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Being attacked by XP security 2012

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KatyMac Fri 17-Jun-11 15:27:18

It won't let me open AVG


nickelbabe Fri 17-Jun-11 15:35:57

I would uninstall XP security.

It can see a conflicting programme, and it thinks it won't be able to work if you use AVG.

KatyMac Fri 17-Jun-11 17:24:08

It is a rogue programme, a fraud (apparently) & not microsoft or XP

I wouldn't let me open 'remove programmes' or 'AVG' or even firefox after a few minutes


nickelbabe Fri 17-Jun-11 17:28:18

oh blimey.

in that case, disconnect your internet and take the pc to a pc place.
they will be able to safely remove it and check for any infection.

bubbles4 Fri 17-Jun-11 17:31:06

Try these removal instructios here

Snorbs Fri 17-Jun-11 17:34:54

Can you get to the MalwareBytes website? If so, click on the Download Now button (it's free). You'll get redirected to another site (probably for the actual download so click on download@majorgeeks. Download the file, run it, then select full scan. It can get rid of most nasties such as this.

KatyMac Fri 17-Jun-11 17:38:44

Tis fixed now

Geeky internet people took over my computer for lots of money <sigh>

But it was scary

celadon Sat 18-Jun-11 21:32:02

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

KatyMac Sun 19-Jun-11 15:13:03

It looks like it yes

Bubbles4 below has a removal suggestion

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