Hey there, I am running into a problem with a program called system security which is going crazy on a friends Gateway laptop running Vista. I am in college and I am pretty awesome a trouble shooting mac computer problems so I have become, unfortuantly, the go to guy for all of my friends system troubles.
This makes the second time that I have run into problems with system security. I am asked to help because this program starts shooting up security warnings left and right and claims the computer has ten different viruses on it. I am wondering is this a just a bad security program or is this computer really in that dire need of salvation
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I consider myself a security software specialist and I can tell you, I never heard of such program. The simptoms you are describing are typical for fake antivirus programs also called rogue-malware. These are very difficult to delete.
First of all I would disable it's access to internet with your …
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