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"fake antivirus" Antivirus 2012 still lingers after reformatting.. Please help.. :/

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by PrivatePC, Nov 29, 2011.

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  1. PrivatePC

    PrivatePC Thread Starter

    Aug 3, 2007
    Basically, a year ago I found myself on the wrong side of the internet and got a "fake internet scan" telling me I have many virus's. Sound familiar? Well, I managed to remove it, or so I thought. Just recently I got this exact message that popped up on my computer screen. "Explorer.exe would like to access computer, if you did this click confirm" of course I clicked cancel.. the scary thing is it kept popping back up. I gave in and clicked confirm and the fake antivirus popped up. So I did a recovery first, NOT a reformat YET. It stayed active for about a day and then the same "explorrer.exe" popped up again.
    Getting straight to the point! (sorry so much typing, but it may help you solve the problem or atleast figure it out)

    I restarted and reformated my computer to its original state, thinking it would destroy the source and or file of the virus location. I got Norton all updated, but I noticed something and gasped. " An intrusion attempt by localhost was blocked " Now wtf?
    Looked at more of the details.
    Risk name: Port Scan
    Risk level: medium
    Default action: Block
    Attacking computer: localhost (, 48000)
    Destination address: localhost (, 48009)
    Traffic Description: UDP, 48000
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