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pjainslie
Level 7

XP Antispyware Malware

XP Antispyware 2011 recently took over my McAfee-protected Toshiba laptop.  Have others had this problem? Should McAfee have protected me?

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: XP Antispyware Malware

Unfortunately these fake anti-malware pests fool most regular antivirus applications.

McAfee has a tool called GetSusp which is having success against many of these entities.  You can obtain it by joining this group and asking for it:

GetSusp

Membership is not required.  You can also find support for it in that group and provide feedback.  The actual download is available HERE.

There is also an excellent removal guide on the web: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-win-7-internet-security-2011

Please scroll down and read the whole thing though as the first links you see are merely advertising.

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lynchfamily
Level 7

Re: XP Antispyware Malware

  Thank you very much Peter for solving the problem!!!!   Thank you to the poster as well. This hit my pc a week ago and I was not pleased when McAfee did not identify it nor clean it.  The manual instructions looked difficult and so far it appears that the download and scan worked!  It said it was out of date, but it detected and cleaned it.  I am do to renew my subscription for 4 computers and am concerned why this fix would not be included in a normal update?  I am grateful you're here to help us.

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: XP Antispyware Malware

You're welcome.

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pjainslie
Level 7

Re: XP Antispyware Malware

Thanks Peter.  Most of the problem was in the registry (I think) so I'm OK again. The link was very helpful.

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: XP Antispyware Malware

That's great.  Glad to help. ;-)

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