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    Antivirus 2009

    Just a little warning. This is the biggest scam/virus/malware of the year. I've had several friends make the mistake of clicking on one of their popups and it is a major pain to remove. I think there are other variations of the name.



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    Re: Antivirus 2009

    Oh my gosh i just finally got rid of this virus after 5 days. If you do get it go to the CNET website and do a search for Antivirus2009 and there is a great forum that explains how to get rid of it. Definitely watch out though!



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    Re: Antivirus 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBandCG View Post
    Oh my gosh i just finally got rid of this virus after 5 days. If you do get it go to the CNET website and do a search for Antivirus2009 and there is a great forum that explains how to get rid of it. Definitely watch out though!
    link?


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    Re: Antivirus 2009

    Gracias


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    Re: Antivirus 2009

    They key for me was disabling TDSSserv.sys . Until I did that I couldn't install any of the tools mentioned in these or any forums.

    BTW - Another great source for info is READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide - MajorGeeks Support Forums



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    Re: Antivirus 2009

    TDSServ is a *****.

    I ended up getting rid of it with How To Use Sdfix


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    Re: Antivirus 2009

    How are people getting the virus on their computer to begin with? What's their scam?


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    Re: Antivirus 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by CTAClone View Post
    How are people getting the virus on their computer to begin with? What's their scam?
    I have yet to actually see it but apparently they get a pop-up while surfing that says they're computer is infected and they should click some link to fix it which downloads this Antivirus 2009. They then try to charge you to buy the software to fix the crap they put on.



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    Re: Antivirus 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by CTAClone View Post
    How are people getting the virus on their computer to begin with? What's their scam?
    Sometimes just following a search link is enough to get it installed.

    What they do is say "we found x malware things running on your computer, click here to protect yourself."

    The link takes you to a place to purchase Antivirus 2009 (or whatever they happen to be calling it) - their scam is to part you with your money.

    The software itself just displays the warning and does its best to try to prevent its removal.

    Malwarebytes.org - I've had luck removing that stuff with malwarebytes as well.



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    Yeah definitely a money scam, sounded like a few people on that forum gave out credit card information. I knew as soon as I clicked on it was a mistake and tried to find the best way to remove it ASAP.



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    Re: Antivirus 2009

    I got it every time I tried to read the Star Tribune on line. Even if you don't click on anything, it keeps going and going in a cycle of windows. I use the Task Manager to get it to go away. I don't go to the Tribune site anymore. Mrs. yCy



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    Re: Antivirus 2009

    Using internet explorer is usually enough to get it


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    Re: Antivirus 2009

    Well looks like there's a new "version" of this *****. It's called Antivirus 2010 now (original huh). My buddy brought me his computer on Sunday and I have been unable to get rid of the damn thing. I got it so there's no popup and all the warnings are gone but there's something that keeps changing permissions on apps so that you can't run them anymore. Last time I just had to get rid of something called TDSServ but I'm not finding that this time. All the forums I've read about this suggest certain tools (Malwarebytes, etc..) but I can't run any of them because of this. Any suggestions?



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    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Well looks like there's a new "version" of this *****. It's called Antivirus 2010 now (original huh). My buddy brought me his computer on Sunday and I have been unable to get rid of the damn thing. I got it so there's no popup and all the warnings are gone but there's something that keeps changing permissions on apps so that you can't run them anymore. Last time I just had to get rid of something called TDSServ but I'm not finding that this time. All the forums I've read about this suggest certain tools (Malwarebytes, etc..) but I can't run any of them because of this. Any suggestions?
    Can you get to them from safe mode?

    Edit to add: I don't remember if it was antivirus 2010, but I cleaned off one a while back that actually was in that "family" and had to use TDSSKiller (http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses...?qid=208280684) to remove the rootkit enough to allow for cleanup.


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