I'm a newbie here so I apologize if this is in the wrong place, but I have searched on these forums and googled milestone with no luck. I just got a virus or malware that calls itself Milestone Antivirus and spoofs people into thinking it has found trojans/viruses and wants you to pay for their service to remove them. Just like others like this, I can't do anything with this installed.
Anyway, I ran Malwarebytes in regular mode and when the scan got towards the end, my pc just shut down and rebooted. I am now running Malwarebytes in Safe Mode so hopefully this will take care of it.
Has anyone had experience with this virus and knows of the proper procedures to delete it? I am running Windows 7 and "program" is in my system program tray in the lower right...
Thanks for looking... yeah I was very surprised (and frustrated) that I couldn't find anything about it when searching.
Yes, running MWB in Safemode did eliminate the malware.
433 hits on Google for "Milestone Antivirus".
It comes from the same family of Fake AV's as "Wireshark Antivirus". BleepingComputer have a removal page for it HERE.
Details were only posted yesterday, so this is new.