Security Essentials 2010 virus

December 12, 2010 at 06:37:02
Specs: Windows XP
My laptop has been infected with the Security Essentials 2010 virus. I am trying to get this off of my computer. I can access some sites using my task mgr window. Help, please!

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December 12, 2010 at 11:29:24
The best utility I know of to get rid of this piece crap is for it...
If you cannot download it to your comptuer...then download it to a friends a USB flash drive....

If it won't install on your comptuer, try booting in safe mode (F8) with networking and install it under safe mode...

After installing, see if you can update it...

then run it and take all the defaults...if it finds anything, delete them all...just follow the prompts...

After this, boot up normally, see what you have...if everything looks good, do a good virus scan wih your antivirus...and I suggest doing a scan with;s pretty good at getting these kinds of can download a trial version, good ft I think 15 a full scan and get rid of anything it finds...

good luck

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December 12, 2010 at 13:34:07
Thank you so much. I will try this later. I know a little bit about computers but haven't been able to figure this one out! I do have a desktop computer along with the infected laptop. Desktop is fine. Thank goodness!!!

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December 12, 2010 at 14:12:30
If MalwareBytes (MBAM) is barred by the virus from installing, please note that both the download and the program itself will work if you change their exentsions from exe to bat. This can get you out of a hole.

The best rememdy is prevention. Ignore any popups that suggest you machine has viruses (usually stacks of them). Don't touch the pop-up screen, not even the Close X. Alt F4 used to be OK but they've got around that now too. You either keep using Ctrl-Alt-Del and ending task until the screen is clear or you shut down and reboot. If you are certain it is your own virus checker (unlikely to suggest more than one or two viruses) then that is a different matter.

We all live on a ball.

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December 13, 2010 at 09:07:10
It is a fake antispyware program that uses the name of legitimate security essential program. to get rid of the fake copy of Security Essential virus 2010, follow the instructions from here

TechVTS - Virus removal techniques

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