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#1 den676

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 06:33 PM

I am getting a dialog box entitled Windows Security Alert, which states Warning! Potential Spyware Operation. Your computer is making unauthorized copies of your system and Internet files. Run full scan now to pervent any unauthorized access to your files. Click YES to download Spyware Remover.

This occurs regularly and is really annoying.

I have Spybot search and Destroy installed which has removed much spyware, but this, which I assume is adware won't go away.

Does anyone know how to get rid of this?

Moderator Edit: Moved topic to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 07:18 AM

If your using Win XP or 2000, please print out and follow the generic instructions for using SmitfraudFix in BC's self-help tutorial "How to remove the Smitfraud/Generic Zlob".
(scroll down to where it says Removal Instructions)
If you already have a copy of smitfraudfix, make sure you re-download and use the most current version as the tool is frequently updated.

Next, download RogueRemover and save to you Desktop. (This program is for Win XP, 2000, NT only)
  • Double-click on rr-free-setup.exe to install in C:\Program Files\RogueRemover.
  • During the installation an icon will automatically be created on your Desktop.
  • Double-click on the RogueRemover icon to launch the program and select Check for Updates.
  • If prompted, click Download to receive the latest updates.
  • When completed, close the update window.
  • Select "Scan" and the program will walk you through the remaining steps.
Then download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free.
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Posted 08 September 2007 - 10:01 AM

Hi

I have used these instructions to delete the yellow triangle and the windows security alert. Thanks very much.

All I have to do now is to get my control panel back and also my task manager.

Thanks once again bleeping computers

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 10:19 PM

This step involves making changes in the registry. Always back up your registry before making any changes. If you are not familiar with working in the registry, then you should NOT attempt to make any changes on your own. Improper changes to the registry could adversely affect your computer and render it inoperable.

Click on the link below:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/msinforestore.reg
Scroll down to #256 and click "Restore the Control Panel" in the left column. Go to File, choose "Save page as" All Files and save controlpanelrestrictionrestore.reg to your desktop. Double-click on the file and choose "Yes" to merge it into the registry when prompted.

Download the Remove Ristrictions Tool (RRT). Log on as administrator or an account with administrative privileges and double-click on RRT.exe to run the tool.
This utility is used to fix/re-enable Task Manager, Regedit and Folder Options often disabled by malware.
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Posted 09 September 2007 - 05:45 AM

I carried out the above steps which found much more spyware than spybot and it appears to have worked.

Unfortunately I now have a problem with my broadband which I am posting in the networking section.




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