Hubby and I just returned from our favorite computer builder and repairman (Moses Rogers, CST Computers) after dropping off my Vista Computer with a virus that we had not been able to resolve with the usual methods.
It comes up with a false “Microsoft” alert saying that you have a Trojan or virus and need to purchase a $39, $49 or $69 solution and directs you to a web site called Internet Security 2010.
The patch is an IDS (Intrusion Detection Software). The effort is to get you to purchase the software and then they have your credit card number.
We had attempted to deal with this with our Norton Security “360”, Windows Defender and a specific “Microsoft” resolution for infected computers. All these did was to contain the problem, but as soon as the computer was started again we were right back to ground zero.
Moses says that this problem has been out for about a year and a half and is from the Ukraine, Russian Mafia in partnership with Indian engineers. There is currently no permanent solution. Microsoft has a $250,000 reward out for a solution and they are spending large internally for a fix. So far there is no protection.
So if you get the pop up for IDS software Internet Security 2010, the best route is to shut down the computer and make a trip to your favorite computer repair place. The fix that Moses is using is to back up our files in documents, pictures, and music and dump windows and reload. This is the first time I've ever had a virus of any kind. I thought I just needed a great virus protection program and Window's Defender. Wow, was I wrong.