I just recently eliminated a nasty virus that was pretending to be anti virus software that was detecting viruses on my computer. I’m not sure how I got it… but if it happens to you… this is the best solution I found to deal with it quickly so you can be up and running in no time.
1. Remove any anti-virus software you may have installed. If you have something like AVG installed – this virus overwrites or disables it so that it can’t run.
2. Shut down and reboot your computer into “safe mode with networking” (press the F8 key when booting up and select from the list)
3. Download, install and run Malwarebytes
4. Once the program completes you will be prompted to reboot. Once you do, you will be out of safe mode… and the virus should be history.
I can’t promise it will work for you… but it worked for me. If you are experiencing system shut downs or extensive virus warnings… you could be infected. Act early if you can, this virus is very aggressive.