I subsribe to McAfee, which is up to date. I just completed a full system scan resulting with no issues or concerns. However, I have started to get a window from Vista Internet Security 2011 - Unregistered Version advising me that I have a virus on my laptop. This is obviously a concern for me.
Can anyone advise what action should be taken?
See attched pdf with screen shots of the error messages.
Whatever you do DON'T click that Window. Here's an excellent removal guide: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-win-7-internet-security-2011
Scroll down that page as the first links are advertising.
Fake anti-malware is rife on the web right now and one has to be really careful.
Thanks for the help, Ex_Brit. I successfully removed the malware, as per the instructions on the link you suggested. However, the same issue has occurred, but in a different appearance. I am comfortable that I should be able to remove it the same way, but I am concerned that my up to date McAfee is not detecting this issue. Is it common for antivirus software not to detect this type of issue?
Yes it is unfortunately. I know they are working on it though, so we are all keeping our fingers crossed. Obviously somewhere you click is causing this.
I've been trying to follow the instructions from beepingcomputer as my laptop has vista antivirus 2012, but when I get to the point 4) downloading RKill, McAfee total protection kicks in and tells me it is dangerous. When I click download anyway, it then tells me that it removed a trojan. What can I do to get past this please? Many thanks.
You can disable McAfee temporarily by double-clicking the taskbar icon to open SecurityCenter
Click Virus and Spyware Protection
Click real Time Scanning
Turn it off and apply - set the resume to never so you can reset it later.
Vista Internet Security 2012 / Vista Home Security 2012./ Vista Anti Virus / Windows 7 Security 2012 all these are same spayware.
If you are trying to remove this spyware, there are full instructions on how to do that manually at the link :Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 29/12/11 7:16:34 EST AM
Old thread, locking.
How to fix file associations in Windows: https://community.mcafee.com/docs/DOC-1264
Kuttus please don't post registry key fixes, especially from rival software companies.
Your link has already been posted in every one of the many threads you have posted to, so thanks anyway.