AVG has found suspicious activity

March 11, 2011 at 11:50:14
Specs: Windows Vista
Twice now, separated by some weeks, a popup has opened saying AVG has found suspicious activity on your computer and will now perform some activity. But I don't use AVG on this computer , I have Trend Micro. So I aborted the action and ran an immediate TM update and Quick Scan, which removed only 5 cookies.

The popup appeared when I was opening imageshack to upload some photos.

Is this a malicious invader?

Thanks for any enlightenment you can provide. BTW, I did try to search the site, but only old and closed threads appeared.

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March 11, 2011 at 13:46:16
Download and run Malwarebytes, update and run a full scan. deleting all that it finds.
If you don't have AVG installed you shouldn't get any reports from them?

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March 11, 2011 at 15:37:06
i have the same problem.. malewarebytes does not work..nothing works. i even did a system recovery, and i am still getting pop ups..

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March 11, 2011 at 16:32:19
It is a fake AV you are infected with. Tap f8 on boot up, get into safe mode with networking and then run a full updated malwarebytes scan and fix all it finds.

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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March 21, 2011 at 11:26:14
Thanks for your suggestions. If I already have - and use - TrendMicro and AdAware, in addition to Windows Defender, is Malwarebytes really that much better? And does it interfere with any of the other malware detectors listed above? Do I have to disable one to run another?

BTW, the popups have only appeared twice, not frequently like rasta seems to get.

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March 21, 2011 at 13:08:10
Malwarebytes is one of the best tools for removing malware and spyware.
And as long as you use one antivirus program you can use these three spyware programs together, as long as your not using their real time scanners, heuristic detection scanners. As these are what will cause conflicts.

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