If you'd like to follow BleepingComputer's specific instructions, see the link below:
Or for step by step instructions here, try the steps below:
If you can download the tools listed below on the problem computer, great, but you may need to use a separate, clean computer, download the tools, copy them to a flash drive or CD, then transfer them to the infected computer.
Once that's done, then restart the computer into "Safe Mode with Networking" and use the instructions below. If you can't start in Safe Mode, then run all the tools while in "normal" Windows first, then run them in Safe Mode afterward.:
After downloading or transferring it to the problem machine, run the
following tool to help allow the removal programs below to run.
(courtesy of Grinler at BleepingComputer.com)There are 3 different
versions. If one of them won't run then try to run the other one. Be
patient.... as a black window should open, then close after finding all
the background programs.Vista and Win7 users need to right click and choose Run as AdminYou only need to get one of them to run, not all of them.
IMMEDIATELY after running the "Rkill" tool above, run/install the Malwarebytes and
SuperAntispyware installer and update files from the links below which
you've also copied to a CD or flash drive, and transfered to the problem
machine. Do NOT restart the computer after running Rkill.Once
downloaded and before transferring Malwarebytes and SuperAntispyware 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, install and run a full system scan with the SuperAntispyware program
and the manual updater from the links below. As before, you may need to
rename the installer file to get the program to install.:
And after that, if everything's fine by you can't connect to the internet,
then follow the procedures below to check your network "proxy" settings
again.Open Internet Explorer and go to Tools-Internet
Options-Connection Tab. Click on the LAN settings button. IF there is a
check mark next to "Use a proxy server for your LAN", uncheck it. Click
OK. Then OK, again.
Hope this helps.
In case you don't know what the MS security essentials virus aka the fake version of microsoft security essentials then click this link http://www.2-spyware.com/remove-the-fake-microsoft-security-essentials-alert.html.
This link not only explains what the virus is but it also tells you how to get rid of it. I actually tried their methods and non of them work. I've looked it up on yahoo answers and most the people on there got rid of it by doing a system restore. My fujitsu laptop won't let me turn on my security center because of this virus so therefore it won't let me do a system restore. The task manager doesn't show up either when I Ctrl+Alt+Delete. I also went into a yahoo messenger chat room and asked for help and they told me to take out my hard drive and put it in my pc to save all the files on it then put it back into the laptop and load windows 7(I have vista), because everything else they suggested I already tried. The problem with that is if I put it in my pc then my pc will most likely get infected.
When this problem first came up I could still get into a few programs, I ran AVG and Malawarebytes, they both said my laptop was clean. A few minutes after the scans finished, all my files and folders disappeared. The only thing that shows up when I click programs is open office. The only icon that shows up on the desktop is windows vista repair, but I don't trust that because I never had that on my laptop before and it also wants me to pay to fix the "problems" on my laptop. I've also tried to get into the registry and it won't let me, then I tried clicking run and typing msconfig to disable everything from starting up when I restart it. That didn't work either. I tried downloading something else to get rid of it, it wouldn't let me download that either. The only other option I can think of is to go to a computer repair shop and let them fix it. I don't want to do that if I don't have to, because it's expensive.
Does anyone know what to do to get rid of this virus? I'll try to download something one more time to get rid of it but I'm very doubtful that will work.
If I do end up removing it, will I lose all my files and programs? Or do they not show up simply because ms security essentials is blocking/or hiding everything?