1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 26, 2010 6:03 PM by Jubo

    antispyware xp 2010

      My pc was infected with this trojan "antispyware xp 2010 (ave.exe)" ..

       

      I am dissapointed with McAfee 2010 software it did not detect it, and did not protect my pc... I was not able to get on internet, and trojan keep popping up...

       

      More suprising thing was, I did a scan with McAfee, it did not find ANYTHING. I was getting ready for format, did I scan with FREE software AD-AWARE found "antispyware xp 2010 (ave.exe)" and delete it.

       

      Go figure that out... Paid securirty software can not find it, FREE software finds the TROJAN....

        • 1. Re: antispyware xp 2010
          Jubo

          Thank you for posting your experience, but the question is how it was installed on the computer. It could have been an ad, could have come with a program you downloaded. See this article which explains how it could have been installed: Watch out for fake virus alerts.

          Also, have you checked with the Windows Update website to check if the computer has the latest (security) updtaes installed?  What is the version # of the McAfee DAT, antivirus signature, file?