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DANGER!!! Antivirus Smart Protection Rogue


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Old 01-27-2012, 04:54:12 PM
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I just got back from Mark's Machine Shop.......Mark's wife got a fly by infection while online to file a required Wisconsin LLC Annual Report!.......
This is a very dirty one.
It disables Task Manager so you can't shut it down and also prevents you from starting the Task Manager.
I looked online for a removal process but could not find the registry entries to, at least, weaken it....... .......even in Safe Mode.
I updated SuperAntiSpyware and ran a thorough scan, with the internet connection OFFLINE (very important when removing these things), which found over 1000 new registry keys but even after rebooting it was still present.
My next move was a System Restore to Wednesday which did the trick and ran another quick scan to verify there were no leftovers.
I suspect SAS at least weakened it enough to not persist through the system restore.
If YOU should be "lucky" enough to get hit with this thing it will pop up showing various infections, "gray out" the desktop and make it impossible for you to do anything and will also change your default search provider to another site.......
Hit the "Show Desktop" button to, at least, be able to navigate and do what you wish to do but I highly recommend SAS as the first line of attack.
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I use AVG Free and it works great along with Spybot Search & Destroy.
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