antivirus pro 2010

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  1. metspitzer

    metspitzer Guest

    Anyone know a common site that infects the computer with antivirus pro
    2010?

    My niece or nephew has stumbled on this twice.
     
    metspitzer, Sep 8, 2009
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  2. Yes.
     
    FromTheRafters, Sep 8, 2009
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  3. metspitzer

    VanguardLH Guest

    They disappear in a couple days. So you are LOOKING to find this
    malware to do what? Teach your niece or nephew (for which you haven't
    yet made a choice) a lesson in properly security their computer (which
    is really their parents' computer)?
     
    VanguardLH, Sep 8, 2009
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    | They disappear in a couple days. So you are LOOKING to find this
    | malware to do what? Teach your niece or nephew (for which you haven't
    | yet made a choice) a lesson in properly security their computer (which
    | is really their parents' computer)?

    Y E S !
     
    David H. Lipman, Sep 8, 2009
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    1PW Guest

    Please don't multi post. An answer may be found in another newsgroup
    where you did.
     
    1PW, Sep 9, 2009
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    Jock! Guest

    Hi,

    Remove Antivirus Pro 2010 with the removal instructions here:

    http://www.geekpolice.net/malware-removal-guides-f12/remove-antivirus-pro-2010-removal-guide-t13977.htm
     
    Jock!, Sep 9, 2009
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  7. If the OP had it, why would he be looking for a place to obtain it.
     
    FromTheRafters, Sep 9, 2009
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    1PW Guest

    Excellent question unless the OP is trying to find the attack vector
    or test the defenses of the system that was in question.

    Still - why go looking for trouble?
     
    1PW, Sep 9, 2009
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  9. metspitzer

    metspitzer Guest

    A system restore seems to have fixed the problem.

    Thanks

    My original question was if there is a list of sites that causes this
    program to be installed. I guess that is too vague of a question.

    My niece uses all the social sites, and my nephew is into games. He
    is also 15 so...........who knows where he has been.

    I am not his mother, but I do get to fix the computer when it gets
    broken.
     
    metspitzer, Sep 10, 2009
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  10. I strongly suspect the "attack vector" occurs before the actual download
    site is reached by the user. IOW the OP wanted the download site and not
    the script from the website (or an ad on that website) or whatever
    trojan distribution method was used to direct the user to the download.

    Many places may "attack" users (and those places change often) by
    causing them to visit the download site (which changes less often) by
    social engineering. The OP asked for the "site that infects the
    computer" not the sites that coerce the users to visit said site.

    ....at least that was my interpretation of the post.
     
    FromTheRafters, Sep 10, 2009
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  11. A system restore seems to have fixed the problem.

    Thanks

    My original question was if there is a list of sites that causes this
    program to be installed. I guess that is too vague of a question.

    My niece uses all the social sites, and my nephew is into games. He
    is also 15 so...........who knows where he has been.

    I am not his mother, but I do get to fix the computer when it gets
    broken.

    ***
    Thanks for clarifying. The attack vector is by vulnerable *users* -
    social engineering leads the victim to the download site. These social
    engineering ploys can come from just about anywhere, but the
    perpetrators know what places are popular and tend to concentrate their
    efforts there.

    That is not to say that there aren't software exploits being used in
    some cases, but first and foremost these are trojans that exploit
    misplaced user trust.
     
    FromTheRafters, Sep 10, 2009
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  12. metspitzer

    Alan T Guest

    Hi,
    My daughter also got this problem in her pc, I have tried Malwarebyte but
    got the same issue with the guys in the forum:
    Cannot run executable or executable was infected.

    Will try manually remove files tonight and let you guys know the result.
     
    Alan T, Dec 1, 2009
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  13. use task mgr to turn off process then MBAM should be able to remove it.
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    Maximus the Mad, Dec 1, 2009
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    Jack Guest

    What if Taskmanager will not run? antivirusPro claims it is infected...
    Also I can not boot into SafeMode. Where is Microsoft in all this? I have
    defender and auto updates but still my computer has been completely taken
    hostage. And where is the FBI? Isn't extortion a federal crime? The
    criminals behind this provided clear instructions on where to send the
    ransom, why hasn't this problem been solved?

    whew, that made me feel a
    little better..

    course the computer is still jacke
     
    Jack, Dec 2, 2009
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    NT Canuck Guest

    843kb free tool that may help.
    http://files.avast.com/files/beta/aswar.exe

    A few more, somewhere to start.
    http://www.ntinternals.org/anti_rootkits.php
     
    NT Canuck, Dec 9, 2009
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