malware on Vista

just got a new computer with vista and mcAfee.  McAfee got corrupted and I had to uninstall and reinstall.  Then I started getting a pop up box (which I attached ) if I use the x to cancel the window or click cancel, it goes to the following page:  

http://antimalwarescannerv2.com/1/?id=2006-60&back=%3DDQ23zDwMIQMMI%3DO

Uninstalled McAfee and installed norton 360 and it's not finding anything.  Any ideas would be appreciated.
 
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djb1011Asked:
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Gregg DesElmsCommented:
Man... everyone's so busy firing-off ways to fix the problem that no one bothered to think-through what the problem really is.  Are the points really *that* important, everyone?  Sheesh! [rolls eyes]

djb1011 wrote:  "Also, how do you create a boot CD in Vista?"

djb1011 wrote: "can you tell me how to make a bootable cd from vista

The Free Dr. Web live CD    http://freedrweb.com/livecd/?lng=en      is an .ISO image file... which means that it's a byte-for-byte, compressed image of what needs to be on the bootable CD.  If you use the right software to properly uncompress and burn the .ISO image to a CD, then it will emerge from the process bootable and ready to go.  That does not mean, however, that you should actually do it... as I will address in a moment.

If you do want to use the Free Dr. Web live CD, and don't have good .ISO image burning software on your computer, then may I suggest:

     ImgBurn (freeware)
     http://www.imgburn.com

               - OR -

     CDBurnerXP (freeware)
     http://www.cdburnerxp.de

However, there's good news:  Your issue is simpler and easier to resolve than the others posts here lead you to believe.  The little pop-up box you got (and which took you to the "antimalwarescanner2" web site when you clicked on the "x" to close it) was not a Windows message pop-up box.  It was a fake... a scam.... an attempt to trick you into going to that web site and either using or buying whatever it has to sell... which, if you did so, probably contained a virus, spyware or some other exploit.

I'm no fan of Norton anymore... but if Norton 360 says your system is clean, then it probably is.

You've got to learn to become more cynical about the crap that's popped-up at you on the Internet.  The people behind web sites like "antimalwarescanner2.com" are experts at scaring the inexperienced into doing something rash.  They know how to pop-up messages which look very  much like system messages... knowing that people inexpert in discerning such things will follow what they believe is their system's advice.   BE CAREFUL about that sort of thing!

If you're running a high-end product like Norton 360 (or McAfee before it), then you're probably protecting yourself at least well enough that nothing's going to pop-up at you and try to alarm you like that.  Windows doesn't work that way.

If you weren't on a web site which caused the little fake system pop-up, then you may actually be infected with at least something because if a web site doesn't launch the pop-up, then a little piece of spyware could.  Who knows which is the case in your case...

...but at least this much about what you've been advised herein is true:  Both Malware Bytes and SuperAntiSpyware are best-of-breed among products which do what they do.  If you're using a good product like Norton 360 as your primary protection, it can never hurt to keep a copy of Malware Bytes and SuperAntiSpyware on your machines, keep them up-to-date, and do manual whole-system scans with them once a week... maybe one on a Saturday night, and the other on a Sunday night or something.

While neither of them will catch everything, together, as a team... as a sort of psudo-suite... will catch pretty much anything.  They leave venerable older tools lke Spybot Search & Destroy, and Ad-Aware in the dust!

Personally, I like the FREE Comodo Internet Security (CIS) suite better than Norton or McAfee or any of them.  It's an amazing piece of software.  CIS providing realtime protection, plus Malware Bytes and SuperAntiSpyware used weekly, is a killer combination... and free, to boot!  Augment with Spyware Blaster to "innoculate" your browser(s), and you'll have a virtuallyl imregnable fortress around your system.

In the meantime, relax.  Don't let virus/spyware authors trick you into visiting their web sites and allowing them to put bad things on your system, claiming that they're actually helping you when they're not.  Be a little frosty.  A little cynical.  Pick the right security tools, keep them up-to-date, use them, and then trust them.

Go do manual scans with Malware Bytes and SuperAntiSpyware.  Don't worry about the Free Dr. Web live CD... at least not until and/or unless there's something so bad on your system that you don't dare boot normally, and actually *NEED* something like the Free Dr. Web live CD.  And even then, I'm not sure that that's the best product for the job, in any case... but that's a subject for another thread.

Then make sure that whatever realtime product you use (and it sounds like you've settled on Norton 360, and that's fine... I hate it, but it's up to you) is always up-to-date, and configured properly.  If it warns you about something, stop and take it seriously... and always err on the side of caution.

Hope that helps.  Good luck.
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skywalker39Commented:
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lacrewgaCommented:
malwarebytes will fix. http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
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NikSystems SpecialistCommented:
You can also use Dr.Web CD. Proved to be very good.
http://www.freedrweb.com/
Create a boot cd and scan your system with it.
You can also install Spyware Doctor which will clean your system for sure too.
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djb1011Author Commented:
I believe that I have Vista 64 bit.  Will malwarebytes or all others listed, work?
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djb1011Author Commented:
Also how do you create a boot cd in vista?
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lacrewgaCommented:
It appears that malwarebytes does not support 64 bit. Sorry for the misdirection.


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NikSystems SpecialistCommented:
Then try http://www.freedrweb.com/. Make a bootable CD, boot from it and scan your system.
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djb1011Author Commented:
can you tell me how to make a bootable cd from vista
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warturtleCommented:
MalwareBytes (MBAM) will install and run on Vista 64-bit except for its realtime protection which wouldn't work on the machine as of now:

http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=7717&hl=vista

The free version of MBAM will work because it doesn't have realtime protecction. You might want to give it a try.
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k1koCommented:
Try out Spybot Search & Destroy. Its from big use and its free. Also Spyware Doctor for sure it will clean the spyware (thats your problem) but you will need to find crack which i don't think piracy its allowed here.
Than install some antivirus like Kaspersky or NOD32 so your problem won't happen again. Also be more carefull in future.
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