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Thread: Redirect/Popups/XP Security Tool Virus

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    Redirect/Popups/XP Security Tool Virus

    My computer is running Windows XP with 1 GB RAM and Core2Duo processor. I am searching for some methods that will help me to prevent the Redirect/Popups/XP Security Tool Virus. I am facing all these problems from the time I have upgraded the McAfee antivirus that I am using in my system without any issues from a pretty long time. I require some assistance on this situation immediately.

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    Re: Redirect/Popups/XP Security Tool Virus

    I guess that the solution regarding the Redirect/Popups/XP Security Tool Virus removal have been provided on our forums already. You can have a look at the following threads for the same:
    1. http://forums.techarena.in/virus-spyware/1257300.htm
    2. AVG & Security Tool virus - System.exe sucking resources

    I hope that the above threads will be helpful for you. If the solutions provided there do not help you, then just let me know about it, so that I can help you with some other suggestion.

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    Re: Redirect/Popups/XP Security Tool Virus

    It seems that there are malicious activities that are going on within your computer that is resulting in the Redirect/Popups/XP Security Tool Virus. In such cases, anti-malwares are the best applications can be used to eradicate these problems. The best anti-malware recommended by experts is Spyware Doctor. It will monitor the activities that are going on within the system and remove the programs that are causing problems to the system.

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    Re: Redirect/Popups/XP Security Tool Virus

    I dont think that McAfee is a recommended antivirus that can remove any kind of infection that can affect the system. According to me, the best rated antivirus is AVG because it has the ability to remove infections like trojans, worms and all other kinds of virus. So, uninstall McAfee as soon as possible because keeping 2 antivirus in the system can lead to conflicts. Run a full system scan with AVG and remove all the unhealed infections that are detected.

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    Re: Redirect/Popups/XP Security Tool Virus

    The upgradation of the McAfee antivirus that you have done has lead the infections to gain entry into the computer. I think that you do not have a firewall installed in your system, otherwise you would have been alerted about the same. There is a default Windows Firewall available, that just needs to be started. If you are uncomfortable with the same, then you can get any third party firewall in its place.

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    Re: Redirect/Popups/XP Security Tool Virus

    Boot scan is a technique that scans the system when the infections are inactive. It takes place before the startup of the operating system. Thus, the infections cannot be active at this time. This scan is perfect for your situation.

    As all the antivirus do not have this feature, you need to install Avast antivirus. Make sure that you update the database of the antivirus, so that all the signatures of the new infections will be added in it.

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    Re: Redirect/Popups/XP Security Tool Virus

    The above technique of boot scan can be implemented with a built-in method available, even with any well updated antivirus that you have. For this you need to start the computer in the safe mode and after that, start the scanning. It is the same method as boot scan. You will get this option of safe mode only by pressing F8 when the computer is started.

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