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Most Fake Anti Viruses are hard to get rid of, And most Anti Viruses advise to use Malwarebytes and SuperANTISpyware.
Malwarebytes is NOT an Anti Virus and is very good at detecting malware because it is dedicated to dealing with malware.
Thanks for your prompt reply.....more questions I'm afraid!
Should I conclude that Mcafee does not detect Fake Anti Viruses?
Also, when first encountering a virus how should users determine whether it is fake or not? Surely not that Mcafee has failed to detect it!
Please note that I was fortunate in that I had immediate access to the internet on a second uninfected pc so I was able to get quick answers. Other users may operate from just a single pc .
Your reply seems to suggest that having more than one AV product may be the answer. But, as is well documented, Mcafee does not work correctly when installed along with other AV package(s).
Sticking with Mcafee at the moment but my confidence in the product has been severely shaken.
PS For the benefit of others my investigations have revealed that this virus (and its clones) are also known as "System Security 2009", "Personal Antivirus", "Total Security 2009", "Windows Police PRO" and "Advanced Virus Remover".