How to remove Rogue:JS/FakePAV

May 2, 2012 at 08:51:38
Specs: Windows XP
We use Microsoft Security Essentials at work. My latest scans say that I'm infected with Rogue:JS/Fake PAV and I have no idea how to remove this. If you guys have any "easy" ways to remove this and get my work computer working normally again, I would really appreciate it. Our "computer guy" is never handy when we need him and we usually end up having to take our computers to another guy, so if there's a way I could fix this myself that would be great!

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#1
May 2, 2012 at 10:12:39
First of all, if you get the error windows antivirus2012 perform quick scan, don't do this, it is a fake anti virus. Just leave the window up.

shut the system down into windows safe mode with networking, and run the following

malwarebytes from malwarebytes.org

delete what it finds.

Tecnically mse, with the current update is designed to remove this infection.
http://www.microsoft.com/security/p...

my guess is that you were out of date. Make sure that you are up to date on all of the updates. :-)

mike


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#2
May 2, 2012 at 13:56:16
That is another reason to use Avast Free over MSE....fully automatic updates and no scans need to be scheduled.

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#3
May 2, 2012 at 14:28:21
I've never used mse, I assumed it auto updated. That's wierd. I have heard that avast is pretty good though.

mike


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#4
May 2, 2012 at 14:32:36
mikelinus

You are correct, MSE automatic updates at least once a day. I'm using it.


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#5
May 2, 2012 at 16:13:29
The Microsoft Security Essentials is updated. However, it detects the virus, says it's removed and when I get it to scan again it detects it again in the same file location. I'm not understanding why it won't just delete it. Perhaps I'll just download a different free antivirus on my work computer...which is the best?

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#6
May 2, 2012 at 17:39:35
BUT you HAVE to do scans with MSE or you aren't fully protected

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#7
May 3, 2012 at 09:35:29
aimhoof

My MSE finds and quarinines stuff online without any need to scan and it suits the computer I am posting from.

However, as many folk rate Avast as a better package and MSE clearly isn't removing your virus then I would install Avast (free) instead. If the firm won't let you uninstall MSE then just go to the controls and temporarily untick Real-time protection (under Settings). It is unwise to run more than one AV together in the background.

There are often times when one AV handles a particular virus better than another.

Will your firm let you use MalwareBytes - see #1? This can find and fixes things that AV's cannot and the free version doesn't run unless requested. In my opinion it would be best to try this first because it is good at dealing with these fake AV's.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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