F8, you should get a menu of choices. Choose safe mode with networking. Answer yes to the first question that it pops up. Install, update and run a full scan with malwarebytes. If the fake anti virus prevents this you can try downloading and running RKILL (downloadable from this site) run it and then try malwarebytes again. It would help if you told us exactly the name of product that says you have all the trojans. Window Firewall, Windows Antivirus 2011, etc what name is it using? Windows firewall is free, and so is microsofts antivirus (Microsoft Security Essentials) and so is the built in Windows defender-all free, so I think your scanner is the nasty.


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#4
May 26, 2011 at 19:02:06
There ya go 3 answers all at once!


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