Your Questions About Spyware Removal Windows 7

Posted by softwareguru on August 9, 2014

Sandy asks…

Is ‘Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool’ a virus?

Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool pop up from the side of my computer and each time I exit it, I thought it was some sort of virus.
But I kinda doubt it though…

softwareguru answers:

Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool is a malware removal tool included in Microsoft’s updates each month
Click start>run(For XP-type in search box-mrt)(For Vista,Win 7 just type in mrt in search box after start) and hit enter or ok
this is what you will see
Then click next and this is what you will see
Choose Quick, Full or Customized Scan and then click Scan(Full scan takes a long time to complete)
Use these as a first line defense
Microsoft Security Essentials
Introducing Microsoft Security Essentials
Checklist for Installing Microsoft Security Essentials
For anti-malware/anti-spyware protection
Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware
Malwarebytes’ Tutorial
SUPERAntiSpyware Tutorial

James asks…

Windows Vista Security Spam?

I have Windows Vista, my computer is protected by McAfee already, but everytime I log onto my account, all this spam about Vista Security 2011 pops up, saying “We found 11 trojans in your system” or “Your system is in danger!” But when I performed a scan by McAfee, it said everything was okay. I clicked on the “protect my computer” link just to see what exactly this was, and it was like “Pay $60 for one year, blah blah blah”

how do I get this Vista security stuff to stop popping up?
oh, and it won’t let me go onto any website. A page comes up saying

“Google Chrome Alert. Visiting this site may pose a security threat to your system!……Things you can do: Get a copy of ‘Vista Security 2011 to safeguard your computer (RECOMMENDED) -Continue surfing, without any security measures (DANGEROUS)”

this is really annoying.

softwareguru answers:

That’s a spyware. Download a good anti-spyware and remove it.

Manual Removal:
1. Stop Vista Security 2011 process by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del. Windows Task Manager will open. Look for the following process:
(random characters).exe

2. Update your installed anti-virus program.
3. Run a full system scan and clean/delete all detected infected file(s). A manual removal of virus-related files should also be performed.
4. Edit Windows registry and delete Vista Security 2011 entries as shown below. [how to edit registry]
5. Exit registry editor.
6. Remove Vista Security 2011 start-up entry by going to Start > Run, type msconfig on the “Open” dialog box. System Configuration Utility will open. Go to Startup tab and uncheck the following Startup item(s):
(random characters).exe

7. Click Apply and restart the computer.

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