I thought since Jeff's Security meeting presentation was canceled for February, this is an appropriate article to post about. unch Fake Anti-Virus malware is malware that looks like your anti-virus, but isn't! Often it blocks your genuine malware from running but this article covers a couple easy ideas to get around this anti-malware's tricks. :help Some are as simple as when the message comes up, move it aside and try running your anti-virus again. Some malware only brings up the message the first time you try and scan for the virus. :angry Another is to rename the anti-malware program to "explorer.exe" because chances are the malware needs this running and so will allow it to run not realizing it is actually the penicillin to take care of this infection! :Wave The article goes on to other methods, using live CDs and such to scan and clean your system. I'm keeping this in mind for the next time I have to clean up my parent's computer.