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Pesky trojan and Windows Defender?!

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by mully22, May 2, 2010.

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  1. mully22

    mully22 Thread Starter

    May 2, 2010
    Hey everyone. I have a fully activated Norton360 account that has been working perfectly, no issues until last night. I noticed I had trouble opening Internet Explorer, and a few minutes later a notice popped up from Windows Defender that told me I had to remove a severe trojan. It gave me three options-ignore, fix and read more.

    I wondered why this would be happening when I have Norton 360 running and alerting me. For awhile now I've been under the impression that Windows Defender is not legit. I don't deal with it. Then each time I tried to run IE, Norton 360 would warn me in the corner that "there was a recent attempt to block my computer"
    Basically I'm understanding that I have a trojan of some sort preventing me from using IE. Windows Defender is confusing me, because I would click "Fix" but my limited knowledge of WD tells me that is a bad idea. My computer is completely frozen and I cannot use the internet at all.

    Any suggestions? Is Windows Defender safe to deal with or is that a virus as well? I just want to remove that trojan. It will not go away! I'm not sure why all of this is occurring when my Norton 360 is paid for and running appropriately.
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