I was recently struck with: - the Windows Security Suite Virus
Full detail can be found here: http://www.geek.com/articles/chips/dealing-with-the-windows-security-suite-2009113/
I performed a System Resotre back to an earlier date - and then Windows and McAfee began to update themselves.
So far it may be ok.
How do we tell McAfee about this so they can prevent this sort of thing form happening
Moved to Malware Discussions > Home User Assistance.
The best removal guide on the web is, as always, at BleepingComputer forums: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-windows-security-suite
Scroll down the page as the first links you see are always adverts.
If you've used System Restore then the malware is hidden in your restore folders. You can eliminate it completely from your machine by temporarily disabling System Restore.
Should you ever need to submit a file to McAfee read HERE.
If you suspect you're infected and have trouble finding what is causing the infection, I'd suggest giving this handy tool a try.
"McAfee GetSusp is intended for users who suspect undetected malware on their system. By using a combination of clever heuristics and querying McAfee's online database of known clean files to gather suspicious files, GetSusp eliminates the user's need for deep technical knowledge of computer systems to isolate undetected malware. McAfee GetSusp is recommended as a tool of first choice when analyzing a suspect machine."
Get it from here:
Once GetSusp identifies and collects the suspect files, post the logs here and we community members can help.
on 13/9/10 11:46:32 AM IST
Technical Product Manager, McAfee Labs