Wednesday, September 23, 2009

"Windows PC Defender" is a Virus.

Just as I was doing a post, trying out Live Writer again, I was hit by a virus on my PC. It is OK, I used my laptop, until I got the virus out of my PC. "Windows PC Defender" is mimicking the real Microsoft "Windows Defender" and looks genuine, until you find out that it wants $$ . I called AOL and they told me it is a virus, and that even if you pay to have this virus "removed", it won't remove it. I had to use Malwarebytes to get rid of it.

But with all the scans and mucking about, I can no longer sign into Google or Blogger on my PC. Techs have tried to find out why, but no one has come up with a solution, yet. They have had me do so many things to my PC that it made my head spin. All that even messed up my MacAfee, so I installed AGV on the PC. I can do everything else, and access everywhere else on my PC, but nothing where I have to be signed into Google. Any geeks out there who have any ideas?
AOL told me to write to the webmaster of Google, but I haven't had a reply yet.
For a poor little old computer illiterate great grandma this has been very difficult!

So as I can reach Blogger on my laptop, which I hate using, I thought that I had better let you know about this vicious virus. My laptop doesn't have the memory that my PC does, so it is naturally slow. Then to make things worse I can't get it to connect to the broadband, so I can only use it on dial up. But I can moderate comments on my laptop, so if you know how to fix this Google thing, I would surely appreciate it.

I even have drafts in Live Writer, but can't get them into Blogger, not even from this laptop.

I wouldn't be at all surprised to find out that the people who devise these viruses are also cruel to animals, or fight dogs, or sport cock fights, and/or their families, as they obviously have no regard for others feelings!

So you have a vacation from my Blogger ramblings.

Have a safe day.

6 comments:

Rod and Loyce Ivers said...

I would start by removing all the cookies from your machine. Perhaps the virus left a cookie behind that is causing trouble.

LakeConroePenny,TX said...

Thank you, Rod. Three tech support reps have had me do that.
Unfortunately, it didn't work.

If you saw the picture that Netters sent around, you will understand why I say "I think I have sand in my hard drive now".

It is probably something simple, but just knowing where to click is the key.

Thank you again, Happy Trails, Penny,TX

Mom of Bark & Bite said...

Great to have you back! I have read your blog for so long it was like having a friend drop out of sight. Worried you or someone in your family, might be sick. The PC can be fixed or they make new ones,people are not replaceable.

LakeConroePenny,TX said...

What a sweet thing to say, Mom of Bark and Bite. I didn't know my little life here in the piney woods was that interesting to other people.

I hope that I can go on some trips again, one day. I have another RV picked out, but I can't get it until Novenber. As usual, I will be working on it, before I take it on the road.

Where are you located?

Thank you so much. Happy Trails, Penny TX.

gabytekv said...

It's just because of some kind of spyware which was left after using Malwarebytes. They do not update this product as often as it is required. Personally I was able to get rid of this scam by using Spyware Doctor and also with a help of this source:
http://www.2-spyware.com/remove-windows-pc-defender.html

LakeConroePenny,TX said...

Thank you, Gabtekv. Your profile is marked 'not available to be seen', so I don't know where or who you are. I don't know how you found me, but thank you for that info. I will keep it in case I need it for another time. Happy Trails, Penny, TX