Anti-Virus Question Windows 7


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Lt. Johnny Miller

I have a laptop running windows 7 with Microsoft Security Essentials. The other day I get the msg. that says my computer is infected and someone is trying to access some port and did I want to fix it. The only problem what the antivirus software was not Security Essentials that was displaying thismsg. It was one of those fake software deals that tries to get you to buysome peace of crap software.

I had to start the laptop in safe mode then do a system restore to get it back where everything would work again. Now its done the same error again.

Whats funny about this that both times it has done this there is an icon onthe desktop that says "Test" The only thing this laptop is used for is toread e-mail (Hotmail) and play games like spider solitaire.

Any ideas on what could be causing this or how to fix it for good?

Thanks in advance
 
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nondescript user

Lt. Johnny Miller said:
The only thing this laptop is used for is to read e-mail (Hotmail)
and play games like spider solitaire.

I like that game too. What's your high score?
 
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Dustin

Looks like a trojan. Download Malware Bytes Anti-Malware (MBAM), and
run it. Disconnect the laptop from the internet and stop Essentials
while doing this. Reboot, and d/l at least three other anti-malware
/ anti-virus programs, and run them too, same as MBAM. After you
have cleaned your machine, set MS Essentials to the highest level,
and to scan incoming mail. Set a scanning schedule, say for 3:00 am
every Mon-Wed-Fri, and make sure you leave your laptop on (or set it
to wake up when a scan is scheduled.)

There is no real point in scanning email itself.
 
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Shadow

There is no real point in scanning email itself.
I agree with that. Memory hog. Any decent antivirus will warn
you when you open the bad attachment. No point at all scanning
anything before it's opened.
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Man-wai Chang

Any ideas on what could be causing this or how to fix it for good?

System Restore may help. Find a safe checkpoint!

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http://www.swd.gov.hk/tc/index/site_pubsvc/page_socsecu/sub_addressesa
 
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Nobody > (Revisited)

There is no real point in scanning email itself.

The only thing you may find in "email" is URLs pointing to malware.

That's if you do the usual security measures of not automatically
launching any "excecutables" while reading email.


--
"Shit this is it, all the pieces do fit.
We're like that crazy old man jumping
out of the alleyway with a baseball bat,
saying, "Remember me motherfucker?"
Jim “Dandy” Mangrum
 
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