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Internet Security essentials

hello. My computer has recently been infected by Internet Security essentials which sends me fake alert of viruses infection. I have never done a virus removal. can anybody help? thank you.

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Level 12

Re: Internet Security essentials


Please do the following:

  • Start > Run > Msconfig > Startup.

Please see if you can see anything you don't recognize there, and post it below.


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Level 14

Re: Internet Security essentials

McAfee has published a document for customers who may be experiencing issues such as yours and is very effective. I believe you have a rogue fake antivirus which is mentioned in the document.

I suggest you follow the steps suggested and run the McAfee Stinger scan to see if it finds anything. Please report back and let us know if you need further assistance.

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Level 12

Re: Internet Security essentials

Hi Pegs,

Remove the files that listed below.

  • %UserProfile%\ApplicationData\Internet Security Essentials
  • %UserProfile%\ApplicationData\Internet SecurityEssentials\cookies.sqlite
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\InternetSecurity Essentials.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\StartMenu\Internet Security Essentials.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\ApplicationData\Internet SecurityEssentials\Instructions.ini
  • %UserProfile%\StartMenu\Programs\Internet SecurityEssentials.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\ApplicationData\Microsoft\InternetExplorer\Quick Launch\Internet Security Essentials.lnk
  • C:\Documentsand Settings\All Users\ApplicationData\23077d\CB130_287.exe
  • C:\Documentsand Settings\All Users\Application Data\38gdr2\
  • C:\Documentsand Settings\All Users\Application Data\38gdr2\[SETOF RANDOM CHARACTERS].dll
  • C:\Documentsand Settings\All Users\ApplicationData\38gdr2\[SET OF RANDOM CHARACTERS].ocx
  • C:\Documentsand Settings\All Users\Application Data\SMEYFE%UserProfile%\ApplicationData\Internet Security Essentials\

%UserProfile% refersto:
C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName] (for Windows 2000/XP)
C:\Users\[UserName]\ (for Windows Vista & Windows 7)

Registry values:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\InternetExplorer\Download"RunInvalidSignatures" = '1'
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\InternetSettings"ProxyServer" = "http="
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run"InternetSecurity Essentials"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ImageFile Execution Options "Debugger" ="svchost.exe"

Please download Malwarebytes and installation yourcomputer and scan the computer

Malwarebytes download link :

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