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Old 01-01-2011, 09:03 PM
Location: Florida
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Apparently it is running around. If you do a search most of the pages are nothing more than a link for an infection.Read very carefully the address.If it is not a direct link to a known site like a virus software company or something like cnet etc. do not click on it ! It is a difficult one to remove and it will do major damage if left in to long.
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:22 PM
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HUH? post makes no sense.

The average home user knows what a direct link is? They know what the known "good" sites are?

You want to be helpful you might try and post references to the subject like:

Easy Scan (also referred to as EasyScan) is a virus but definitely not the useful tool it pretends to be. By the way, it originates from the virus that was being actively spread last week – called Full Scan. Easy Scan is very similar to it with regard to its interface and behavior.

Easy Scan virus. How to remove Easy Scan fake system optimizer | Latest Threats Removal Guide

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Old 01-02-2011, 08:04 AM
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Actually it is not a virus, better classified as a rogue application or scareware. These types of things have been around for years, I see no need for a thread every time a new one pops up, if we did that this section would be nothing but malware alerts.

Scareware authors are just changing tactics, moving from fake AV apps to fake system utilities. They are actually very easy to remove if you know what your doing, generally takes about 5 minutes not including the after removal scans to get rid of any left over related files.
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:17 AM
Location: Texas
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Recently, Avast has newer versions that allow people to do take out the bad guys during a boot time scan. I had run my AntiMalwareBytes program first and it said I was clean. I went to this site and told them my program said the boot scan was not available. A guy replied it was available and gave me a link. I'm now trojan free.
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