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#1 banana72

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 02:49 PM

Hi there

Hello to everybody, Is somebody kind enough to help me with a flashing icon problem.
I have a flashing icon in the system tray by the clock on my computer. It alternates from the red shield with a cross, similar to the microsoft windows update icon to a blue shiel dwith a question mark in it. It flashing continuously and every couple of minutes a ballon appears say 'system alert!, system has detected a number of of active spyware applications...'

I have run spybot & adaware and bit defender and I think I have removed the spyware its self but I cannot get rid of this flashing icon. I removed the virus protection pro application from within the add / remove in control panel.

Even if I start the computer in safe mode, the flashing icon is still there.

Can anyone help?

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 03:09 PM

Use the Smitfraudfix tool in the link below.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/98219/how-to-remove-virusprotect-or-virus-protect-removal-instructions/

You should follow up with scans using the 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

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 03:40 PM

Thanks, seems to have done the trick :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 04:42 PM

Now you should Set a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory you cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recent Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "OK".
  • Click the "More Options" Tab.
  • Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 04:10 PM

Hey, thanks for the info on this virus protection pro thing. however, I have removed the malware, and the icon/warning from my taskbar... however whenever i use IE (7.0) now and type in a web address and click "go", it will open my webpage but then open several, sometiems up to 30, side pages of advertisement and annoying pop ups... what could be wrong? thanks for any help on this.

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 06:34 PM

You either have gotten reinfected or you didn't completely remove the original malware. Run a scan with Super Antispyware and Bit Defender. If that doesn't fix the problem, post a Hijack This log in the Hijack This forum by following the instructions in the link below.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

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