4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 5, 2010 5:00 PM by websterslair

    FAKE MICROSOFT SECURITY ESSENTIALS ALERT TROJAN

      I am running Windows 7 Ultimate with McAfee Internet Security 2010 with all updates current.  I had what appeared to be a Java Update load, then a "Microsoft Security Essentials Alert" pop-up came onto the screen.  I can see from various web postings this is a fake AV Trojan, but cannot find anything worthwhile on removing it.  I have tried running GetSusp 3.0.0.81 but when I attempt to view the report the pop up comes up again, preventing IE8 from launching.  It appears there is a file called hotfix.exe that is suspicious as well as mmfinfo.dll