Vista Updater Downloading Virus backdoor.win32.pcclean???

Discussion in 'Recovery & Backup' started by Josh Smith, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Josh Smith

    Josh Smith

    Jan 28, 2010
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    I had to redo my laptop due to an error on my part.

    After reloading Vista Home Premium, I began downloading updates.

    The virus scanner kept alerting, and found 15 instances of backdoor.Win32.PcClean at various times.

    Thinking this was an error on the scanner's part (Comodo), I deactivated it and tried the updater again. This only resulted in a disconnection from my home's LAN.

    So I'm stalled out. I've not even got SP1 or SP2 installed as of yet.

    I'm far from a newbie; I've been doing this since I was 5 and had a Trash-80. Everything checks out though, and I cannot find where I might be getting a false redirect. Everything points at MS's database, but I don't think that could be the case either.

    Anyone have any bright ideas?

    Thank you,

    Josh Smith, Jan 28, 2010
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  2. Josh Smith


    Jan 27, 2007
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    Northern Virginia, USA
    Try removing comodo entirely and see if that helps.
    WAW8, Jan 29, 2010
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