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Re: Fake IE Security Scan "My Security Center" Virus

Hiya Kit,

OK, if no issues we can clean up as follows ;-

Step 1

Remove Combofix now that we're done with it

  • Please press the Windows Key and R on your keyboard. This will bring up the Run... command.
  • Now type in Combofix /Uninstall in the runbox and click OK. (Notice the space between the "x" and "/")user posted image

  • Please follow the prompts to uninstall Combofix.
  • You will then recieve a message saying Combofix was uninstalled successfully once it's done uninstalling itself.

The above procedure will delete the following:

  • ComboFix and its associated files and folders.
  • VundoFix backups, if present
  • The C:_OtMoveIt folder, if present
  • Reset the clock settings.
  • Hide file extensions, if required.
  • Hide System/Hidden files, if required.
  • Reset System Restore.

It is very important that you get a successful uninstall because of the extra functions done at the same time, let me know if this does not happen.

Step 2

  • Download OTC by OldTimer and save it to your desktop. Alternative mirror
  • Double click user posted image icon to start the program. If you are using Vista or Windows 7, please right-click and choose run as administrator
  • Then Click the big user posted image button.
  • You will get a prompt saying "Begining Cleanup Process". Please select Yes.
  • Restart your computer when prompted.
  • This will remove tools we have used and itself. Any tools/logs remaining on the Desktop can be deleted.

Step 3

Download and scan with CCleaner

1. Use either one of the two free links below the Premium version. If you are offered any Toolbars etc such as Yahoo just decline the offer.
2. Before first use, select Options > Advanced and UNCHECK "Only delete files in Windows Temp folder older than 24 hours"
3. Then select the items you wish to clean up.

In the Windows Tab:

  • Clean all entries in the "Internet Explorer" section except Cookies if you want to keep those.
  • Clean all the entries in the "Windows Explorer" section.
  • Clean all entries in the "System" section.
  • Clean all entries in the "Advanced" section.
  • Clean any others that you choose.
  • Make sure "Wipe free space" is unticked, this will dramatically increase scan time if selected.

In the Applications Tab:

  • Clean all except cookies in the Firefox/Mozilla section if you use it.
  • Clean all in the Opera section if you use it.
  • Clean Sun Java in the Internet Section.
  • Clean any others that you choose.

4. Click the "Run Cleaner" button.
5. A pop up box will appear advising this process will permanently delete files from your system.
6. Click "OK" and it will scan and clean your system.
7. Click "exit" when done.

CCleaner is an excellent Utility and well worth keeping, bottom left hand corner of main interface is link "Online Help" use that link to get the full instructions for this very handy application.

Regarding Security, this is my recommendation:

To keep safe when online you need a good Antivirus/Antspyware/Antimalware/Anti-Rootkit combination application. Microsoft Security Essentials covers all of those bases, but better still it is free. Go Here and hit the "Download it free today" tab, follow the prompts. Once installed it will want to update and carry out a quick scan, allow that to happen.
Go Here for information that will show you how to install and use MSE.
You also need a software Firewall, Online Armour Free Firewall is one of the best available, also go Here for an excellent tutorial that will show you how to use it.

I`d also keep Malwarebytes free version for twice weekly quick scans or as required scans. Always remember to update first. If you have a spare £20 upgrade to the professional version, you get realtime protection and auto updates. It also works well with MSE and Online Armour and is a lifetime license, that is my own set up.

Let meknow if any remaining issues or concerns...




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Re: Fake IE Security Scan "My Security Center" Virus

Since this issue appears to be resolved  the topic has been closed. Glad we could help.:emotion-21:  

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