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Security defender. Can´t be found on the pc but still runs

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by vind, Nov 1, 2011.

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  1. vind

    vind Thread Starter

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    This morning i entered a gamesite and went away from my computer for about 5 minutes. When i came back. Security defender, which i had never seen or heard of before, had installed itself on my pc and said that i had about 20 trojan horses. I started to google security defender and discovered that it was a scam. I then used a program called "Malwarebytes´ Anti-Malware" to get rid of it.

    Security defender was deleted from my computer. Or so i thought. even though the program is no longer to be found on my hardware, like it was before, it still opens pop-ups every 5th minute, blocks me acces to a bunch of webpages and slows down my computer.

    Can anyone help me figure out how to get rid of this?
     
  2. flavallee

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    You didn't mention if you're using XP or Vista or 7, 32-bit or 64-bit.

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    Go here and click the green "Download latest version" link to download and save HiJackThis 2.0.4.

    After it's been downloaded and saved, close all open windows first, then double-click the saved file to install it.

    Allow it to install in its default location - C:\Program Files.

    After it's been installed, start it and then click "Do a system scan and save a log file".

    When the scan is finished in less than 30 seconds, a log file will appear.

    Save that log file.

    Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the entire log file here.

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    Start HiJackThis, but don't run a scan.

    Click on the "Open The Misc Tools Section" button.

    Click on the "Open Uninstall Manager" button.

    Click on the "Save List" button.

    Save the "uninstall_list.txt" file somewhere.

    It'll then open in Notepad.

    Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the entire file here.

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