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

          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?