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Have Some Spyware Or Something I Cant Get Rid Of


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#1 travisisradical

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 08:24 PM

messages keep popping up on my computer that look like window error messages with the red x in them saying that "windows has detected an Internet attack attempt... Somebody's trying to infect your PC with spyware or harmful viruses. Run full system scan now to protect your PC from Internet attacks, hijacking attempts and spyware! Click to download spyware remover for total protection." All there is to click is the close button or an "OK" button. After you close it it takes you to some site trying to get you to buy their software. Internet explorer windows will just randomly open up with the same type of stuff. I've tried running some spyware programs to get rid of it but it just wont go away and its really annoying, someone help me if you can.

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 08:32 PM

What was the name of the program that it was trying to get you to download?
Run a scan with Super Antispyware and let us know what it finds and removes.

Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com/

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 08:37 PM

securepccleaner is what it keeps trying to get me to download

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 08:38 PM

downloaded that super antispyware program, gonna go run that and see what happens

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 09:18 PM

Thanks for giving the name of the program. Looking around on the web it is likely Smitfraud malware. Super Antispyware will probably remove it, but if it doesn't get all of it, use the Smitfraudfix tool in the link below. Run option #1 first to see if it finds anything and if it does, use option #2 to remove what it finds. Read the instructions carefully.
http://siri.urz.free.fr/Fix/SmitfraudFix_En.php

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 01:34 PM

sweet that looks like it worked, nothing popping up or anything like that. thanks a lot man

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 03:30 PM

If the problem is resolved, 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 your tools 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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