Win 7 Antispyware 2011 and trojan

Acer Aspire z5600-u1352 all-in-one deskt...
December 20, 2011 at 09:52:15
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Atom D525 1.8GHz 2GB
Yesterday my PC started misbehaving for the first time (got it almost a year ago and made it this long!) and I couldn't figure out what happened. I went to Project Free TV but never dl'd anything...I don't know where this came from. But all of a sudden random windows were opening, youtube, some other video site, popups. I also got an email from My regular McAfee didn't find anything so I tried Housecall--nothing found there either. Then I ran the Rkill version iExplore.exe, then kaspersky TDSSkiller. Then this stupid Win 7 Antispyware 2011 crap comes up--not sure if I got that from the TDSSkiller? It only showed up after I used that....ran Rkill again and deleted that from the registry. Then I ran Malwarebytes and HitmanPro3.5, and found a trojan--can't remember the name, started with an "r" though. Deleted that and thought I was fine. But a few hours later I get a bunch of random windows again, alot of "not responding" and "redirecting" and McAfee kept popping up saying the firewall was turned off. I'd turn it back on and a few seconds later it was off again--something turning it off? I rebooted, McAfee says it deleted a trojan. I restored to 5 days ago and so far so good. I guess I'm okay for now, but I'm just wondering about the Antispyware 2011 and if it came from something I trusted. I read that it can be bundled with TDSS rootkit but would it come with the TDSSkiller as well?

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December 21, 2011 at 09:31:14
TDSS killer REMOVES does NOT install them.
I would uninstall McAfee and give Avast free a shot....MUCH better protection here are some reasons why you should switch:

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Trojan remover is another great fully working trial you can try:
run it till it runs clean.

To uninstall Trojan remover and Hitman Pro, use their OWN uninstaller in all programs, NOT the uninstaller in Programs and Features as that will NOT uninstall them properly.

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December 21, 2011 at 17:13:28
Obviously, I know it shouldn't install them, but I thought it odd that it only popped up after the dl.

I have McAfee b/c there was a free trial on the PC when I bought it, and my ISP also provides it at no cost to customers. But I'll definitely check out Avast. I used to be "in the know" about this stuff when I had my older PC, but since I've gotten this one I've had no problems and got out of touch with what's the latest and greatest.


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