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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!

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

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.
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

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

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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.

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