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Message 1 of 4

Internet Security essentials

hello. My computer has recently been infected by Internet Security essentials which sends me fake alert of viruses infection. I have never done a virus removal. can anybody help? thank you.

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Former Member
Message 2 of 4

Re: Internet Security essentials


Please do the following:

  • Start > Run > Msconfig > Startup.

Please see if you can see anything you don't recognize there, and post it below.


Reliable Contributor
Reliable Contributor
Message 3 of 4

Re: Internet Security essentials

McAfee has published a document for customers who may be experiencing issues such as yours and is very effective. I believe you have a rogue fake antivirus which is mentioned in the document.

I suggest you follow the steps suggested and run the McAfee Stinger scan to see if it finds anything. Please report back and let us know if you need further assistance.

Former Member
Message 4 of 4

Re: Internet Security essentials

Hi Pegs,

Remove the files that listed below.

  • %UserProfile%\ApplicationData\Internet Security Essentials
  • %UserProfile%\ApplicationData\Internet SecurityEssentials\cookies.sqlite
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\InternetSecurity Essentials.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\StartMenu\Internet Security Essentials.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\ApplicationData\Internet SecurityEssentials\Instructions.ini
  • %UserProfile%\StartMenu\Programs\Internet SecurityEssentials.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\ApplicationData\Microsoft\InternetExplorer\Quick Launch\Internet Security Essentials.lnk
  • C:\Documentsand Settings\All Users\ApplicationData\23077d\CB130_287.exe
  • C:\Documentsand Settings\All Users\Application Data\38gdr2\
  • C:\Documentsand Settings\All Users\Application Data\38gdr2\[SETOF RANDOM CHARACTERS].dll
  • C:\Documentsand Settings\All Users\ApplicationData\38gdr2\[SET OF RANDOM CHARACTERS].ocx
  • C:\Documentsand Settings\All Users\Application Data\SMEYFE%UserProfile%\ApplicationData\Internet Security Essentials\

%UserProfile% refersto:
C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName] (for Windows 2000/XP)
C:\Users\[UserName]\ (for Windows Vista & Windows 7)

Registry values:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\InternetExplorer\Download"RunInvalidSignatures" = '1'
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\InternetSettings"ProxyServer" = "http="
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run"InternetSecurity Essentials"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ImageFile Execution Options "Debugger" ="svchost.exe"

Please download Malwarebytes and installation yourcomputer and scan the computer

Malwarebytes download link : http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam-download.php

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