Question by Nay.♥: “Internet Security 2010” somehow got on my computer, ACTING LIKE A VIRUS !!?
I downloaded a game (CakeMania) from YahooGames & soon after deleting it I found this program “Internet Security 2010″ on my computer ; it says it protects from viruses but it is acting like one !! It doesn’t like me Ctrl+Alt+Del , click on ‘Add or Remove Programs” , and when I go to the harddrive & try to delete it from my program files it says the application is in use so I can’t delete it. It pops up every time I start my computer & keeps saying I need to scan it…doesn’t let me get on MySpace , Facebook , etc . . Please help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Answer by joey kong
internet secyrt sounds like a viurs get malwaer byts run and clean then use superaintspywaer

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4 thoughts on “Q&A: “Internet Security 2010” somehow got on my computer, ACTING LIKE A VIRUS !!?”

  1. download a free application called process explorer on another pc and download onto a pen drive – put the drive into your other pc and then run process explorer (it should still run) then kill the process in red or the ones without description.

    then you will be able to download and run something like malwarebytes to get rid of it completely
    http://malware-virus-spyware-remover-tools.blogspot.com/

  2. Get with it people. This IS a virus. As top contributers you should know that. Here are the proper procedures to remove that.

    First of all. If you can still access the internet great. If not then try this. Using a different computer, download Malwarebytes, Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool, and SuperAntiSpyware and either burn them to a disk or save them to a thumb drive.
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/
    http://devbuilds.kaspersky-labs.com/devbuilds/AVPTool/
    http://www.superantispyware.com/downloadfile.html?productid=SUPERANTISPYWAREFREE

    Next. Go to your control panel / system / system restore (or System Protection depending on what your operating system is) and turn off your system restore. Now shut down your computer. Re-start it and tap the F8 key until a selection menu appears. Choose to run in “Safe Mode”. Now. Once you are fully booted into safe mode. Go ahead and either insert your disk or insert your flash drive. Run all scans in “safe” mode. Then reboot.

    Now that you are back in “normal” mode go ahead and re-run your scans ( after updating your detection rules). Reboot and turn your system restore back on.

    Go and get a good Internet Security application. Such as ESET Smart Security or Kaspersky Internet Security 2010.

    If all else fails. Download and run COMBOFIX. Download link and instructions are here.

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix…

  3. You can run antivirus and antispyware programs, but the sad fact is if you have found one virus on your computer, you probably have several. Cleaning the computer now requires you to follow these steps, because modern viruses and spyware entrench themselves in files that your computer needs in order to run:

    1. Virus-check your data files (not application files– you have installer CDs for those).
    2. Back up the data files, getting them off your hard drive.
    3. Get your original operating system CDs that came with your computer.
    4. Boot your computer from the operating system CD.
    5. Select the option that erases your hard drive and then reinstall your system software.
    6. Turn on your software firewall that came with your operating system.
    7. Reconnect to the internet, and download *all* Windows updates, no matter how long it takes.
    8. Reinstall your application software, and update the applications as much as you can.
    9. Reinstall your data files.
    10. Create a limited user account on your system that does *not* have administrator access, and web surf only from this account.

    Yes, this is a pain in the butt. No, there is no other way. No, antivirus and antispyware programs cannot fix this problem on its own.

    So, what do you do in the future?

    1. Never click on links you find in an e-mail.
    2. Never open an e-mail attachment, ever.
    3. Only download files from a reputable website that you know is on the up-and-up.
    4. Never use bit-torrent and other file-sharing programs.
    5. Never use an unsolicited drive-checking site.
    6. Turn off all java and java scripting by default, and only enable java and java scripting for sites that you know you can trust.
    7. Never read an unsolicited e-mail, and delete spam immediately. It is possible to be hacked by reading an e-mail alone.

    Please adhere to the ‘dont’s’ I provided above, because you will have to repeat the cleaning steps that I listed first *every time you get infected.* Anti-spyware and anti-virus programs are good to have, but they are a second line of defense. The best way to protect your system is you, and changing your behavior.

    Good luck!

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