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Possible Spyware Infection - Errorsafe


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#1 sweatyshoulder

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 09:42 PM

I was on a CNN type of site (which you'd think are safe, right? - Wrong). I got a popup that said something about cleaning my registry. Instead of hitting okay or cancel, I hit the big red X. And, of course, it directed me to a new site that said "Running ErrorSafe scan!" And I was like "NO!" and I xed out of that. A few more pages or popups came up momentarily, but I just Xed out of all of them...because by this time I was in a panic.

When it all ended, everything was fine. A good friend of mine, OmegaMB, told me that it was an Errorsafe spyware thingy. So, here I am, to the site he directed me to. Now what?

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 10:42 PM

hello sweatyshoulder,welcome. Use the instructions in this link. Let us know how it goes or if you've any further questions

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 10:49 PM

Errorsafe is a rogue application, and is targeted by a great little program called Rogue Remover. I would suggest that you download, install and update. Then run the program and see if anything is still left over on your machine. If it is you should the follow the directions in the Preparation guide for posting a hijack this log.

Edit to put in correct link.

Edited by oldf@rt, 09 August 2007 - 10:54 PM.

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 10:49 PM

hello sweatyshoulder,welcome. Use the instructions in this link. Let us know how it goes or if you've any further questions

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...10&hl=Vundo


I just wanted to point out that we're not sure hes infected yet. i redirected him here to see if he could get help identifying if he has a problem.

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 12:02 PM

Well, I ran a virus scan and it came up clean. That's good, for a start.




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