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So I picked this "system restore" virus (not sure if that's it's actual name). But essentially you're presented with a fake Windows pop-up telling you that you have disc errors and you're presented with a "fix it" button. If you click "fix it" (which apparently I did) then you get this scamware that tells you all these horrible things are happening to your computer and they offer a $40 piece of software to fix it. (It's the scam that the current Wired magazine just did a huge piece on.)

I'm running Windows Vista 64-bit on a PC.

I used Avira Antivirus and did a full system scan ... it removed a bunch of stuff.

I used Malwarebytes and it removed a bunch of stuff.

I used SuperAntiSpyware and it removed some stuff (although these seemed to largely be cookies)

But still, every couple of minutes Malwarebytes prevents something from accessing a malicious site (thanks for doing that). But I guess the problem is that I still have something on my system that's trying to connect to this scamware site. Here's a line from the MB log:

16:50:13 Michael IP-BLOCK (Type: outgoing, Port: 64064, Process: javaw.exe)

Any ideas on how I can clean up my system once and for all?



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Welcome to the forums dzinerbear :)

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