redirect virus, avg and malwarebytes no help

Dell Latitude d600
October 24, 2009 at 08:30:21
Specs: Windows XP, Intel Pentium M, 512
Help! I have a virus that redirects my firefox screens to "sp2scanner dot info" and other sites. The sp2scanner site says "your computer is infected" and starts downloading something. When I try to close it, it will not close but instead pops up another "are you sure" window.

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#1
October 24, 2009 at 09:15:10

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#2
October 24, 2009 at 10:33:23
I'm sorry I was not clear, I put in the subject line that AVG and Malwarebytes did not detect this virus.

However as I was running ESET online scanner, AVG popped up that it detected an infection, "FakeAlert" and moved it to the vault. Weird that it did not find it on a scan, only when ESET was scanning. Anyway I don't know if that was enough or not to take care of it. But "FakeAlert" sounds like it. I never finished the ESET scan because my computer went to 100% CPU, a very common problem, and I was trying to get it useable again. Sigh, thank you for any information and for responding


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#3
October 24, 2009 at 10:47:13
Run Malwarebytes in safe mode - so that there's nothing running in the background that can stop it doing its job. I've also noticed AVG is great at finding problems during scans by other software.....

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#4
October 24, 2009 at 13:11:33
My apologies, I guess I just read your Post and forgot about the subject.
Anyways, download Avast Free and allow it to do a Bootscan on
reboot.
If there is a rootkit or anything else it should find and help remove
it.

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#5
October 26, 2009 at 17:44:13
Actually had the same prob. on two computers. Downloaded avast on this one, and it did the boot scan, it didn't "say anything" but then it was taking awhile so I left it while it scanned. So we'll see if that took care of it. Maybe running ESET is the key to getting AVG to find this thing. THanks

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