Solved Messages saying virus was removed will not stop popping up

Dell Studio 1737 notebook
July 24, 2012 at 11:35:57
Specs: Windows Vista home premium 6.0 build 6002, intel core 2 duo cpu T6400 @ 2.00 GHz / 4 gigs
My anti-virus software "Charter Security Suite" will not stop finding various so-called trojans. It constantly gives me virus removed updates. If I leave it alone for awhile It doesn't seem like I get more messages, they only pop up after I close them. I don't have to close 500 in a row if I just let one message stay open for awhile before closing it. These pop-ups stop if I disconnect from the internet. I'm writing from a public connection now, and instead of virus alerts I get the message "Host Process for Windows Services has stopped working" over and over. I can still access internet despite this. I have run a full computer scan several times, the first time found and removed two viruses but the virus notifications won't stop.

I'm not sure if this would be better in the firewalls forum...


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#1
July 24, 2012 at 13:36:43
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I have to be honest, this feels like something wrong with the suite, I have never heard of it, though that doesn't mean that much. My recomendation is three fold

reset the windows hosts file
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972034

reset the proxy server.

run malwarebytes anti malware.

:: mike


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#2
July 24, 2012 at 16:14:17
If you are a hosts file user and don't want to lose your settings by resetting, then temporarily rename the file "hosts" to "Xhosts". Renaming it will disable it.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
July 24, 2012 at 16:48:11
host process for windows services has stopped working vista

http://is.gd/qzwrMV

Maybe this one.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940520


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#4
July 25, 2012 at 18:14:53
thanks everyone. malwarebytes found it.

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#5
July 26, 2012 at 06:07:22
If you are willing, what did malwarebytes detect. I am only curious because as sweet as malwarebytes is, somtimes there are settings it might miss that may leave more of a security hole for future infections.

:: mike


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