Security problem in windows

Priths - Dec 17, 2008 at 04:49 PM
 Priths - Dec 18, 2008 at 08:54 AM

I have been visiting a lot of sites which may be infested with viruses. Tonight my windows security updates which was turned off started beeping that I have a security problem. When I clicked it it asked me to buy windows spyware. I have turned off security updates on Windows and am greatly pained by this problem.

This problem started as soon as I downloaded an exe file. It could have been a virus. I have been running various anti-virus software. All of them show that no threat has been detected. Can you please give me suggestions to get this of this security warning? Will my system performance be seriously affected? Will it affect my O.S?

Please help me as I am very worried. I have my lab exams shortly and rely heavily on my desktop.


2 replies

xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Dec 17, 2008 at 05:14 PM
The Microsoft security updates had nothing to do with your problem. Go to this Microsoft site for information on the removal of this malware. If your lucky all you have is a malware program that is trying to persuade you to buy a bogus product like Antivirus 2008 or AntiSpyware 2008.
Try SpyBot - Search and Destroy (Google it) or Windows Defender (Windows Update Site), (both free). If you DL SpyBot, make sure you get the proper program (SpyBot-Search & Destroy), as a similar program (SpyBot) actually installs Adlware onto your computer and then informs you that you need to buy the program in order to fix it.

And keep away from the dodgy porn sites.......LOL

Thanks for your quick reply Rab. I have managed to get rid of the security problem warning. But my system is seriously infected with Trojan Horses. They run in the background and download content from the net without any intervention. I am not able to cure these trojans.

Could you please point me to some useful anti virus which can cure this kind of anti virus.? I tired Spy bot but it says its been cured, while its not! I need my system to work properly! Please suggest me something asap.