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rmorcombe
Level 7

W32/Blaster.worm and Secrity Protection Virus

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Despite having a fully up to date version of McAfee Internet Security I have a virus that has not been cleared despite running a full can 6 or 7 times.

Sometimes when I run the scan it says it has dealt with various viruses and trojans.  Other times it says it is all clear but the warning boxes still appear and when I run the scan again it clears more viruses.  I have disconnected the internet connection in case any of my files or data are compromised.

There is an icon on the desk top called Security Protection (which I am sure is a rogue programme fro Heaventools Software).  When I had the initial indication that there was a virus I ran the virus guard and deleted it.  It has since come back and is now impossible to delete.  It is this which is putting up error messages about the W32/Blaster.worm and in preventing executable files from working.

I am at a loss as what to do next as i thought the virus guard would stop this happening or at least clear it up if the stem were to be compromised.

I have had McAfee installed on the infected machine for 5 years and have had no problems to date so I know this must be an unusual issue.

Not sure how it got in as not used any different websites recently or open any attachments that I did not expect to be getting.

Any ideas gratefully received.

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: W32/Blaster.worm and Secrity Protection Virus

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Blaster has been detected since at least 2004 and any up to date operating system should actually be immune to it, but I feel it's a red herring for a fake antimalware pest.

See this rather colourful thread as it's very similar, it may help:  https://community.mcafee.com/thread/32808

Where it mentions Stinger I would substitute 'Fake Alert Stinger': http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/fake-alert-stinger.aspx

Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 31/08/11 9:43:11 EDT AM
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exbrit
Level 21

Re: W32/Blaster.worm and Secrity Protection Virus

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Blaster has been detected since at least 2004 and any up to date operating system should actually be immune to it, but I feel it's a red herring for a fake antimalware pest.

See this rather colourful thread as it's very similar, it may help:  https://community.mcafee.com/thread/32808

Where it mentions Stinger I would substitute 'Fake Alert Stinger': http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/fake-alert-stinger.aspx

Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 31/08/11 9:43:11 EDT AM
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mikemoore
Level 7

Re: W32/Blaster.worm and Secrity Protection Virus

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This is an annoying virus, I encountered similar problem w32 blaster worm did not allow me to run any Programs besides infecting task manager. I just killed the defender.exe file first. Defender.ex is this rogue's exe file.

I used the guide

Remove by moderator as it links elsewhere

Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 07/09/11 5:08:46 EDT PM
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exbrit
Level 21

Re: W32/Blaster.worm and Secrity Protection Virus

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I think it is solved by now, thanks.

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