why does security warning keep popping up

June 29, 2011 at 11:45:16
Specs: Windows XP

it wont let me click oin anything and it keeps sying i dont have a firewall and i have to buy a licens and i cant get on the internet...im doing this from my phone i have an acer aspire one laptop/ netbook

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August 5, 2011 at 16:51:28

What do the warnings say EXACTLY? What is the title of the windows that the warnings are popping up in? If you want to be able to use your computer, albeit in a very limited way, try starting up in Safe Mode with Networking, by tapping F8 rapidly as your computer starts up, before the Windows loading screen.

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August 5, 2011 at 20:56:31

Please Remember.... 'our help is only as good as the information you give us'

How about some more info?

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August 6, 2011 at 00:08:06

It looks like one of the many fake alerts, start by using MBAM.
Here is my list of ways to outsmart the infection, using MBAM, just a matter of finding the right way for your comp.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware ( MBAM )
Error codes
Common Issues, Questions, and their Solutions, Frequently Asked Questions.
VIPRE Rescue Program
Try it in Safe mode with Networking.
If it won't run, rename the downloaded mbam-setup.exe file to mb.exe to help work around certain malware that will block it from being run.
If it still will not run.
1: Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features and uninstall Malwarebytes.
Next redownload Malwarebytes but rename it before you download it to your desktop. As you are in the process of downloading when you get to the point that the "enter name of file to save to" box appears, in the "filename" slot, rename mbam-setup.exe to something.exe, then click Save.
If it installed but will not run, navigate to this folder:
2: C:\Programs Files\Malwarebytes' AntiMalware
At the top of the page, Tools > Folder Options > View, click > Show hidden files and folders and untick > Hide extensions for known file types.
How to see hidden files in Windows
Rename all the .exe files in the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder and try to run it again.
When it opens, update 1st.
If it won't update after installing, update manually.
Download & install.

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August 6, 2011 at 11:51:02

Before we give him some confusing instructions, let's make sure that there's something acutally wrong with his computer. He might be recieving a legitamite warning. We should wait until he responds with more information before we assume that this is a rogue antivirus.

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August 6, 2011 at 15:59:47

MBAM will report both legitimate & fake info. It is a program that will give a better picture of what is going on.

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August 7, 2011 at 11:38:01

I'm not saying MBAM isn't a great tool. Hell, I use it myself whenever I've got to help a client. But before we confuse him by telling him to download and install a program that he MIGHT not even need, we should make sure that he's got a problem that MBAM can fix. Otherwise, it becomes a huge hassle for nothing.

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August 7, 2011 at 14:55:49

MBAM, should be part of everyone's armory, it's FREE.

Using it is simple, my info covers most of the bases if the infection blocks it from running.

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August 7, 2011 at 21:33:12

you should install an anti malware program like super antispyware or malware bytes

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August 8, 2011 at 06:50:13


Once again, I never said anything negative about MBAM. But before he goes through the trouble to install it and attempt to run it, we should be at least partly certain that MBAM can fix whatever problem he has.


SUPERAntiSpyware sucks. 'Nuff said.

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August 8, 2011 at 07:07:26

you guys are arguing for nothing....the origional poster hasn't even replied yet and his post was OLD....toooo FUNNY!

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August 8, 2011 at 14:57:40

Malwarebytes ( MBAM ) & SUPERAntiSpyware are some of the recommended tools for cleaning up comps, prior to presenting log files to experts.
Here a few sites that want these tools used as a first step.
Windows XP Malware Removal/Cleaning Procedure
Vista Malware Removal/Cleaning Procedure
If you have Windows 7, run the Vista procedure. Continue here: Vista Malware Removal/Cleaning Procedure

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