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    If you are using BitDefender 2010 as a anti virus program and you have Windows 7 64, do not shut your computer down. You are in virus hell right now and they are working on it. Believe me, I know.

    Trojan.fakealert.5



    From what I read, they are working on it, but if you shut your computer down and try to reboot, you will most likely not be able to run anything. Some even say they got the blue screen of death.

    This just sucks.
     
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    I have Vista and I've been getting pop ups saying the trojan was blocked.

    Where is it coming from...in other words, is it part of an email or what?
     
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    SWell, I would cut and paste you a link but it wont let me now....oh man.

    just google, trojan.fakealert.5

    It is a big, big thing right now. JUST DO NOT TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER.
     
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    I found this thread on BD's site. If you can, turn off real time protection (under anti-virus, set your options to expert mode) and turn off automatic scan (mine was set to do a system scan daily). (If you can't figure it out check your help files).

    EEK! What a clusterfuck!

    Bad Update Or....? Trojan.fakealert.5 - Fp - BitDefender Forum
     
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    If you scan your computer right now, everything will come back as being infected. Oh man. I know it will probably be a quick fix but boy did they screw up.

    I have a feeling they will give us a free month or something, but boy this is frustrtating. The poor people who rebooted thier computers are screwed.
     
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    Fake Antivirus Trojans Ramping Up



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    Trojan.fakealert.5 at BitDefender infected many computers | White Hat News
     
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    "(if you did not deleted! If you need to reinstall your entire system"....what language is that? :)
     
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    so idiots are clicking on email links about celebrity scandals?

    WTF cares...let it infect the shit out of these people's computers. serves them right
     
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    Turned out to be a big f up on BD's part. The damn thing was eating itself...along with every other program on the computer. jeesh! Not sure where you got that celebrity virus info from Val, but that wasn't the issue.
     
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    Yeah what I posted is about two separate things...The second being what Zona posted about. I don't have windows 7 or Bit Defender. That mention of a celebrity video is just one of a zillion ways people have been getting infected with that type of malware.
     

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