A few days ago I started getting sudden IE pop ups. just like that. Yesterday I decided to log off instead of turning the computer off. When I got up this morning, I had a warning that my files were infected. How are files infected when a computer is logged off? Anyway, when I logged in, the fake antivirus started doing its thing to install itself. This thing disabled McAfee Antivirus, task manager,Control Panel, registry... Well almost everything. I decided to fight this thing and I managedto fix everything without reformatting. The pop ups persist and the McAfee scan is not detecting the add on causing the pop ups. Does anyone know how to stop the pop ups? Apparently they have affected my being able to log on in safe mode.
Try to run FakeAlert Stinger. Download it from McAfee Labs here: http://download.nai.com/products/mcafee-avert/stinger1001688.exe
Save the file to your desktop and double click the file. You will now see a small window with some options. Please click on "Preferences".
Under "Scan these targets" check both boxes
Under "On virus detection" select "Delete" option
Under "Heuristic network check for suspicious files" select "Medium" from the drop down box.
Select "Scan Now"
This will start a scan in your system looking for FakeAlert threat family and a couple of other malware.
Hope that helps,
IreneMessage was edited by: imikhlin on 26/01/10 03:50:33 CST
I just noticed the link Irene gave you had double http:\\ entries so that's why you are getting the not found message. Let me give you a different link for a Stinger we built specifically for the Fake Security applications like you are seeing:
Download - http://download.nai.com/products/mcafee-avert/fakealertstinger.exe and then follow the same steps that Irene outline.