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nanda
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how do you get rid off a virus- mimic program that has blocked my internet access

I have the latest mcafee anti-virus but a virus-mimic program has come up on my home DESKTOP pc & blocked my internet access

A pop-up .......Internet security........... keeps popping up stating that I have virus & trojans & doesnt allow me to access the internet

when I run the mcafee scan it states NO Virus found

request assistance on how to rid off this virus-mimicing pop-up

I am using my laptop to write the above

Thanks

Nanda

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Reliable Contributor Hayton
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Re: how do you get rid off a virus- mimic program that has blocked my internet access

McAfee won't block it as a virus because it isn't one. It's a program, like any other, but it's a Fake AV program.

There's a removal guide at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-vista-internet-security-2012 which should clear it from your PC. If you have any problems, download and run the McAfee Stinger program (you can get it from HERE).

Message was edited by: Hayton on 17/03/12 05:58:39 GMT
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Re: how do you get rid off a virus- mimic program that has blocked my internet access

Moved to Top Threats to be with the other threads about this Fake AV program