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Warning!potential Spyware Operation!

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#1 Myrt17


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Posted 18 September 2007 - 10:40 PM

I keep getting this pop up that says Windows Security Alert "Warning! Potential Spyware Operation!" Your computer is making unauthorized copies of your files.......download antispyware yes or no. I keep clicking no, but it pops up every 5 minutes. I have scanned my computer in safe mode, quarantined 4 items, but it still does it. To top it all off, I have lost access to things like my control panel, add/remove programs and windows update. It says "contact administrator". UGH!! Does anyone have any ideas? Oh - and I CAN'T perform a system restore either, it won't allow me to. This is very worrysome. I hope someone has a solution that won't cost me a fortune. Thanks!

~Mod Edit: Topic moved to more appropriate forum~ TMacK

Edited by TMacK, 18 September 2007 - 10:45 PM.

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#2 buddy215


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Posted 19 September 2007 - 06:07 AM

Use the Smitfraudfix tool. Scan with Option #1. If it finds the malware, use option #2 to remove it.

Follow up with the programs below to remove malware that accompanies Smitfraud infections.
Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.

Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.

How to Start Windows in Safe Mode:
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#3 david28


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Posted 21 September 2007 - 06:41 PM

You might need to disable the process that is causing these messages. (Task Manager then processes tab) Also, go to MSCONFIG and then disable unknown start-up programs.

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 06:47 PM

i had the same problem update ur windows or do what buddy21... And what program u download and post the hijack log and is this a rouge antispyware? if it is post it cause i had the same problem

#5 Myrt17

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 12:04 AM

I downloaded superantispyware.com and that cleaned up several things. I am not getting the "Windows Security Alert" pop up anymore, but I still can't access a lot of things - windows update, add/remove programs, control panel, etc. When I try to uncheck anything in misconfig startup - it says that I must log in as an administrator. Hmmm.... that is still not working!! I was a bit nervous to download smitfraudfix. I am not confident about my abilities to use it. I read online that it isn't good for novice users. Is it safe?

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 12:45 AM

If you are worried about using it, Don't! follow the instructions in the Preparation Guide for Use Before posting a Hijack This Log. One of the hijack this team members will help you as soon as your log comes up in their list.

Edited by oldf@rt, 22 September 2007 - 12:45 AM.

The name says it all -- 59 and holding permanently

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