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Chrissie T
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      15-08-2009, 12:12 PM
Does anyone recognise this website? It suddenly started to give me messages
and appeared on my toolbar
It is called Personal Antivirus
It tells me I have trojans etc and ask me if I want them removed, when I say
yes I have to agree a licence (involving putting in personal details) and a
cost (in $)
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Chrissie T
 
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David H. Lipman
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      15-08-2009, 12:34 PM
From: "Chrissie T" <(E-Mail Removed)>

| Does anyone recognise this website? It suddenly started to give me messages
| and appeared on my toolbar
| It is called Personal Antivirus
| It tells me I have trojans etc and ask me if I want them removed, when I say
| yes I have to agree a licence (involving putting in personal details) and a
| cost (in $)
| --
| Chrissie T

NO You have malware that is installed and is a CON JOB for money !

To clean your PC...

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam/program/mbam-setup.exe

SuperAntiSpyware
http://www.superantispyware.com/down...NTISPYWAREFREE

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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp


 
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PA Bear [MS MVP]
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      15-08-2009, 02:36 PM
You are seeing the effects of a "scareware" hijackware infection!

NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the subscription had
expired *when the machine first got infected* and/or your subscription has
since expired and/or the machine's not been kept fully-patched at Windows
Update, don't waste your time with any of the below: Format & reinstall
Windows. A Repair Install will NOT help!

1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/ma...e/default.mspx

NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan! You may need to download the
MSRT on a non-infected machine, then transfer MRT.EXE to the infected
machine and rename it to SCAN.EXE before running it.

2. [WinXP ONLY!! =>] Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan
(only!) in Safe Mode with Networking, if need be:
http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm

3. Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting the requested
logs in an appropriate forum, not here.

Checking for/Help with Hijackware
http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=4075
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware

**Chances are you will need to seek expert assistance in
http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachi...php?board=10.0,
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5,
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup,
http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php,
http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30 or other appropriate forums as well.**

If these procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting
this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.
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~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002


Chrissie T wrote:
> Does anyone recognise this website? It suddenly started to give me
> messages
> and appeared on my toolbar
> It is called Personal Antivirus
> It tells me I have trojans etc and ask me if I want them removed, when I
> say
> yes I have to agree a licence (involving putting in personal details) and
> a
> cost (in $)


 
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1PW
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      15-08-2009, 06:54 PM
Chrissie T wrote:
> Does anyone recognize this website? It suddenly started to give me messages
> and appeared on my toolbar
> It is called Personal Antivirus
> It tells me I have trojans etc and ask me if I want them removed, when I say
> yes I have to agree a license (involving putting in personal details) and a
> cost (in $)


Hello Chrissie:

Most of the regulars, in the antimalware newsgroups, know that "The
Real Truth MVP" is:

Not an MS-MVP as he would have you believe.
A liar about having authored the software he foists.
A thief of the software he foists.

Do yourself the favor of ignoring his post.

The advice you have received from others is helpful, genuine and will
very likely rid your system of the rogue software that infects your
system.

Best wishes,

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PA Bear [MS MVP]
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      15-08-2009, 08:10 PM
What's the "real truth" about pcbutts1? Read on...

• Is he an MS MVP? No!
cf. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/communities/mvp.aspx

• If xxx.ms-mvp.org redirects to xxx.pcbutts1.com, why didn't he post that
link to begin with?

• Is he a proven thief? Yes!
cf.
http://groups.google.com/group/micro...e6c02dbc6279ad
cf.
http://msmvps.com/blogs/hostsnews/ar...00__2E00_.aspx
cf.
http://groups.google.com/group/micro...3247814fb4d61e
cf.
http://groups.google.com/group/micro...9fce884897662f

• What do real experts have to say about him? It ain't pretty.

http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/pcbutts1.com (Reviews)

http://www.digg.com/security/PCButts1_Under_Attack

http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/pcbutts1.com

http://bughunter.it-mate.co.uk/PCBUTTS.TXT

http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/pcbutts1.com

http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/www.ms-mvp.org

• Does he have all his marbles?
cf. http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/NASA_van...ornia_mountain

Ignore this MVP imposter!
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~Robear Dyer
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client
https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/de...le/robear.dyer


The Real Truth MVP wrote:
> Use my Remove-it software, it will remove that malware from your system.
> Choose yes for all options when prompted. Download it here
> XXX.ms-mvp.org/


 
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      15-08-2009, 09:45 PM
1PW wrote:
> Chrissie T wrote:
>> Does anyone recognize this website? It suddenly started to give me messages
>> and appeared on my toolbar
>> It is called Personal Antivirus
>> It tells me I have trojans etc and ask me if I want them removed, when I say
>> yes I have to agree a license (involving putting in personal details) and a
>> cost (in $)

>
> Hello Chrissie:
>
> Most of the regulars, in the antimalware newsgroups, know that "The
> Real Truth MVP" is:
>
> Not an MS-MVP as he would have you believe.
> A liar about having authored the software he foists.
> A thief of the software he foists.
>
> Do yourself the favor of ignoring his post.
>
> The advice you have received from others is helpful, genuine and will
> very likely rid your system of the rogue software that infects your
> system.
>
> Best wishes,
>


Excellent advice. I looked at the so-called MVP site, and the first
thing I noticed was the lack of a name. The "Odorometer" needle pegged
immediately.

Dave T.
 
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Dave T.
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      15-08-2009, 10:05 PM
The Real Truth MVP wrote:
> Use my Remove-it software, it will remove that malware from your system.
> Choose yes for all options when prompted. Download it here
> http://www.ms-mvp.org/
>


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      16-08-2009, 04:43 AM
Well check this out too...about halfway down the page. Do you see a
familiar picture? http://www.frontpageagency.co.uk/

 
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Dave T.
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      16-08-2009, 05:22 PM
---Fitz--- wrote:
> Well check this out too...about halfway down the page. Do you see a
> familiar picture? http://www.frontpageagency.co.uk/



Yeah, saw that on a previous post. The sickness in peoples minds seem to
be magnified by the anonymity of the 'net. Visiting the "General" ng is
proof of this.

Dave T.
 
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      28-08-2009, 08:49 PM
You have to clean your temp directories before you can get rid of this crap.
CCleaner does a good job and then run malwarebytes. Been there done that.

"Chrissie T" wrote:

> Does anyone recognise this website? It suddenly started to give me messages
> and appeared on my toolbar
> It is called Personal Antivirus
> It tells me I have trojans etc and ask me if I want them removed, when I say
> yes I have to agree a licence (involving putting in personal details) and a
> cost (in $)
> --
> Chrissie T

 
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