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#1 bbrinkw

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 06:56 PM

Hi, my pc problem is a flashing icon in bottom right hand corner. Icon is a shield shape and alternates constantly from red (with white X) to blue (with white x). Then every few minutes a balloon appears with a message - " System Alert! System has detected a number of active spyware applications that may impact the performance of your computer. Click icon to get rid of unwanted spyware by downloading an up-to-date anti spyware solution."

This takes me to a site to buy spyware which I dont want.

How can I get rid of this flipping problem?

Much appreciated,
Bill

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 08:49 PM

Use the Smitfraudfix tool in the link below. Read the directions carefully. (XP and Windows 2000 only)
http://siri.urz.free.fr/Fix/SmitfraudFix_En.php

Follow up the two programs below to remove the malware that accompanies the smitfraud malware.
Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com/

Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

Edited by buddy215, 27 August 2007 - 08:51 PM.

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