WIndows Security Alert/ Fake Antivirus

June 22, 2010 at 14:39:29
Specs: Windows XP
I believe I have a virus on my computer. It constantly has a message up that say Windows Security Alert and tries to send me to this website named to purchase antivirus software. It will not let me run my own Antivirus and will not allow me to access the majority of my programs. I ran Sybot search and Destroy and Avira in safe mode with nothing but avira coming up with a large amount of "warnings." I downloaded Malwarebytes Anitmalware but it will not run due to two errors. 1) MBAM_ERROR_EXPANDING_VARIABLES (0,9) and 2) MBAM_ERROR_MISSING_FILE (3,0,mbamswissarmy.sys). I also downloaded hijack this and have the log. Im not quite sure what to do and would appreciate any help. Thanks

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June 22, 2010 at 15:49:40
Hi there,

Boot your computer into safe mode ( By pressing F8 key in start) and then goto add/remove programs and remove anything you find suspicious. Clear your browser cache and then give a try else you need to scan your system with some good antivirus like Esset Nod32 .

Best of luck

Imran Khan

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June 22, 2010 at 17:24:19
I booted my computer in safe mode and didnt see anything suspicious in add/remove programs. I cleared my browser cache but this didnt stop the problem. It wont let me access the internet to download any antivirus to stop it and when i download them in safe mode windows interferes with their installation. I appreciate the reply but Im still at a loss. Any ideas on what I can try next?

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