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#1 triogoogle

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 12:25 AM

Hello, I'm very sure my computer has been infected with something as it keeps forcing a certain pop-up in Internet Explorer prompting me to download anti-spyware. The message it displays is as follows:

"NOTICE: Your system is infected and your computer performance is not at the highest level. Full System optimization will greatly increase your computer's performance and prevent data loss.

Download antispyware to clean your computer and to increase the safety of your computer! (Recommended)"

Well since I knew it was bad news, I did not listen to the instructions it offered me which was sending me off to download IEDEFENDER, so I Google'd solutions, but the virus or whatever it is, appears to have comprimised my search results as well, just as stated in a post made by Bleep on how to remove IEDEFENDER, luckily I copied and posted the URL's and found this site before I installed IEDEFENDER. However, I write this post to ask of how to get rid of the Pop-ups and thing that ruins my search results, I'm very sure I have NOT INSTALLED IEDEFENDER, but I still get these frequent prompts to download IEDEFENDER and my Google searches are tampered with. :thumbsup:

What should I do? I looked at the IEDEFENDER help offered, but I haven't installed IEDEFENDER yet so I can't follow those current instructions offered.

Please advise, in short, I'm lost on how to get rid of those pop-up prompts and whatever it is that ruins my search results. It occurred as I installed an ActiveX or some sort of program which was approximately 70kb I think.

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#2 triogoogle

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 01:30 AM

Sorry, this problem I was experiencing was rectified, I followed instructions 18 onwards as posted before by Bleep.

All is good, thank you for the advice.

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 07:46 AM

Glad to hear the problem has been resolved.

Now 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 accidentally 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.
Then to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection, be sure to read:
"Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe".
"How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!".
"The Ten Most Dangerous Things Users Do Online".
"The 10 Biggest Security Risks".
"Hardening Windows Security - Part 1" and "Hardening Windows Security - Part 2".
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Posted 31 October 2007 - 11:23 AM

I have come across a computer with the same problem. I have been searching for the resolution you refer to in the post above, but am unable to find it. What is the name of the Post where you found your resolution? I would appreciate any direction.

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 11:30 AM

Welcome to BC troubleadm

If you have an issue or problem you would like to discuss, please start your own topic. Doing that will help to avoid the confusion that often occurs when trying to help two or more people in the same thread with different problems. Even if your problem is similar to the original poster's problem, the solution could be different based on the kind of hardware, software, system requirements, etc. you are using. Further, posting for assistance in someone else's topic is not considered proper forum etiquette.

Thanks for your cooperation.
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