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HELP! being invaded by "XP Smart Security 2010"??

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by robotbegone, Apr 2, 2010.

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  1. robotbegone

    robotbegone Thread Starter

    Feb 5, 2008
    I need to download memtest 86 ISO file so I googled "memtest 86", this site came up first in line. So I clicked on it, and immediately a screen showing a scanning is in process done by "XP smart security 2010 unregistered version". its tray icon looks like the "security center" logo. And apparently my firewall has been turned off and I can't turn it back on the usual way unless I "purchase the full version". The purchase website is NOT microsoft but some other 3rd party site. WTF? Now whenever I go to Control Panel>Security Center, this thing will come up and scan my HD, saying 12 infections found please register blah blah. Of course it always leads to a website to get you to buy the thing. ANyone knows what's going on? How do I get rid of this thing and turn back my Firewall?

    I disconnect from the internet right afterwards and it didn't affect the scanning. HELP!
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