So Called "Security Alert"?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by lostsoul65, May 31, 2012.

  1. lostsoul65

    lostsoul65 New Member

    May 3, 2012
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    I have Microsoft Security Essentials on my Windows 7 computer and I get this “Windows Security Alert” from Cleanerworrysaferyin saying it detected Trojans and ready to remove them. They want to put up a I was watching Netflix and my computer stop dead in its tracks and this warning came on which it has done several times and I run a scan and everything is clean. I think this is some kind of advertisement which just stops my computer in its tracks? Also last night I get a call from Skype saying my computer is at risk. All this crap is invading my privacy and I have “Microsoft Security Essentials” but I don’t think it’s enough so can anyone give me some advice on how to stop all this crap. Thanks.
    PS: What is this 7-ZIP 4.2? Is this something I should be downloading?
    #1 lostsoul65, May 31, 2012
    Last edited: May 31, 2012
  2. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

    Nov 30, 2009
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    Sounds like more ScareWare to me.
    Grab a blank CD and this program What is Windows Defender Offline? (get the correct version for your architecture) The program will create a bootable CD which you can then use to boot your computer and run a FULL system scan. It defaults to Quick Scan, so make sure you do the Full Scan.
    Additionally you may want to supplement that with MalwareBytes Free Version from here Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer
    Download, install, update signatures, reboot computer in safe mode and run a full system scan.
  3. Pauli

    Pauli Extraordinary Member
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    Mar 1, 2012
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    Nothing much to add, but 7-Zip is a compression software. However, it's up to stable v. 9.20 already, which could indicate that someone is trying to harass you in a severe way. Bad ones usually appear with name of good ones... Do NOT download it. If you want the program, go to 7-Zip

    You might do wisely in critically checking your connections on Internet. I had two Denial of Service attacks when I was active on Youtube. Not funny, I can assure you.

    Take care.

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