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#1 padfoot

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 07:50 AM

Over the last week, when in google images this has been showing:

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It prevents us from being able to see the pictures, and I've always updated the computer, did virus scans etc, our computer guy said it's never had a virus. It's quite frustrating though, I'm not sure how to get rid of it. Any suggestions?

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 08:43 AM

I had something very similar last month. In fact I still have it. A friend of mine said it's "scareware"....not a real virus but something that will hamper computer operations, make your system unstable etc.....I guess there's a button somewhere you can click to buy (!) a kind of upgrade for your windows. That's what it wants you to do.

I couldn't get rid of it, so after I noticed it only seemed to affect the user profile I created for internet-surfing, my friend suggested creating a new profile for that purpose and "mothballing" the infected one. It has worked so far.
But if you can wipe your system and rebuild it from the ground up, maybe that's better.
Hope that helped at least some.
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Posted 26 April 2011 - 10:08 AM

Shut off your computer, and turn it back on. When it turns back on, immediately begin pressing F11, F12, or F13 (I always forget the correct button). One of those will lead you to a screen asking you to either "Revert to Save" or "Restore." Revert to save will "restore" your computer to a previous date, so click that and choose a date that occurred before this infamous virus showed up. Read the rest/Wait a few minutes and voila, no more viruses!

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 10:42 AM

I had this, it is false and wants your money! I had one called System Defender.
DONT GIVE IT MONEY!!!

Use this Malwarebyte its a free software that removed it for me.

Have a look through all this too. You might find something helpful

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 03:42 PM

I had this, it is false and wants your money! I had one called System Defender.
DONT GIVE IT MONEY!!!

Aha! I had the same virus from System Defender! It's disgusting that virus protectors are injecting viruses into computers to make people buy a virus protector.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 03:46 PM

I had it to, I think everyone does.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 03:47 PM

I think you should also try "CC Cleaner"

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 07:48 PM

Aha! I had the same virus from System Defender! It's disgusting that virus protectors are injecting viruses into computers to make people buy a virus protector.

Well technically its not even a virus protector, its a virus that runs a program that looks like one. There is Windows Defender which is real and I think it copies off that.

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#9 ckravitz

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:32 PM

Well technically its not even a virus protector, its a virus that runs a program that looks like one. There is Windows Defender which is real and I think it copies off that.

Yeah, I never thought about it being a scam. I always though of it as a failing company's attempt to garner up some idiot customers. But, in today's world, both sound pretty logical.

Also, Kim, I though you had a MacBook Pro?

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 10:56 PM

Shut off your computer, and turn it back on. When it turns back on, immediately begin pressing F11, F12, or F13 (I always forget the correct button). One of those will lead you to a screen asking you to either "Revert to Save" or "Restore." Revert to save will "restore" your computer to a previous date, so click that and choose a date that occurred before this infamous virus showed up. Read the rest/Wait a few minutes and voila, no more viruses!

I had this, it is false and wants your money! I had one called System Defender.
DONT GIVE IT MONEY!!!

Use this Malwarebyte its a free software that removed it for me.

Have a look through all this too. You might find something helpful

Ok I'll try these! Thank you. I wouldn't ever give it money haha.

I think you should also try "CC Cleaner"

I have that and use it often :yesyes:

Also, Kim, I though you had a MacBook Pro?

I do. This ^^ is our family/shared computer :P

Edit: Did the Restore, so far it's all better :o I owe you Chandler!

Thanks again for the help everyone ^_^

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 08:32 PM

Edit: Did the Restore, so far it's all better :o I owe you Chandler!

Anytime. I'm glad it worked :)

Also, look at the first quote on the previous post :P

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 08:37 PM

i got this, my real antivirus/internet security flagged it up straight away...


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Posted 21 May 2011 - 09:30 PM

iv had the same problem as kim.

about a year ago i got that on my old computer, havent used it since...untill today :D
unfortunately, what ckravitz posted didnt work for me..i couldnt find anything that said revert/restore to save.

incase more people have the same problem, iv got another solution if ^^ doesnt work for someone else either

start -> type in rstrui -> enter
follow the restore setup. works like a charm

i can finally use my old computer again :D

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