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I Think I'm Infected But Not Sure With What?


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#1 G2369

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 07:54 PM

I'm not computer savy but have ran several spyware, malware, adaware scans and still keep getting pop ups. So I'm not sure what I'm infected with.

Here is a screen shot of a recent pop up that keeps poping up...

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 09:03 PM

You can stroll thru the list of malware programs in the link below and see if you recognize one.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/55/spyware-and-malware-removal-guides-and-reading-room/

If you haven't used Super Antispyware, try it.
Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com/

How to Start Windows in Safe Mode:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/

Let us know the results of what Super Antispyware finds. More info on what the popup is advertising would help, too.
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Posted 08 September 2007 - 06:55 PM

Thanks I will try what you suggested.

How do I add a picture? I tried yesterday but I was unable to load the Screen shot...

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 10:28 PM

All you really need to do is describe the pop ups and what they say.
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Posted 09 September 2007 - 11:33 AM

There are a few that pop up that say "Window security center"

And then in the middle it says:

"Windows Security Alert"

"Your computer may be running a risk"

"Your system has probably been invaded by spyware that slows its performance. A spyware transmits you confidential data to dishonest strangers via the internet.

Windows advises you delete these files."

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 12:19 PM

Super Antispyware may remove the malware.

You can run the Smitfraudfix tool in the link below first unless you have Vista OS. Read the instructions carefully. Then run the Super Antispyware. You should also do an online scan with Bit Defender.

http://siri.urz.free.fr/Fix/SmitfraudFix_En.php

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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