Having Virtumonde alone is bad enough but when you add in a Smitfraud client like PC Antispyware 2010 it makes for a great disaster.  Most people already know that Virtumode causes pop-ups and a ton of re-directs and adverts but many of the latest infections are also coming with PC Antispyware 2010 as well.

Virtumonde has always been one of the hardest things to remove on any computer.  there are no set trace files becuase every infection brings random strings and names.  One key component lately has been for a downloader trojan to also install a fake security client.  for many people who finally remove the Fake security product they find it comes right back.

You will need to first remove all the other trojans and viruses on your computer before you have a chance of fully removing the fake client.  If you do not you will find that your just going to keep having to remove the same strains over and over again.

We do still recommend Spyware Doctor with Antivirus.  BE SURE to go under settings and check the box to scan for root kits.  If you do not do this then you may not be able to remove Virtumonde.

If you happen to have PC Antispyware 2010 then you will want to check out this http://www.removevirus.org/remove-pc-antispyware-2010 article.  It’s one of the better written articles on this particular strain.

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