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getting rid of system security

by evetteje / December 25, 2008 7:17 AM PST

Hi folks, I have a notebook (dell inspiron 1525) I ran an application (i think thats the right word) called system security by accident, now I cant get rid of the dame thing, cant delete it, and it keeps popping up with the DANGER DANGER msg about my notebook being infected. It's something to do with explorer Doees any1 know how i can get rid?


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Run CCleaner...and uninstal it
by prose036 / December 25, 2008 8:11 AM PST

Run CCleaner...and uninstal it...recomended by microsoft and its free

open and run after install...

click on tools and find the application in the menu...then uninstall it there

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Then I would suggest Windows Live OneCare
by prose036 / December 25, 2008 8:12 AM PST
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After installing Live OneCare
by prose036 / December 25, 2008 8:30 AM PST

run a scan and make sure nothing is in there

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I wouldn't
by Jimmy Greystone / December 25, 2008 11:36 AM PST

I wouldn't recommend Windows Live One Care. Forget that Microsoft is going to kill it off in favor of a set of free tools very soon, it consistently ranks pretty bottom of the barrel in efficacy tests. You'd probably be better off with AVG Free or Avast. You can also find Kaspersky, NOD32 and others for free or cheap after a rebate pretty regularly.

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A Couple Of Good Free Tools to Use..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / December 25, 2008 12:20 PM PST

A little more information about your computer would sure help... Which operating system? Please give us the EXACT wording in those programs or popups are you referring to.?

In the meantime, please try the steps below to download, install, and run Malwarebytes on your computer.

On a friend or family member's computer, download the Malwarebytes installer and update files from the links below, copy them to a CD or flash drive, then transfer the files to the problem machine and use them.. I use the sites below to download the installer file and the manual updater:

Once downloaded and before transferring them to the problem machine, rename the program installer "mbam-setup.exe" file to something else like "Gogetum.exe", then copy the installer file and the update file to a CD or flash drive.. Transfer the file to the problem machine, then install the "Gogetum.exe" file, then run the update to get the program current.. After that, run a full system scan and delete anything it finds.

Malwarebytes Installer Download Link (Clicking on the links below will immediately start the download dialogue window.)

Malwarebytes Manual Updater link

Next, download the SuperAntispyware program and the manual updater from the links below. After running the Malwarebytes tool above, if you still can't download and install it directly from the problem machine, download it on a friend or family member's computer as well.:


SuperAntispyware Manual Updater

In a few situations, in order for the program to run, it was also necessary to rename the main "mbam.exe" file also after installing it.. It resides in the C:\Programs Files\Malwarebytes Antimalware folder.

Hope this helps and let us know more.


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Kudos to Grif
by Surferbob644 / August 6, 2009 3:42 PM PDT

KUDOS to Grif Thomas. Thank you. I'm in the middle of running a SuperAnt-Spyware scan after having run a Malewarebytes complete scan which seems to have gotten rid of 'System Security'. The only thing different that I did was put my computer in safe mode so I could access and run things faster. Again, thank you Grif. Later SB644

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system secruity
by brad1521 / January 2, 2009 4:03 AM PST

hey dude, i got the same problem on my computer with that system secruity program, running my computer tell me i have a virus. how did you get rid of it can you tell me so i can gt rid of mine. Thanks

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Did you already run all the tools ...
by Kees Bakker / January 2, 2009 4:16 AM PST
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recommended by Grif Thomas in the post right above yours?


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security program
by evetteje / January 2, 2009 6:11 PM PST
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hiya, I got rid of it yuppie!!! Went to control panel, under Programs, click on Change start up programs, u'll find it on the left hand colum, select and remove that ****!!!

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cant find it
by brad1521 / January 3, 2009 1:42 AM PST
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hey so i went to my control panel, went to add/remove programs,adn then i couldnt find change start up. im guessing that you have vista. i have an xp if this even matters, i need help becasue last night this thing shut itself down. i have mcafee and says im ok. help me try to get rid of this. please

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help me please
by help me01 / August 3, 2009 3:24 PM PDT
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I can't do anything on my omputer except internet i can't download anything because the stupid system secruity won't let me so if you have another suggestion please give it to me because the **** ain't leaving no where. in my background of my screen it says warning spyware detected

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Look at the date this discussion started.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 3, 2009 10:50 PM PDT
In reply to: help me please
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