Fake Windows Stability Center Trojan. How to get rid of it.
Virus security software calls itself “Windows Stability Center” LizaMoon SQL injection:
To continue the story from a few days ago. My daughter was doing a search for her term paper, and when she did the google image search, this virus came up. This fake security software calls itself “Windows Stability Center” and is known as the LizaMoon SQL injection: Windows Stability Center Trojan.
We killed the process and got out of the window, and thought all was well, since she never clicked anything or downloaded anything. Well she continued her research the next day and did a google image search again, and the message keeps popping up in Firefox, but not Internet Explorer. So I am not sure why that is happening other then she is finding many infected websites in image search. So now we are not sure what is up and when I did some research on how to tell for sure if you are infected and how remove it, I was finding this topic all over the map.
There were many different sets of directions and opinions in the geek community. I suppose they all may work, but some are quite technical for your average home PC user, which it turns out is the main victim in this scam virus.
What I personally recommend is installing and running Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware It is free and it works really well for removing bad things off your computer.
You can safely download the free version here.
Some of the other articles I found that are helpful. Do not download anything from these sites, they do have google ads and product ads on them. Just read the content.
How to defeat Lizamoon in one easy step. ( this just tells you some good info on the virus and how to avoid it, not remove it).
I want to update, I recently clicked a link and it was of course .ru, as soon as I saw that I knew I was screwed.
There is a new version of this sucker , so new I don’t think there is a name for it, but it is exactly the same.
Here are some excellent directions, once again for removing it. I lost 2 hours fixing my computer AGAIN.
Here are some excellent detailed directions on how to remove the fake Internet Security virus.
You have to boot up in safe mode and there are few different things you need to do, but this walks you through each step.
Most of us have two computers handy, so what I do is have the directions on one computer, while fixing the other one.
It is such a drag that this happens. I just hate these criminals and all the damage they cause, don’t you?
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You know if it happens to me, it can happen to anyone.