So, while browsing some Asian porn sites the other night this Microsoft Security Essentials Alert thingy popped up. Knew right off the bat that it was bogus, because one of my security programs popped up an alert, thought didn't stop it from loading. I call this a high alert item because first of all, it's disguised as the real thing, and second because of how it tries to seize control of your machine. It dumps some kind of media collector/sharing file in windows/system32 which no doubt gives (someone) access to all your shit. At the same time the fake alert message pops up. It blocks Explorer from running and it has a button that says "apply action" which of course does nothing. Because the "hook" is to get you to go online to further "clean" your machine, only while your supposedly cleaning your machine, the program continues to "clean" you out. Naturally, I didn't click it, because if it quacks like a duck.... So I immediately disabled my network connection and even physically pulled the cable until I worked thru this little gem. The worst part is, this little f*cker disables your task manager program, disables regedit from the start menu, and even blocks you from deleting the rogue application, hotfix.exe or similar files via the c prompt. You can't delete it, and it pops up when you try to log on via Explorer, Firefox, or any other browser. The hotfix.exe (or "antispy" or "defender" or similar shit) hides out as a hidden file under c:\documents and settings\your name\application data. You'll also find a little ms/dos batch file bearing the same creation date as the infection. There are several ways to handle this nuisance all depending on variables. One, you can simply log on as another user. Two, you can rename the little shit (hotfix1), then reboot; after which you can run various antivirus/antispyware scanners from your vendor sites (the real ones, not the bogus shit that apparently comes up when you take the bait of this phony "alert"). Anyway, there are various online resources about this latest spawn created by those who, undoubtedly, must be among the truly dickless. Here's just one: Get Rid of Microsoft Security Essentials Fake Alert Trojan Installing Red Cross, Peak Protection 2010, Pest Detector, Major Defense Kit, Antispy Safeguard | Reimage PC Repair Review btw, and three, avoid unfamiliar "poon" sites in the first place.