Can someone tell me real simply how to get rid of this virus? It is called FakeAlert!fakealert-REPtrojan!!! and is located on my computer at C:\ProgramFiles\CommonFiles\InstallShield\Engine\6\Intel32\\Kernel.exe , How do i get this out of my computer, it will not allow me to take a survey at all? I have a McAfee subscription i pay monthly for and have for a long time, ran the scan and it showed nothing, so i ran the stinger tool , and it shows it, but it says cannot be repaired. It won't remove it. I ran McAfee Virtual Technician, only to be told i didn't have any McAfee products downloaded, but i did have, i had the mcafee virus protection downloaded and also the stinger , but virtual technician didn't recognize them. I stripped off McAfee, and i had a 60 day free trial on this computer when i bought it of Norton and i installed it, ran it and it doesn't catch it either. Also downloaded Norton's tool and tried it, didn't do it either. so now back to McAfee, i need this removed from my computer. I have restored it back to factory every day this week and it is still on my computer.
Did you have stinger set to report only and have you tried it in safe mode that might free up the file to allow its removal.
ow is your system now? Any changes?
Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts, click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process, if asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately.
I believe this detection is a false alarm, the detection is generic so Mcafee does not know if the file is good or bad. The file may be part of HP`s nVidia driver, so DO NOT delete the file until it has been confirmed.
You can send the file to the lab or have it scanned by other vendors in link below:
This is what I having problems with for the last two days. Stinger stating that Fakealert!-REP virus is on my PC.
I ran McAfee, Stinger Stopzilla, and Malwarebytes.
Stinger and Stopzilla results were that this virus was there.
This is what I did:
1. Program Files\RealArcade\bin folder - I deleted the entire folder
2. Program files\FP_AX_CAB_NSTALLER.exe - was nother there
3. System32\swsc.exe - did not touch this (important)
Is this a fake detection or is it real? Can someone help me with this issue. Thanking you inadvance.