Security Center on Vista

  PyrusBoy 12:57 22 Apr 2010

My son's lap top has suddenly developed secuity centre continual interuptions, all it wants is for a payment, it blocks just about every movement saying there are massif infections. He runs McAfee antivrus and how could this have crept in and how the h... can we get rid of it. We can't unistall McAfee it wont let us.
Heeeeeeeeeeeeeelp Please.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:02 22 Apr 2010

What exactly is the message?

  PyrusBoy 13:34 22 Apr 2010

On start up it has added icon Security tool.
Then comes up with centred screen that says Security Tool with 35 infections with all threads option then comes up with Activate Security Tool.
With options 1. Activate or continue unprotected.
It just wants us to register and pay more than what we are paying already for McAfee antivirus.
This Security tool we don't want, if McAfee is on how are ther 35 infections. Every time we boot up a different number of infections come up.

  birdface 15:29 22 Apr 2010

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Try updating and running Malwarebytes free version if you can.

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  PyrusBoy 17:35 22 Apr 2010

went onto programs found where the file was and its calling card, deleted (a series of 8 digits) removed from bin and seems to be ok now.

  Sea Urchin 17:46 22 Apr 2010

I hope you also ran Malwarebytes as suggested by buteman - these infections like rogue security center are becoming more and more difficult to get rid of, and you may find it returns next time you boot up.

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