I use Microsoft Security Essentials
Just caught "Vista Anti-Virus 2011 Alert". Nasty bug ~ even pops up in Safe Mode. I am using another pc to write this question: Why didn't my Microsoft Security Essentials catch this before it corrupted my pc? Why isn't there a list of Malware threats with a removal fix on this website so that I could easily remove the virus without the hassle of trying to find the fix on the web? My pc scan using the free Microsoft scan is 3/4 of the way done and it shows no files infected as yet. I am getting worried that Microsoft will not find the infection. However - this threat is well known and there are other sites that offer to fix the problem. If it doesn't find anything, should I use System Restore? Also - this malware "took-out" my Microsoft Security Essentials icon in the system tray and inserted the fake Windows Security icon. I cannot open M.S. Essentials.
Update - the free Microsoft Security Scan did not detect this threat - now what? It is there and Microsoft doesn't know about it, I guess.
I did a system restore and it seems to have fixed the problem. Thank you system restore. And ~ M.S. Essentials failed me.
Thank you very much,