Who is Antivirus Action, Inc.? They want $'s

Microsoft Windows xp home edition with s...
November 12, 2010 at 13:28:20
Specs: Windows XP, 1.5 mghz/504 meg dram
Antivirus action, Inc.......who are they? They want money to protect me from a virus they say I have. But I already have Trend Micro and Spy Sweeper, both of which say I'm virus-free. What's going on?

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#1
November 12, 2010 at 14:35:07

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#2
November 12, 2010 at 15:19:59
welcome to cyberworld...here's how that could have been avoided:
http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...

Now that you have it installed on your PC, you can try these 3 free removers:
1- rkill.exe
2- tdss killer
3- Malwarebytes
Run them in that order and remove all they find.

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


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#3
November 14, 2010 at 18:21:48
Many thanks for your thoughtful reply and suggestions. Before beginning, I ran full scans on my Spy Sweeper, CCleaner, and McAfee programs and emptied all apparent Trojans & lower level viruses they could find. After which, - of course - I still couldn't get onto the net! This prevented my downloading any Antivirus Action fighters. Then it hit me: before crashing the computer to the floor I decided to do a System Restore on my PC back to October, before A.A. announced it's arrival. All files were retained but the nasties were removed and I'm back on the web. It so happens I was using another computer to post my complaint here.

Thanks again, and maybe this (duh) discovery of mine will help some other souls reading this. Happy Turkey - when it comes........


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#4
November 14, 2010 at 18:27:40
unfortunately doing a restore will not clean out the virus. I would still scan to be sure.

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#5
November 14, 2010 at 20:02:50
Unfortunately you're right. It blocked me again, then I got through, then it blocked and again I got through. I'll repeat the full scans tomorrow. BTW, have you heard any complaints yet that it somehow attached itself to the iPad? Even though there are no files?

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#6
November 14, 2010 at 20:12:17
I have no idea...you never said iPad.

Try these other free trials and remove all they find:
1- Trojan Remover
2- Hitman Pro.

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


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#7
March 16, 2011 at 03:02:03
I had something similar yesterday from Antivirus Monitor Inc and despite my AVG saying everything was clear I could not open any programs, internet browser or anything else without purchasing their software which obviously I did not. I am always very careful about opening emails etc but my home pc is now away getting cleansed. How can they almost hold someone to ransom like this??

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March 16, 2011 at 07:19:38

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