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Old 12-09-2011, 05:39 AM
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WARNING: Watch out for Vista Home Security 2012

It's an EXTREMELY malicious rogue spyware that shuts down all your internet browsers and even anti-spyware software, making you think you're infected (which obviously you are) and tries to sell protection. DON'T BUY IT. It's a scam to steal your info.

I'm running this on Safe Mode right now so I could spread the warning. Gonna try and get rid of this now.

Once more: WATCH OUR FOR 'VISTA HOME SECURITY 2012'.

♥♥♥♥, I hope this doesn't mess up my pc for good...
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:32 AM
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Re: WARNING: Watch out for Vista Home Security 2012

I'm posting on my Wii now and it's a pain...

So it also wouldn't allow me to install and run PC Doctor. For some reason it's not blocking my Ad-Aware Free. Oh gawd I hope it's been updated recently..,

♥♥♥♥, this is scary.

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oh gawd why does this ♥♥♥♥ have to happen when its so late and everyone is sleeping

MODS: FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE DON'T THROW THIS THREAD INTO THE TECHNOLOGY THREAD. doing so would hamper my chances of getting help.

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i cant keep my eyes open. gotta sleep. hopefully it wont destriy my compy while i sleep.
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:34 AM
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Re: WARNING: Watch out for Vista Home Security 2012

Its malware, download this on a USB Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

Run it and you'll be fine.
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Old 12-09-2011, 09:01 AM
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Re: WARNING: Watch out for Vista Home Security 2012

Something like that happened to me on Windows XP two years ago. This thing popped up, my background changed to "WARNING: You HAVE A VIRUS!" and it wanted me to buy a program. I went to safe mode, took all my files and put them on an external hard drive, then deleted everything and completely restarted my computer from scratch.
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Old 12-09-2011, 09:22 AM
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Re: WARNING: Watch out for Vista Home Security 2012

Should had gotten a Mac.us
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Old 12-09-2011, 09:47 AM
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Re: WARNING: Watch out for Vista Home Security 2012

That is one of the oldest malwares in the book.

Listen to Pietro, get Malware bytes. You'll have it off your computer in less than 10 minutes.
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Old 12-09-2011, 09:53 AM
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Re: WARNING: Watch out for Vista Home Security 2012

Get a scanner (malwarebytes) and get a proper antivirus, something like Avast. A firewall wouldn't be a bad idea either. Try Comodo.

And for the future, have a Linux live CD/USB handy to get rid of nasty software when you can't do it in Windows.

I swear I say the same exact things in every "omg I have a virus" thread.
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:42 PM
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Re: WARNING: Watch out for Vista Home Security 2012

Alright, so I'm scanning with Malware as we speak. It was almost stopped by the malware, but then I got the bright idea to Run As Administrator. It's thankfully doing a full scan of everything. Now I fight anxiety while playing the waiting game.

If this is successful, I owe Pietro and Aniday a tuna sandwich.
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:31 PM
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Re: WARNING: Watch out for Vista Home Security 2012

I would also like a sandwich.

What is vista home security supposed to be? a firewall? Antivirus?
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:54 PM
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What is vista home security supposed to be? a firewall? Antivirus?
I highly suggest you Google it to learn more. It's a pain in the ass to write on my Wii. Also, could you please provide a link so that others might learn of it? Thanks.
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:57 PM
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Re: WARNING: Watch out for Vista Home Security 2012

Am I the only one who intentionally tries to get spyware only to laugh at it's feeble attempts to take over my system as I run Malwarebytes to get of it?
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:21 PM
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Re: WARNING: Watch out for Vista Home Security 2012

Where does it appear?
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:27 PM
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Re: WARNING: Watch out for Vista Home Security 2012

definitely not the first, certainly won't be the last

Is this the first time you've run into something like this? If so, I'm genuinely impressed.
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:57 PM
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Re: WARNING: Watch out for Vista Home Security 2012

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Should had gotten a Mac.us
Not everyone has Mac money. I had this once and it ♥♥♥♥ed up my entire computer.
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:21 PM
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Re: WARNING: Watch out for Vista Home Security 2012

So I got rid of it with Malwarebytes and then did a system restore (because my computer was recommending it on start up).

Now I'm looking into Secunia to see if I can strengthen my computer's defenses.

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Is this the first time you've run into something like this? If so, I'm genuinely impressed.
Well, I've had instances where a fake scanner popped up and said that my computer was infected. But this is the first time something like this completely hijacked my computer.
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:27 PM
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Re: WARNING: Watch out for Vista Home Security 2012

Out of curiosity Blizz, what antivirus program did you have running that let something like the old Vista Home Security virus through?


Whatever your answer is, just get avast! and run scans every so often (I do mine once a week because laaaaaaaaaazy).
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:48 PM
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Out of curiosity Blizz, what antivirus program did you have running that let something like the old Vista Home Security virus through?


Whatever your answer is, just get avast! and run scans every so often (I do mine once a week because laaaaaaaaaazy).
I have several programs that I use:

Ad-Aware
Malwarebytes
Quick Care
Microsoft Security Essentials
SUPER Anti-Spyware

I'm so up to my ears in this ♥♥♥♥ that...yeah...

Also, all of these are free version. We don't have the money to buy the proper ones.

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Okay, I think everything's fixed. Hooray! A mod can move this over to the tech thread if they so choose.

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SYSTEM RESTORE!!!

Start > accessories > System tools > System Restore
I looked this up and the top google results say this is actually a bad idea.
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:17 PM
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Re: WARNING: Watch out for Vista Home Security 2012

You took the cheap way out... T_T

When I got the XP version a few years back I manually killed the processes and deleted all the files. That took FOREVER to track things down.
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:21 PM
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Re: WARNING: Watch out for Vista Home Security 2012

Did the result say why it was a bad idea?
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:31 PM
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Re: WARNING: Watch out for Vista Home Security 2012

This is why the ONLY anti-virus system I allow to run are ones I do manually. As in, I actually have to start the program and run it. No automatic scans whatsoever. I'm glad you were able to get everything fixed
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