A couple of Artemis's and a FakeAlert-C.dr - all removed.
However, the redbubble with the X is still in the bottom corner of my computer and still tells me that I have viruses (I am pretty sure that this is the fake alert)... and when I restart the computer it tries to automatically download an antivirus program...
How do I get rid of this?
I caught the fake alert a few weeks ago and paid 90 to have it removed remotely, but I really don't want to pay again for the same exact virus.
Unfortunately, McAfee isn't perfect at removing some of the "Fake Alert" malware.. Please try these instructions:
On a friend or family member's computer, download the Malwarebytes installer and update files from the links below, copy them to a CD or flash drive, then transfer the files to the problem machine and use them. If you can't start the computer into "normal" windows, try installing, updating, and running the scans AFTER the computer is started into Safe Mode.. I use the sites below to download the installer file and the manual updater:
Once downloaded and before transferring them to the problem machine, rename the program installer "mbam-setup.exe" file to something else like "Gogetum.exe", then copy the installer file and the update file to a CD or flash drive.. Transfer the file to the problem machine, then install the "Gogetum.exe" file, then run the update to get the program current.. After that, run a full system scan and delete anything it finds.
Next, download the SuperAntispyware program and the manual updater from the links below. After running the Malwarebytes tool above, if you still can't download and install it directly from the problem machine, download it on a friend or family member's computer as well. After installing and updating SuperAntispyware, run another full system scan and delete everything it finds as well. As before, you may need to rename the installer file to get the program to install.:
In a few situations, in order for the program to run, it was also necessary to rename the main "mbam.exe" file also after installing it.. It resides in the C:\Programs Files\Malwarebytes Antimalware folder.... _____________________