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VoiceOfReason

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I get this message every time I open a program. As a result I can open nothing except Internet Explorer/Firefox, not even something as simple as notepad or winrar. I have downloaded Malware and Avast but it won't let me open those either, giving the same reason. I've tried renaming the files, no luck.

The error message also opens 'Antispyware soft' a suspiciously cheap-looking antivirus scanner I've never seen before. A message pops up saying 'There are serious threats detected on your computer. Your privacy and personal data may not be safe. Do you want to clean and protect your PC?'

It encourages me to purchase the full product before it can clean my computer.

Have I been hit by a virus under the guise of a virus scanner?
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Raippistom

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malware advice removed

Edited by Artellos, 02 May 2010 - 10:52 AM.

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rshaffer61

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I suggest you go to the Malware Removal and Spyware Removal Forum and run all the steps located in the
START HERE. These self-help tools will help you clean up 70% of problems on your own.
If you are still having problems after doing the steps, then please post the reguested logs in THAT forum.
If you are unable to run any of the tools then start a new topic in the malware forum and put this in the subject line...I am unable to run any malware tools

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).

Add a link to this topic so that malware tech can see what steps have been taken here
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