Vista home security 2012!!!

Jan 25, 2006
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NO NO NO NO
I JUST reistalled windows, literally yesterday, and I have the same fucking "Virus"

This fake VISTA HOME SECURITY 2012 thing.
It pops up, says that it's finding all these viruses, shuts the internet down, etc.

I tried all this shit from Yahoo Answers, I ran spy-ware and virus programs and nothing worked.
So I said screw it, get the Vista Discs.

Yesterday I reinstalled it, today I put everything back on the computer from 2 Externals.
And Boom, 24 hours later VISTA HOME SECURITY 2012 pops up.

Balls!
Restore won't work, I assume affected by this thing. I can't download anything

Is there specifically any freeware that'll get this? At this point, it's almost easier to just keep reinstalling windows.

I haven't even been to any "Bad" sites since I reinstalled...
 
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Restart in safemode, run malwarebytes.org

If it's what I think it is, that'll stop it.
Have you tried one of the detailed removal explanations like This one? They're usually pretty useful.
Will I be able to access that in safe mode?

I did. I downloaded what they said I needed, but it won't install, the Vista thing just pops up when I hit install.
And even in safe mode this thing, Vista Security, pops up.
 

blazin

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When you reinstalled, did you delete the partition and then recreate & reformat the drive?

if you truly did reinstall you probably have a rootkit infection

either your master boot record is jacked or you got that crazy rootkit i made a thread about 2 weeks ago.
 

CousinDave

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[video=youtube;5F8JeohJmnw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F8JeohJmnw[/video]
 

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Try Combofix. No install necessary, and it usually helps. After running it, go through the tutorial I gave you anyway, just to be sure.
 
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When you reinstalled, did you delete the partition and then recreate & reformat the drive?

if you truly did reinstall you probably have a rootkit infection

either your master boot record is jacked or you got that crazy rootkit i made a thread about 2 weeks ago.
I just picked the "Reinstall to factory settings". And it said something like "Partition 2 is now the..." took like an hour total to complete.

I'll try that Combofix now
 

Mikefrombx

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Seriously move to win7 it is 79 bucks on newegg and you get a fresh install and don't have to deal with vista, plus the home networking is great

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MayrMeninoCrash

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Try to stay away from the gay donkey porn sites for more than 5 minutes after you reinstall Windows and you'll be fine.
 
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Now i can't even get the internet to work long enough to go to Combo Fix...

Alright, fuck it, I'm reinstalling. So thanks for the help, but for now it'll be fixed hopefully.

NOW... Is there anything that I can buy online or from a store that'll REALLY REALLY work against spyware and malware etc.

The built in stuff isn't working, and I've tried a few things online that didn't do shit either...
Norton?
 

MayrMeninoCrash

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Now i can't even get the internet to work long enough to go to Combo Fix...

Alright, fuck it, I'm reinstalling. So thanks for the help, but for now it'll be fixed hopefully.

NOW... Is there anything that I can buy online or from a store that'll REALLY REALLY work against spyware and malware etc.

The built in stuff isn't working, and I've tried a few things online that didn't do shit either...
Norton?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentials/product-information

Best one out there and the price is right.
 

CousinDave

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NOW... Is there anything that I can buy online or from a store that'll REALLY REALLY work against spyware and malware etc.

Amazon (and NewEgg, Tiger Direct, Mac Mall, etc...) sell Mini Macs for less than $600
 
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So Macs truly are spyware and malware proof?

About to pop in Vista D2!
I hate typing on this Shitty iPad
 
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Well, we all know I'm not going to stop looking at donkey porn.... So, I need something.

I took a photo of whats going on, i want to see if the partition was deleted, like you said Blazin.
Again, I just selected "Restore to factory settings", it said everything would be erased, and said like 0 drive... Partition 2 is now the... I can't remember. It was only up for a few seconds
 

CousinDave

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So Macs truly are spyware and malware proof?
About to pop in Vista D2!
I hate typing on this Shitty iPad

In the 5+ years I've been using OSX I haven't had a single issue

My iPad is rarely used, mostly because of the keyboard. I just ordered a Logitech Harmony Link, so my iPad is pretty much going to just be a universal remote
 

Mikefrombx

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I had a ton of issues with the Mac and they all spawned from apple wanting to make compatability impossible. Fresh install win 7 download security essentials and then scan you backups before reloading them

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CousinDave

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I had a ton of issues with the Mac and they all spawned from apple wanting to make compatability impossible. Fresh install win 7 download security essentials and then scan you backups before reloading them

He is using Vista
 
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And I'm back... wiped clean. Feels good.
No Vista Home Security, yet

This is what I did, is this was Blazin was talking about, or could it be that the virus is "rootkit"?





So, I shouldn't immediately start filling the hard drive up with porn right now?
 
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Or he can just keep the hardware he has and install a free Linux distro on it. Sounds like he just needs a basic browser, porn and media box.
Really, this is what I use my computer for
1. Watching TV via streaming (Probably where the spyware comes from)
2. Porn
3. Message Boards/Internet perusing
4. "Acquiring music" and iTunes

And that's literally about it
 

CousinDave

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Or he can just keep the hardware he has and install a free Linux distro on it. Sounds like he just needs a basic browser, porn and media box.

yep, unless you're playing games, at this point, as long as you have an internet connection with Google Documents there really isn't a reason most users need Windows - but you've got to know what your doing to get into Linux and most of us don't