Skip to comments.Need help with virus warning!
Posted on 01/02/2010 7:51:53 AM PST by Former Fetus
I'm no computer expert, but I have Trend Micro Internet Security installed in my PC (renewed subscription yesterday) and scan the whole thing once a day (it takes over an hour, but I think it is worth). This morning, when I turned on my PC I got a warning from "website" that my PC is infected with a trojan and asking me to click and install some program. I did a quick scan of my PC, and Trend Micro says it is clean. When I tried to X out of the warning, it refused to go away, it kept demanding that I install that "program". I think it's all very suspicious, it only made me more determined NOT to install it. Why would it try to push it like that? Is that a way to get me to download a real trojan? Why else would Trend Micro say that my PC is clean?
chinese websites will do that. looks just like the real thing. you hit “install” and you’re infected. use task manager to kill the browser
When I get those occasional warnings that I can’t get out of I ctr+alt+del to bring up my task manager and close them there.
McAfee works for me.
I had the same thing happen to my PC.
Malewarebytes got rid of it.
Sounds like you already got a virus. Any legitimate program will cancel out after you answer that you don’t want it.
Is your virus scanning software up to date?
Bump for later.
Do not do it. Those things are lethal. I’m sure others are familiar with these.
I agree with others, it’s a scam. Close the browser and avoid whatever website it came from.
I use ESET NOD32 antivirus on my windows PC’s
When you click on it, it will download crap that only their program can remove. So they give you malware or a virus and then you have to pay them to remove it.
Also, switch to Firefox if you haven’t already done so.
This is most likely one of those rogue antivirus/antispyware program scams. The pop-ups are very insistent and come up and tell you that you’re infected with a large number of viruses/spyware applications when you’re really not.
Do not install it. If the warnings keep coming up even when you’re not on a website, then you’ve got at least a piece of it installed, and will need to remove it. Spyware Doctor is the best, most complete application I’ve seen for home users.
Hit Alt-F4 repeatedly till all windows are closed.
Google ‘ccleaner’, download and install, then run it. Allow it to clean all your caches, temp files, etc.
Totally not true. There are tools you can use in extreme situations to remove the malware, without paying anymore a dime. Combofix is a good one, but should only be used under supervision.
DO NOT INSTALL ANYTHING THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW WHERE IT IS FROM.
At best, you will get some Mickey Mouse anti-virus program that will cause you nothing but headaches and will resist all attempts at uninstallation.
At worst, you will download a virus that can cause your computer a lot of harm.
Legitimate anti-virus outfits do not use such marketing, and certainly do not prevent you from killing their pop-ups. That is a sure sign of a malignant operator.
Try opening up Task Manager and killing your IE window that way. If you can’t get to Task Manager, you have a real problem.
It’s just a pop up add. Just clear your cache.
Try malwarebytes- it’s free and removed similar malicious trojan from my system when nothing else worked
Last week, I accidentally ended up with malware on my computer. It generated lots of fake virus warnings and wanted me to purchase some worthless antivirus software. If that’s what you’re experiencing, don’t do it. It’s a scam to get your credit card information. Look in your system tray (lower right corner) for an icon that looks like a shield and is called “Antivirus Live”. If that’s on your computer, then you have the same thing I had.