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Has anyone else encountered the "Cloud Protection" bug?

Has anyone else encountered the "Cloud Protection" bug? Any idea of how to recover from it?

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spc3rd
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Re: Has anyone else encountered the "Cloud Protection" bug?

Hello revdave31 and welcome to the McAfee Community Forums!

Here are a couple of links to help you out:  https://community.mcafee.com/message/210430#210430.  

(The link above involves running the McAfee Stinger program)

Alternatively, you might also want to review the information on the Bleeping Computer website posted by Grinler which addresses the Cloud Protection rogue malware & also gives instructions on how to remove it.  Here is the link to it:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-cloud-protection.

** When you get to the page, just scroll down a little as the first section is just a product advertisement.

Message was edited by: spc3rd on 10/19/11 12:17:45 PM EDT

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Reliable Contributor Hayton
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Re: Has anyone else encountered the "Cloud Protection" bug?

"Cloud Protection".  Were you thinking of "Open Cloud Security"?  If so then it can be removed, although it often comes with a payload of other malware which will need to be fixed.

Edit - Cloud Protection, Open Cloud Security, same thing just rebadged. It's got about half a dozen different aliases by now.

Message was edited by: Hayton on 19/10/11 21:00:32 IST
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Re: Has anyone else encountered the "Cloud Protection" bug?

Moved into Security Awareness/Top Threats