Antivirus 2010

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Seniormiss, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Seniormiss

    Seniormiss Guest

    Anyone heard of this program? Supposedly recommended by Microsoft, however
    some of the bubbles that keep appearing have misspelled words. I have McAfee
    installed and it does not detect any problems. Antivirus 2010 sees
    "malicious software modifying my files" and sending passwords (i.e. ebay,
    banks, etc.) to offsite locations. I am asked to click button to repair
    problem, but I smell a rat! Now I can't get Virus 2010 to stop interrupting
    with their incessant bubbles.
     
    Seniormiss, Jan 18, 2009
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  2. Seniormiss

    Seniormiss Guest

    Thanks, Bill. That is what is suspected. I will follow your instructions to
    get out of this mess.
     
    Seniormiss, Jan 18, 2009
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  3. From: "Seniormiss" <>

    | Anyone heard of this program? Supposedly recommended by Microsoft, however
    | some of the bubbles that keep appearing have misspelled words. I have McAfee
    | installed and it does not detect any problems. Antivirus 2010 sees
    | "malicious software modifying my files" and sending passwords (i.e. ebay,
    | banks, etc.) to offsite locations. I am asked to click button to repair
    | problem, but I smell a rat! Now I can't get Virus 2010 to stop interrupting
    | with their incessant bubbles.

    I suggest you use the following pair as I suspect the suggested Microsoft software won't
    do the job...

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

    SuperAntiSpyware
    http://www.superantispyware.com/downloadfile.html?productid=SUPERANTISPYWAREFREE
     
    David H. Lipman, Jan 18, 2009
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  4. Seniormiss

    Seniormiss Guest

    Thanks, Dave. I have downloaded the Malicious Software program that Bill
    suggested and am running the scan now (could take a couple of hours). If
    that fails, I will try the two you suggested. This may be a long night!
     
    Seniormiss, Jan 18, 2009
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    Eric Guest

    Bill; greatt info. however there is too many numbers in the phone # do you
    know what it is as I have the same problem.

    Eric
     
    Eric, Jan 18, 2009
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  6. Seniormiss

    Peter Foldes Guest

    Where do you see too many numbers? Or are you not capable of converting the alphabet
    to the given numbers. Here I did it for you below

    1-866-pcsafety pcsafety=7 digits or =727-2389
     
    Peter Foldes, Jan 18, 2009
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  7. Count them again.

    pcsafety=8

    ....but I think the last character is ignored as being superflouos.
     
    FromTheRafters, Jan 18, 2009
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  8. [nice spiel chukker]
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jan 18, 2009
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  9. Ooouops!

     
    FromTheRafters, Jan 18, 2009
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  10. Seniormiss

    Peter Foldes Guest

    And you are correct. Thanks
     
    Peter Foldes, Jan 18, 2009
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  11. Seniormiss

    ~BD~ Guest

    Oh dear!

    Where am I going wrong FTR - I get 727-23389 from my UK phone pad?

    Mr Foldes wasn't trying to hoodwink folk, was he?

    Dave
     
    ~BD~, Jan 18, 2009
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  12. Peter has it right--there are too many digits, but it should still work
    fine--just a mnemonic to make it easier to remember.
     
    Bill Sanderson, Jan 19, 2009
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  13. We'll be interested to hear. I'll second David's advice--if the Microsoft
    programs can't do the job those he has posted should be safe, and I hope
    effective.
     
    Bill Sanderson, Jan 19, 2009
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  14. Seniormiss

    Seniormiss Guest

    Thank you both, Bill and Dave. Bill, your suggestion only partially deleted
    the affected files. Instead of calling Microsoft as you suggested I
    downloaded the two files Dave suggested. It took quite a while and a lot of
    frustration, but today I seem to be virus free. Thanks again to you both.
     
    Seniormiss, Jan 19, 2009
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  15. From: "Seniormiss" <>

    | Thank you both, Bill and Dave. Bill, your suggestion only partially deleted
    | the affected files. Instead of calling Microsoft as you suggested I
    | downloaded the two files Dave suggested. It took quite a while and a lot of
    | frustration, but today I seem to be virus free. Thanks again to you both.

    Thank you for the update.

    BTW: You didn't have a virus. You did have non-viral malware.
     
    David H. Lipman, Jan 19, 2009
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