Windows Defender virus?

Microsoft Windows vista plain & simple
October 30, 2009 at 13:19:05
Specs: Windows Vista
I'm not sure if this is a virus or not, but I don't know what to do. I'm assuming I got it from a bad torrent I was downloading. I use Avira antivirus and it's always worked perfectly, but since yesterday windows defender (which I've never used and has never done anything since I've had my comp) keeps popping up every 20 min or so saying one of 3 things. It either says it found a trojan and I need to activate defender to protect myself. It says I have a spambot on my comp and lists the contacts of mine its been sent to (none of which are contacts of mine, most don't even look like real emails). or it says an illegal connection is trying to be made and i need to stop it. Whenever I click out of one of these pop ups another window pops up saying i need to pay to upgrade windows defender to premium version. I'm pretty sure this is some sort of virus, but when I ran a full system scan with Avira it didn't find anything. And when I go to uninstall defender it's not on the list of programs I can uninstall. What should I do?

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October 31, 2009 at 00:07:37
Try to scan with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Treatment of viruses in the On-line mode.
Write to HERE

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December 26, 2009 at 19:21:28
I too have been having problems with windows defender. When i clicked on the link and fully downloaded the malware software, it wouldn't run because there were pieces missing.

Any suggestions?

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