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Free scanner messed me up - what to do now?

After my computer got a bit slow and started showing pop-ups I found this antivirus program called "Windows Protection Suite". It said I was infected and had to pay them to fix it. I didn't but afterwards I just got more annoying pop-ups.

Found this blog-post explaining I got (almost) scammed:

http://www.pc-fever.com/blog/6/fake-spyware-trend-may-not-be-shortlived/

So, can anyone recommend a real free scanner or is paid software (McAfee?) best way forward?

Thx
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RE: Free scanner messed me up - what to do now?

Got a free years subscrition via my bank for McAfee so I am using that, have a qick look for give aways like that, or I usually use AVG free, probably shouldn't mention that on a mcafee forum.

RE: Free scanner messed me up - what to do now?

Hello

Windows Protection Suite is a rogue and you are lucky you did not get the nasty version, much like this one.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic249117.html

You can install Malwarebytes and Superantispyware to remove the rogue.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/
http://www.superantispyware.com/

Download the free versions.

RE: Free scanner messed me up - what to do now?

Thanks for the help